Spanish striker Manuel Onwu has had mixed experiences in the Indian Super League so far. The 29-year-old striker has the experience of playing at many top football leagues around the world, including Portugal, South Korea, China and Saudi Arabia. Formed in 2019, our club is driven to develop the next wave of football stars from Odisha. Marcelinho, who won the Golden Boot in his ISL debut with Delhi Dynamos in 2016, is one of the most consistent forwards in the league and averages over seven goals per season. Although the Gaurs are not struggling to the extent of Hyderbad and Odisha. Chennaiyin's foreign players have dished out underwhelming performances so far. Laszlo will hope for more from them against Odisha. The Indian contingent of Odisha FC on Saturday started training in groups by adhering to health and safety norms laid out by the ISL organisers even as their foreign recruits began to arrive in Goa. He is only 26 but his immense maturity belies his age. He has played for other Brazilian teams like Sport Club do Recife, Bragantino and Centro Sportivo Alagoano. Juggernaut is defined as a large powerful force or organization that cannot be stopped. All eyes will be on Brazilian playmaker Marcelinho and his magic left foot, with the 33-year-old third on the league’s list of top scorers with 31 goals and top of the assists table with 18. ... Players, which is important but the foreign players that we bring in must work in our youth policy. And he can only repay that one way - by scoring goals. The Spaniard is one of the most experienced attacking players in the league, having played four seasons so far. ... they want to create an infrastructure so the football club appeals to. He was a part of the Brazil U-20 squad that included the likes of Neymar, Phillippe Coutinho and Felipe Anderson among others. He has also previously played under coach Baxter at the South African national team. They have just three goals between them, the lowest by any foreign contingent. List of Foreign Players. Signed on as a partner to Steven Taylor at center-back, 25-year-old Australian defender Jacob Tratt joins Odisha FC from Perth Glory in the A-League. Arshdeep makes a point-black save from Jakub Sylvestr. After his youth career at Sydney FC, he has been consistently playing in the Australian A-League and has represented Sydney, Sydney United, Wellington Phoenix, Sutherland Sharks and Perth Glory. This can only be an advantage for Odisha FC, as Alexander hopes to be the anchor in the team's midfield. The 33-year-old forward signed a one-year contract with the Bhubaneswar-based side on Wednesday. He would be looking to carry on with his good performances from last season. Odisha preview: Time for Baxter's boys to turn the tide. New head coach Stuart Baxter's side boasts a formidable foreign contingent that features the likes of former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor and ISL hero Marcelo Pereira, commonly known as Marcelinho. 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ISL 2020-21: All you need to know - teams, format, venues, stats, fixtures. Get your daily dose of Sportstar with handpicked stories delivered right to your inbox! Chennaiyin FC will be looking to put their heavy loss against Hyderabad FC behind them when they face Odisha FC in Match 53 of Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2020-21. He plays as a center-back, as well as a holding midfielder when needed, once again giving Baxter the option of mixing things up. The 26-year-old is a versatile defender and can play as a right-back and a centre-back. Before joining Odisha FC, Taylor was the captain of New Zealand’s Wellington Phoenix FC which competes in the A-League. Winning the I-League trophy in 2018-19 with champions Chennai City FC, 22-year-old Gaurav Bora has since taken the Indian Super League plunge joining the then Delhi Dynamos, now Odisha FC, in 2019. The joy and the enthusiasm that the players had was very visible and it showed in the training session. We have partnered with the Aspire Academy in order to develop our most talented youth to reach their utmost potential. Odisha FC apologise for coach Stuart Baxter's distasteful comments after ISL loss Odisha FC apologise for coach Stuart Baxter’s distasteful comments after ISL loss Baxter sparked an outrage after suggesting that one of his players 'got to rape someone' or 'get raped' in order to be awarded a penalty by the officials. ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC Latest Updates: Rahim Ali misses another big chance. One of the most well-known attackers in the Indian Super League, Brazilian forward Marcelinho Leite is a nuisance for any defense that he comes up against, with his quick turn of pace, trickery, and close control. by Sumit Kumar October 18, 2020, 8:38 PM Odisha FC has made some strong reinforcements in key positions ahead of the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21). FC Goa is another side who has opted to sign six overseas players. Odisha FC have retained two foreign players and signed five ahead of the new ISL season. A post shared by Marcelo Leite (@marcelinholeite). To continue enjoying Sportstar, you can turn off your adblocker or subscribe to Sportstar Plus. RELATED| “There will be a lot of challenges which we as a medical team will be facing. RELATED| The Indian Super League is well and truly underway, and with the first round of fixtures over, fans have got a taste of what to expect this season. Bambolim, Jan 9 (PTI) Woefully out of sorts this season, former champions Chennaiyin FC would look to revive their fortunes when they face