East Bengal have made a Blockbuster Signing! They have roped in Costa Rica National Team Defender Johnny Acosta Zamora. Acosta represented his country in this year’s World Cup in Russia . The centre-back played all the 3 games this World Cup vs Serbia, Brazil and Switzerland. One of the greatest signing of the history of the Indian football. It is rumoured that Acosta has been hired for Rs 1.36 crore.
On joining EB, Acosta said, “East Bengal FC is one of the biggest clubs of India with a very rich heritage. I want to deliver my best for my new club and be a part of Indian football. My motto is to help other Indian footballers and guide them properly. I also want to win the trophy for East Bengal.”
The 35-year-old plays for Colombian football team Rionegro Águilas and it is believed that the World Cupper may join the side ahead of the Calcutta Football League.
Acosta made his international debut in a friendly against Argentina in 2011. He also represented his country in the Concaf Gold Cup, Copa America and the 2014 World Cup. The 34-year-old has played 71 matches and scored two goals for his nation.