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Former skipper Osmar will return to Seoul next season

Dec 19,2018
Korean football club FC Seoul said Tuesday they’ve signed former captain Osmar Barba to a new deal after his return from a loan stint.

The K League 1 club said the Spanish veteran, commonly known as Osmar, agreed to a three-year deal after spending the 2018 season on a loan deal with Cerezo Osaka in Japan.

Osmar first joined FC Seoul in 2014. Able to play both as a center back and a defensive midfielder, Osmar was named team captain in 2016 - the first foreign captain in FC Seoul history - and led them to the K League 1 championship that year.

Without Osmar manning the middle, FC Seoul barely avoided relegation to the second-tier K League 2 for 2019, after edging out Busan IPark in the promotion-relegation playoff earlier this month.