The Indian Super League club failed to feature some of their prominent players from the past in an artwork released to commemorate the clubs' ninth foundation day.
The school dropout-turned-roof builder from the Paniya community has been selected for the Santosh Trophy tournament's selection camp in Kozhikode.
As a deadly second wave of the pandemic rages across the country, Vineeth, using his social media presence, has come forward to help people in their hour of need.
The Malayali contingent in Blasters' line-up comprises international Sahal Abdul Samad, U-17 World Cup player Rahul K P, winger K Prasanth, centre-back Abdul Hakku and midfielder Arjun Jayaraj.
The winger, who will don East Bengal colours this season, has been confined to his home at Mangattidam near Koothuparamba in Kannur.
The Kolkata giants have roped in winger Vineeth and defender Rino as part of strengthening their squad ahead of making debut in the Indian Super League.
Vineeth worked as a volunteer at a call centre, which was started at the district panchayat to ensure the delivery of essential items to those who have been stuck indoors during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The midfielder from Kerala has scored 53 goals in 203 career appearances and has also played for the national team.
Also, under the same deal, young forward Baoringdao Bodo has joined Blasters from CFC on a permanent move.
David James felt Vineeth's entry changed the complexion of the Blasters vs ATK match.