Chennaiyin FC, two time ISL champion signed Indian defender Davinder Singh on Friday, on a one year contract ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 season.
Davinder missed the last three editions of the ISL due to a knee injury suffered ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. The 25 year old Indian international will be eager to get back in the field after 3 years.
In an official press release, Davinder Singh said: “With Chennaiyin FC’s rich history in the Indian Super League, it is a tremendous honour for me to become a part of this club. The passion of the fans and the club’s family-led ethos made it a very easy decision for me to sign.“
“I am very excited to be working with head coach Boško and my new teammates, some who I have known for years. I have always given my 100% and this season, I am even more determined to bring success back to Chennaiyin FC and my ambition is to make my way back to representing the Indian national team again. I believe this will happen.“
Davinder Singh’s rise through the ranks
Davinder’s rise from the University football to the national squad was meteoric. His performance for U-23 team at the 2018 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Championship qualifiers had a great impact. With his eye catching performance in the qualifiers, Davinder managed to impress the former national team coach Stephen Constantine.
Hence, the former Punjab University defender earned a spot for himself in the senior team of India. He played his debut at 2018 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship. He made three international appearances for the Blue Tigers so far.
“With Indian players taking up more and more responsibility, we are delighted to further strengthen our defensive department with a prospect such as Davinder”, CFC co-owner Vita Dani said.