Pune FC sign Portuguese playmaker Edgar Marcelino for 2014-15 I-League
Pune, Jan 23 (IANS) Pune FC have completed their foreign quota with the addition of seasoned Portuguese playmaker Edgar Carvalho Figueira Marcelino for the remainder of the 2014-15 I-League season.
The 30-year-old midfielder joins Pune FC after a brief stint with FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) and adds valuable experience to the squad.
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 squad.
"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," Karim Bencherifa, Pune FC head coach, said.
The midfielder began his career with a brief stint with Academica (1996-97) before moving to European giants Sporting Clube de Portugal where he spent five years coming up through the youth ranks.
The first ever Portuguese player to play for Pune FC, Edgar also becomes the fourth European to ply his trade for the club after Spaniard Raul Fabiani (2013), Englishman Calum Angus (2013-14) and the recently signed Montenegrin striker Darko Nikac.