Delhi Dynamos signs Brazilian star Bruno Pelissari

Indian Super League franchise Delhi Dynamos on Monday signed Brazilian central midfielder Bruno Pelissari from Chennaiyin FC for the upcoming season.

Bruno Pelissari had signed up with Moldovan Divizia Nationala side Sheriff Tiraspol, but the Delhi Dynamos managed to lure him back to the ISL on a free transfer.   -  H. Vibhu

Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos on Monday signed Brazilian central midfielder Bruno Pelissari from Chennaiyin FC for the upcoming season. The central attacking midfielder had been one of Chennaiyin FC’s key players for the last two seasons and is expected to inject energy and creativity into the Delhi Dynamos FC side.

Pelissari, as effective as he is in controlling the pace and flow of the game, is feared for turning himself into an attacking option at critical moments. The Brazilian had signed up with Moldovan Divizia Nationala side Sheriff Tiraspol, but the Dynamos managed to lure him back to the ISL on a free transfer.

“I am thankful to Delhi Dynamos FC for this opportunity. I have been playing in the ISL since its inception. I was fortunate to win the title last year and hope that I enjoy similar kind of success this year too.

“I was looking for new challenge and when Delhi Dynamos FC approached me, I couldn’t say no. It was unfortunate that Delhi lost in the semifinals last year. But now, with a new coach and a stronger set of players, I believe we will be a real force to reckon with,” Pelissari added.

Delhi Dynamos’ head coach, Gianluca Zambrotta,was highly pleased with the signing and declared that Bruno will be vital to his plans for the upcoming season.

“He has been one of the top players in the ISL over the last two years and through his performances he has proven himself a match—winner. He will definitely be an asset to us at Delhi Dynamos FC,” Zambrotta said.

Club’s CTO Vishnu Madhu was delighted with the new signing and feels that Bruno will play a crucial role in achieving DDFC’s goal of going all the way in the ISL.

“We are very happy to welcome him into the Delhi Dynamos FC family. He is a past champion and that is going to help an ambitious team like ours. Both, the club management and the coaching staff, believe in him and his abilities and know that he will do wonders for us,” said Madhu.

Pelissari has been one of the driving forces in the Hero ISL thus far, having scored seven goals in over the last two seasons. He scored in both, the semifinals and the finals, in ISL Season 2 which only demonstrates his big match temperament.