Pune FC are one of the four sides to have gained promotion from the I-League Division II to the I-League for the 2009-2010 season.
The 2007-established club have now made the signing of Subrata Paul. Paul is one of the best goalkeepers in the Indian football circuit and featured for the Indian national team at the Nehru Cup in 2007; he was adjudged as the best goalkeeper in the competition.
Paul was also named as the best goalkeeper in the I-League in 2007 and won the AFC Challenge Cup 2008 with India.
Subrata Paul had been playing for East Bengal since 2007 and will now feature for Pune FC.