ISL2024–25: Wilmar Jordan Gil Joins Chennaiyin FC to Strengthen Their Forward Line

In preparation for the 2024–25 season, Chennaiyin FC, an Indian Super League team, revealed on Tuesday that they had acquired Colombian attacker Wilmar Jordan Gil.

The Colombian striker, who played in the ISL for two seasons, provides a plethora of knowledge and expertise to the team.

In 2022, Wilmar debuted in the ISL with NorthEast United FC. The next season, he scored eight goals in 15 games while making his ISL debut with Punjab FC, continuing his amazing career.

Jordan becomes the fifth player signed by Chennaiyin for the 2024–25 campaign and the club’s third international addition overall, after Elsinho Dias and Chima Chukwu. Jordan’s agreement is for one year. Ryan Edwards, the captain, had an extension announced previously by the team.

“Wilmar has scored goals all throughout his career and has had an amazing career. For a striker, scoring 24 goals in 33 games between NorthEast and Punjab is an excellent percentage. Coach Owen Coyle said, “We are thrilled to add that kind of firepower to our attack.”

Wilmar has performed well on a variety of platforms over his career, including national leagues and international tournaments. He played 35 games and finished as the team’s leading scorer with 20 goals for Monagas in Venezuela, where he started his professional career.

“I am really appreciative of the fantastic opportunity they have given me, and I’m thrilled to be a part of this amazing club and team. We can achieve all of the goals we set for ourselves and take home the championship with a great deal of effort, humility, and sacrifice, Wilmar said.

He moved to Bulgarian team Litex Lovech in 2013 after leaving South Korea’s Gyeongnam FC in 2011, where he once again led the scoring record with 20 goals.

He has also played on loan for Portuguese club Chaves, Colombian team Atletico Huila, U.A.E.’s Emirates Club, Chinese Super League team Tianjin Teda, and Portuguese club Chaves.

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