Brighton legend Calderon proud to win Indian Super League final

Albion legend Inigo Calderon has won the Indian Super League final with Chennaiyin after a 3-2 victory against Bengaluru.

Saturday, 17th March 2018, 5:59 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 6:36 am
Inigo Calderon celebrates a goal during his Brighton days. Picture by Angela Brinkhurst

Bengaluru took an early lead but Chennaiyin recovered to move 3-1 ahead, before Bengaluru scored a late second.

Calderon, 36, was named the Amul fittest player of the league following a stand-out first season after joining from Cypriot First Division club Anorthosis Famagusta.

He scored 18 goals - including one with his face - in 198 appearances for Brighton as he achieved legendary status and helped the club win the League One title in 2010/11.

Speaking after Chennaiyin's win, Calderon said: "I've had to wait 36 years to win something so I think it was worth it. I think we deserved it, we hold the game, we saw great talent out there.

"I don't think it was comfortable but we worked really, really hard like all season so I think we deserve it. We are really, really proud."

Asked how he's going to celebrate, Calderon said: "I don't know but it's going to be a big party for sure."

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