The Central Coast Mariners can confirm that A-League Championship winning striker Jason Cummings has signed with Indian Super League club Mohun Bagan Super Giant for an undisclosed fee.
Cummings leaves the Mariners as a club legend, scoring 31 goals in his 50 appearances for the Central Coast.
He played a pivotal role in the Mariners’ championship winning 2022/23 campaign, including scoring a hat-trick and winning the Joe Marston medal as player of the match in the Grand Final against Melbourne City.
The Socceroo joined the Central Coast Mariners from Dundee in January 2022, quickly becoming a fan favourite on the Central Coast.
After scoring in his first A-League match against Sydney FC, Cummings went on to finish the 2021/22 season with 10 goals in 21 matches.
This saw the striker win the Mariners golden boot, be selected for the A-League All-Stars and ultimately be picked in his first ever Socceroos squad.
Cummings reached even greater heights during the 2022/23 campaign, leading the line as we won the A-League Championship and qualified for the AFC Cup.
Cummings broke the record for the most Mariners goals in an A-League campaign, finding the back of the net on 20 occasions, including three times in the Grand Final.
He was also selected for, and represented the Socceroos at, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, additionally getting picked in the PFA A-League Team of the Season.
While disappointed to see the striker leave the Central Coast, Mariners head coach Nick Montgomery thanks Cummings for his time with the club and wishes him the very best in his next adventure.
“What more can I say about Jason that has not already been said! His contribution to not only the Mariners but the A-League in general has been nothing short of incredible. When I signed Jason I was in no doubt of his quality and he is an inspiration for the way he reignited his career after a tough spell in Scotland where he fell out of love for the game,” he said.
“Whilst we are obviously sad to be losing Jason, we are very proud to have helped him achieve his ambition of becoming a Socceroo and representing Australia at a World Cup. He leaves the club a legend for his contribution both on and off the field, not only his goals but his leadership. He has wrote himself into history and I have no doubt he will return to the Coast one day.”
Cummings ends his time at the Mariners as the club’s third leading goal scorer of all time, finishing with a goal to game ratio of 0.62 across his 50 matches.
“The boys, the togetherness, the family, Monty and Sergio, what a journey it has been. I have been with the Mariners for a year and a half and Monty and the club have changed my life,” Cummings said.
“My career was at a tough point when I came here and I have fallen in love with the Coast. It is the most enjoyment that I have ever had playing football. Off the pitch and on the pitch, I have never experienced anything like it in my life. I cannot thank everyone at the club enough.”