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Jamshedpur Football Club sign midfielder from ATK

Jamshedpur, November 30, 2018: Jamshedpur FC are ecstatic to announce that the club has completed the signing of 21-year-old midfielder, Malsawmzuala on loan from ATK. The youngster has penned a deal with the the Jharkhand-based side and is now available to feature for the club for the remainder of the Indian Super League 2018/19 season.

Starting his footballing journey with his local club, Chanmari FC in Mizoram, Malsawmzuala quickly climbed the ladder and impressed the scouts at Bengaluru FC. The youngster joined BFC in 2015 and instantly became a regular in the side.

Malsawmzuala made important contributions for the club in I-League and also in the AFC Cup. He made 15 appearances for the club and scored 1 goal; a 30-yard stunner against East Bengal in a crucial I-League encounter.
Malsawmzuala also has Indian Super League experience under his belt as the boy from Mizoram had joined Delhi Dynamos on loan in 2016. He made four appearances that season for the Dynamos and also scored a goal against FC Pune City.

The youngster joined ATK ahead of the ongoing season but has not been able to garner regular playing time in the Steve Coppell managed side. Malsawmzuala will now be hoping to kick-start his ISL journey with Jamshedpur FC.

Malsawmzuala has also represented India at the U-19 level and was previously included in the Indian senior team squad for the World Cup qualifiers in 2016 alongside his soon to be teammate, Sumeet Passi. The midfielder is touted as a huge talent and is predicted by many to become the Indian midfield mainstay for the years to come.

Malsawmzuala is a defensive midfielder that excels in breaking up play and helping his side win back possession. He is also comfortable when on the ball and has an ability to test the opponents with his long-range shooting. The youngster will surely play a key role in the ongoing season for Jamshedpur FC with his ability to destruct and dictate the game from the centre of the park.

ISL 5: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury praised by Cesar Ferrando

MUMBAI: Jamshedpur FC coach Cesar Ferrando was delighted with his side’s clinical 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC, reserving special praise for goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury.

Two goals from Mario Arques and Pablo Morgado on the either side of the pitch secured the three points for the Men of Steel in their 2018/19 Indian Super League (ISL) opener at Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday.

“It’s a great performance from the players,” Ferrando said after the game. “I think we played the first hour very well and then, Mumbai played very well. In the last 15 minutes, we tried to keep the lines together and to keep the save because we knew we could have another chance. We won and we are very happy.”

Mumbai City gave Jamshedpur a run for their money in the final quarter of the match and would consider themselves extremely unlucky to see two goals disallowed for offside.

Though Ferrando was pleased with they way his side defended but admitted his defense need improvement despite a clean sheet.

“It was not as easy as the scoreboard suggests though. Mumbai pushed a lot. They move the ball quickly, they shift sides, they put a lot of pressure on our defensive organisation. But I thought the boys, with their defensive organisation, really restricted them a lot. We have to polish up our defending though.”

The Spaniard also heaped praise goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury for his contribution in the 2-0 win making a string of fine saves especially in the second-half to keep the Mumbai City attackers at bay.

“Yes, my keeper performed really well. He’s another player in the team and we need to play like one good unit. He did his work and I am happy for him. He did really well and made some good saves.” Ferrando said.

ISL 5: Jamshedpur FC two good for Mumbai City FC

MUMBAI: Jamshedpur FC began their campaign in the 2018/19 Indian Super League (ISL) with a 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC at Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday evening.

The Men of Steel scored twice in each halves through Mario Arques (28′) and Pablo Morgado (90+5′) to earn three crucial points on the road.

Of the two teams it was Jamshedpur who settled into the match first with a early attack on the Mumbai City goal through Jerry Mawihmingthanga, showing their intent to press high and put pressure on their opponents.

Jamshedpur looked a lot more comfortable on the ball, adopting a passing game that often had Mumbai City giving chase rather than being able to control the game themselves.

There were a slew of chances for the visitors but they were thwarted each time either by the penalty area management from Amrinder Singh, or their own difficulties finding the target.

The break eventually came for Jamshedpur in the 28th minute when Carlos Calvo crossed the ball into the Mumbai City area where a waiting Mario Arques headed it over the line to open the scoring.

Going behind spurred Mumbai City into action with a couple of decent forays into their opponent’s half, however, they were repeatedly denied by Jamshedpur, and forced to deal with a wave of rapid counter attacks.

The back and forth continued with Mumbai City gaining more possession. Nonetheless, Jorge Costa’s charges failed to stick to their passing game policy. The players seemed to be more keen on playing direct football sending long balls from the centre-line finding Modou Sougou or Rafael Bastos. However it wasn’t meant to be and Jamshedpur retained their one goal lead going into the breather.

