Official. alexander callens returns to football in Europe to defend the colors of the Girona F.C. from Spain, a club that competes in Santander League. The Peruvian was a free agent after his successful stint at New York City of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.
Girona FC statement
“The center-back Alexander Callens, 30, will strengthen the defensive axis of Girona FC. The player, who has experience in the Spanish league, signs a contract for the remainder of the season and another two. International for Peru, Callens will not occupy a non-EU position since he has Spanish nationality. In Girona he will coincide with Taty Castellanos, with whom he shared a dressing room until last year at New York City FC.
Formed in the lower categories of Sport Boys in his country, at the age of 18 he made his debut in the First Division and a year later, in the summer of 2011, he made the leap to Europe to sign for Real Sociedad B. In Spain he has played four seasons with the Gipuzkoan team – he made his debut with the first team in a Cup tie – and two at Numancia. In January 2017, he signed with New York City FC, where he has spent five seasons. During this time, he has added more than 160 appearances and has been nominated for best defender of the year in MLS on two occasions (2017 and 2021). With the American team he achieved the title of MLS Champion in 2021, the best team in the Eastern Conference and a Champions Cup ”.
It is worth mentioning that the contract alexander callens It is until the 2025 season. That is, he signed for two and a half years with the Spanish team.
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