ISL 2022-23: Kerala Blasters signs former Odisha captain Victor Mongil

The 29-year-old has played in the Indian Super League before, plying his trade for ATK and most recently for Odisha FC last season.

Victor Mongil in action for Odisha FC in the 2021-22 edition of the Indian Super League.

Victor Mongil in action for Odisha FC in the 2021-22 edition of the Indian Super League. | Photo Credit: Focus Sports/ ISL

The 29-year-old has played in the Indian Super League before, plying his trade for ATK and most recently for Odisha FC last season.

Kerala Blasters FC has signed Spanish defender Victor Mongil for the Indian Super League 2022/23, the club confirmed on Wednesday. He joins Kerala Blasters FC from the Hero ISL side Odisha FC and will stay at the club till 2023, with an option to extend.

The 29-year-old started his youth career with Spanish club Valladolid and went on to play for their B team before representing the main team in the 2011-12 season.

He then played for different clubs in Spain including Atletico Madrid B prior to signing for Georgian professional club FC Dinamo Tbilisi in 2019. Victor helped Dinamo Tbilisi win the title in Georgia and also represented the club in the Europa League.

“I am very happy to announce that I am officially a Kerala Blasters player. I am looking forward to being with my teammates and for a very exciting season to begin. “

—  Victor Mongil on joining Kerala Blasters

“Surely this year together with the fans and their return to the stadiums we will be able to fight for very nice things” Victor said.

The experienced and versatile centre-back, who can also operate in midfield, signed for ATK in the January transfer window of the 2019-20 ISL season and was a key member of the ATK squad that won the title that season.

Following a short summer stint back Dinamo Tbilisi after the 2020 season, Victor returned to Hero Indian Super League with Odisha FC in 2021.

Recognized for his commitment and contribution both on and off the pitch, he was given the captain’s armband at Odisha FC. Victor also has the experience of representing the Spanish U-17 national team.

Victor Mongil becomes KBFC's second foreign signing of the summer after striker Apostolos Giannou, who was announced last week. Alongside Marko Lešković, who penned a 2 year extension with the club this summer, the addition of Mongil will add versatility, experience and leadership to the Blasters defence.

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