East Bengal have completed the signing of Leonida Christos Bertos on a two year contract. Bertos will be the marquee player of the I-League outfit for the 2014-15 season.
An attacking midfielder by trade, Bertos started his club career with Wellington Olympic in 1997. He went on to play for English clubs including Barnsley, Chester City, Rochdale and Scarborough before joining Wellington Phoenix.
Bertos made his debut for New Zealand in a friendly against Iran in 2003. He won 52 caps for his country. He played in all three matches of New Zealand's 2010 World Cup campaign. Incidentally they remained the only unbeaten side in the tournament.