FC Goa complete permanent signing of Mohammad Yasir on four-year deal

posted in News by FC Goa Official on 5th July 2024

posted in News

by FC Goa Official

on 5th July 2024

FC Goa complete permanent signing of Mohammad Yasir on four-year deal

FC Goa are delighted to announce that Mohammad Yasir has officially signed a permanent four-year contract with the Club.

After initially joining the Gaurs on a short-term deal during the 2023-24 season, Yasir has now committed his future to the Club, with his new contract extending until the conclusion of the 2027-28 season.

Manolo Marquez, Head Coach of FC Goa, expressed his enthusiasm for the signing, stating: “Yasir’s performances since rejoining us have been nothing short of outstanding. His vision, creativity, and determination have significantly bolstered our midfield.

“Since I first arrived in India, he has been part of my teams every single year. He is more mature in his decision-making now, and is technically a better player too. He is one of the best left-footed players in India, and with every season, he improves his numbers in terms of goals and assists,” he added.

The 26-year-old made a significant impact during his recent stint with FC Goa, contributing two goals and four assists in 13 appearances. His efforts were instrumental in the Gaurs’ journey to the semi-finals of the ISL Cup playoffs and their third-place finish in the ISL League stage, just three points behind champions Mohun Bagan Super Giant.

Reflecting on his permanent move, Mohammad Yasir said: “Rejoining FC Goa last season did not feel new at all. It felt great to be back in Goa, with Coach Manolo. It was like I was back home again. The support from the fans and the Club has been incredible.

“I’m looking forward to staying here for a long time, and the objective for everyone in the club is to win trophies. We have to work hard for this objective and I will do my best to contribute as much as I can.

“Personally, I would like to improve my goal-scoring. It is an aspect that I always try to work on more and more and I feel there has been improvement in the last two seasons, but a lot is left to be done. Of course, I love to create chances for my teammates as well, and that is also something that I want to continue doing,” he signed off.

Yasir’s football journey began with Pune FC, where his impressive performances for the youth teams earned him a call-up to the first team. Following a stint with Pune City FC’s U18 side, he was drafted by FC Goa ahead of the ISL 2017-18 season. He represented the Men in Orange in the Super Cup and the Second Division League, where he marked his debut with a memorable goal.

After returning to Pune City and subsequently joining Hyderabad FC, the midfielder established himself as a pivotal player, making 91 appearances, scoring six goals and providing 15 assists. His contributions were vital in Hyderabad’s success, including their ISL Cup triumph in the 2021-22 season.

On the international stage, Mohammad Yasir made his senior debut for India in a 1-1 draw against Oman in 2021. His notable moment came during the SAFF Championship final, where he assisted in India’s 3-0 victory over Nepal.