ATK Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Amrinder Singh has joined Odisha FC – a season after joining ATKMB on a five-year deal from Mumbai City FC. Singh has joined OFC on a season-long contract as a free agent and has made 22 appearances for ATK Mohun Bagan in the 2021-22 ISL.
The 29-year-old goalkeeper from Punjab spent his formative years at the Sports Wing Academy in Hoshiarpur following which he joined the academy of the now defunct club Pune FC. He made his senior level debut for the club during the 2011 Federation Cup against East Bengal FC and made his I-League debut soon after against the same opposition.
After a couple of seasons in the I-League for Pune FC during which he also featured in the AFC Cup, Amrinder went out on loan initially to Bengaluru FC before he was signed by the club on a permanent basis for the 2016-17 season. During his loan stint with BFC, Amrinder helped them win the I-League and was also part of the team which finished as Runners Up in the AFC Cup. The following season (2016-17), he picked up the Federation Cup title with the Blues. Singh also featured for ATK in the 2015 ISL season after he was sent out on loan from Pune FC as part of the ISL draft.
In 2016, Singh was loaned out by BFC for a short period to Mumbai City FC as part of the ISL draft and the following season he was signed by Islanders on a permanent deal. His five years saw him make 84 appearances and culminated with him completing a historic double of the league winners shield and the ISL trophy in 2020-21. His 84 appearances for Mumbai make him the highest capped player at the club.
Overall, he has made 117 appearances in seven seasons in the ISL in which he kept 35 clean sheets. In the I-League during the early part of the career, he kept 25 clean sheets (68 appearances).
Coming to his international career, he represented India at the U-23 level and made his senior team debut against Mauritius in August 2017. He has been capped on seven occasions so far.
I am very pleased to have signed up for Odisha FC. After deliberating over various options, I feel the project Odisha FC as a club has envisioned is the one that matches my ambition and commitment. The club has built a young and enterprising team, and under a coach like Josep Gombau, I am sure we can achieve the goals set for the season. Odisha FC as a club and the state of Odisha is ready to take the next step in Indian football, and I am privileged to be given a chance to play my part in this.Amrinder Singh to OFC Media