Delhi FC has secured a pivotal addition to their squad with the signing of Spanish football virtuoso Joseba Beitia, who is set to bring a wealth of experience and flair to the upcoming I-League season. Beitia’s journey in Indian football has been nothing short of illustrious, having previously showcased his talents with Mohun Bagan, Round Glass Punjab FC, Rajasthan United FC, and North East United FC.
Hailing from the football-rich region of Spain, the 33-year-old midfielder has left an indelible mark on the Indian football landscape. He started his career at Real Sociedad and has played around 250 club matches in Spain, representing teams that include Somozas, Racing Ferrol, and Marbella FC.
His initial foray into the country began with Mohun Bagan, where he played a vital role in their triumphant 2019-2020 I-League campaign under the tutelage of Kibu Vicuna. Beitia’s adept passing and midfield control were pivotal in Mohun Bagan’s success, and he became a fan favorite for his influential performances.
Following his impactful stint in Kolkata, Beitia switched his affiliations to Round Glass Punjab FC when Mohun Bagan decided to join hands with ATK FC to form ATK Mohun Bagan. He spent two seasons at Punjab, before switching to Rajasthan United FC. His adaptability and skill were on full display as he contributed significantly to the team’s strategies and gameplay, further solidifying his reputation as a midfield maestro.
Notably, Beitia’s journey in Indian football extended to the northeastern region, where he donned the colors of North East United FC during the mid-season transfer window. NorthEast United completed the signing from Rajasthan United after paying a transfer fee. His time with the Highlanders, however, was limited to 5 ISL matches and a few Super Cup matches. Beitia’s presence added a creative spark to North East United FC’s midfield, leaving an impression on fans and adversaries alike.
As we look forward to the upcoming I-League season, it’s crucial to reflect on Beitia’s assist-making and goal-scoring prowess throughout his Indian football journey. While donning the Mohun Bagan jersey, he netted several crucial goals and provided key assists, contributing significantly to the team’s attacking prowess. His time at the rest of the clubs was a little underwhelming compared to his stint with the Mariners.
Now, as Joseba Beitia prepares to embark on a new chapter with Delhi FC, the anticipation among fans is palpable. His signings complete the foreign quota of six players of Delhi FC. His track record of success and consistent performance as a playmaker positions him as a crucial asset for Delhi FC’s aspirations in the upcoming I-League season. The men from Delhi are now sitting at the fourth position in the league with 2 wins and a draw from 4 matches. As the Spanish maestro looks to continue his footballing journey in India, the spotlight is firmly on his ability to weave magic on the pitch and propel Delhi FC to new heights in the I-League.
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