World's best goalball player signs for Sporting
Pavliukianec agrees deal at Alvalade on his 40th birthday
Genrik Pavliukianec, considered as the world's best Goalball player, has signed for Sporting.
“I made an excellent decision in coming to Sporting. I will do everything I can to make sure the club has the success it deserves", said the Lithuanian, who has already confirmed his place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Goalball is a team sport, usually played by athletes with some form of sight deficiency. Each game lasts 20 minutes, divided into two 10-minute halves. The objective is to score in a goal by throwing a ball containing bells.