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Tonel takes up Dinamo challenge

Published: Friday 27 August 2010, 20.59CET
NK Dinamo Zagreb have lured Portugal defender Tonel from Sporting Clube de Portugal, bringing the 30-year-old on board to boost their UEFA Europa League chances.
Tonel takes up Dinamo challenge
Tonel has left Sporting for Dinamo Zagreb ©Getty Images
Published: Friday 27 August 2010, 20.59CET

Tonel takes up Dinamo challenge

NK Dinamo Zagreb have lured Portugal defender Tonel from Sporting Clube de Portugal, bringing the 30-year-old on board to boost their UEFA Europa League chances.

Portuguese international defender Tonel has joined NK Dinamo Zagreb from fellow UEFA Europa League contenders Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Twice-capped by his country, the 30-year-old moves to the Croatian capital on undisclosed terms after scoring 11 goals in 117 Portuguese Liga outings for Sporting over the last five years. "I'm very happy to be here," he told Dinamo's website. "My first impressions have been excellent. This is an ambitious club and I know [coach Vahid] Halilhodžić, who is a big name in football."

Unused in Europe by Sporting this term, Tonel will be eligible to feature in the UEFA Europa League for his new employers, who have been drawn in Group C alongside Villarreal CF, Club Brugge KV and PAOK FC.

Last updated: 28/08/10 16.09CET

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