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Pohang Steelers sign Brazilian striker David

All Headlines 09:32 January 09, 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 9 (Yonhap) -- South Korean pro football club Pohang Steelers said Wednesday they've signed Brazilian striker David Aparecido da Silva from Indonesian side Persebaya Surabaya.

Pohang said David, as he is commonly known, will play for them in the 2019 season but didn't reveal further details of his contract.

Pohang said they acquired David following a recommendation from their former physical conditioning coach Irwing De Freitas. According to the club, Irwing contacted Pohang head coach Choi Soon-ho, and the South Korean manager went to Indonesia in late November to watch David's performance.

David scored 20 goals in 23 matches in the Indonesian league to rank second in the scoring race. Pohang said the 29-year-old forward has a good scoring touch and powerful shot.

David has had stints in various countries including Malta, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Japan.

With the latest signing, Pohang have completed their foreign player roster for the 2019 season. The K League 1 clubs can have four foreign players, but one must be from Asian Football Confederation (AFC) member nations.

Pohang re-signed Australian midfielder Connor Chapman and acquired Montenegrin center back Vladan Adzic from Suwon FC. They also brought in Brazilian winger Wanderson Carvalho Oliveira from Jeonnam Dragons.

Pohang, five-time K League 1 champions, finished fourth in the 12-team league last year.

This photo provided by South Korean pro football club Pohang Steelers shows their new signing David Aparecido da Silva. (Yonhap)

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