Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC have announced the signing of Rostyn Griffiths from fellow City Football Group (CFG) club and A-League side Melbourne City FC.
The towering centre-back joined the club after signing a one-year deal with the club, expiring at the end of the 2022-23 season.
Griffiths will reunite with his former assistant manager at Melbourne City FC in the form of Des Buckingham.
Griffiths started his career with Blackburn Rovers making moving overseas to Australia to play in the A-League.
Griffiths then featured for China’s Guangzhou City and the Dutch club Roda JC before returning to A-league with Perth Glory, where he spent two seasons with the club.
He even had a stint in the Uzbekistan Super League before returning back to Australia to play for Melbourne City FC.
Speaking about the ISL and joining Mumbai City FC, Griffiths stated, “I’ve heard lots of good things about the Indian Super League, it is one of the fastest-growing leagues in the world and it has a great quality in terms of the game. Personally, this is a new challenge in my life and I’m ready for it.
The club’s vision and ambition is a huge factor in helping my decision to come here along with what Des Buckingham intends to build here at Mumbai City. I’ve known him from a long time – we’ve won trophies together in Australia, and now I hope we can achieve success in India as well.”
He concluded by stating, “We have got a solid squad, with a great mix of youth and experience, and I am really excited to be part of it. I look forward to working with my new teammates, and most importantly, make the passionate fans of Mumbai City proud.”
After the announcement of Griffiths’ signing, Des Buckingham said, “I’ve worked closely with Rostyn in the past so I know him quite well. He is a top player and is someone who will bring a lot of experience and character into our team.
“We’ve enjoyed success in our time at Melbourne City and he fits perfectly within our able and talented squad. We have a very young core here and I believe Rostyn can be a great mentor to our youngsters as well. I believe he can make a big impact at Mumbai City.”