Kerala Blasters FC sign Spanish defender Victor Mongil from Odisha FC

Indian Super League (ISL) side, Kerala Blasters FC on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Victor Mongil from fellow Indian club, Odisha FC, with the Spanish defender joining on a one-year deal with an option to extend his stay further.

The experienced and versatile centre-back, who can also operate in midfield started his career with Spanish club, Valladolid and went on to play for their B team before representing the main team in the 2011-12 season. He then played for different clubs in Spain including Atletico Madrid B prior to signing for Georgian professional club FC Dinamo Tbilisi in 2019. Victor helped Dinamo Tbilisi win the title in Georgia and also represented the club in the Europa League.

The 29-year-old signed for ATK in the January transfer window of the 2019-20 ISL season and was a key member of the ATK squad that won the title that season. Following a short summer stint back Dinamo Tbilisi after the 2020 season, Victor returned to Hero Indian Super League with Odisha FC in 2021.

“I am very happy to announce that I am officially a Kerala Blasters player. I am looking forward to being with my teammates and for a very exciting season to begin. Surely this year together with the fans and their return to the stadiums we will be able to fight for very nice things” he said on signing for the Blasters.

Mongil becomes Blasters’ second foreign signing of the summer following the arrival of striker Apostolos Giannou – who’s capture was announced last week.

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