Jamshedpur FC has completed the signing of Indian defender Keegan Pereira on a one-year deal. Born in Mumbai, Keegan has a pedigree of representing top tier clubs in Indian football.
Keegan primarily a left back, started his footballing journey with Mumbai FC in the I-League and is remembered for his famous winning goal against Salgaocar FC at the Cooperage Stadium. He then went on to play for Salgaocar FC, DSK Shivajians FC and Bengaluru FC with whom he went on to win the I-League twice 2013-14 and 2015-16 season and the Federation Cup twice in 2014-15 and 2016-17 season.
He started his stint in the Indian Super League with Mumbai City FC (2015) and then went on to win the coveted trophy with ATK in 2016. His last stint was with NorthEast United FC where he played an important role in their first-ever playoffs qualification last season.
Keegan has represented the national team four times and made his debut against Laos in 2016.
On signing with Jamshedpur FC, Keegan added, “I am looking forward to my new home Jamshedpur FC. I enjoyed playing in front of such a massive crowd at JRD Stadium last season and I hope this upcoming season they will continue to support the team and me so that together we can win silverware for the club.”
“The facilities in Jamshedpur are excellent and I am really looking forward to visiting the city soon. Personally, have been following Jamshedpur FC since their inception and their progress over the last two seasons have been heartening.”
Jamshedpur FC CEO Mukul Choudhari added, “Keegan is a proven talent and we are very pleased to call him a Jamshedpur FC player. He has been a key individual for all the teams he has represented throughout his career and is well accustomed to Indian Football and the ISL. We are sure he will be a fantastic signing and will add great value to the team. We welcome him to Jamshedpur FC.”