KOLKATA: Mohammedan Sporting Club ahead of the new season beefed up their squad with the signing of Trinidadian ace Marcus Joseph.
The 30-year-old marksman becomes Mohammedan’s fourth and final foreign signing for the new season, and the only second Caribbean player at the Club.
Joseph is a prolific striker and has found the net almost regularly for all the clubs. Besides the roles of a striker, he can also double up as a left winger.
Joseph started his career with United Petronin FC and moved to Joe Public FC in 2010. After spending two seasons there, he joined T and TEC Sports Club in 2012. He played at Point Fortin and Central FC before joining W Connection on 2017. Marcus joined Gokulam Kerala in January 2019 and scored 25 goals in 30 matches. 11 of those came in the 2019 Durand Cup, where he single handedly led the Malabarians to the title.
Nicknamed ‘Lobo’, the player has participated in many age-group tournaments for his country. He played the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea and the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt.
Joseph made his debut for his country on March 3, 2013 and has so far played 21 matches, scoring 7 goals. He recently represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup Qualifiers where he also found the net against Montserrat.
Mohammedan Sporting Treasurer MD. Akram was ecstatic to add the Trinidadian striker to the squad as he said, “Marcus adds a new dimension to our attack. He is a quality player and has a proven track record in Indian football. It is vital as well to have players who have experience, because we have a very good bunch of young players but you also need a good weight of experience in the team and Marcus will contribute to that.”