ISL 2019/20: ATK FC replaces this Spanish defender. Find out why?
XtraTime Web Desk: ATK FC have announced the signing of Spanish defender Victor Mongil Adeva to replace the injured Agustin Garcia Iniguez for the second half of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 season.
The 27-year-old centre-back is a graduate of Real Valladolid’s B team and played in Spain’s fourth tier before eventually moving to Atletico Madrid’s B team where he made 50 appearances across three seasons. For the next few years, he played for different third-division clubs in Spain like CD Alcoyano, Merida AD, Pontevedra CF, and Levante B.
— ATK (@ATKFC) January 2, 2020
Mongil’s most recent stint was with Dinamo Tbilisi in Georgia, where he played every league match, helping keep 14 clean sheets in 36 games. Mongil’s side eventually clinched the title, qualifying for the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round in 2020.
He joins a team which has the second-best defensive record in the Hero ISL so far, with Agus Garcia a key part of the defensive set up. Garcia was signed during the summer transfer window and was a rock for ATK, having made 114 clearances in 10 games.
ATK replaced Carl McHugh with Armando Sosa Pena earlier and were quick to replace
the injured Agus Garcia, who has started every match for the two-time champions this season. Fellow Spaniard Mongil will look to continue Garcia’s impressive run at the back.