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Chennaiyin FC signs former Slovenian international Rene Mihelic

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Chennaiyin FC announce Rene Mihelic as third foreign signing for next season, The Slovenian joins Raphael Augusto and Inigo Calderon as the Chennai outfit’s foreign signings.

Chennaiyin FC have signed up Slovenian playmaker Rene Mihelic for the 2017-18 season of Indian Super League. The 29-year-old joins the 2015 ISL champions on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract at Latvian club Riga FC. A statement on the club’s official website read:

“Chennaiyin FC has completed the signing of Slovenian playmaker Rene Mihelic for the 2017-18 season of the Hero Indian Super League. The 29-year-old joins the 2015 ISL champions on a free transfer after the expiry of his contract at Latvian club Riga FC.”

Mihelic graduated from the youth academy of Slovenian giants NK Maribor and also went on to make his senior professional debut for them.Mihelic has represented Slovenia at both senior and various age group levels from u-18 to u-21.

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After signing for the Chennai outfit he added “I am excited and happy to have joined Chennaiyin FC. I have played in many different countries in my career and from what I have heard from John and the club Chennaiyin FC, football is growing in India so I can’t wait to be a part of their progress. I thank Chennaiyin and John for believing in me and I hope to bring them and the fans lot of success.”