bottom-placed Odisha FC in … 23 November, 2020 10:02 IST. the "world-lord", combining jagata ("world") and natha ("lord"). We look at the Odisha FC squad and the non-Indian players who will feature for the team in this year's ISL. The Odisha FC Media Team caught up with them to discuss more about rehabilitation and treatment of the players in a bubble during this tough time of Coronavirus pandemic. Last season, he scored seven goals and provided two assists in just four matches for Odisha FC. Whether or not Mauricio will be a part of the Odisha FC starting line-up for coach Stuart Baxter, in the long run, is up for debate, but his talent is undeniable. A player is considered foreign if he is not eligible to play for the national team of … Having spent his entire career in the South African top division, midfielder Cole Alexander is ready for a new challenge in the Indian Super League. Odisha FC fixtures: ISL 2020-21 schedule, venues and timings. Saikat Das / SPORTZPICS for ISL He is also a terrific playmaker and has the record for the most assists in the ISL - 18. -  TWITTER. The side boasts of a strong Indian contingent within the Odisha FC squad including players like Shubham Sarangi, Vinit Rai and Nandhakumar Sekar. Forwards Marcelinho: Odisha FC has announced the signing of experienced Brazilian footballer Marcelinho ahead of the seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). He made his senior club debut for Brazil’s Flamengo in 2010 where he linked up with football legend, Ronaldinho. A post shared by Cole Alexander (@colo_alexander25). The list includes all the players registered under an Odisha … Odisha Football Club live score (and video online live stream*), team roster with season schedule and results. January 14. Chennaiyin’s foreign players have been underwhelming so far –they have just three goals between them, the lowest by any foreign contingent. The Indian contingent of Odisha FC on Saturday started training in groups by adhering to health and safety norms laid out by the ISL organisers even as their foreign recruits began to … Team Sportstar. He will be one of the main attacking threats in the team in the upcoming season. The club is solely owned by the GMS group. Spanish striker Onwu is the only foreigner retained by Odisha for this season. While speaking on Khel Now’s Beyond The Scores podcast, he spoke about the policies of OFC when it came to recruiting new foreign players this season.He said, “We went down the road of empowering the youth and trying to make Odisha FC a window for the younger players … One of the two foreign players that were retained by Odisha FC from the previous season is Diawandou Diagne. ISL 2020-21: Full team list of Odisha FC. Tratt possesses pace and won't be easy to get past, playing the perfect foil to Taylor's experience and positioning. Deigo Mauricio had played alongside Brazilian legend Ronaldinho at Flamengo. Odisha FC have former Premier League player Steven Taylor in their ranks as they look to surprise all teams with their performances. Incidentally, Marcelinho has played for Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League previously, which then became Odisha FC when they shifted base to the state. Alexander is Odisha's only foreign midfield signing of the season. Having spent the majority of his professional career at Premier League club Newcastle United and also having played in the Championship, Taylor is used to the rough-and-tumble of English football. With 34-year-old Steven Taylor, Odisha FC get an instant upgrade in terms of individual quality at center-back. However, that is not the only experience that Mauricio has. #odishafc #isl ഒഡീഷ എഫ് സിയും മുറ്റ് ടീമാണ്‍ Odisha Fc Foreign Players| Indian Super Leauge 2019 | Odisha F c Odisha FC's Head of Football Operations Mr. Abhik Chatterjee explained, "This training session was a very special one for all the players and the staff because everybody set foot on the pitch after a long period of time. The Rio de Janeiro-born forward was part of Brazil’s U-20 squad and played in a team that boasted of stars like Phillipe Coutinho, Casemiro, Oscar, Felipe Anderson, Firmino and Neymar. Manuel Onwu played a key role in Odisha FC's sixth-placed finish last season. The name of the group is derived from Jagannātha i.e. With 31 goals and 18 assists to his name in his ISL career, we can only expect those numbers to grow by the time the current season comes to an end. Only time will tell whether or not he can step up to the plate for his new team. But they are definitely far from their fluent best. Mauricio is a 29-year-old striker who has been signed from Centro Sportivo Alagoano, which play in the second tier of Brazilian football. Taylor joins the team from A-League club Wellington Phoenix who he represented most recently. However, for the uninitiated, we continue our series of taking a closer look at all the foreign players in the various ISL teams. ISL 2020-21: Odisha FC’s Indian players start training in groups, foreign players arrive in Goa Experienced Defender Steven Taylor and forward Diego Mauricio have already checked in earlier while ISL star Marcelinho and Goalkeeping Coach Rogerio Ramos arrived today. Odisha Football Club is playing next match on 1 Feb 2021 against Jamshedpur in Indian Super League.When the match starts, you will be able to follow Odisha Football Club v Jamshedpur live score, standings, minute by minute updated live results and match statistics. Scoreline:- CFC 0-0 OFC Odisha FC had immediately grown its popularity post its inception which resulted in the formation of its supporters group, named