North-East United Football Club has signed up Joan Capdevila as their Marquee Player for the Indian Super League later this year. Capdevila is a Spanish defender who played for his country in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and was a member of the 2008 Euro-winning national team. North-East United FC is co-owned by Bollywood star John Abraham.
Thirty-six-year-old Capdevila, a left back, has played over 400 games with 36 goals in the Spanish La Liga for big Guns like Espanyol, Atletico Madrid, Deportivo and Villarreal. He had a stint with Benfica as well. Last season, Capdevila played for Espanyol. (Indian Football Needs a New Hero: John Abraham)
"At this stage, after winning everything to be won a new challenge was needed. After speaking to John Abraham about the way he is passionately looking to promote football in India and the project of North-East United FC, it excited me to take up this challenge," said Capdevila.