Fukushima sign former J2 midfielder Nilton

Fukushima sign former J2 midfielder Nilton

Fukushima United on Thursday announced the signing of midfielder Nilton, marking his return to the J.League for the first time in two years.

The 24-year-old, who most recently plied his trade for Brazil’s Esporte Clube Taubate, came to Japan in 2014 for Tokyo Verdy and spent the following season at Consadole Sapporo. 

Nilton, who scored a total of two goals from 37 J2 appearances as well as one goal in four Emperor’s Cup matches, said: “I’m full of energy as I begin this new challenge in Japan. 

“I want to thank the coaching staff and front office for believing in me, and I want to return the favor for their warm welcome on the pitch.”