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ATK brings in Spanish flavour to reinforce defence; signs central defender Jordi

ATK brings in Spanish flavour to reinforce defence; signs central defender Jordi

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Sep 2017, 03:55 pm
Kolkata, Sept 9 (IBNS): The two time ISL champions ATK, announced today the signing of Spanish footballer Jordi Figueras Montel, who has played as a central defender for La Liga clubs like Celta, Real Betis, Real Valladolid.

Fondly known as Jordi, besides playing in first and second division Spanish Clubs, he has also played in top tier Spanish league like Copa del Rey, and Russian premier division league Premier Liga, Turkish Super Lig.

Jordi also played for Club Brugge KV from the Belgian PRO League which featured in the UEFA Europa League and German association football club Karlsruher SC in his career besides other clubs.

The addition of Jordi will reinforce the defence of ATK for the upcoming season of Indian Super League 2017.

“We welcome Jordi to our ATK family. Our coaching staff believes in his abilities as a central defender and feel he will be an ideal fit in our scheme of things for the upcoming season," Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group, Principal Owner, ATK.

  “I am delighted to get a chance to experience Indian football through ATK. India is gaining popularity in the global arena post the onset of ISL as we are being able to meet new fans and play some exciting football. I am eagerly looking forward to getting to know my team-mates, contribute to our game plan and earn many fans from India," Jordi Figueras Montel, ATK