GUWAHATI, July 16 (PTI): North East United Football Club, the Guwahati franchise of the upcoming Indian Super League, today named former World and European Championships winning Spanish defender Joan Capdevila as its marquee player.
Capdevila who marshalled the left back position for La Roja, was a prominent member of the sides that won both the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2008.
He has played over 400 games with 36 goals in the Spanish La Liga for big guns like Espanyol, Athletico Madrid, Deportivo, and Villarreal.
The 36-year-old who played for La Liga Club Espanyol last season, said he was excited to join the club after speaking to team co-owner and Bollywood actor John Abraham.
The Guwahati franchise, thus became the second team after Atletico de Kolkata to name their marquee player.