Odisha FC kick off their 2023-24 season with a historic AFC Cup opener on Tuesday, September 19 against Mohun Bagan Super Giant at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
A product of English club Tottenham Hotspur FC’s youth academy, Cy Goddard represented the club at the U-18, U-21 and U-23 levels before leaving in 2017.
A move to Italy followed for Goddard where he signed for Serie B side Benevento Calcio on a three-year deal in 2018.
In search of more playing time, the attacking midfielder moved to Cypriot club Pafos FC on loan for the 2019-20 season. Goddard, who has played for Japan’s youth teams, joined Mumbai City FC on loan ahead of the 2020-21 ISL season and assisted three goals and scored one in 19 appearances.
Odisha FC head coach Sergio Lobera provided an update on Cy’s availability ahead of the game against the Mariners.
“Cy will be available. But the reality is that I have to check in what state the player has arrived and he will only be available after two days of training… Difficult!”