SC East Bengal have signed Brazilian forward Marcelo Ribeiro dos Santos on loan from Portuguese top division club Gil Vicente FC. The 24-year-old has been brought onboard to replace Daniel Chima Chukwu who moved to Jamshedpur FC.
From the São Paulo region in Brazil, Marcelo started his professional career in 2019 with Portuguesa Santista – a club based out of Santos. A few months later, he joined Spanish third-tier club Burgos CF and the following season was loaned out to UD Sanse. In his two seasons in the Spanish third tier, Ribeiro got on the scoresheet 13 times in 39 matches.
In August of 2021 dos Santos was on the move again – this time to Portuguese Primeira Liga club Gil Vicente FC. He made three appearances for the club up until his move to SC East Bengal in this January transfer window.