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Atletico de Kolkata reinforce squad with signing of Spanish forward Juan Belencoso

Updated: Aug 25, 2016 21:47 IST

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The champions of inaugural edition and the semi finalist of the second season of Indian Super League, Atletico de Kolkata, announced on Thursday the signing of Spanish centre forward Juan Belencoso and added more fervor in their strong International line up of players.

Known for his hard working nature and skills, Belencoso is a fan favourite with his clinical finishes and played for Kitchee FC in Hong Kong.

Belencoso also played for sides like Albacete Balompie, UB Conquense, CD Lugo and Cadiz CF. From 2002 to 2008, following a brief spell in Portugal, Juan Belencoso competed mainly in Segunda Division B, representing in that level Real Jaen, Merida UD, CE L'Hospitalet and CD Baza.

After the announcement of signing dynamic Indian players and retaining seven international recruits including marquee player for this season now, the addition of Belencoso will add to the composition and strength of the team.

"On behalf of the team management we welcome Belencoso to Atletico de Kolkata which will help us in further developing the nucleus of the team this year. My association with his style of football goes back to the Kitchee FC days in Hong Kong. He had been one of the most consistent performers and had been nominated as AFC Foreign Player of the Year. With Postiga and now Belencoso I feel the need for the right strikers has been precisely addressed." (ANI)