Mumbai City continued with that momentum as they came out for the second-half as they forced Jamshedpur goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury into making a number of goal-denying saves.

The hosts started making greater inroads into their opponent’s final third as the second-half wore on with Mumbai City showing great determination in their pursuit of an equalizer, while Jamshedpur remained solid at the back.

The match started to become a little tenser as the clock counted down and Mumbai City even had couple of goals ruled out for offside in the final quarter.

First it was Mohammed Rafique who put the ball into the back of the net in the 77th minute, however, the referee ruled it out for offside. Then Sougou found the target seven minutes later but again the linesman had his flag up.

With five minutes of additional time Mumbai City threw themselves forward, but the visitors had other ideas as they scored through substitute Pablo Morgado in the additional time to to put the result beyond questions.

Pre-season: Jamshedpur put Mostoles Balompie to sword with a 3-0 victory

Madrid: Jamshedpur FC registered an emphatic 3-0 win over Mostoles Balompie in their fourth pre-season match in Madrid, Spain. Gourav Mukhi scored two goals in two minutes while Tiri completed the rout with a fine header. A second half blitzkrieg saw Jamshedpur FC score three goals in thirteen minutes!

Cesar Ferrando made wholesome changes to his starting line-up from the last match with the club’s marquee signing, Tim Cahill making his much-awaited debut. Subhashish Roy Chowdhury was given the custodian duties while another new boy, Mario Arques guarded the midfield along with Memo Moura.

Jamshedpur FC started dominating from the get go and were creating chances aplenty. Winger Carlos Calvo was in the thick of things and tested the Mostoles Balompie goalkeeper as early as in the 14th minute. He then delivered a cross to Cahill who headed it straight at the goalkeeper.

In the 35th minute, Mario Arques went for the jugular and attempted a shot on goal from 40 yards. The ball went past the goalkeeper but hit the crossbar. It was goalless at the break with Jamshedpur FC enjoying majority of the possession.

Cesar Ferrando made eight changes in the second half with the man of the match, Gourav Mukhi making his way in. The youngster struck first in the 68th minute, latching onto a fine pass from Bikash Jairu. Mukhi made it 2-0 just after 120 seconds as the striker came up with a piece of magic.

Mukhi wriggled past two defenders and smashed home Jamshedpur FC’s second goal of the match. The Indian side were in cruise control for the second half as Tiri then confirmed the win by scoring the side’s third goal. The captain got at the end of Vishal Das’ cross to complete a rout against their Spanish counterparts.

Jamshedpur sign Spanish midfielder to complete foreign quota

Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur Football Club has completed their quota of foreigners today with the signing of Mario Arques Blasco. The Spanish midfielder is a Villareal CF academy product with over 7-years of experience in Spain.

The 26-year-old previously played CD Alcoyano and had stints at Valencia and Sporting de Gijon’s B-teams.

On signing with Jamshedpur FC, the midfielder said, “It’s amazing to sign with a club of Jamshedpur FC’s stature. Indian Super League is one of the biggest league’s in Asia and it’s an honour to be playing there.

“I am very happy to start training with my teammates and enjoy my time here. I want to play here with my heart and passion I hope to do my best.”

Chief Executive Officer, Mukul Choudhari added “I am delighted to welcome Mario into the squad. His experience will be valuable for our midfield. I am excited to see him pair up with Memo and add more solidity to our defense line. On behalf of the Tata Group I welcome Mario to Jamshedpur.”

Head Coach, Cesar Ferrando said, “I like Mario’ s attributes as a player. He will fit very well into the system and will be an asset to the squad. I am glad he has decided to join us and I am looking forward to working with him.”

Mario has joined the squad for pre-season training in Madrid as the club continues to prepare for the Hero Indian Super League 2018-19 season.

Jamshedpur Football Club sign Australian legend & superstar Tim Cahill

1st  September 2018, Jamshedpur

In the biggest coup of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2018/19 season yet, Jamshedpur Football Club (JFC) is glad to announce the arrival of Aussie legend Tim Cahill. The 38-year-old plays as an attacking midfielder but, has also played as a forward on several occasions. A box-to-box midfielder, Cahill has become recognised for his aggressive and powerful approach and his ability to head the ball in the penalty area. Cahill comes with a lot of rich footballing experience having scored 168 goals in 694 club appearances in his illustrious career. The Aussie played long spells for Premier League heavyweights Everton and Championship club Millwall.


