Mumbai, 02nd September 2016: Mumbai City FC announces the signing of young Facundo Cardozo for the Indian Super League (ISL) Season 3. He will be seen sharing the ground with his countrymen Matias Defederico and Gaston Sangoy.
The 21-year-old is known as a versatile player due to his previous strong performances with the ball. Cardozo made his league debut during the 2013-14 season and scored first goal against Quilmes.
Despite his young age, he has already played for top teams in Argentina and Bolivia. He was part of the Argentine u17 World Cup squad in 2011. With more than 40 league performances Cardozo has won the Argentine Super Cup, in the 2013-14 season.
Sharing his thoughts on the new recruit, Indranil Das Blah, CEO, Mumbai City FC said, “Facundo is a highly rated young defender. His accolades at the youth level speak a lot about the quality of the player, and we are really excited to have him join the team.”
Speaking on the appointment, Facundo Cardozo expressed, “I am very excited to be part of this club. I have spoken to the coach and am really happy to be part of his vision. I cannot wait to join the team and play for the fans of Mumbai.”
Mumbai City FC has signed Facundo Cardozo on loan deal from his Argentinian parent Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield.
About Mumbai City Football Club:
Mumbai City FC is Mumbai’s franchise in the Hero Indian Super League. Bollywood actor and football enthusiast Ranbir Kapoor and chartered accountant Bimal Parekh together own the team. The team’s logo is a reflection of a resilient fortress that stands proudly, surrounding the logo that signifies the unrelenting, determined spirit of the city. The seven stars symbolise the islands that form Mumbai. Trains that are the very lifeline of the city ply millions of Mumbaikars across its vast expanse and connect these islands. Each passenger, each citizen of the city, is bound together by their love for the place they call home. 20 million citizens, 20 million hearts pulse to a single beat - the heartbeat of Mumbai. Mumbai City Football Club has displayed a consistent performance in season one and two and has been recognized as a distinguished attacking contingent.