Alessandro Nesta has come out of retirement to join Marco Materazzi at Chennaiyin FC, the club has confirmed.
The former Milan defender had hung up his boots after leaving MLS side Montreal Impact in 2013, but has been tempted back into action.
Compatriot Materazzi is player-Coach Chennaiyin F.C with familiar faces Alessandro Del Piero and David Trezeguet also playing in the Indian Super League.
“Italian legend Alessandro Nesta has joined Chennaiyin FC for the remainder of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) season,” a statement on the League’s official website confirmed.
“He has been summoned by the Chennai outfit following a couple of injuries to their key players. Colombian forward John Stiven Menndoza for one has been ruled out of the tournament.
“Nesta will come out of retirement, having played his last competitive game for Major League Soccer outfit Montreal Impact in 2013.”