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East Bengal transfer news: Star striker Cleiton Silva signs contract extension

East Bengal Cleiton Silva

East Bengal FC have today officially confirmed the contract extension of star forward player and club captain Cleiton Silva, who was the mainstay of the team's attacking responsibility in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-2023 season.

East Bengal FC did not had a good season, but it was eventually still a better season for the Red and Gold brigade from Kolkata as they finished 9th in the Hero ISL points table, their highest finish in the Indian Super League in their short history. They garnered 19 points from 20 matches with 6 wins, 1 draw and 13 losses.

East Bengal FC, managed by former Indian football team head coach Stephen Constantine, they managed to score only 22 goals in the Indian Super League 2022-2023 season. Out of all the 22 goals, 12 of those goals were scored by none other than their star forward and captain Cleiton Silva.

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With that brilliant performance from the red and gold brigade's talismanic forward, the team tied up the 36-years-old to a year long contract extension that will see him don the East Bengal colours till the end of 2023-2024 season.

Cleiton Silva Stats

Cleiton Silva, who entered the Indian football scenes with the Bengaluru FC back in the year 2020, signed for East Bengal FC in 2022 and has thus far played 22 matches (20 matches in the Indian Super League, 2 matches in the Durand Cup) and he scored a total of 14 goals and contributed with 2 assists for his teammates as well.

East Bengal Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-2023 Performance

East Bengal, just like everyone's expectation, did not show the quality to challenge for a place in the Hero ISL Playoffs, i.e. the top 6. However, ever since entering the Indian Super League in the year 2020, this season's 9th place finish is the best finish in the Indian Super League for the club. 

East Bengal maintained a poor run of form in both home and away fixtures. In the 10 matches played at home, they won 2 matches, draw 1 match and lost 7 matches. As for away fixtures, the red and yellow army won 4 matches and lost 6 matches. Of the 4 wins, one of them is their big win of the season against ISL 2022-2023 League Winners' Shield winners Mumbai City FC.

Some of the star performers for the team in this season's Indian Super League are Cleiton Silva, another attacking winger Naorem Mahesh Singh, young Indian defender Lalchungnunga, who is currently on loan from I-League side Sreenidi Deccan FC and will join the team permanently this coming summer transfer window.

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