Oinam Bembem Devi

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Oinam Bembem Devi
Personal information
Full name Oinam Bembem Devi
Date of birth (1980-03-01) 1 March 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Imphal, Manipur, India
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
New Radiant SC ( Maldives)
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
??-2014- Manipur (State) New Radiant SC
National team
0000-present India India 12 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Oinam Bembem Devi is an Indian woman footballer born in Imphal in Manipur. Bembem Devi is known for her excellent ball dribbling and footwork. She started her career at the age of 13 playing for School teams in Manipur, later on she got a call up from the Manipur Women's team to play in the National Football Championships in 1993. At the age of 15 Bembem made her International Debut against Guam in the Asian Women's Championships.

The year 1996 was the turning point of her career when she showed brilliant[citation needed] performance for the Indian women's National team in the Asian Games held at Bangkok. Since then she is now known[citation needed] as a prolific goalscorer and has scored more than 50 international goals so far.

She is a regular member of the Manipur State football team for Women and has been representing the team since the year 1993. She was the captain of the Manipur team in the 16th National Football team where Manipur team emerged as the Champions.

She is very hopeful[citation needed] about future of women football in India especially with the Women's National team currently placed 52nd in the FIFA rankings.[1] Bembem Devi will lead India in the forthcoming 2012 SAFF Women's Championship which kicks-off in Colombo from September 7, 2012. She wears no. 6 jersey for India. On June 9th, 2014 it was revealed that Bem Bem devi has joined Maldivian Football club New Radiant SC for the upcoming Maldives Women's Football Championship.[2]

Honors[edit]

AIFF Woman Footballer of the Year 2013[3]

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