Official: Delhi Dynamos sign Kristof Van Hout

The former Genk custodian has decided to ply his trade in the new league organised by IMG-Reliance...

Kristof Van Hout is the latest addition to the Delhi Dynamos roster for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).

The 27-year old last plied his trade for Belgium’s Racing Genk where he only made seven appearances in 2 seasons.

Van Hout burst on to the scene in 2008, becoming the hero of Kortrijk after saving three penalties in the shootout against league champions Standard Liege in a cup tie.

Thereafter he moved to Standard Liege itself, with whom he won the Belgian Cup in 2010-11. Van Hout was on the bench for Liege’s matches in the Champions League, including two games against Premier League giants Arsenal.

Van Hout said, “I am eagerly looking forward to playing in India, which has a sizeable fan following for the game of football. I am confident that it will be an enjoyable and fruitful experience to play in Indian conditions.” 

Delhi Dynamos FC Coach Harm van Veldhoven said, “Van Hout is a seasoned player, who has contributed immensely to his teams in the past due to his fine goalkeeping skills. We are sure that he will display the same alacrity and judgement when defending Delhi Dynamos’ goalpost. His height is a big advantage, especially in close games that go down to penalty shootouts.”