20.1 C

ISL 2020-21 CLUB PREVIEW: Could new-look Mumbai City FC be aided by luck in their quest for qualification?

Mumbai City FC have been an underwhelming force throughout their history of the past six years. Since the inception of the league in 2014, MCFC have made it just once to the Playoffs stage, often finishing mid-table.

Revealed! The reason why Mumbai City FC logo has seven stars on it

But with new ownership, fresh tactical ideas and stronger players, can Mumbai create an impact this season? We take a brief look at how they stack up ahead of the new season –


Acquired by the CFG group earlier this year, Mumbai City identified a few key players in their scouting system. They have thus signed the likes of Fall, Boumous, Jahouh, Farukh Choudhary and Mandar Rao Desai.

They released Diego, Kevyn and Sogou as part of their rebuilding process. A number of Indian players which included Mohammed Rafique were let go to various I-League and ISL clubs.



  • Amrinder Singh
  • Vikram Singh
  • Nishit Shetty
  • Phurba Lachenpa


  • Mourtada Fall
  • Mandar Rao Desai
  • Mehtab Singh
  • Amey Ranawade
  • Valpuia
  • Sarthak Golui
  • Tondonba Singh
  • Mohamad Rakip


  • Ahmed Jahouh
  • Bipin Singh
  • Cy Goddard
  • Asif Khan
  • Farukh Choudhary
  • Bidyananda Singh
  • Hernan Santana
  • Hugo Boumous
  • Pranjal Bhumij
  • Raynier Fernandes
  • Rowllin Borges
  • Sourav Das
  • Vikram Singh
  • Vignesh Dakshinamurthy


  • Adam Le Fondre
  • Bartholomew Ogbeche


Their biggest positive ahead of this season is the ability to be able to bring a manager like Sergio Lobera in their ranks. With a good win percentage, he also convinced the core players from FC Goa to join him at Mumbai. They are also a decent goalscoring side with 25 goals in 18 games last season and are only set to improve this season under Lobera’s attacking style of play.


Much like East Bengal, their influx of the number of transfers could lead to team chemistry being affected on the pitch. The uncertainty of not having a core that knows each other means Mumbai’s management has its task cut out to get all of them firing at the same time.


ISL 2020-21: Bartholomew Ogbeche close to committing future with Kerala  Blasters

Talismanic forward Bartholomew Ogbeche is undoubtedly a sheer force on his day. With the ability to wreck opposition defences, the Nigerian has a history of winning games on his own. He has scored 27 goals and 2 assists in 33 ISL appearances for both NorthEast United and Kerala Blasters.


4th Place – Mumbai have just about enough firepower to make it to the playoffs, but how they go on from there is anybody’s guess at the moment. 

Do check out:

- Advertisement -Follow-Google-News


Housefull 5: Akshay Kumar’s new movie gets a new release date

Housefull 5, Akshay Kumar's new movie gets a new...

Bloody Daddy, Superstar Papa to Gadar 2; Check out Unmissable Father-Child Dramas on OTT After Animal

As Ranbir Kapoor and Anil Kapoor enthrall audiences with...

Mission Raniganj Trailer: Akshay Kumar’s Heroic Journey in 48 Hours to Save 65 Trapped Miners!

Sardar Ji Gill in 'Mission Raniganj' Trailer: Race to...

Don't miss

The Sleep Company [CPS] IN


Bhargav Gopal
Bhargav Gopal
The quintessential football aficionado who knows a thing or two about Economics. One can often find me reading detective novels with coffee when I am away from the sports world.

Why Roy Keane is wrong about Tottenham Hotspur not being serious title contenders?

Following Tottenham Hotspur’s 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday night, former Manchester United great Roy Keane said that he believes Spurs are not strong...

ISL 202-21: Check who makes it to the Team of the Week after Gameweek 2

The Indian Super League official website has declared their Team of The Week for Gameweek 2. Players picked for this purpose have provided no...

AC Milan looking to extend the futures of two young players – Gianluigi Donnarumma and Brahim Diaz

AC Milan have made a tremendous start to the season, sitting on top of the Serie A league table with 20 points from their...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.