Jamshedpur Football Club have added some Spanish creativity to the squad with the signings of Carlos Calvo, Pablo Morgado and Sergio Cidoncha for the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2018/19 season.
Carlos comes with La Liga experience from his stint at Granada and has also been part of Serie A club Udinese. The 32-year-old is primarily an Attacking Midfielder who can also play as a Winger.
28-year-old Sergio Cidoncha is a midfielder who started his career in Atlético Madrid's youth setup. He gradually stepped up the ladder to play for Atlético Madrid's B team and later with teams like Real Zaragoza and Albacete, who play in La Liga 2 (Segunda Division).
The third addition, Pablo Morgado, primarily plays as a Right Winger and previously plied his trade at CF La Nucía under Jamshedpur FC’s newly appointed Head Coach César Ferrando.
On signing with Jamshedpur FC, Carlos said, “I am excited to seek this new adventure in India with Jamshedpur FC. After playing for a long time in Spain, I hope to put all my experience into use in the ISL. I would like to thank the gaffer and the club management for trusting me and giving this opportunity.”
Sergio Cidoncha also shared his thoughts n signing with the Tata Steel franchise. The Spanish midfielder claimed, “The Indian Super League has made headlines past few years and I am excited to see how I fit in and play under their new coach César Ferrando.
“I have watched videos and seen the passion for football in the fans of Jamshedpur FC and I really want to play with my heart on my sleeve for them.”
Pablo Morgado too expressed his delight to kick-start life with his new teammates. He said, “This is a great moment for me. I have heard a lot about Jamshedpur from the gaffer. I will be meeting my new teammates directly in Madrid and I am looking forward to my new journey with them.”
César Ferrando was delighted to have the Spaniards in his squad as he said, “I would like to welcome Pablo, Sergio and Carlos to the Jamshedpur FC family. I am sure they will mark their arrival in India with plenty of goals and attractive football.
“We are continuously working with the management of the club to improve the squad with quality foreign-player signings and the trio match the criteria perfectly.”
Chief Executive Officer, Mukul Choudhari said, “All the three Spaniards are perfect fit for us this season, their style is well suited to how Cesar wants to play, and we are sure they will prove to be valuable assets for the club. We are very happy to welcome Pablo, Carlos and Sergio to the Jamshedpur FC family.”
The Spaniards will join the squad directly in Madrid on 15th August as rest of the team flies to Madrid for their pre-season tour.