Nesta Signs For Chennaiyin FC

Published 11/30/2014, 11:02 AM EST

Alessandro Nesta has officially signed for the Abhishek Bacchan and Ms Dhoni owned team Chennaiyin FC. The World Cup winner has come out of retirement to play in the inaugural ISL season after he last played for Major League Ssoccer (MLS) team Montreal Impact.

Nesta enjoyed a flourishing career with Lazio (261 apps), AC Milan (326 apps) and Montreal Impact (34 apps) at club level and has represented Italy 78 times at the international level. He also won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

Nesta is the third Italian from the 2006 World Cup winning squad after Materazzi and Alessandro Del Piero to have signed for an Indian Super League club.

Chennaiyin FC are sitting at the top of the table currently and with the experience of Nesta and the quality of the other players at the club, Chennai would hope to replicate their early form.



Kirtan Kalyani

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