Lajong FC footballer to represent Portugal U-19 team

Updated: 23 April 2013 17:02 IST

Junior, who signed for English Blackburn Rovers, came to India to play for Lajong last month for a brief period till the end of I-League season this year.

Shillong:

Portugese national Edinho Junior, who plays for Shillong Lajong Football Club, has been selected to represent Portugal in an under-19 international tournament at Porto from April 21-27, officials said today.

Junior, who signed for English Blackburn Rovers, came to India to play for Lajong last month for a brief period till the end of I-League season this year.

He is a Portuguese national of Brazilian origin who moved to Blackburn Rovers from Olhanense.

The 18-year-old scored two goals for Shillong Lajong in his debut match against Pune FC last month. The centre-forward is the son of a former Brazilian international footballer, Edon do Amaral Neto.

Junior is all set to play alongside Marcos Lopes of Manchester City and Elton Monteiro of Arsenal besides others from different clubs in Europe.

Topics : Football Bayern Munchen Blackburn Rovers Portugal
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