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Mumbai City FC sign former Premier League striker Adam Le Fondre

Mumbai City FC sign former Premier League striker Adam Le Fondre
Adam Le Fondre | Picture: Sydney FC

Mumbai City FC have announced the signing of former Premier League striker Adam Le Fondre for the 2020-21 season of the Indian Super League.

Born in Stockport, England, Adam joined local club Stockport County FC’s academy in his formative years. He transitioned to the senior team in 2004 and made his debut against Bury FC.

Le Fondre left Stockport in 2007 and over the next few years turned up for a number of English and Welsh clubs like Rochdale AFC, Rotherham United, Reading FC, Cardiff City and Bolton Wanderers among others.

ALF or Alfie as he also goes by played in the English Premier league with Reading FC. He helped the club win promotion to the Premier league in the 2011-12 season – the season when Reading FC lifted the second tier Championship title. The following season in the Premier League, ALF scored 12 and assisted two goals from 34 PL appearances and also picked up the Premier League Player of the Month award in January, 2013. However, he couldn’t help the club escape relegation and the club found themselves back in the Championship.

Le Fondre played club football in England and Wales up until 2018 before switching over to the Australian A-League with Sydney FC. During his time in Great Britain, ALF played across the top 4 divisions and cup competitions (FA Cup, EFL Cup) – he featured in 530 matches in which he scored 182 goals and assisted 44.

Since he switched over to the A-League, ALF scored 39 goals in 57 matches in two seasons helping his club pick up two Championship titles in a row and the A-League Premiership last season. He also represented Sydney FC in the AFC Champions League.

With salary cuts at a number of A-League clubs due to the pandemic, Le Fondre decided against staying at Sydney FC and opted to join Mumbai City FC on loan for the 2020-21 edition of the Indian Super League.

A few weeks ago, we put together a tactical profile of Adam Le Fondre and how he would fit alongside Bart Obgeche at Mumbai City FC. Click Here to read the post.

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