Forward David Williams leaves ATK Mohun Bagan

ATK Mohun Bagan forward David Williams will depart the club after two glorious years with the Mariners.

The club confirmed his departure on Saturday, bringing an end to his two-year successful stint at the Mariners. The 34-year-old was a key figure in the attacking department, as he brought in numerous goals and assists, and came in having vast experience playing across the Belgian and Australian top-flight leagues.

Having played under two different managers in Antonio Lopez Habas and Juan Ferrando, the Australian racked up 37 appearances for the Green and Maroons, being heavily involved in the offence with 10 goals and three assists across the two seasons for the Mariners.

Williams struck up a deadly partnership with Roy Krishna up front and posed quite the threat for defenders, in conjunction with being a favourite amongst the ATK Mohun Bagan faithful.

While the Mariners might cherish several iconic moments of Williams, one such moment particularly stands out where he scored the fastest ever Hero ISL goal till date when the forward found the back of the net in just 12 seconds against Hyderabad FC in the 2021-22 campaign.

With the departure of Williams, the Mariners have big shoes to fill, and will need a like-to-like replacement to make sure their attacking firepower remains threatening.

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