Hyderabad, Jun 4 : Gearing up for the upcoming 2020-21 season, Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC on Thursday announced their first major signing and roped in experienced goalkeeper Subrata Paul. The Arjuna Awardee, who arrives from Jamshedpur FC, has penned a two-year deal with Albert Roca’s side until the end of the 2021-22 seasons. Subrata brings in massive experience to Hyderabad having featured for ten different Indian clubs in his career so far.
In fact, the India-international's three-year stint with Jamshedpur was one of his longest and impactful at a club, as he missed only six games making 48 appearances while keeping 13 clean sheets. In his six seasons in the ISL, he has made 85 appearances for three different teams keeping a league record 26 clean sheets. ''Subrata, who is one of the most experienced players in the ISL, had played at the highest level in the country for over a decade. He's among the best goalkeepers in the country and there's no doubt that he will bring in quality into our squad along with his leadership which will help a lot of youngsters in our team. He has been an integral part of the national team setup over many years, so we're very happy to have him on board,'' said Hyderabad FC Head Coach Albert Roca.
''The name Hyderabad will always remain synonymous with Indian Football’s history. Over the years, it has produced so many International stars and the club’s quest to revive glory days has personally appealed to me a lot. Unfortunately, all these years we didn’t have a club from the city, and now that we have one, it didn’t take me long to decide on moving to Hyderabad FC and be a part of Indian Football’s glory and history,'' he added. Hyderabad’s love and passion for football is folklore and I look forward to playing in front of these amazing supporters,'' said the goalkeeper. (UNI)