Sudeva FC became the first club in Indian Football history to acquire a European Club. The Delhi-based club announced on Friday (May 25, 2018) the acquisition of Spain´s C.D Olimpic de Xativa.
C.D Olimpic de Xativa currently plays in the third division of the Spanish League and is situated in the city of Xativa in Spain. The acquisition, according to Sudeva FC, will help create a robust channel which will give young talent the much-needed international exposure.
Speaking at the announcement of the deal, Co-Founder of Sudeva FC Mr. Anuj Gupta said: “We wanted to be a route to take young Indian players to Europe wherein they can play competitive football at the highest level.”
“We chose Spain because of the football culture, food, weather and other minute technicalities like logistics,” he added. “Through this acquisition we have provided players with a direct pathway to play in Europe and hence be present at the mecca of football, that is Spain.”
C.D Olimpic de Xativa had on December 07, 2013 faced Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey Round of 32 and managed a 0-0 draw in the first leg at home in the Capo de Futbol La Murta Stadium.
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