Bikey moves to Venky Land
Andre Bikey spent three years at Burnley after signing at the start of the 2009/10 season and making his debut in the 1-0 home win against Manchester United in our first ever home Premier League game. It’s four years since he was released by the club and he’s been on the move again, this time joining FC Pune, the home of the Venky empire.
He’s been playing in the Indian Super League for the last year with North East United, his first club after he’d had his contract at Charlton Athletic cancelled, but, along with team mate Bruno Arias, he has made the move within the ISL to FC Pune which is owned by the Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Bollywood start Hrithik Roshan with Roshan saying: “Andre brings the solidity and strength at the back. Their (he and Arias) addition to our squad shows that we are determined to win.”
The well travelled Bikey had already played in a number of countries before arriving in England in 2007 to play for Reading, most notably in Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow. Since leaving the Clarets he has played for Middlesbrough and Panetolikos in Greece before joining Charlton and then moving to India.
Now aged 31, it is over four years since he last played for us, that coming in an FA Cup tie at Norwich in January 2012, after which he was banished from the first team squad by manager Eddie Howe.
He made a total of 78 league and cup appearances for Burnley in his three years at the club, scoring four goals.Share this page :