World Cuppers, Foreigners and Speculations all around Indian Football

Indian Football is blown away by speculations and rumors all around with much part of it being shared by foreign players linked with several Indian Clubs. We shall discuss about few names that have created a lot of fuss around the country.

Ariel Ortega, Argentina
Ariel Ortega
Club Linked with: Dempo
Nationality: Argentina
Position: Attacking Midfielder,Forward
Age: 37
Major Clubs Played For: River Plate,Valencia, Sampdoria, Parma, Fenerbahçe
Other Info: 87 International Appearances for Argentina scoring 17 Goals


Cristian Vieri, Italy
Cristian Vieri
Club Linked with: Dempo
Nationality: Italy
Position: Striker
Age: 37
Major Clubs Played For: Juventus, Atlético Madrid, Lazio, Internazionale, Milan, Fiorentina
Other Info: 49 International Appearances for Italy scoring 23 Goals


Mathew Booth, South Africa
Mathew Booth
Club Linked With: East Bengal
Nationality: South Africa
Position: Defender
Height: 6 ft 6 in
Age: 34
Major Clubs Linked With: Mamelodi Sundowns, Wimbledon, Krylia Sovetov
Other Info: 37 International Appearances for South Africa. 


Iván Kaviedes,Ecuador
Iván Kaviedes
Club Linked With: East Bengal
Nationality: Ecuador
Position: Center Forward
Age: 33
Major Clubs Played For: Barcelona SC, Crystal Palace, Real Valladolid, Porto
Other Info: 55 International Appearances for Ecuador scoring 17 goals

Jabu Mahlangu, South Africa
Jabu Mahlangu
Club Linked With: East Bengal
Nationality: South Africa
Position: Attacking Midfielder, Central Midfielder
Age: 30
Major Clubs Played For: Kaizer Chiefs, SV Mattersburg, Orlando Pirates
Other Info: 20 International Appearances for South Africa


Esteban José Herrera, Argentina
Esteban José Herrera


Club Linked With: East Bengal
Nationality: Argentina
Position: Midfielder
Age: 30
Major Clubs Played For: Boca Juniors, Talleres de Córdoba, F.C. Messina Peloro
Other Info: Was part of the Argentina Under-20 team that won the 2001 FIFA World Youth Championship.



While these are the only few of the names that has stormed the nation, the real connection between the clubs and the players could only be sorted out after they make any official announcements. No doubt, if any connection comes out to be true and the club manages to sign them, then one can expect a whole new scenario in Indian Football. Only time will tell, whats true and whats fake, but for a Indian Football Fan, its a great time to enjoy the foreign wind.



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Hi, I am Debraj Banerjee from Adra, West Bengal. A keen follower of Indian football and always an optimist that the game will get the recognition it truely deserves. What we ask from you is your support and one day the dream might turn true. Fingers crossed for Indian football. Cheers!

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