Singh representing India in 2011
CSKA Sofia late this week confirmed the signing of Indian vice-captian Renedy Singh on loan for the rest of the season.
The 35-year-old will join the Bulgarian giants from Indian Super League’s (ISL) side Kerala Blasters, to become the first-ever Indian to sign for a club in Bulgaria.
“I am very happy to be here and sign for CSKA Sofia,” Singh said after signing his contract. “It is a big club with a lot of history and pedigree.
“Back home in India people will mainly know Bulgarian legend Hristo Stoichkov for his time at FC Barcelona. He is a former CSKA player; former EPL players Stiliyan Petrov and Martin Petrov, have also played here.
“After the end of the ISL, I wanted an opportunity to play and also learn the nuances of coaching. This is being made possible by coach Stoycho Mladenov and the club, whom I would like to thank for this great opportunity,” he added.
Aside from Kerala Blaster, Renedy has played for top Indian teams like Mohun Bagan and East Bengal. He also has been capped in 72 international games for India, scoring 12 goals in total.