Former Manchester United winger signs up for ISL
Posted on Aug 13 2014 | IANS
Mumbai, Aug 13 : Indian Super League (ISL) Wednesday confirmed that former Manchester United player Bojan Djordjic has signed up for the 'central international player draft' to be held Aug 21.
The winger-cum-attacking midfielder will feature among the 49 players in the draft.
"Playing in the Indian Super League will be a great adventure, a chance to meet new people and help them to become stronger in a sport that has been my passion for my whole life," said left-footed Swede, who was named United's Young Player of the Year at the age of 18.
The 32-year-old Djordjic joined United in 1999 at 17 from Brommapojkarna, a Swedish second division club near his Stockholm home. United spotted Djordjic playing in the Under-17 European Championships for Sweden against England.
Within a year Bojan earned the rare distinction of United's Young Player of the Year. By 2001, he was named in United's first team squad on a regular basis.
Over the last 15 years, the now 32-year-old has gained vast international experience having played competitive football in England, Scotland, Serbia, Denmark, Sweden and Hungary.
Known as a creative centre midfielder and touted as a set-piece specialist, Bojan has played key role for his respective teams in winning four league titles in four different countries - the domestic doubles with Glasgow Rangers (Scotland), Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) and AIK in Sweden and won the League Championship in Hungary for Videoton FC. He was also instrumental in making Plymouth Argyle FC a strong Championship side during his time in England.