Ivan Gonzalez

Ivan Gonzalez

Ivan Gonzalez joined FC Goa last year on a permanent deal after the defender ended his contract with Cultural Leonesa. The defender signed an initial two-year contract and represented the Gaurs in the ISL, AFC Champions League and the Durand Cup. 

Gonzalez came through the ranks at Real Madrid, joining the Spanish giants in 2002 from local club AD Parla at the age of 12. In the years to come, he would feature for the Real Madrid U19 team before earning a promotion to Real Madrid C. 

The 31-year-old was the captain of Cultural Leonesa, a club with which he had spent four seasons. In total, Gonzalez was with Leonesa for 5 seasons in 2 different spells. 

Arriving at the club as an established right-back, Gonzalez moved to centre back in recent years and became a figurehead in the team. With him leading the backline, the Spanish club finished second in Segunda B, Group II last season. During this span, he appeared for Cultural Leonesa on more than 150 occasions. 

Over the years, he has also represented Racing Ferrol, UB Conquense and Deportivo B as well.