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East Bengal announce signings of Cleiton Silva, Alex Lima, three other foreigners

Published at :August 13, 2022 at 2:55 AM
Modified at :December 13, 2023 at 1:01 PM
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Joseph Biswas

The club have been taking big strides in the transfer market recently.

Emami East Bengal have announced the signings of the five overseas players, subject to the completion of regulatory processes, for the upcoming 2022-23 Indian Super League season. Amongst the five players, Charalambos Kyriakou, the versatile defender from Cyprus will be the first international player of Emami East Bengal to arrive in the city tomorrow. The club have also confirmed the signings of former FC Goa centre-back Ivan Gonzalez, Brazilian forward Cleiton Silva who left Bengaluru FC at the end of last season and Alex Lima of Jamshedpur FC.

Gonzalez, Silva and Lima have all played at least two seasons in the ISL. Apart from them, Brazilian Eliandro is the other foreign who has joined the Red and Golds. The club have been making rapid moved in the summer transfer market and have also roped in some top domestic talents. Recently they signed goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh after securing his release from Odisha FC.

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Charalambos Kyriakou

The 32-year-old Cypriot versatile defender has played 11 times for the Cyprus national football team and has won all domestic honours in Cyprus.

Ivan Gonzalez

Ivan Gonzalez, 32-year-old Spanish central defender played 36 of FC Goa's 42 games in the last two ISL seasons. The former Real Madrid youth player won the Durand Cup with Goa last year.

Alex Lima

The 33-year-old Brazilian versatile midfielder played 41 of Jamshedpur's 42 games in the last two ISL seasons providing four assists and winning the 2021-22 League Winners Shield.


Cleiton Silva

Cleiton Silva, the 35-year-old Brazilian forward scored 16 goals and 7 assists in 37 matches for Bengaluru FC in the last two ISL seasons. He is the first ever foreign player to score 100 goals in Thailand.


The 32-year-old Brazilian forward has won silverware in Lithuania and Malta besides having played for several clubs in Thailand where he has scored 23 goals in the last two and half seasons.

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