Kerala Blasters FC is happy to announce the signing of Croatian defender Marko Lešković for the upcoming season of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL). He joins the club from GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Dinamo Zagreb).
The 30-year-old has played more than 150 games in the Croatian top division. Lešković began his career at NK Osijek and made 35 senior appearances for the club. Later, he was transferred to HNK Rijeka on a four-year contract. During his stint there, the club also qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
Lešković was then transferred to Dinamo Zagreb in July 2016, and was loaned out to NK Lokomotiva in January 2020 until the end of the season. The versatile centre-back also has experience operating in left-back and defensive midfield.
Lešković has represented his country at all youth national levels from U-18 to U-21. He made his debut for the Croatian senior national team against Argentina in 2014. His last international appearance was against Estonia.
“Lešković is a high-level defender who has come to Kerala Blasters with high motivation to perform well. I’m happy that we finalised this deal and finished recruitment for the upcoming season. I wish Marko all the best this season,” says Karolis Skinkys, Sporting Director KBFC.
“I’m happy to be coming to Kerala Blasters. We have a lot of challenges ahead of us but my intention and motivation to come to this great club is clear – I can’t wait to start winning together,” says Lešković.
Lešković joins Kerala Blasters FC as the sixth and final overseas player and will link up with the squad in Kolkata, where the team is currently participating in the Durand Cup.