Sports Football 01 Dec 2016 Alvaro Rubio calls t ...

Alvaro Rubio calls time on Bengaluru FC career

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 1, 2016, 1:53 am IST
Updated Dec 1, 2016, 1:57 am IST
Donning the No.9 shirt at Bengaluru, Rubio made light of his age and frame, controlling play in the middle for the Blues.
Alvaro Rubio
 Alvaro Rubio

Bengaluru: Spanish midfielder Alvaro Rubio has called time on his short but impactful Bengaluru FC sojourn after seeing out his contract that ended on November 30. Brought in by coach Albert Roca in July to add experience to Bengaluru's AFC Cup campaign, 37-year-old Alvaro was a vital factor in the Blues reaching the final in Doha.

The former Real Valladolid captain came to Bengaluru having played more than 300 La Liga games didn't need time to stamp his class in midfield. “I had a stupendous experience at BFC. It was a positive development for me and I am very grateful to the players, management, fans and everyone associated with the club. I am sure that this club has a great future ahead," said Rubio.

 

Donning the No.9 shirt at Bengaluru, Rubio made light of his age and frame, controlling play in the middle for the Blues. The club also parted ways with midfielder Darren Caldeira and right-back Vishal Kumar who, like Rubio, were on short-term deals.

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