The Juggernauts. Diego Mauricio scored in the 42nd minute but was deemed offside. The boys and girls in a that they can hopefully aspire to play for the team. Here are all of Odisha FC's foreign players: Taylor is Odisha's biggest signing of the season and brings a world of wealth, having played 13 seasons for Newcastle United. One of the two players who have been retained by the club, Odisha FC have put faith in Onwu. A high-energy midfielder, Alexander has also represented various other South African clubs such as Vasco Da Gama, Chippa United, Polokwane City and SuperSport United. Odisha FC sign Brazilian forward Marcelinho Marcelinho was the Golden Boot winner in the 2016 season with Delhi Dynamos and has scored 31 goals in 63 ISL games so far. -  Twitter @Odisha FC. Once a part of Bengaluru FC for whom he did not perform up to expectations, Onwu only started to shine when he signed for Odisha FC. Odisha have signed experienced players such as Steven Taylor and Marcelinho to bolster their foreign player department. The 31-year-old South African national team member was one of the outstanding performers for Bidvest Wits in the South African Premier League last season. Known for his tough tackling, effective distribution and long-range shooting, Alexander is on paper the kind of player every manager needs in their squad. Chennaiyin's Rahim Ali missed a brilliant chance to put his team in the lead in the second minute. Sunday’s first clash between Chennaiyin and Odisha at the GMC Stadium Bambolim promises to be an exciting encounter with plenty riding on the contest for both teams. -  ISL / Sportzpics. Born in Cape Town, Alexander played youth football at Hellenic FC and Ajax Cape Town before making his senior professional debut for the latter. Former champions Chennaiyin FC look for inspiration while Odisha FC eye back-to-back wins. ISL 2020: From Steven Taylor to Marcelinho, here are all of Odisha FC's foreign players for the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) season. The 34-year-old, who will captain the side this season, has played against the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Didier Drogba in the Premier League and is a massive addition in defence. -  Twitter @Odisha FC. The 32-year-old former Osasuna striker is a massive threat in the box and a strong addition to Odisha's attacking line-up. Cole Alexander previously played under Odisha FC coach Stuart Baxter at the South African national team. Diagne is one of the two players who were retained by Odisha FC ahead of the new season. The duo of Tratt and Taylor might just surprise a few teams in this season's Indian Super League for Odisha FC. He has also played in countries like South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and China. Mauricio completes Odisha's three-pronged foreign attackers contingent. Visit ESPN to view Odisha FC match results from all competitions, along with a season-by-season archive. The Senegalese player impressed in his debut campaign and showed his versatility by playing as a centre-back and also in a holding midfield role when needed. Former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor will captain Odisha FC this Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) season. -  Twitter @Odisha FC. Odisha FC is a newly formed football club based out of Bhubaneshwar competing in the Hero Indian Super League. His transition into the Indian Super League should thus be seamless. Bybu also mentioned that Odisha FC is not their first connection with the state and they had a good bonding with the international athletes from the … He had shared the dressing room with ATK Mohun Bagan's strike duo of Roy Krishna and David Williams in the 2018-19 A-League season. One of Tratt's biggest strengths is his ability to also play in the full-back position, which means he becomes an invaluable member of Stuart Baxter's squad. Odisha FC is the club that represents the beautiful state of Odisha. Watch out for him in defense, as Odisha FC look to surprise all teams with their performances. Marcelinho played for Hyderabad FC last season, and his move to Odisha FC is a strong statement from the side. He has signed from the Bidvest Wits and has also played under Baxter when the latter was the manager of the South African national team. Marcelinho has scored 31 goals and made 18 assists in 63 ISL matches so far. -  ISL Media. Australia's Jacob Tratt will play a key role in bolstering the side's defence alongside Taylor. Diagne is one of the two players who were retained by Odisha FC ahead of the new season. Hyderabad FC will feature a new line-up of foreign players for the upcoming 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL). The club that finished three points adrift of … RELATED| He joins Odisha from Hyderabad FC, where he scored seven goals last season (one-third of the club's total tally). WATCH: Odisha FC head coach Stuart Baxter on Khel Now’s Beyond The Scores podcast with Ashish Negi. He captained Wellington Phoenix to a third-place finish in the A-League in his last assignment. Jacob Tratt has played in the A-League throughout his career. Odisha FC's head of football operations, Abhik Chatterjee, said, "This training session was a very special one for all the players and … He had arrived on a loan from Bengaluru FC in the January transfer window and made an immediate impact as he scored seven goals and made two assists in the four games he played. RELATED| Manuel Onwu has had mixed experiences in the Indian Super League so far joins the team hopefully! 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