Delhi Dynamos confirm signing of former France and Chelsea winger Florent Malouda

  • Florent Malouda will join Brazilian Roberto Carlos at the Delhi Dynamos
  • The 35-year-old former Chelsea winger last played for French side Metz
  • Marquee players last year included fellow Frenchman Nicolas Anelka

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda will join Brazilian Roberto Carlos at the Delhi Dynamos for the second season of the Indian Super League, the club announced on Sunday.

The 35-year-old former France international last played for Metz.

'I am extremely excited for my new innings and to join forces with Roberto Carlos,' the former Lyon player said in a club statement.

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda will join Brazilian Roberto Carlos at the Delhi Dynamos

Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda will join Brazilian Roberto Carlos at the Delhi Dynamos

Brazilian legend Carlos described the Frenchman as classic player with years of world class experience

Brazilian legend Carlos described the Frenchman as classic player with years of world class experience

'India has great football talent and a league like ISL will bring certain amount of interest and will help develop Indian football. I look forward to give my best to the league and make the Delhi fans proud.'

The second season of the eight-team league begins on Oct. 3.

'Malouda is a classic player and brings with him years of world class experience,' Carlos, Delhi's marquee player-manager said.

'I am sure both the Indian and international players will learn a lot from him. His presence will not only strengthen the team but will also create high excitement levels among the ISL fans,' added the former Real Madrid defender.

The ISL got off to a rousing start last year with Brazilian Zico headlining the managers' list and its marquee players including Italian duo Alessandro Del Piero and Marco Materazzi, and Frenchman Nicholas Anelka.

Former France international Malouda celebrates a goal during his time with Chelsea in the Premier League

Former France international Malouda celebrates a goal during his time with Chelsea in the Premier League