Odisha FC on Sunday announced the signing of India midfielder Raynier Fernandes, an Indian Super League and Shield winner with Mumbai City FC in 2020-21.
The 26-year-old Mumbai player, who spent three fruitful seasons with the Islanders, came on board from MCFC on a season-long loan, the OFC said in a statement.
Fernandes made his international debut at the 2019 King's Cup in Thailand and made a strong case for himself in the two games against Curacao and Thailand.
India head coach Igor Stimac included him in the World Cup Qualifier against Afghanistan and he also got a start against Bangladesh.
Having begun his football career with Air India before representing Maharashtra in the Santosh Trophy, Fernandes' breakthrough season came in 2017-18 with Mohun Bagan.
In his first season at the Mariners, the central midfielder won the Sikkim Governors Gold Cup and finished runners-up in the Federation Cup, I-League and the Calcutta Football League Premier Division.
He then returned to Mumbai to represent the Islanders in the Indian Super League in 2018.
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