ISL: Delgado signs fresh one-year deal with Bengaluru FC

Dimas Delgado, 37, has been central to the way Bengaluru FC goes about its play since he arrived at the club in 2017.

Bengaluru FC midfielder Dimas Delgado during a training session.

Bengaluru FC, on Tuesday, announced that midfielder Dimas Delgado would spend a fourth year with the club after the Spaniard put pen to paper in a new one-year deal that keeps him with the Blues till the end of the 2020-21 season. Delgado’s extension comes a little more than a week after Bengaluru tied down Erik Paartalu to a two-year deal. 

Thirty-seven-year-old Delgado has been central to the way Bengaluru goes about its play since he arrived at the club in 2017. One of the leaders in the dressing room, Delgado turned up with yet another season full of consistent performances where he notched five assists and a goal in Bengaluru’s run up to the semifinal of the Indian Super League.

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“I am delighted in extending my stay at a club I can very comfortably call home. I have enjoyed playing my part in everything we have achieved over the last three seasons and I cannot wait to do it for one more year. It’s an honour to pull on the Bengaluru shirt and walk out in front of our fans who have always shown me love. We have more to achieve and I will keep helping this team,” said Delgado.

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Speaking on the new deal, Bengaluru FC CEO Mandar Tamhane said the contract was a fair reward for the kind of season Delgado had. “Dimas is pivotal to the way the club functions on the pitch and he showed everyone why in the season gone by. He is one of the voices of the team and a professional who sets a good example for the rest of the squad, and we are glad that he will spend one more season with Bengaluru FC.” 

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