Ethiopian striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa is the Hero ISL’s first-ever goalscorer! A deft chip over Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Subrata Paul, after teammate Luis García had played him through, ensured Lemessa’s place in footballing history. Here are some facts about the 28-year-old:
- Known for scoring wonder goals, with stunning strikes from distance, bicycle kicks, and back-heel finishes all in his repertoire.
- Veteran of the South African league, with a long spell at national powerhouses SuperSport United highlighting a career in which he has also represented Orlando Pirates
- Captained the Ethiopian team in the 2012 CECAFA Cup, which is one of the oldest cup tournaments in the world.
Atlético de Kolkata fans can look forward to more great goals from their number 9!
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Source: Indian Super League