Wednesdays are now official announcement days and with the club already hinting a possible announcement for today, fans of Kerala Blasters were all over social media waiting for some exciting news. The club did not disappoint and has officially announced Gianni Zuiverloon as the latest addition to strengthen our defences.
Having plied his trade earlier at the English Premier League for West Bromwich Albion and in the Dutch league Eredivise, Zuiverloon joins us from Delhi Dynamos. He was statistically the best at business for the lions last year. In the 17 matches he played for Delhi, Zuiverloon had a prodigious passing accuracy of 80.32% with 40 tackles, 36 interceptions, 20 blocks, 70 clearances and two goals. Ironically, one of his goals was an unforgettable header at Kochi that silenced the yellow sea.
A centre back with good pace and composure, he is known for his abilities to reach the ball before the attacker does. Known for his intelligence and intuition on the field, Zuiverloon will be partnering our ever-reliable captain, Sandesh Jinghan at the centre. With the new coach bringing in some exciting talent, let’s hope for some good football and a great season to remember.
– Ashwin R Chandran