Mumbai City FC confirmed the signing of Greg Stewart on Tuesday (July 19). The Scottish offensive midfielder has signed a two-year contract with the Islanders that will keep him at the club until May of 2024.

Greg, who was born in Stirling, Scotland, began his youth career with the Rangers Academy before moving on to the Heart of Midlothian development system.

He made his senior debut with Cowdenbeath, where he remained for four seasons.

Stewart then joined Dundee FC in 2014, where he was included on the PFA Scotland ‘Players’ Player of the Year’ shortlist in 2015 and 2016.

Stewart joined English Championship club Birmingham City FC in 2016 and has since been loaned out to Aberdeen and Kilmarnock.

Greg joined Rangers in 2019 after three seasons with the Blues, where he was an important player in Steven Gerrard’s side. His services helped Rangers win the Scottish Premiership for the first time in their history in 2020-21.

The 32-year-old played a key role in Jamshedpur FC’s ISL League Winners’ Shield win in 2021-22. Stewart was personally involved in 20 of the Men of Steel’s 43 goals (10 goals and 10 assists) and led the assists charts last season.

In his first ISL season, the versatile player was also named ‘Hero of the League.’

Speaking on joining the Islanders, Greg Stewart said in a statement:

“I’m delighted to be here at Mumbai City. The club have outlined their plans and their ambitions right from the outset and I believe joining Mumbai City is the right step forward to continue my journey in India.

“The club and the coach Des Buckingham intend to build on what was a momentous season for Mumbai City last time out, including a strong performance in the AFC Champions League, and I believe we can add to the success the club has enjoyed in the recent past.”

Mumbai City FC head coach Des Buckingham has also reacted to the announcement of Greg Stewart’s arrival at the club. He said:

“Greg is a hugely talented player who has demonstrated this on many occasions last season and to be able to bring him into our group is something I am very excited about.

“He is able to play as a forward as well as a more attacking midfield player, not only bringing people into the game around him but equally able to turn games in key moments by himself.”

Buckingham will look to utilize Stewart’s experience and dynamism in turning Mumbai City FC’s fortunes around in the 2022-23 campaign.