News Singapore Premier League • March 9, 2021
Hougang United sign Brazilian forward Gilberto Fortunato
Gilberto Fortunato in action for Felda United in 2018 (Photo: Felda United)
SINGAPORE, 9 MARCH 2021 – There will be a touch of samba flair at Hougang United this season after the club announced the arrival of Brazilian forward Gilberto Fortunato earlier today.
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The 33-year-old was without a club since leaving Kosovan top-flight outfit Drita at the start of 2020. It is not Fortunato’s first foray into Southeast Asia, having previously turned out for V.League 1 side Hai Phong FC (2013), Thai League 2 side PTT Rayong (2016) and Malaysian second-tier clubs PKNP (2017) and Felda United (2018). The well-travelled attacker, known as Giba, has also had stints in the top flights of South Korea (Gwangju FC), Albania (Tirana, Flamurtari) and Bolivia (Sport Boys).
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The Florianópolis native, who is Hougang’s ninth new signing, will join an offensive roster that already boasts Tomoyuki Doi, Shahril Ishak, Shahfiq Ghani, Shawal Anuar, Khairul Nizam, Sahil Suhaimi and Farhan Zulkifli.