Postiga returns to ATK as marquee player

Postiga played 74 minutes as a marquee player for ATK last season, scoring two goals against eventual champion Chennayin FC before retiring with a hamstring injury that ruled him out for the reminder of the season.

Helder Postiga's return will bolster Atletico de Kolkata's attack.   -  AFP

Iconic Portugese striker Helder Postiga will once again don Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) colours in the upcoming Indian Super League edition.

Postiga played 74 minutes as a marquee player for ATK last season, scoring two goals against eventual champion Chennayin FC before retiring with a hamstring injury that ruled him out for the reminder of the season.





Postiga recently played in Primeira Liga for the top flight team Rio Ave F.C in Portugal and made 11 appearances scoring five goals helping his side qualify for the Europa League. He has 27 goals in 72 games for his country.

"Postiga is a big name for any team and his presence will definitely bolster the team for the season ahead and also allow the Indian and international players to learn from him," said ATK coach José Molina.

The ATK team management also announced the retention of Borja Fernández and Javi Lara and the sigining of left back Keegan Pereira on loan from Bengaluru FC and left winger Abinash Ruidas on loan from East Bengal.

"Along with Postiga the presence of Borja and Javi will add fervour to the midfield. I am enthusiastic with two more Indian players like Keegan and Abinash who will be donning our colours and eagerly looking forward to the pre-season now in Spain," Molina added.

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