Take sunil for complete neufc and I think 433A is a great formation of world because some of greatest football clubs and country are take this formation as a default formation The Portuguese International, Simao Sabrosa, was today announced as the marquee player of the North East United FC for the 2nd season of the ISL (Indian Super League). Simao has represented Portugal 85 times with scoring 22 goals in the process. Simao has also played European football with major clubs such as Benfica, Atletico Madrid and Espanyol.

The former Atletico Madrid and Benfica player revealed his enthusiasm about participating in the ISL at a press conference. He said, “I am looking forward to this new challenge. India is a wonderful country full of rich culture and heritage. The Indian Super League has brought football in India to everybody’s attention and I cannot wait to participate in it.”

Simao also shared that his decision to sign for NorthEast United FC was based on numerous dialogues with club owner John Abraham, He said, “Why NorthEast United? I felt that it was the right time to take up a new challenge. Every conversation I had with John made me feel that the club is one big family and that everyone would love to have me as a member. I also spoke to Joan Capdevilla (NorthEast United FC marquee player for season 2014) who confirmed everything that John told me. I am very pleased to be a part of this family now.”

Simao also talked about his aims for the season: “I have had many challenges in the past. Every challenge has been different; the clubs, the fans and the countries. All of them were highly important to me in my professional life because I love football and everywhere I went, I gave it my all as a result of which I won titles. I am training hard every single day to be fitter and stronger before the season starts. Make no mistake about it, I come to India and to NorthEast United FC to win.”

NorthEast United owner John Abraham also expressed his views regarding the signing of Simao, “As a club, having a player of Simao’s pedigree as our marquee, is a great feeling. He has played at the biggest stage in some of the world’s most premier football competitions – the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. It feels good to have all that knowledge and experience on your side especially when it’s coming from a guy who has played for the likes of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. I am sure Simao would love to let his football do all the talking. He is a winner and a proven attacking threat. I am positive that he will pass his winning mentality onto the rest of the team”.