Later, he went on to play for New York Redbulls in the MLS, Shanghai Shenhua & Hangzhou Greentown in CSL and Melbourne City in A-League. Cahill is also the all-time leading goal scorer for the Socceroos, having scored 50 goals in 107 international caps between 2004 and 2018. He was the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup and has played in four World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014 & 2018). 5 World Cup goals. In 2007, he also became the first Australian to score at an AFC Asian Cup and was part of the 2015 squad that won the coveted tournament.


The Club’s C.E.O. Mr. Mukul Choudhari was ecstatic to announce the successful signing of Tim Cahill as he said, “Having a player of Cahill’s calibre and experience is of huge motivation to everyone at the club. He is a well-known individual around the globe being a World Cupper and having massive experience in the Premier League with Everton. “I am sure the city of Jamshedpur will be excited to welcome him and watch him play week-in, week-out. I am personally looking forward to it too!”


Tim Cahill added, “I’m excited to be part of the Indian Super League and my new team Jamshedpur. It’s been an easy process to make this decision because of the club’s professionalism and their goals for what they want to achieve. To be a part of their project is massive for me because I know I can help the team on and off the park with my leadership and experience. I want to help grow the game in India and encourage young kids to play football. The team owners and partners have very strong values for the future of the club and I’m looking forward to helping them achieve all of these goals.”

Cesar Ferrando, Head Coach added, “Tim is a world class player and with his pedigree he will be one of the top signings in the history of the Indian Super League. We are excited at the prospects and with his arrival, we look to strengthen our team and provide maximum joy to our fans.”

Tim Cahill will join the squad in Madrid as the team continues preparing for the 2018/19 ISL season.

Confirming IndiaFooty’s report Jamshedpur sign Arrows duo

JAMSHEDPUR: As reported by IndiaFooty on July 12, 2018, Jamshedpur FC have completed the signing of young prospects Aniket Jadhav and Amarjit Singh from All India Football Federation’s developmental side Indian Arrows. The duo have signed till the year 2021.

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Both players were part of Indian National Football Team’s FIFA U-17 World Cup squad and have plied their trade for Indian Arrows in the I-League.

Born in Kolhapur, Jadhav was part of the AIFF Elite Academy batch that was preparing for the 2017 U-17 World Cup. After the showpiece event, Jadhav was selected to play for the Indian Arrows, an AIFF owned I-League team consisting India under-19 players. Along with him, Amarjit, who was born in Manipur, plays as a center midfielder and was the captain of the Indian team in the FIFA U-17 World Cup squad as they shared a camaraderie together.

After signing for Jamshedpur FC, Jadhav said, “I am glad to be part of Jamshedpur FC! It was been an amazing time representing India U-17 in the World Cup and Indian Arrows and I am happy to get this opportunity with Jamshedpur.”

Young forward Amarjit also showed his enthusiasm on joining the Tata Steel franchise as he said, “The journey till now (playing for India U-17, Indian Arrows, and now Jamshedpur FC) is like a dream though, and the love for this game surely makes my dream bigger. I am happy to be part of this club.”

Head Coach Cesar Ferrando was happy to see more developmental players joining the squad. He claimed, “Having players like Aniket and Amarjit is a good thing for us. Along with Gourav, Mobashir and Vishal, we hope they form the crux of our future squads.”

Club Chief Executive Mukul Choudhari added,” It is great to sign these two brilliant boys from the squad. We hope they have a long and successful future with the club. I would want to welcome both Amarjit and Aniket to Jamshedpur.”

The youngsters will be loaned back to Indian Arrows for one more season for them to gain more playing time in the I-League.

Pre-Season: Jamshedpur suffer a 3-0 loss against Sanse

Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur FC lost 3-0 against UD San Sebastián de Los Reyes, also known as Sanse, in their second pre-season match. After starting the tour with a 1-0 win over Torrelodones CF, Jamshedpur FC could not build on their positive start.

Cesar Ferrando fielded his side in a 4-4-2 formation with Subhashish Roy Chowdhury being the preferred man between the sticks for this game. Yumnam Raju and Karan Amin were handed the fullback duties whereas Tiri and Pratik Choudhari were the central defenders.

Memo and Sergio Cidoncha were deployed in midfield while Carlos Calvo and Jerry Mawia handled the flanks. Ferrando started the game with two strikers up front in the form of Pablo Morgado and Md. Mobashir.

It was Sanse that broke the deadlock as Sergio Castel scored from a direct free-kick. Jamshedpur FC made wholesome changes at the break with six new outfield players entering the field in the second half.

