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Bengaluru FC sign Spanish striker Daniel Segovia for remainder of ISL season

Bengaluru FC have signed 32- year-old Spanish striker Daniel Lucas Segovia as a replacement for Braulio Nobrega, who has been ruled out for the Indian Super League (ISL) season due to a knee injury.

football Updated: Feb 15, 2018 17:37 IST
Press Trust of India
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Bengaluru FC have signed 32- year-old Spanish striker Daniel Lucas Segovia as a replacement for Braulio Nobrega. (Bengaluru FC)

Bengaluru FC today roped in 32- year-old Spanish striker Daniel Lucas Segovia for the remainder of the Indian Super League season (ISL).

Segovia replaces fellow countryman Braulio Nobrega, who has been ruled out for the season due to a knee injury.

Born in Madrid, Segovia first began playing football at the youth setup of Rayo Vallecano where he made his professional debut in the Segunda Division in 2004-05.

He then plied his trade in a string of Spanish clubs, before moving to Austria to sign for St. Polten.

The striker scored 29 goals in 48 league appearances for St Polten. He then joined FC Admira for the remainder of the season, followed by Wolfsberger.

After a brief stint with Admira and Wolfsberger, Segovia returned to St Polten. In January 2017, he moved to Azerbaijan joining Premier League side Neftchi Baku.

Having completed formalities on a short-term deal till the end of the season, Segovia said hearing good things about Bengaluru persuaded him to make the move.

He completed his first full training session at the Bangalore Football Stadium earlier today.

“The presence of other Spanish players helped me settle in, when I was at Zaragoza in the reserve team, Edu Garcia was with the youth setup and it was very nice to catch up with him,” Segovia said.

“We have a very good group of players with some top Indian professionals, so it is a good feeling,” he added.

Head Coach Albert Roca said the team needed an experienced striker like Segovia in Braulio’s absence.

“I wish him the best and hope that he will help us achieve our objectives this season,” he said.

First Published: Feb 15, 2018 17:37 IST