Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Romanian central defender Lucian Goian for the 2019-20 campaign.
“It feels great to sign with Chennaiyin. The head coach (John Gregory) played a huge role in me coming here. I can’t wait to get started with my new team,” said Goian, from the city of Cluj in Romania.
Gregory is particularly pleased with Goian’s acquisition as Chennaiyin aims to bounce back in the 2019-20 ISL campaign. “In Lucian, we are signing a leader who has rich experience in India. His commitment and aggression on the pitch has been quite evident from his time in Mumbai. Our goal at CFC is clear: to win a third ISL title. We believe he can contribute significantly towards that objective,” stated the CFC gaffer.
Goian has played for clubs in his homeland Romania, followed by China and Australia, apart from India. He spent the previous three seasons at MCFC, helping it reach the ISL semis twice – in 2016 and 2018-19.