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ISL 2018-19: Who are FC Goa's foreign signings

16:58 EAT 01/09/2018
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Goal takes a look at the seven overseas players signed by FC Goa ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League...

With the fifth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) fast approaching, the 10 teams have been busy finalising their rosters. With less than a month to go for the new season to kick-off, we take a look at how the teams have shaped up with respect to their overseas signings.

Here, we take a look at the seven* foreigners who will turn out for the Goa-based side.


The Spanish full back grew through the ranks of Barcelona's C and B teams right from the Blaugranas' youth set up. The 35-year-old made over 500 appearances in Spanish leagues including teams like Real Valladolid, whom he helped return to the LaLiga, and the likes of Getafe.


The 30-year-old had three stints with Moghreb Tetouan, the last two sandwiched by a couple of years with Wydad AC. Mourtada spent two seasons with two different Kuwait-based sides Al-Arabi SC and Al-Salmiya SC. The 6'11" defender won the Moroccan League (Botola) twice and the CAF (Confederation of African Football) Champions League once, all with Wydad.


The 23-year-old Moroccan replaced Manuel Arana midway through last season and there on scored twice in eight appearances. Boumous was plying his trade in the Moroccan league for Moghreb Tetouan and played under FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera the previous season.


He was the anchorman in midfield for the club's campaign last season after he was signed on loan from Morocco's Fath Union Sport de Rabat club. The Moroccan has won the Moroccan top division multiple times with Moghreb of Tetouan club. He also won honours on the international stage.


The Spaniard bagged the Golden Boot award with his 18-goal haul in his first season in the ISL. He has had extensive LaLiga experience with Espanyol, Elche and the likes, having won the Copa del Rey in 2006 with Espanyol before going on to finish as UEFA Europa League runners-up in the 2006-07 season, also with Espanyol.


Having joined the club on a two-year deal last season, he made 18 appearances for FC Goa with a goal to his name. Bedia has played the majority of his football in Spain, mostly at Racing Santander, besides representing Barcelona B and Real Zaragoza among other sides. His only other stint outside Spain was at 1860 München in Germany.


The Spanish winger is expected to fill in the void of Manuel Lanzarote who has jumped the ship to ATK. Besides over 250 appearances in the LaLiga, he has the experience of playing in the top leagues of Australia and Poland. He's a product of RCD Espanyol and also spent one season at Real Madrid.


He was the first choice for the initial part of the season before an injury saw him lose his spot to Sergi Juste. Pinheiro did get his chance again in the Super Cup once a handful of the foreigners departed. Though he remains contracted to the Gaurs, the Portuguese would not be registered to play.