Igor Angulo: from Zabrze to the Asian Champions

Neither Turkey nor Poland. The future of Igor Angle is in India. After four seasons at Górnik Zabrze, the Bilbao striker today made his transfer by FC Goa, which competes in the highest category of the Asian country. “We are excited about the arrival of Igor Angulo. He has proven to be a scorer in several countries in Europe and we are sure that he is an ideal complement for our team. His leadership and competitive nature will be of great value to our dressing room,” said Ravi Puskur , football director of the 'gaurs'.

“I am excited to be able to play at FC Goa. I am looking forward to starting this adventure. What attracted me most to the club was its philosophy: it is a team that always seeks to attack,” Angulo said on the official FC Goa website. The 36-year-old Bilbao forward signs for a season and arrives in India to replace his compatriot Ferrán Corominas, who in three seasons at the club was able to score 48 goals in the Super League, making him the highest historical scorer in the competition. Another Spaniard, Juan Ferrando, will be the coach of a team facing his debut in the Asian Champions League, another of the great incentives of next year.

Angulo, history of Polish football

Igor Angulo comes to India after engraving his name in gold letters in Polish football. The Basque striker arrived at Górnik Zabrze when he was competing in the Second Division and was able to convert 17 fundamental goals in the mining club's return to the elite. Already in the Ekstraklasa, Angulo did not see any decrease in his numbers. What's more, he improved them: in his first season he signed 23 goals, in the second he scored 24 and in the third he achieved 16, which places him as third highest foreign scorer in the history of the Polish First Division after Flávio Paixāo (Slask and Lechia) and Miroslav Radović (Legia).

Igor Angulo, who received a rooster every time his team won at home and was named best player of the match, not only led to Górnik, one of the Polish clubs with the best record, back to Ekstraklasa. His goals were also essential for the club to return to European competitions 24 years later.. In total, Angulo converted 88 goals in 154 games with the mining club, making him the top Spanish scorer in the history of Polish football. At 36, the Bilbao man now faces a new challenge. No start date, by the way: ISL 2020/21 is scheduled to start in November of this year, but the advance of the coronavirus in India could delay the start of the championship.