Searching for an equalizer, Jamshedpur FC tried their best to level the proceedings but conceded two more in the final 20 minutes of the game. Andy Escudero and Giovanni Navarro got on the score-sheet for the Spanish third division side.

Match details:
UD San Sebastián de Los Reyes 3-0 Jamshedpur FC
Goal: Sergio Castel 41; Andy Escudero 71′; Giovanni Navarro 73′

Starting XI: Subhashish (GK); Yumnam, Tiri (C), Pratik, Karan; Memo, Sergio, Jerry, Carlos; Mobashir, Pablo

Subs: Subrata (GK), Rafique (GK), Bikash, Robin, Vishal, Soosairaj, Wellington

Pre-Season: Jamshedpur FC beat Torrelondones CF 1-0 in Madrid, Spain

JAMSHEDPUR: Jamshedpur FC scripted their first win of the pre-season with a 1-0 victory over Spanish outfit, Torrelodones CF. Memo Moura scored the solitary goal of the match for Jamshedpur as he netted in the 47th minute. New signing, Carlos Calvo delivered the assist for the winning goal.

In what was Cesar Ferrando’s first game in charge of Jamshedpur FC, the Spaniard fielded a back four consisting of Raju Gaikwad and Tiri being the central defenders and Dhanachandra Singh and Yumnam Raju being the fullbacks. Memo and Sergio Cidoncha played in the centre of the park along with Michael Soosairaj. Pablo Morgado was the sole striker, supported by Carlos Calvo and Wellington Priori.

Jamshedpur FC made a slow start to the game and their best chance in the first half came in the 35th minute when Calvo’s shot missed the target by a slender margin. The score remained goalless at the break as Jamshedpur then made a couple of substitutions at the break.

The goal came in the 47th minute when Memo Moura found the back of the net after some good work by Carlos Calvo. The ISL side had several other chances to increase their advantage but failed to make the most of the opportunities. The likes of Pablo Morgado, Gourav Mukhi and Jerry Mawia missed chances to get on the scoresheet.

With this being a pre-season game, there were substitutions aplenty with all the three goalkeepers getting a run-in along with nine outfield players. All in all, it was a comfortable victory for Ferrando and his men with Memo’s goal being the difference between the two sides.

Jamshedpur FC will now face La Segoviana C.F. on September 5.

Match Details:

Jamshedpur FC 1-0 Torrelodones C.F.
Goal: Memo Moura 47’

Starting XI: Subrata (GK); Dhanachandra, Raju Gaikwad, Tiri (C), Yumnam Raju; Calvo, Memo, Soosairaj, Wellington, Cidoncha; Morgado

Subs: Subahshish (GK), Rafique (GK), Pratik, Vishal Das, Jerry, Balmuchu, Robin, Gourav Mukhi, Mobashir Rahman, Bikash

Jamshedpur FC’s preseason to take place in Madrid

Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur FC will depart for Madrid, Spain on the 14th August 2018 to take part in the pre-season camp. The team will be playing five practice matches in the duration of a month-long tour.

The team will be training at the Los Ángeles de San Rafael facility in Spain. This training facility is famous for hosting the preseason for La Liga giants Atletico de Madrid. Cesar Ferrando along with his backroom staff will be joining the Indian squad and the foreigners signed for the first time in Madrid.

The team will be playing practice matches during the preseason with teams such as Atletico de Madrid ‘B’, Gimnastica Segoviana, Torrelodones C.F., C.D. Mostoles URJC. etc which majorly are from second and third division of Spain.

Cesar Ferrando, Head Coach, Jamshedpur FC added, “I am really looking forward to meeting the boys. Since coming back from Jamshedpur I have been studying the last season and have already prepared a training schedule for everyone. The idea will be to create a good atmosphere, build up strong relations and make sure we work for each other. We have scheduled some practice matches and will add more once the team is settled here.”

During his Jamshedpur visit, Cesar selected three Jamshedpur FC Reserves players to be a part of the preseason camp namely Mobashir Rahman, Vishal Das and Gourav Mukhi as he promises to groom local talent in the system going forward.

Mukul Choudhari, CEO, Jamshedpur FC added, “This is a great moment for the boys. Mobashir and Vishal recently graduated out of the Tata Football Academy and Gourav is a local of Jamshedpur. The exposure they will get is tremendous and Cesar foresees a very bright future for all the three.”

The two absentees from the squad traveling to Spain, Sumeet Passi and Farukh Choudhary are currently a part of the national camp for the SAFF Championship to be held later this month. They are expected to join the camp later.