Mumbai City FC have pipped Odisha FC to the signing of former FC Goa forward Igor Angulo. The 37-year-old Spanish striker was in talks with Odisha FC for nearly a month before MCFC entered the race in the last few days and convinced the player.
From Bilbao, Angulo spent a large part of his formative years at Athletic Bilbao cantera – the youth academy of Spanish top division club Athletic Bilbao.
In 2003, he graduated to the reserve side Athletic Bilbao B who were playing in the Segunda División B and around the same time made his debut in La Liga with the senior team. During this period, he also represented Spain at the U19, U20 and U21 levels. Over the next few years, Igor was loaned out to Spanish club Gimnàstic and French club AS Cannes. Igor left Athletico Bilbao in 2008 and turned up for a number of clubs in Spain, Greece and Cypriot.
In 2016, he found his way to the Polish second division side Górnik Zabrze and helped the team win promotion to the top tier Ekstraklasa. Over the next three seasons in the Polish top-tier, Igor scored 63 goals and assisted 14 from 106 appearances.
Igor joined FC Goa last season and was tasked with replacing the prolific Coro – Ferrán Corominas is the all-time top goalscorer in the ISL with 48 goals. The striker matched up to expectations last season with 14 goals from 21 matches and helped Goa reach the semi-finals of the 2020-21 ISL where they lost to eventual champions Mumbai City FC.
Analyst’s Take (Shlok)
Angulo is as pure a poacher can be. He possesses a fantastic eye for space and a lethal left foot. However, this also means that he doesn’t involve himself in the game much, be it in defending or creating.
If the remaining 10 men can put in the work, then he’ll be ever ready to score bucket-loads.
Igor Angulo, Stats, ISL 2020-21 League Stage
|Minutes per game||81|
|Scoring frequency||118 min|
|Goals per game||0.7|
|Shots per game||2.7|
|Shots on target per game||1.2|
|Big chances missed||3|
|Big chances created||0|
|Accurate per game||7.6 (77%)|
|Acc. own half||3.4 (86%)|
|Acc. opposition half||4.4 (70%)|
|Acc. long balls||0.3 (86%)|
|Acc. chipped passes||0.3 (67%)|
|Acc. crosses||0.2 (43%)|
|Interceptions per game||0.2|
|Tackles per game||0.2|
|Dribbled past per game||0.1|
|Clearances per game||0.9|
|Error led to shot||0|
|Error led to goal||0|
|Penalty goals conceded||0|
|Succ. dribbles||0.2 (67%)|
|Total duels won||2.2 (49%)|
|Ground duels won||0.9 (41%)|
|Aerial duels won||1.2 (58%)|