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Former Central Methodist University mens soccer forward Murun Althankhuyag has become the first player born in Mongolia to sign a professional soccer contract.

The native of Mongolian capital Ulan Bator, the 24-year old scored 18 goals and six assists in 37 games with the Eagles in three season from 2010-2012.

He signed with Krabi FC of Division I, the second level of Thailand’s league system. Krabi finished ninth in 2013.

After tryouts with several clubs in Thailand, Althankhuyag also had a tryout in Laos and was offered a contract by a club there before choosing to play in Thailand.

“I couldn’t be happier for Murun,” said Central Methodist coach Dan Schmidlin. “He was a great player for our University and will represent the Eagles and Mongolia well during his professional career.”

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