Boris Singh Makes The Latest Electrifying Move
Virat Kohli-backed FC Goa has already signed Indian internationals Rowllin Borges, Sandesh Jhingan, and Udanta Singh.
MUMBAI, June 23 (The CONNECT) – FC Goa have completed the signing of one of India’s most exciting young talents, Boris Singh.
The 23-year-old has impressed mightily over the last two seasons in the colours of Jamshedpur FC, starring in their ISL Shield-winning campaign in 2021-22.
This marks FC Goa’s fourth signing of the window following the arrivals of Indian internationals Rowllin Borges, Sandesh Jhingan, and Udanta Singh.
“I am very happy to have joined FC Goa. I hope to contribute to the best of my abilities and make all the fans proud,” stated Boris after putting pen to paper on a multi-year deal that will see him in the iconic Orange of the Club for the upcoming 2023-24 season and beyond.
“I like the style of football played here. And I am really looking forward to working with coach Manolo (Marquez) and the team. I have seen many young players develop a great deal under him and I hope he’ll get the best out of me too.”
Ravi Puskur, FC Goa’s Director of Football also expressed delight at the new signing. He said, “We are thrilled to have Boris Singh join FC Goa.He’s a fantastic young talent with great ambition. His work rate and tireless efforts on the field have rightfully earned him recognition, and we eagerly anticipate the excitement he will bring to the game.
“His versatility adds an extra dimension of depth to our squad. Boris has displayed exceptional adaptability and tactical understanding, and this has allowed him to excel in multiple positions.
“His seamless transitions between roles provide us with enhanced flexibility and strengthen our overall squad depth. I am confident that he will prove to be a valuable asset for our coaching staff and will continue to grow and thrive during his time at the club.”
Hailing from Manipur, Boris Singh has rapidly emerged as one of India’s most promising footballers. Known for his electrifying pace, sound defensive skills and attacking abilities, the youngster is set to breathe in energy to FC Goa’s lineup. Having the experience of playing as a winger and a wing-back on either side of the field, his versatility and ability to contribute both in defense and attack make him one that FC Goa fans will be waiting to see.
The youngster initially rose to fame after graduating from the AIFF Elite Academy and getting selected for India’s squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017, where he started in two of three group stage games. Following the World Cup, he joined Indian Arrows and made 31 appearances for them in the I-League across two seasons.
A short stint with ATK FC’s developmental team followed, before Boris began his ISL journey with ATK Mohun Bagan in 2020-21. Midway through the season, the wing-back shifted base to Jamshedpur FC, with whom he lifted the coveted Hero ISL League Winners’ Shield the following year.
In the recently-concluded 2022-23 season, the 23-year-old registered four goals for the Men of Steel, two of which came in a winning cause in the Super Cup against ATK Mohun Bagan, which, in turn, cemented their spot in the semi-finals.
FC Goa is a professional football club based out of Goa that competes in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). Nicknamed the Gaurs, FC Goa has been one of the most consistently successful teams in the ISL – reaching 4 semi-ﬁnals and 2 ﬁnals in 9 seasons.
Heading into the 2023-24 season of the Hero ISL, FC Goa hold the record for the most goals, joint-most golden boots and most number of playoff appearances (6 in total) in the history of the competition.
In 2020, FC Goa also became the first team from India to qualify for the league stages of the AFC Champions League, by virtue of winning the first-ever Hero ISL League Winners Shield in the 2019-20 season.
The Gaurs’ trophy cabinet is further adorned by the 2019 Super Cup, the 2018-19 Goa Pro League, the 2020 Goa Police Cup and the 2021 Durand Cup.
Co-owned by Jaydev Mody, Akshay Tandon and Virat Kohli, FC Goa is one of the few Indian Clubs to have a complete youth development ecosystem. Its U13, U15, U17, U18, U20 and Developmental Teams compete at the highest levels in Goa and India.