Indian Super League 2016: Atletico de Kolkata sign Henrique Sereno as Pablo Gallardo replacement

The Sourav Ganguly co-owned franchise have roped in the Portuguese international after the Spaniard was ruled out from even before the new season could start

The Kolkata franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL), Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) have finally signed a replacement for Pable Gallardo for the third edition of the ISL, at the club announced on Saturday that they have roped in Henrique Sereno Fonseca.

Spanish defender Pablo Jose Gallardo Zuerra was signed in June, along with another Spaniard in goalkeeper Daniel Mallo Castro (Dani) and Scottish midfielder Stephen Pearson (Pearo).

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Goal had reported about Pablo being ruled out due to injury before ATK could play their first match of the season.

Pablo's replacement, Sereno, has earned a couple of caps with the Portugal national team and has represented the likes of FC Porto, Real Valladolid and FC Koln among in his senior club career.

ATK are so far unbeaten in the ISL season 3 after three games, with two draws (2-2 against Chennaiyin FC and 1-1 against Mumbai City FC) and a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC.

Atletico de Kolkata's next clash is against FC Goa at the Rabindra Sarobar stadium in Kolkata, on Sunday, 15th October.