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  Brazilian forward Jonathas joins Odisha FC
09 Sep 2021

Odisha FC today announced the signing of experienced Brazilian centre-forward Jonathas Cristian de Jesus, ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League 2021-22, scheduled to be played in Goa. The 32-year-old Jonathas has played in various top-notch football leagues in many countries including Brazil, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Germany.

The experienced striker has played in the Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga in Europe and represented clubs like Pescara, Torino, Elche, Real Sociedad, Hannover 96 among others and has more than 100 career goals to his name.

Before joining the Bhubaneswar-based side, he was with UAE Pro League club Sharjah FC and played for Hatta Club on loan in 2021. Jonathas had also donned the Brazil U-19 colours during Sendai Cup in 2008.

LIRIDON KRASNIQI SIGNED ON LOAN: On 23rd August 2021, Odisha FC signed midfielder Liridon Krasniqi on loan from Malaysian professional football Club Johor Darul Ta`zim FC.

The 29-year-old attacking midfielder has a unique achievement of representing three national teams. After playing for the Albanian Under-21 side and Kosovo senior team, he made his debut for the Malaysian senior national team earlier this year.
PHOTO: File picture of Brazilian centre-forward Jonathas Cristian de Jesus.



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