FC Goa announce signing of goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte!

Indian Super League franchise FC Goa have announced the signing of goalkeeper Lalthuammawia Ralte from rivals Bengaluru FC for the 2018/19 season.

25 year old Mizoram-born Lalthuammawia Ralte is a young, agile goalkeeper who started his senior career with Shilling Lajong FC in 2011 and debuted against Goan giants Churchill Brothers the same year. He contributed to the club’s success, taking them to the semifinals of the Federation Cup the same season.

He joined then I-League side Bengaluru FC thereafter in the summer of 2014 and made his debut a few months later.

The Mizo goalkeeper is highly rated in the football circles in India and is known to be great with his feet. His distribution skill and ability to react quickly to save shots makes him a prized prospect.

On signing, Ralte said, “I am honoured to have signed for FC Goa and am really looking forward to playing and learning from Sergio Lobera. The team performed very well last year in the ISL and I hope I can help the team achieve its target of winning the league.”

Head Coach, Sergio Lobera had a specific, attacking brand of football that saw his team top the scoring charts in the last season. Ralte’s style of play perfectly embodies the philosophy that the Spaniards uses. He said, “After Naveen left we did a market research in order to find the best possible option to improve last season’s numbers. Despite the fact that he hasn’t played much during the last few seasons, we know his abilities and strengths. He is a goalkeeper who is comfortable with the ball at his feet. He has a great personality too and the skills we need for a goalkeeper to fit our style.”

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