FC Goa confirmed that they’ve accomplished the signing of Alvaro Vazquez on a two-year contract and in consequence will put on their iconic Orange until the summer time of 2024.
In his first season within the Indian Tremendous League in 2021/22, the striker completed with 8 video games and a couple of assists to his title as he propelled Kerala Blasters to their first remaining look since 2016.
“I’m extraordinarily completely happy to affix FC Goa,” Vazquez advised fcgoa.in after signing on the dotted line. “The membership has an bold venture and a taking part in fashion that I really like. Having spoken to the Membership officers and Edu (Bedia), I used to be satisfied that I may be the very best model of myself right here.
“For me, Goa is likely one of the greatest golf equipment within the Indian Tremendous League. Final season won’t have been the very best for the Membership, however I imagine we’ll certainly transfer again to the highest this coming season. I’ve heard and seen the followers of Goa, who love soccer. I wish to expertise taking part in at Fatorda. Truthfully, I can’t wait to play my first sport within the membership’s colors.”.
FC Goa Director of Soccer, Ravi Puskur additionally expressed his delight on the striker’s arrival. He acknowledged, “We’re delighted to safe the providers of Alvaro. He’s somebody we’ve all the time stored a watch on lengthy earlier than his arrival into Indian soccer and given he’s already tailored to India, we moved rapidly this summer time to safe his providers when the chance arose.
“His high quality on and off the ball is plain and followers of Indian soccer are properly conscious of his technical prowess. We’re assured he’ll slot in seamlessly into the workforce and with our fashion of soccer, I’m certain he’ll be a hit.”
A very good match
Born in Barcelona, Alvaro Vazquez spent the foremost a part of his soccer profession in Spain. And with Vazquez now taking part in in a scheme that has the potential to eke out the very best in him, he could possibly be on for a good higher season than final time round.
The 31-year-old took his child steps into the game at LaLiga membership RCD Espanyol’s youth workforce. He then rose via the ranks and ultimately earned a promotion to their first workforce in 2010. In the identical season, he additionally made his debut within the Spanish top-flight, towards Actual Madrid and scored a objective towards Barcelona to disclaim them a victory.
Two years later, the striker shifted base to Getafe the place he remained for 4 seasons. Throughout this era, Vazquez additionally bought his first style of Premier League motion when he was loaned off to Swansea Metropolis on a short-term deal.
In 2016, the Spaniard returned to Espanyol the place he remained until 2019. His different former golf equipment embrace Gimnastic de Tarragona, Actual Zaragoza and Sporting de Gijon within the Segunda Division.
A former Spain junior worldwide, Vazquez emerged top-scorer on the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2011 earlier than changing into part of the aspect that gained the UEFA U21 EURO in 2013. Throughout his 17-year-long footballing profession until date, the 31-year-old has scored 80 objectives together with offering 19 assists in 344 aggressive appearances for each membership and nation.
A few of the notable coaches that he has performed beneath embrace Mauricio Pochettino, Michel Laudrup and Quique Sanchez Flores.