Chennaiyin FC defender Bijay Chhetri moves on loan to Uruguay’s Colon Futbol Club

Chennaiyin FC defender Bijay Chhetri has completed a loan move to Colon Futbol Club in Uruguay, making him the first Indian footballer to sign with a Latin American club. Chhetri will be with Colon FC until the end of the year with a permanent signing option. Colon FC is a 116-year-old club based in Montevideo.
Chhetri, a 22-year-old defender from Manipur, joined Chennaiyin FC in July last year. He expressed his excitement for the new opportunity and hopes to perform well to pave the way for future Indian players to move abroad. Chennaiyin FC co-owner Vita Dani expressed her pride in Bijay’s move, highlighting Uruguay’s rich football history and the significance of his signing with Colon FC.
Colon Futbol Club director Marcelo Rifas expressed confidence in Chhetri’s abilities and is looking forward to integrating him into the team. The move is seen as a step towards sourcing players from new markets. Chhetri’s move to Uruguay marks a significant milestone for Indian football and opens up new opportunities for players from the country to explore international leagues.


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