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Atletico de Kolkata sign Postiga as marquee footballer

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, July 29: Indian Super League (ISL) defending champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) on Wednesday roped in Helder Postiga as their marquee footballer for the upcoming season, starting in October.

The 32-year-old has represented Portugal in two World Cups and three European Championships, helping his team reach the Euro 2004 fil. Postiga last played for Spanish club Deportivo de La Coruña as a striker. “The presence of Postiga will definitely bolster the team for the season ahead and also allow the Indian and intertiol players to learn from him about the way he goes about preparing for a major tourment like ISL,” ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas said.

“He will have an altogether different experience when he plays in front of Kolkata’s football aficiodos. I am sure Postiga’s presence will make the city and ATK fans proud.” The prolific forward has earlier turned up for clubs like Porto, Valencia, Lazio, Sporting Lisbon and Tottenham Hotspur. Welcoming him, team co-owner Sanjiv Goenka said: “On behalf of the team magement, we welcome Postiga in the Atletico de Kolkata family as our marquee player for 2015 ISL. (IANS)

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