Bala Devi set sails in uncharted waters; signs for Rangers FCJanuary 30, 2020
- In a historic move for Indian football, Scottish club Rangers FC announced on Wednesday the signing of striker Bala Devi from Manipur Police Sports Club on a 18-month contract following a successful trial that the player underwent in November last year.
- The move is a big step in Devi’s career, who is currently the top scorer for the Indian national women’s team and also the leading goalscorer in South Asia. The 29-year-old, who has also captained India in the past, has scored 52 goals from 58 games since 2010.
- She becomes the first Indian woman to become a professional footballer and also Rangers’ first Asian international footballer, the Scottish club said in a statement.