ISL 2: Delhi Dynamos sign former France international winger Florent Malouda
New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos FC today yesterday the signing of former Chelsea and France international winger Florent Malouda for the second season of the Indian Super League.
The signing was announced at a pre-match show of an English Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea, which was telecast live to worldwide audience. 35-year-old Malouda spoke to TV host John Dykes about his new signing with the Dynamos at the 'The Hawthorns', the home stadium of West Bromwich Albion.
The fleet-footed French footballer is known for his tricky dribbling and creativity. The winger was not only the key player for his team but also pitched in crucial goals throughout his illustrious career with Lyon and Chelsea. The 2006 World Cup finalist has scored nine goals in 80 appearances for 'Les Bleus', the national team of France.
Malouda had a successful career at Lyon where he played from 2003-2007 and won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles. He then moved to London and donned the Chelsea colours. Malouda had an important role in winning the Premier League in 2009-10 and the UEFA Champions League in 2012. On joining the Dynamos, Malouda said, "I am extremely excited for my new innings and to join forces with Roberto Carlos.
India has great football talent and a league like ISL will bring the certain amount of interest and will help develop Indian football. I look forward to give my best to the league and make the Delhi fans proud."
Roberto Carlos, marquee player-manager Delhi Dynamos, said, "Malouda is a classic player and brings with him years of world class experience. I am sure both the Indian and international players will learn a lot from him. His presence will not only strengthen the team but will also create high excitement levels among the ISL fans."