Spanish midfielder Hernán Santana who was part of league and ISL Championship winners Mumbai City FC last season has joined Northeast United FC. The 31-year-old was on loan to Mumbai City FC from Sporting de Gijón for the 2020-21 ISL.
A product of UD Las Palmas, Santana made his debut for the senior team in the 2010-11 Segunda División season against AD Alcorcón. He helped the club win promotion to the La Liga for the 2015-16 season after winning against Real Zaragoza in the 2014-15 Segunda División play-off finals. At Las Palmas, Hernán played under current Mumbai City FC manager Sergio Lobera between the years 2012 and 2014.
After two and a half seasons in the Spanish top tier, Hernán moved backed to the second tier Segunda División with Sporting Gijón in the 2018 January transfer window. Over the course of his career in the top divisions in Spain and the cup competition Copa del Rey, Hernán has made 164 appearances in which he scored 10 goals and assisted four.
Prior the start of last season, the central midfielder joined Mumbai City FC on a one-year loan deal from Gijón and was mostly deployed as a centre-back during the course of the season. Hernán demonstrated fantastic passing and ball-carrying ability for the Islanders freeing up players ahead of him. He featured in 19 matches and scored two goals in the ISL as Mumbai City FC went onto complete a historic double.
Hernán Santana, Stats, ISL 2020-21
|Total||Position||Minutes played||Goals||Assists||Shots / on target||xG||Passes / accurate||Long passes / accurate||Crosses / accurate||Dribbles / successful||Duels / won||Aerial duels / won||Interceptions||Losses / own half||Recoveries / opp. half||Yellow card||Red card|
|Hernán Santana (19 apps)||LCB/LDMF||1725||2||0||10/60%||1.18||927/92.9%||56/66.1%||0||27/51.9%||256/61.3%||55/60%||66||95/66.3%||177/11.9%||6||0|
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