ISL 2016 | FC Pune City sign Mexican striker Anibal Zurdo

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ISL 2016 | FC Pune City sign Mexican striker Anibal Zurdo

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Press Release


The Indian Super League club FC Pune City have reinforced their forward line by adding Mexican striker Anibal Zurdo Rodriguez for the 2016 edition of the league. The 33-year old, who started his career with Atletico Madrid's youth team, will make his debut in the ISL with this move to the Pune side.

FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel sounded upbeat with the signing of the experienced centre-forward. “Anibal’s experience of playing in the Spanish league will be very valuable to the team. His speed combined with attacking instincts in the opponents box will surprise our fans and rivals alike. In addition to his performances on the pitch, I am sure that he will be a great influence in the dressing room too.”

Anibal started his career with Atletico Madrid playing for their youth team. He then graduated and went on to play for Spanish clubs like Deportivo Guadalajara, Mostoles, Valencia ‘B’ and CE Sabadell FC scoring over 100 goals. His best performances came while donning CE Sabadell FC kit where he scored 28 goals in 74 appearances.

Head coach Antonio Habas was pleased with the new addition. “Anibal is a quality striker, for his speed and overall work rate are characteristics that I admire. I'm very excited at the prospect of working with him now for the benefit of FC Pune City.”

Making his Indian Super League debut, Anibal said he was looking forward to meet his new family – his FC Pune City teammates, team management and fans. “I hope to create a strong relationship with everyone involved with this club. This is a new chapter in my career. I will do everything in my abilities for FC Pune City to achieve their ultimate goal.”

Co-owner and Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan expressed his delight with the new signing. “Anibal brings a wealth of experience to the team and we are looking forward to a memorable season with him,” said Hrithik.

Report Courtesy : © FC Pune City Media

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