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Ruban Candal signs for Athlone Town AFC

Athlone Town AFC is thrilled to announce the signing of the highly-talented Portuguese international player, Ruban Candal.

The 20-year-old dynamo, who primarily operates as a left winger and attacking midfielder, brings with him an impressive resume, having developed his skills at the esteemed FC Porto and represented the Portuguese National Team at various youth levels.

Ruban Candal’s journey to Athlone Town AFC has been nothing short of remarkable. Hailing from the renowned Portuguese football powerhouse, FC Porto, Candal honed his skills within their youth ranks, making significant contributions at U15, U17, and U19 levels. His participation in the UEFA Youth Champions League served as a testament to his exceptional abilities and potential.

Notably, Candal has also proudly donned the Portuguese National Team jersey, showcasing his talent on the international stage at U15, U17, and U19 levels. His inclusion in the national setup further underscores his status as a rising star in the football world.

Athlone Town AFC, in collaboration with the Valeo International Academy, an elite global football training organization, demonstrated its commitment to nurturing young and ambitious talent. The club’s recent success, making it to the playoffs this past season for the first time in years, has laid the foundation for a promising future.

Speaking about the signing of Ruban Candal, Athlone Town AFC’s Director of Football, Dario Castelo, said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Ruban to the Athlone Town family. His pedigree, having come through the ranks of FC Porto and represented his country at multiple youth levels, speaks volumes about his abilities. We believe he will be a crucial addition to our squad and contribute significantly to our continued growth and success.”

Ruban Candal himself expressed his excitement, saying, “I am thrilled to embark on this new chapter in my career with Athlone Town AFC. I’ve heard great things about the club’s ambition and commitment to developing young talents. I can’t wait to contribute to the team’s success and make the fans proud.”

The signing of Ruban Candal marks an exciting milestone for Athlone Town AFC as they look forward to building on their recent achievements and cultivating a bright future for Irish football.

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