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Mohun Bagan's Brazilian Defender to Land in City Tomorrow

Gustavo Silva Conceicao, the Brazilian Defender is reaching Kolkata, tomorrow i.e. Monday, 27th July, 2015 and will reach Kolkata Airport at 9:45 a.m. to join Mohun Bagan Football Team for the 2015-2016 season. After taking a day off, heis expected to start training from Tuesday onwards.

Gustavo Silva Conceiçao, more commonly known as Gustavo, is a 29-year-old center back who has played the entirety of his career in Brazil. Over the past three seasons, Gustavo has played in 79 league games, starting all 79 with two goals.

The 6 feet 1 inch, 200-pound defender began his career with Tigres do Brasil and made his first team debut with the club during the 2009 Campeonato Carioca. While with Tigres (2007-2010), Gustavo went on 3 loan spells with Potiguar, CRB and Duque de Caxias and also played for Ipatinga.

In 2010 he joined Boavista and his play during the 2011 Campeonato Carioca attracted the interest of Brazilian Serie A club Flamengo, the club Gustavo had supported as a child.

On May 10, 2011, Gustavo signed with Flamengo. While with Flamengo, Gustavo played in the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. In April 2012, Gustavo was sent on loan to Atlético Goianiense and was an important player for the club appearing in 25 matches and scoring 1 goal during the 2012 Copa Sudamericana.

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In 2013, Gustavo was sent on loan to his former club Boavista and featured regularly for the 
side. In June 2013, he joined Ceará in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série B. The following season he returned to Boavista for the Carioca season and helped the club win the 2014 Taça Rio scoring the winning goal in the final against Friburguense.

After a successful stay with Boavista, Gustavo joined Vila Nova for the remainder of the 2014 season and made 16 league appearance and scored 1 goal for the club in Serie B.

On January 5, 2015, Gustavo signed with Major League Soccer club Orlando City SC before switching allegiance in favour of the green and maroon brigade around a month back. Gustavo will be attending the preseason training of McDowell Mohun Bagan, under Chief Coach Sanjay Sen and Physical Trainer Djair de Miranda Garcia.

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