INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indy Eleven introduced Jose Kleberson, a Brazilian midfielder, on Monday afternoon, adding its biggest name to date to the roster.
The 34-year-old, commonly referred to as just Kleberson, boasts an impressive resume. He won the 2002 FIFA World Cup with Brazil in addition to playing two seasons in the English Premier League with Manchester United. He spent last season with an MLS club, the Philadelphia Union.
“I’m very excited [to] come here, just a special moment in my life,” said Kleberson.
“A year ago, I never would’ve thought we could’ve gotten a player of this magnitude,” Peter Wilt, Indy Eleven President/General manager. “Indy Eleven is looking for Division 1 standards. It’s really a major league team, and Kleberson is one of the world’s finest.”
It’s the start of a big week for Indy Eleven who play a pair of exhibition matches this week. They play the Chicago Fire on Tuesday in West Lafayette followed by the IU men’s team on Friday at Carroll Stadium.