Francisco Fernandes departs Chennaiyin FC

Former India national football team midfielder Francisco Fernandes has left two-time Indian Super League (ISL) winner Chennaiyin FC after spending two seasons with the club.

Francisco Fernandes had made a total of 37 appearances in all competitions for Chennaiyin FC over the last two seasons.   -  www.chennaiyinfc.com

Two-time ISL champion Chennaiyin FC has confirmed the departure of Francisco Fernandes from the club. The 33-year-old Goan midfielder bids adieu to CFC, having won the Indian Super League title with the team in the 2017-18 season.

Francisco had played 37 times in all competitions for Chennaiyin over the last two seasons. He was a versatile presence across midfield given his ability to fit seamlessly into any role. The former India international brought bags of experience to the table, and was a worthy option for head coach John Gregory to have at his disposal.

"Francis is a terrific professional and I have to admit that he's always been one of my favourites! He was an absolute delight to work with over the two seasons he spent with us," said Gregory in a heartfelt parting message to Francis.

"Frankie, as I like to call him, was integral to our title triumph and his experience was extremely valuable to us both on and off the pitch, with the younger players especially learning a lot from him. We wish him and his family the very best for the future," concluded the Chennaiyin FC gaffer.

  Dugout videos