Yesterday, FC Gifu announced the signing of 23 year old Colombian Cristian Nazarit Truque. He will be known in Japanese circles as “Nazarit” (ナザリト).
Despite being only 23, he has had a variety of clubs in his short career. Starting at America de Cali in his homeland, he moved on to Independiente Santa Fe before heading to Chicago Fire in the MLS. After a short stint there he made his way home to Deportivo Cali & Itagui before most recently turning out for Deportes Concepciao in Chile.
Listed at 187cm (6 feet 2 inches in old money) and just under 90kg, he has the look of a big, physical unit, and could be an ideal compliment to a smaller more nimble partner. He has represented his country at both under 17 & under 20 levels, so there is obviously some talent there.
Here’s hoping that he can realize it at FC Gifu. Bienvenido Cristian!
You can read the official announcement here