Chennaiyin FC have signed India international Mohammed Rafique on a two-year deal. The club announced the signing: “Two-time champions Chennaiyin FC have signed former Indian Super League winner Mohammed Rafique on a two-year deal ahead of the upcoming season.
“The 31-year-old midfielder, who made headlines after scoring the breathtaking winning goal. In stoppage time that handed Atletico de Kolkata the ISL title in the inaugural season. He will be a valuable addition to the Chennaiyin FC midfield.
“A versatile footballer, Rafique has played in nine positions in his decade-long professional career with 153 matches under his belt. He will provide flexibility as well as multiple options for Chennaiyin FC in team composition.
“The Kolkata-born footballer has also represented India on 12 occasions. Including two friendlies, and has one goal and an assist to his name. With the Blue Tigers, Rafique won the 2018 Intercontinental Cup and a Tri-Nation series in 2017.”
Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani welcomed Rafique into the club: “We are very excited to see Mohammed Rafique in Chennaiyin blue. Across his illustrious career he has proudly represented the national team and scored the winning goal in the 2014 ISL final for ATK. We are also aware of the versatility he brings to the side. And his experience will be invaluable for the younger boys in the squad.”