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Ex-Man Utd midfielder, World Cup winner joins Indy Eleven

Brand new North American Soccer League (NASL) club Indy Eleven have announced the signing of Brazilian World Cup-winner Kleberson.

The 34-year old midfielder has signed a two-year contract with Indy who are preparing for the 2014 NASL season which kicks off on April 13.

"Signing of a player of Kleberson's caliber signifies Indy Eleven is serious about bringing our fans wins and trophies," said Indy Eleven Owner Ersal Ozdemir.

"We welcome Kleberson to Indiana and look forward to his contributions to building the club both on and off the field."

Kleberson has had an extensive career in his homeland of Brazil as well as in Europe which has included stsint with Atletico Paranaense, Manchester United, Flamengo, Besiktas and Bahia.

Kleberson, who helped Brazil win the 2002 World Cup, first arrived in the USA when he joined MLS side Philadelphia Union in March 2013 but will now saddle up with Indy Eleven who were formed just last year.

He said: "This move to Indy Eleven is not just a great professional opportunity, but a great move for Kleberson the person as well.

"It's a new club, and I have big expectations of myself to put my name into the team's history.

"Indianapolis is a great city, and I've seen great commitment by the organization to make this club a success. My first meetings with teammates have been excellent; this is a group of young and experienced players with a lot of talent. I'm expecting to put all of this together and to enjoy a great future as a part of Indy Eleven."

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