ISL 2017: Delhi Dynamos sign Brazilian midfielder Paulinho Dias

ShareClose Comments
Indian Super League side Delhi Dynamos announce signing of Brazilian defensive midfielder Paulinho Dias for the upcoming season...

Delhi Dynamos FC have announced the signing of their first foreign player for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL). The club has secured the signature of Brazilian defensive midfielder Paulinho Dias.

Paulinho is a graduate of the Cruzerio Academy back in Brazil and has gone on to have stints at the likes of Ipatinga, Marilia, Joinville, Guaratingueta and Veranopolis subsequently.

Pune City set to announce Marcelinho signing

Dias moved to Brazilian club Chapecoense in the summer of 2012 where he was an important member of the squad which won back to back promotions. After two successful seasons with Chapecoense, the Brazilian was bought to Athletico Paranaense in 2014 by the now Delhi Dynamos head coach Miguel Angel Portugal.

Article continues below

After a successful first year with the club, the midfielder has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bahia and Joinville before signing for the Delhi based outfit.

“I'm very excited to welcome Paulinho to the club! This is a player, coach Portugal immediately identified when he came aboard and I'm sure he can be a defensive anchor in our midfield. He will make his mark in the ISL like the other Atletico Paranaense players who came before him!,” Delhi Dynamos Director Rohan Sharma said in a press release.

It will be interesting to see if the midfielder can be a success after reuniting with his former coach Portugal. The Brazilian has a good long range shot on him and he will be expected to occupy the holding role in the Delhi Dynamo’s midfield.

Next article:
Barcelona equal record for unbeaten La Liga run
Next article:
EXTRA TIME: Boateng evokes memories of AC Milan vs. Arsenal meeting
Next article:
A warning to Pogba! How Mourinho fell out with Casillas at Real Madrid
Next article:
Conte: My dad told me off for lack of touchline passion
Next article:
Guardiola to risk touchline ban by defying FA and wearing yellow ribbon at Wembley