Mumbai: Former German international Manuel Friedrich, who has played for Bundesliga sides like Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Mainz 05, was Friday signed up by the Mumbai franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) for the inaugural edition of the football league Oct 12-Dec 20.
The 34-year-old Friedrich is the only overseas player in the ISL with the experience of playing the 2014 UEFA Champions League football for quarter-finalists Borussia Dortmund. (Tendulkar Owned ISL Side Pick Michael Chopra)
Friedrich joins the Mumbai franchise with over 15 years of priceless professional experience as a top quality centre back, packed with a remarkable 413 appearances at various levels of football. A strong defender, known for his fantastic aerial duels, Friedrich will be the backbone of the Mumbai squad's defence strategy.