Bengaluru FC have signed defender Alan Costa on a two-year loan deal from Brasileiro Série B side Avaí FC.
From the Brazilian state of São Paulo, Costa spent his youth career at hometown club Ferroviária and Palmeiras. Between the years 2013 and 2016, Alan played for Internacional in the top tier Brasileiro Série A. He also turned up for Vitória (2017) and Centro Sportivo Alagoano (2019) in the Série A.
In Brasileiro Série B, the second tier in Brazil, Costa featured for Coritiba (2018, 2019), CSA (2020) and more recently Avaí FC (2020, 2021) – from where he joins Bengaluru FC on a loan deal.
The 30-year-old 6’4″ centre back’s journey to India marks his first foray abroad to play football professionally. He has made over a 100 appearances in the top two tiers of football in Brazil and has also featured in Copa Libertadores with Internacional.
Alan’s main strength is his ability to deal with aerial threats.