Pune FC signs Portuguese playmaker Edgar Marcelino
Pune FC have completed their foreign quota with the signing of seasoned Portuguese playmaker Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino for the remainder of the 2014-15 football season.
Pune: Pune FC have completed their foreign quota with the signing of seasoned Portuguese playmaker Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino for the remainder of the 2014-15 football season.
The 30-year-old midfielder joins Pune FC after a brief stint with FC Goa in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League, a media release from the club said.
As a fourth overseas player in the squad, he replaces Liberian Eric Brown and joins Japanese attacker Ryuji Sueoka, Brazilian defender Luciano Sabrosa and Montenegrin striker Darko Nikac in the Pune FC squad.
"We felt that the squad needed a creative midfielder and Edgar fit the bill perfectly. I would like to wish Edgar the very best of luck for the I-League," said Pune FC's operations head, Chirag Tanna.
"I am very happy that Edgar was able to join us today for the training. He is a good player and has a very positive attitude. I wish him the best for the season ahead," club's head coach Karim Bencherifa said.
The first ever Portuguese player to play for Pune FC, Coimbra-born Edgar is also the fourth European to play his trade for the club after Spaniard Raul Fabiani (2013), Englishman Calum Angus (2013-14) and the recently signed Montenegrin striker Darko Nikac.