New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) team Delhi Dynamos FC announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Bruno Pelissari for its upcoming season on Monday.
The attacking midfielder had been one of Chennaiyin FC’s key players in the last two seasons, helping the side to title victory last season.
The Brazilian signed up with Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol after last season’s ISL, a Dynamos release said.
“I am thankful to Delhi Dynamos FC for this opportunity. I have been playing in the ISL since its inception. I was fortunate to win the title last year and hope that I enjoy similar kind of success this year too. I was looking for new challenge and when Delhi Dynamos FC approached me, I couldn’t say no,” the 23-year old said in a release.
“It was unfortunate that Delhi lost in the semi-finals last year. But now, with a stronger set of players, I believe we will be a real force to reckon with.’ Pelissari added.
Delhi Dynamos’ new head coach Gianluca Zambrotta was highly pleased with the signing and declared that Bruno will be vital to his plans for the upcoming season.
“He has been one of the top players in the ISL over the last two years and through his performances he has proven himself a match-winner. He will definitely be an asset to us at Delhi Dynamos FC.” Zambrotta said.
Dynamos’ Chief Technical Officer Vishnu Madhu was delighted with the new signing and feels that Bruno will play a crucial role in its campaign.
“We are very happy to welcome him into the Delhi Dynamos FC family. He is a past champion and that is going to help an ambitious team like ours. Both, the club management and the coaching staff, believe in him and his abilities and know that he will do wonders for us,” said Madhu.
Pelissari has scored seven goals in over the last two seasons.