Indian Super League 2020/21 runner-up ATK Mohun Bagan have signed Indian defensive midfielder Bidyananda Singh, the club confirmed on Monday.
“We are delighted to announce that Bidyananda Singh is back in the City of Joy as he signs a one-year deal with the Green & Maroon!” ATK Mohun Bagan’s social media captions read.
Bidyananda Singh’s career so far
Bidyananda Singh started his youth career with the Sports Authority of India between 2008 – 2012 before moving to AIFF Elite Academy. In 2016, he joined Bengaluru and served them until 2018 before joining the senior side Atletico Kolkata during the 2016/17 edition of the Indian Super League.
In his debut season, he played six matches for the Kolkata based club. Next season, he joined the B-side of Bengaluru FC, where he made eight appearances for the club across two seasons.
Bidyananda Singh signed a contract with the Islanders ahead of the 2019/20 edition of the ISL. He served the club for a couple of seasons and won the ISL trophy & shield with them during the last season. In 10 appearances, Bidyananda has found the net once.
He played all ten matches during his debut season with Mumbai City FC. The defensive midfielder started once and was substituted during the 48th minute of the game. His remaining nine appearances were when he came off the bench during the same season.
The 23-year-old assisted once in the 2019/20 ISL against Hyderabad. His pass was converted into a goal by Modou Sougou to help the Islanders gain a 2-0 lead in the game. Hyderabad’s Bobo scored a consolation goal for his side at the 81st minute. Mumbai City FC won the game 2-1.
His only goal came against Jamshedpur FC in the same season. The Red Miners got a lead at the 7th-minute courtesy of a goal by Acosta. Later, Mumbai City FC scored a goal and got the score levelled. Bidyananda Singh found a net at the stoppage time to hand the Islanders a 2-1 victory against the Men of Steel.