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Chennaiyin FC sign Edwin Vanspaul on two-year deal

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side on Friday announced the signing of 26-year-old from side FC (CCFC) on a permanent move subject to transfer window regulations.

Hailing from Neyveli township in Tamil Nadu, Edwin moves to Chennaiyin on a two-year contract after three seasons at FC, with whom he recently won the 2018-19 title. Edwin played in all their 20 league games in the previous campaign, starting in 19 of them, proving to be a vital cog in their title-winning wheel.

"I feel I have made the right move in my career, at the right time. I always believe that learning never stops and I look forward to learning more with my new teammates under Head And having familiar faces around me like Sabir (Pasha) Coach, (Dhanpal) Ganesh and (Sinivasan) Pandiyan will surely help me. I am also waiting to connect with the fans of the club and repaying their support with good performances on the pitch," said an excited Edwin on his transfer to

Starting his career as a striker, Edwin has been deployed as a central midfielder, winger, right-back and left-back over the years. He played the major part of the last season with CCFC at right-back.

"Edwin brings versatility and experience to our ranks. He was a in Chennai City's title winning side. And being from himself, he will be well aware of the responsibilities that come with representing a team from the state. We're truly delighted to have him on board," said Head on CFC's new signing.

Edwin began his career with a short stint as striker for the Food Corporation of (FCI) team in the (CFA) in 2010. Impressed with what they saw, another CFA Senior Division side signed him shortly after, where his for three years was Coach

"I remember Edwin being a raw talent at He has come a long way since then and has always showcased the eagerness to learn. He is a and we expect him to hit the ground running," said Pasha on Edwin's arrival.

After Indian Bank, Edwin went on to represent semi-pro outfit Chennai FC before joining FC in 2016. He cemented his place in the CCFC starting lineup, scoring eight goals in a total of 22 appearances over the 2016 and 2017 CFA campaigns. His three-year spell at the club culminated in an trophy last season. Edwin also started in all the three games in CCFC's run to the 2019 Super Cup semis last month.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 17:40 IST