Redeem Tlang becomes FC Goa's first signing of the season
~ The winger was NorthEast’s 2nd highest goal scorer last season ~
Goa, June 1, 2020: FC Goa is delighted to announce that Redeem Tlang will be joining the club. Hailing from Shillong, Meghalaya, the 25-year-old recently penned a pre-contract and will wear the Orange of FC Goa for the upcoming seasons of the Indian Super League and will play a crucial role in the impending AFC Champions League campaign.
"Redeem is a player we have admired for some time now. He has impressed everyone over the last two seasons in the Indian Super League with NorthEast United," said FC Goa President Akshay Tandon. "I am sure his pace and ability will make a significant contribution to the team.”
"I am overjoyed,” stated Redeem Tlang after completing his move. “I have always been an admirer of FC Goa and now to call myself a Gaur, it is one of the best moments of my life. I have enjoyed my time at NorthEast but I am thrilled to have the chance to challenge for the biggest honours in Indian football here. Playing in front of the passionate football fans in Goa and alongside some of the best players in the country will be an amazing experience. I can't wait to get started."
The fleet-footed winger came through the ranks at Shillong Lajong and made his I-League debut in 2013. After a number of successful seasons in the red of Lajong, he made a permanent move to the Highlanders in 2018 - making an immediate impact.
With him controlling the right wing, NorthEast United made it to the playoffs for the very first time in the 2018/19 season. Last season also saw the winger improve on a personal front - scoring 3 goals.
Redeem’s signing comes on the back of the Gaurs appointing Spaniard Juan Ferrando as their Head Coach last month. The diminutive winger will be key to the coach’s plans as FC Goa gears up to represent India in AFC Champions League group stages for the first time.
About FC Goa
FC Goa is a professional football club based out of Goa that competes in the Indian Super League (ISL) and is the current holder of the Super Cup. Nicknamed the Gaurs, FC Goa has been one of the most consistent teams in the ISL - reaching 3 semi-finals and 2 finals in 6 seasons.
In Season 2019/20, the club won the Hero ISL League Winners Shield, by finishing top of the table in the league stages and became the first ever club from India to qualify for the group stages of the AFC Champions League. The Gaurs are also the only ISL side to win more than 50 games and score more than 200 goals.
Co-owned by Mr Jaydev Mody, Mr Akshay Tandon and Mr Virat Kohli, FC Goa is one of few Indian Clubs to have a complete youth development ecosystem. It’s U14, U16, U18 and Developmental Teams compete at the highest levels in Goa and nationally. The system has produced recognizable talents like Saviour Gama, Princeton Rebello and many more. The Gaurs are also the current Champions of the Goa Professional League, GFA U20 & GFA U18 Leagues.