Bengaluru FC midfielder Alvaro Rubio's contract ends

The 37-year-old midfielder, who has cut his teeth in the La Liga, first at Albacete and then at Real Valladolid, playing over 200 games in the Spanish top-flight, was brought in by coach Albert Roca specifically for the AFC Cup campaign.

"I wasn’t from the country but they always made me feel at home. I am sure that this club has a great future ahead," says the departing midfielder.   -  K. Bhagya Prakash

Bengaluru FC announced on Wednesday that Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rubio had called time on his short four-month long stint with the club.

The 37-year-old midfielder, who has cut his teeth in the La Liga, first at Albacete and then at Real Valladolid, playing over 200 games in the Spanish top-flight, was brought in by coach Albert Roca specifically for the AFC Cup campaign.

Rubio started all five of BFC's games during his time here and the club reaching the final can indeed be shown as evidence for the impact he made.

"I had a very good experience at BFC," Rubio was quoted as saying in an official release. "I wasn’t from the country but they always made me feel at home. I am sure that this club has a great future ahead. I would like to thank everyone again and I hope we meet soon.”

“Alvaro leaves having done everything that was asked of him," said Roca. "He’s been a great professional and in a short time has managed to be an influence on the youngsters in the team."

The club also announced that both midfielder Darren Caldeira and defender Vishal Kumar would be not renewing the short-term deals they penned in August this year. Caldeira was a BFC player from 2013-15 and Vishal's three-year contract had expired only in May this year.

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