Before landing in India, Kris Bright has played in Netherlands, Norway, Greece, England , Hungary, Malta and Finland. He has also earned six caps for the New Zealand national team and scored one goal.
Kris Bright’s Career Snapshot – Wikipedia
|Full name||Kris William Bright|
|Date of birth||(1986-09-05) 5 September 1986 (age 28)|
|Place of birth||Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 1⁄2 in)|
|Current team||Bharat FC|
|2005–2006||New Zealand Knights||11||1|
|New Zealand U-17||7||6|
|New Zealand U-20||5||4|
Amit Kalyani, Executive Director of the Kalyani Group and Managing Director of Bharat FC, believed that it was Bright’s sharpness and awareness in front of goal that drew the club towards him. “Kris is a prolific goal-scorer and someone who can ably lead the line as we aim to start our first season strongly. He has managed to score in every country that he has played in and I am sure his Indian stint will be full of goals too,” he said.
The 28-year-old Kiwi said that the chance of leading the line at a new club and the responsibility of driving his side’s attacking endeavours were the main reasons that he agreed to the move. “I was very excited about coming to India after speaking to Stuart (Watkiss) and getting to know more about the project. Leading the line is something that I immensely enjoy and I hope to perform really for Bharat FC. Also, I would get a chance to interact with the young Indian players and pass on a few things that I have learnt over my career,” he said.
Stuart Watkiss, Bharat FC’s head-coach said he was impressed by Bright’s imposing presence and his eye for goal. “I have watched Kris a few times in England and it is apparent that he is a very fine striker. He manages to get into good positions, is very strong aerially and is sharp in front of goal. I am sure he will be a profitable asset for us in the I-League,” he said.
With inputs from Bharat FC’s press note.