Churchill Brothers sign Portuguese duo Eurípedes Amoreirinha and Hugo Machado

Amoreirinha played for Benfica from 2004-07 and last represented Portuguese 1st division side Vitória Setúbal, while Machado is a product of the Sporting Lisbon Academy...
Defending I-League champions Churchill Brothers SC have, on Monday, confirmed the signing of defender Eurípedes Amoreirinha and attacking midfielder Hugo Machado from Portugal to add to their roster of foreigners in the coming season.

With Gabon international Henri Antchouet retained from last season, the Goan giants are still on the look-out for an Asian to complete their quota of four foreigners.

The now 28-year-old Amoreirinha has been part of Portugal's national squad during the Under-19 UEFA European championship and has represented his country in the UEFA Under-21 Championship.

Amoreirinha (R) helped Vitória Setúbal to a 12th placed finish last season

Hugo Machado, 30, last turned out for Sanat Naft in the Iran Pro League, and has played with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Quaresma, Carlos Martins and Moutinho during his time at the Sporting Lisbon Academy.

"We are very happy to join the champion club of India and moreover to move to a place like Goa was a dream especially with the close ties between Goa and Portugal. We have heard a lot about the club and Goa and especially about the 'Family' that runs the club and the passion of the chairman Churchill Alemao.

"We will do our best to help Churchill Brothers to continue to be the champion club of India and to win many more laurels not only in India but in Asia as well," the two new signings mentioned in a joint statement.

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