32-year-old Senegalese defender Mourtada Fall has switched teams from FC Goa to Mumbai City FC for the upcoming season of the ISL.
Born in Dakar, Senegal, the 6′ 3″ defender started his professional career with Moroccan club Moghreb Tétouan in 2006. After winning the Moroccan top-tier league Botola Pro 1 in the 2011-12 season, he left the club and played for a couple of Kuwaiti teams over the next two years. He returned to Moghreb for the 2014-15 season and the following season joined Morocco-based Wydad AC. With Wydad, he won the CAF Champions League and the Moroccan Botola Pro in the 2016-17 season.
Fall rejoined Moghreb Tétouan for a third time in 2017 and after a season with the club followed former Moghreb Tétouan coach Sergio Lobera to the shores of Goa. In two seasons with the Gaurs, he won the Super Cup in 2019 and the ISL in the 2019-20 season. The centre-back also has a penchant for goals – in his 40 appearances for FC Goa, he has scored nine goals and assisted three.
With Lobera joining as Head Coach at Mumbai City FC, Fall, much like his former teammate Hugo Boumous follows the manager’s footsteps to Mumbai on a two-year contract.