ATK rope in Brazilian defender Gerson

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Kolkata, July 30: Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK on Monday announced the signing of Brazilian center back Gerson for the upcoming season. The 25-year old has previously played for Mumbai City FC. During the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Gerson had captained a star-studded Brazilian team with the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, and Casemiro.

Gerson began his career with Brazilian giants Grêmio and came up the ranks before he was loaned out to Oeste and Red Bull Brasil.

In 2014, he moved abroad and joined Uruguayan club Atenas on a loan deal. IANS