Shillong: North East United Football Club on Wednesday announced the signings of Portuguese defender Miguel Garcia, Zambian midfielder Kondwani Mtonga and Greek goalkeeper Alexandros Tzvoras for the Indian Super League.
"We have completed signings of Portugese defender Garcia, Zambian midfielder Mtonga and Greece keeper Tzvoras in our effort to strengthen our team," the club said in a statement here.
Miguel Garcia is a Youth Academy product of Sporting Clube De Portugal which is a premier club in Portugal and made his debut in the 2003-04 season for the senior team. He has also played in the UEFA Cup and appeared in the finals for Sporting Lisbon in 2005 with a final appearance in 2011 for Sporting Club de Braga, the statement said.
The 31-year-old stopper has also played for Italian club Reginna during the 2007-2008 season before playing for Portuguese Club, Sporting Clube Olhanense in 2009 and was also part of the under-21 2004 UEFA Championship.
On signing his contract with the NorthEast United FC, Garcia said, "All the boys are working really hard on their fitness and skill during training sessions. Playing for NorthEast United is a big challenge for me as I need to adapt to how football is played here and I am looking forward to a good season with this club."
Zambian Mtonga was scooped to bolster the squad for the ISL, the team statement said.
The-30-year old is a versatile player who can play either as a centre back or as a defensive midfielder and has played for Zamtel Ndola in 2007. He had a successful long term club career with Zesco United since 2008.
Another big signing was also done with Tzorvas, a renowned goalkeeper.
Tzorvas started playing football in The Panathinaikos Football Academy and went on to play for various football clubs in Greece from 2001 to 2011 and then played for Italian clubs Palermo and Genoa in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons respectively.
Tzorvas has played for the Under-21 Greek National Team and also for the senior team since 2008. He was the first choice goalkeeper for his country in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and also during the 2012 UEFA championship.