Phrangki Buam joins FC Goa
Phrangki Buam

FC Goa Signs Shillong's Teenage Midfield Sensation

September 20, 2020

Phrangki Buam, the 19-year-old sensational midfielder from Shillong Lajong FC, has signed a three-year contract with FC Goa.

Making his senior debut on the national stage in the 2018/19 season of the Hero I-League, the youngster went on to become an instant hit.

He scored six goals for Shillong Lajong FC in that campaign, making him the third-highest Indian goal scorer in the league and the highest for the club.

Speaking to after completing the transfer, Buam said, "Well, it’s an absolute honour for me to join FC Goa."

"I am happy and excited. There is real joy in my heart and I am really looking forward to my future as a Gaur," he said.

"To be honest, over the past few years, I have become a fan of FC Goa. The style and the mentality to always attack is something that drew me," he added.

"I watched nearly all the FC Goa games last season and even when I couldn’t, I would watch the whole replay," he added.

"So, this is like making my dream move. I hope to now give my best and bring even more success for the team in the times to come," he further said.

Director of football of FC Goa Ravi Puskur said, "Phrangki is a player who has immense potential and was one of the shining lights in a very talented bunch of players who emerged from the Lajong Academy."

"He is a player with an eye for goal and has the technical capability to fit well into the style of football that’s become a hallmark of our club," Puskur added.

"We’re hopeful that with time, Phrangki will become a regular feature in the first team," he added.

Hailing from Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, Buam started his career with Royal Wahingdoh where he appeared for their U-16 and U-18 sides.

He then moved to Shillong Lajong, where he helped the side win the U-18 Youth League (the current Youth League) in 2018.

The same year, he would go on to impress all and sundry with his performances in the I-League.

Last season saw Buam help Shillong Lajong win both the Shillong Premier League and Meghalaya State League.

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