Ahead of the ninth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL 2022-23), East Bengal announced the signing of Spanish centre-back Ivan Gonzalez on a two-year deal running until 2024. Gonzalez’s contract with FC Goa will be coming to an end in May.
“32-year-old Spanish centre-back Ivan Gonzalez has signed a pre-contract with East Bengal on a two-year deal,” East Bengal said in a press release.
In the process, Gonzalez becomes the first foreigner to sign for the club ahead of the ISL 2022-23 season.
Ivan Gonzalez Career
In his career, the Spaniard has played for clubs like Cultural Leonesa, Racing Ferrol, UB Conquense and Deportivo B. He was also a part of the Real Madrid C team.
In 2020, Ivan Gonzalez arrived in India to don the FC Goa shirt. The defender played 36 matches in the Indian Super League for the Gaurs in the last two seasons and has three goals and two assists to his name. He had also featured five times in the AFC Champions League games for FC Goa. Last season, he was one of the FC Goa captains as well.