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Mehtab Singh extends contract with Mumbai City FC

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Mehtab Singh has signed a three-year contract extension, keeping him with the Islanders through May 2026, and Mumbai City FC is happy to announce it.

The 25-year-old has improved steadily since joining Mumbai City FC in 2020. And cemented himself as a cornerstone in the Islanders’ defence. Mehtab was a key component of Des Buckingham’s team that won the League Winners’ Shield in 2022–23, qualified for the AFC Champions League again, and finished second in the Durand Cup.

Mehtab has improved as a center-back throughout his tenure with the Islanders. Becoming one of the league’s best passers in the 2022–23 ISL. The young Punjabi defender has five goals to his credit while wearing the Mumbai City jersey. The best of which was a thunderous left-footed strike against the Kerala Blasters in Kochi during the 2022–23 league season.

Mehtab’s impressive displays for the Islanders eventually grabbed the attention of the Indian National Team. Moreover, in March 2023, he got a call from the senior national team. And made his debut in a 1-0 victory over Myanmar at the Hero Tri-Nation Football Tournament in Manipur. He had previously played for the India U-23 team in the AFC U-23 Championship.

Mehtab is a native of Khemkaran in Punjab. He started playing football at the Mahilpur Football Academy before joining the East Bengal youth team in 2016. He completed two seasons with the East Bengal main team. Including a loan stint at Gokulam Kerala, after turning up strong performances for the U-18s. Mehtab later moved to the Islanders in 2020. There he played in a historic AFC Champions League campaign. And won twice in the Group Stage while also capturing the ISL “double” of the League Winners’ Shield and the Trophy.

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Mehtab Singh said: 

“It has been a privilege to be a part of this wonderful team and I am delighted that I have the opportunity to stay here for three more years. Everyone at Mumbai City has a great bond and the club has built an environment where we are always supporting and encouraging each other. With the support of Des Buckingham, his staff and everyone at the club, I have certainly grown a lot as a player but also as a person but I don’t want to stop here. I’m excited to live the next chapter of my Mumbai City story and I hope I can give more to the club, the coach, my teammates and the fans.” 

Head Coach, Des Buckingham said: 

“Mehtab has developed into one of the best young Indian defenders in the league and this has been down to his hard work and openness to learning. He possesses a lot of strong characteristics we look for in our defenders and is a very exciting prospect for the future. I’m delighted he had committed to the club and look forward to seeing him continue building on his future potential with us in the coming seasons.”

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