ISL 2015: Reigning champions Atlético de Kolkata signs on first foreign player




Kolkata, 5th June, 2015: The title holder of the inaugural edition of Indian Super League, Atletico de Kolkata signed experienced Canadian striker Iain Edward Hume for the forthcoming season. Hume, the Hero of the last edition of Indian Super League 2014 was awarded with the Golden Ball for his stellar performances and for scoring five brilliant goals is all set to join the bandwagon of nine promising Indian players. With the addition of Hume to the team, Atletico de Kolkata is aiming to perform their best in Indian Super League 2015.

ISL 2015: Reigning champions Atlético de Kolkata signs Iain Edward Hume

ISL 2015: Reigning champions Atlético de Kolkata signs Iain Edward Hume

“We at Atlético de Kolkata welcome Iain Hume to our family and believe that it is going to be an exhilarating experience for him. With the signing of the first foreign player of this season it is our endeavour to assimilate the best possible team. I am sure we will again make the city and our fans proud.”, says Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group, Co-owner, Atlético de Kolkata

“We at Atletico de Kolkata welcome Hume to don the red and white jersey. We look forward to another exciting season of ISL in 2015. I am sure they will make the city and our fans proud.”, says Mr. Harsh Neotia, Co-Owner Atletico De Kolkata and Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group

 “I look forward to work with Iain Edward Hume this year. His last years performance and club commitments surely must be keeping him match ready when we embark on our quest for the trophy. Hopefully he will soon be the toast of all Atlético de Kolkata fans in India.”,  says Mr. Antonio Lopez Habas, Head Coach, Atlético de Kolkata

 

About Iain Edward Hume

The Scottish-born Canadian international striker progressed through the youth ranks at Tranmere Rovers and moved to the senior ranks in due course. His best season for Tranmere was during the 2004–05 campaign where he finished top scorer with 16 goals. He then made an expensive move to Leicester City and reaped great success there followed by another pricey switch to Barnsley. Hume has subsequently played for Preston North End, Donacaster Rovers and Fleetwood Town and enjoyed modest success. He has a reputation for scoring spectacular goals and helping underdog teams humble the powerhouses. On the international front he dazzled at the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina and made his senior debut for Canada in a February 2003 friendly against Libya.

Career Highlights

  • His goal for Leicester City vs Watford in 2007-2008 in the Championship was voted goal of the season.
  • Top scorer for Leicester City in the 2007-2008 Championship.
  • Played in the 2001 FIFA Youth Championship in Argentina and 2007 CONCAFF Gold Cup and scored in the semis vs the US.

Atlético de Kolkata is the winner of the first edition of Indian Super League. The franchise’s dedication and commitment towards a sustainable growth of football is on top of its agenda. Atlético de Kolkata leverages on the over 100-year experience of Atlético de Madrid’s sporting model of academies which enables them recognize and empower talent from the very grassroots. The franchise has Atlético de Madrid, Prince of Kolkata, Ex-captain, Indian cricket team, Mr. Sourav Ganguly; notable industrialists and luminaries Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group; Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group and Mr. Utsav Parekh, Chairman, SMIFS Capital Markets Ltd as its co-owners.

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