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ATK to sign Brazilian centre-back Gérson Vieira to toughen defense for upcoming ISL

ATK to sign Brazilian centre-back Gérson Vieira to toughen defense for upcoming ISL

Kolkata, Jul 30 UNI) Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) are all set to sign Brazilian centre-back, Gérson Fraga Vieira, for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) session 2018/19

" As player signings for the season are almost wrapped up, ATK has signed the versatile Vieira to strengthen their back, who is also an ISL favourite," ATK said in a statement

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Two times champions, including the inaugural tournament, ATK were bottom in last season, were trying to strengthen their defense line.

Vieira 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. However, Gerson returned to Red Bull Brasil again on loan in 2ottom 015.

He first came to play in India for Mumbai City FC in 2016 Indian Super League and was retained for the 2017-18 season as well. He was a key player for Mumbai City FC and he captained the side five times.

He was playing for the Japanese club Renofa Yamaguchi but will be seen in ATK colours for the 2018-19 season of ISL.

Gerson Vieira is a dashing presence on the field and had captained a star-studded Brazilian team with the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho and Casemiro, three of the biggest Brazilian stars in world football today during the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

“Gérson Vieira is a very versatile and exciting player. His talent and his leadership skills will impact the team in a very positive way. I welcome him to the ATK family,”Steve Coppell, head coach of ATK said.

" Delighted to be back in India and elated to be signed by ATK, the two-time champion team. I am looking forward to meet the team and want to bring the Cup back to the club.”

Gérson Fraga Vieira said.

UNI PC KK

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