Indian Super League: Brazilian defender Gerson Vieira moves from Mumbai City to ATK
Mumbai's Gerson Vieira has moved to ATK in Kolkata, after a successful spell in the Maharashtrian city saw him come close to winning the Indian Super League after finishing on top of the table.
Kolkata: Brazilian defender Gerson Vieria, who impressed during his two-year stint with Mumbai City, will now be seen in ATK colours in the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.
The 25-year-old had a splendid debut season for Mumbai in 2016 when he made 14 appearances and helped them finish top of the table en route the playoffs.
He also captained the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Casemiro, Alisson among others at the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup.
"Vieira is a very versatile and exciting player. His talent and his leadership skills will impact the team in a very positive way. I welcome him to the ATK family," Steve Coppell, ATK head coach, said.
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The players and the assistant coach have been kept in isolation in their respective hotels serving as bio-secure bubbles.
The 29-year-old, better known as Isma, is capable of playing anywhere across the forward line and is set for his maiden stint in India.
Dessai is an experienced campaigner having featured for and captained ISL side FC Goa for the last six seasons, winning the League Shield and the Super Cup.