ISL: Atletico de Kolkata strengthens team with 3 International recruits
The winners of the inaugural edition of the ISL have signed Stephen Pearson, Dani Mallo and Pablo Jos for the upcoming season.
The champions of the inaugural edition and the semi-finalist of the second season of Indian Super League, Atlético de Kolkata, announced today the recruitment of three more International players. The team has signed Scottish midfielder Stephen Paul Pearson commonly known as‘Pearo’, who plays for Motherwell FC and two other Spaniards, Daniel 'Dani' Mallo Castro plays for Albacete Balompié as Goalkeeper and centre back Pablo José Gallardo Zurera, who currently plays for Dreams Metro Gallery FC.
After the announcement of signing dynamic Indian players and retaining four international recruits for this season of football, now three more international footballers will add to the composition and strength of the team.
“While developing the nucleus of the team this year the team management has rightly retained some seasoned performers and now invested on three exciting talents. We are slowly building the side with the right combinations, while Pearson had tasted success in ISL earlier it will be new turf for Dani and Pablo and I am sure their talent will be appreciated by the ATK fans,” said José Molina, Head Coach, Atlético de Kolkata
About Stephen Paul Pearson (Pearo)
Stephen Paul Pearson (born 2 October 1982) has represented Kerala Blasters in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. Pearson is a Scottish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Motherwell. He began his career at Motherwell and joined Celtic in 2004, where he won domestic honours including two Scottish Premier League titles.
About Daniel 'Dani' Mallo Castro
Daniel 'Dani' Mallo Castro (born 25 January 1979) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Albacete Balompié as a goalkeeper. As a senior player he played at Deportivo de La Coruña, where he served almost exclusively as third-choice in the first team. Mallo later joined Portugal's S.C. Braga for 2006–07, he started the first half of the following campaign, also featuring for the club in the Portuguese and UEFA Cups.
About Pablo José Gallardo Zurera
Pablo José Gallardo Zurera (born 19 February 1986 in Seville, Andalusia) is a Spanish footballer who plays for Hong Kong club Dreams Metro Gallery FC as a central defender.