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Spanish forward Igor Angulo moves to Mumbai City FC

Spanish forward Igor Angulo moves to Mumbai City FC
Igor Angulo | Source: ISL Media

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

Total played19
Minutes per game81
Scoring frequency118 min
Goals per game0.7
Shots per game2.7
Shots on target per game1.2
Big chances missed3
Big chances created0
Key passes0.3
Accurate per game7.6 (77%)
Acc. own half3.4 (86%)
Acc. opposition half4.4 (70%)
Acc. long balls0.3 (86%)
Acc. chipped passes0.3 (67%)
Acc. crosses0.2 (43%)
Interceptions per game0.2
Tackles per game0.2
Possession won0.6
Dribbled past per game0.1
Clearances per game0.9
Error led to shot0
Error led to goal0
Penalty goals conceded0
Succ. dribbles0.2 (67%)
Total duels won2.2 (49%)
Ground duels won0.9 (41%)
Aerial duels won1.2 (58%)
Possession lost4
Was fouled0.6
Red cards0

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