“Gustavo Silva is the Best Foreigner Defender Ever to Come in India” : Sanjoy Sen

Mohun Bagan, the current I-League title holder, signed a deal with Gustavo Silva Conceicao, who has the potential to be the best foreigner defender ever come in India. Gustavo Silva joins Mohun Bagan about a month ago. However, he came to India yesterday with a lot of expectancy. Not only him, but also all the Mohun Bagan supporters are really flared up to watch such a player, who has played against Ronaldinho.

Gustavo Silva Joins Mohun Bagan

Gustavo Silva Joins Mohun Bagan

If Gustavo can comply with Indian football, he is going to be the best foreign defender ever to come in India – these are the words, what Sanjoy Sen, current coach of Green and Maroon, has told to local media. After an unexpected delay, finally this Brazilian center back arrived to join the training season of Mohun Bagan.

Although, this non-English defender is excited to play for an Indian club – mainly the club, which won the I-League title, yet, he almost failed to express his feeling in local language or English. However, he tried to say that:

I have played my last match in May but I am fit.

According to local media, he is really excited to be here and play for the best club in India. His excitement reflected, when he went to the training in Rio de Jeneiro to follow the Mohun Bagan’s the training of physical trainer, Djair de Miranda Garcia.

Achievements of Gustavo Silva: New Signing of Mohun Bagan

This 29 years old Brazilian defender has a delightful career in foreign countries. He has played for several clubs including Duque de Caxias, Atletico Goianiense etc. Apart from that, he has played for a big club like Flamengo. The most exciting news is he has played against the king of Brazilian football, Ronaldinho Gaucho. And he played really well against this man.

In 2015, he signed on a deal with the MLS giant, Orlando City for his outstanding performance and experience. The same experience can be a helpful sign for Mohun Bagan.

Career Statistics of Gustavo Silva

YearTeamAppsGoals
2007-2010Tigers do Brasil110
2008Potiguar (loan)N/AN/A
2008CRB (loan)N/AN/A
2009Duque de Caxias (loan)221
2010Ipatinga10
2010-2011Boavista61
2010Duque de Caxias (loan)90
2011-2014Flamengo60
2012Atlético Goianiense (loan)230
2013Boavista (loan)140
2013Ceara (loan)120
2014Boavista (loan)141
2014Vila Nova161
2015Ornaldo City00
2015Mohun Bagan00

Wrap Up

As Mohun Bagan’s coach, Sanjoy Sen has been retained, he needs to implement this world class defender at right time in right place. Sanjoy Sen’s strategies worked great in past season and Mohun Bagan authority is looking for something more in this upcoming season.