Albirex Niigata on Tuesday announced the signing of Brazilian striker Leonardo Kalil Abdala.
The 19-year-old joins from Criciuma FC in Brazil’s second division in an attempt to offer alternatives to compatriot Rafael Silva upfront.
“Japan is a fantastic country with great people,” Kalil said.
“I look forward to making friends with my new teammates soon and I want to score goals and contribute to the team.”
Albirex have opened their 2016 MEIJI YASUDA J1 League campaign with one win and one loss.