Shillong Lajong's Edinho Junior called-up by Portugal Under-19 side
On loan player Edinho Junior of I-League side Shillong Lajong FC has been selected by the Portuguese Football Federation (Federação Portuguesa de Futebol) to play for the Portugal Under-19 side in an U-19 International Tournament in Porto which started yesterday and runs until April 27.
Edinho Junior joined Shillong Lajong FC on loan from English Championship side Blackburn Rovers in March 2013.
Edinho is the son of former Brazilian international footballer Edon do Amaral Neto and he only moved to Blackburn Rovers last year from Portuguese side Olhanense SC. He has been part of the Rovers Reserve side, but hopes to get more playing time with Lajong FC.
The signing of Edinho is the first ever loan move of a footballer from a big international club of Blackburn Rovers' stature to an Indian I-League side.
The 18 year old scored two goals for Shillong Lajong in his debut match against Pune FC last month.