Former champion Bengaluru FC has managed to retain a few of its star gamers for the seventh season of the Indian Super league (ISL 2019-20), with the likes of Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado and Juanan extending their keep, whereas including the likes of Brazilian Cleiton Silva and Spain defender Fran Gonzalez.
Here’s a take a look at the seven abroad gamers in Bengaluru FC’s squad for ISL 2020-21.
One of the mainstays in Bengaluru FC’s defensive midfield and infrequently tasked to play centre-back, Erik Paartalu’s versatility is finest fitted to Carles Cuadrat’s model of play.
Star midfielder Erik Paartalu has been a peaceful presence in Bengaluru FC’s engine room. – Special Arrangement
Along with Dimas Delgado and the centre-back pairing of Juanan and Alberto Serran, Paartalu contributed closely to Bengaluru’s 11 cleansheets from 20 matches final season.
After signing for Bengaluru FC in 2016, Juanan developed into probably the most necessary gamers for the membership within the following years.
His years spent enjoying within the Bundesliga and La Liga have helped him lead Bengaluru backline, which have been essential in Bengaluru FC’s run into the 2016 AFC Cup ultimate and ISL triumph in 2017.
Juanan, who joined Bengaluru FC in the summertime of 2016, is the membership’s longest-serving foreigner. – ISL
His partnership with Alberto Serran performed a significant function in Bengaluru FC conceding simply 13 objectives final season.
One of the important thing figures of Mohun Bagan’s I-League profitable workforce final season, Fran Gonzalez might be an necessary addition to Bengaluru FC following centre-back Alberto Serran’s departure.
Fran Gonzalez was a part of the 2019-20 I-League-winning Mohun Bagan squad. – Twitter/I-League
The accountability on his shoulders might be large as Bengaluru FC goals to keep up its tag of meanest defence within the league.
Cleiton Silva, who is ready to make his ISL debut this season, arrives with a fame of a goal-scoring machine in Thailand’s top-tier.
Cleiton Silva whereas enjoying for Thailand’s Muangthong United. – Twitter @MuangthongUtd
The Brazilian, who can function wherever within the ahead line, turned the primary overseas participant in Thai League to attain 100 plus objectives the place he received three titles in as many seasons. It might be fascinating to see how he combines with skipper Sunil Chhetri up entrance.
A former Barcelona B participant, Dimas Delgado arrived at Bengaluru FC in 2017 and developed into a pacesetter within the centre of the pitch.
The Spaniard is deadly along with his set-piece supply and possesses a variety of passing.
Bengaluru FC midfielder Dimas Delgado throughout a coaching session. – BFC Media
Though he’s simpler as a defensive midfielder, Cuadrat may play him in a extra superior place to get essentially the most out of his passing prowess.
Bengaluru FC has roped in Norwegian striker Kristian Opseth for the 2020-21 season as a substitute for Raphael Augusto.
Opseth started his profession at Kaupanger IL in Norway, earlier than stints at Forde, Sogndal and Glimt FC within the Norwegian divisions.
The 30-year-old spent the 2018-19 season in Turkey with Erzurumspor earlier than his most up-to-date task within the A-League with Adelaide United.
Jamaican striker Deshorn Brown was signed by Bengaluru FC within the January switch window to bolster its assault. His return of three objectives in seven appearances, most of them in its place, is first rate, as he’ll hope for a much bigger function to play within the 2020-21 season.