Hira Mondal, a 25-year-old football player was signed as a full-back in a two-year deal by Bengaluru FC on Tuesday.
Story so far: Previously named in the I-League’s Team of the Season for 2020-21, Hira Mondal also gave a string of stellar performances for Mohammedan SC after which he signed a one-year deal with SC East Bengal in 2021. He was the star performer in the Indian Super League (ISL) season for the Red and Gold brigade.
- Hira Mondal is the Blues’ fifth signing under Simon Grayson, following the acquisitions of Prabir Das, Javi Hernandez, Amrit Gope and Faisal Ali.
- A full-back who pushes forward into attacking positions, the 25-year-old expressed his happiness to be a part of the “most successful team in the last decade of Indian football.”
A successful career: Hira Mondal has excelled in all his performances as a full-back. While he started his career with Calcutta Port Trust in 2015, he played for Tollygunge Agragami, Peerless and Kolkata-based side Rainbow SC.