ISL: Spanish defender Carlos Pena says it was 'real pleasure' to spend final years of career at FC Goa

Carlos Pena played his last two seasons with FC Goa, helping the Gaurs to their first-ever piece of silverware -lifting the Super Cup in the 2018/19

Press Trust of India April 09, 2020 21:32:46 IST
ISL: Spanish defender Carlos Pena says it was 'real pleasure' to spend final years of career at FC Goa

Panaji: Carlos Pena, who on Thursday announced retirement from professional football, said he enjoyed the last two years with Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa and being in India.

ISL Spanish defender Carlos Pena says it was real pleasure to spend final years of career at FC Goa

File image of Carlos Pena. Twitter@IndSuperLeague

The Spaniard played his last two seasons with FC Goa, helping the Gaurs to their first-ever piece of silverware -lifting the Super Cup in the 2018/19.

"It has been a real pleasure to enjoy my last two years in FC Goa and India. I feel incredibly blessed to have felt the love and passion of the people of Goa every day," Pena was quoted as saying in a release issued by FC Goa.

"We have together achieved a lot and lived some memorable moments. Me and my family were lucky to have spent two years in India and I would like to say that we will forever be Gaurs," the 36-year-old added.

Last season, with him in the backline, the Gaurs went on to top the table in the league stage of the ISL and the feat helped the club become the first ever club from India to secure a place in the AFC Champions League group stage.

Over the past two seasons, Pena appeared in FC Goa colours 43 times.

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