Wednesday, 9 October 2002
With the playing field in the NSL currently providing interesting and unpredicted results to date, to say the least, the Melbourne Knights wish to up the stakes and give opposition defenders a new identity to toil with in the announcing of a new co-striker for Adrian Cervinski.
Chilean 1st division scoring sensation Gustavo Biscayzacu is set to join the Melbourne Knights as a guest player in the coming weeks and should provide Australian soccer fans plenty of goal mouth action in upcoming NSL rounds.
Gustavo who hails from Uruguay set the Chilean league on fire last season scoring 23 goals in 28 matches for his championship winning club “Club Deportivo Santiago Morning”.
Not only was he the Leagues top goal scorer, but in a strange twist managed to pull off the Chilean Leagues Trifecta in the same way that Mark Viduka did with the Knights by also being awarded Player of the year, and the Leagues choice of Most Valuable Player.
When asked about his feeling’s on coming to Australia and playing with the Knights, Gustavo reacted by stating, “To play with the Knight’s and in Australia is a real highlight in my career, to know that I will be playing for the same club as Viduka and some of the other Australian greats is overwhelming”.
The club has completed the necessary paperwork this week and lodged the documents with the relevant authorities, Gustavo is now on his way to Argentina to finalise documentation with the Australian Embassy.
Even though Gustavo may not yet be well known locally, South American football supporters will most certainly recognize him and a major welcoming party can be expected at Tullamarine upon his arrival.
At this stage the Knights expect him here within the next few weeks all going well with the red tape, and in due course should be wishing other NSL clubs a Merry Christmas compliments of Gustavo’s goal scoring abilities in upcoming rounds.
The Knights once again owe great thanks to Victor Gonzalez and Miguel Gillardoni, supporters of the Knights, who in the past introduced Toto Da Costa to the Knights and Australian soccer fans.