Souvik Chakraborty

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Souvik Chakraborty
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-07-12) 12 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mohun Bagan
Number 23
Youth career
Mohun Bagan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Mohun Bagan 6 (0)
2012–2013 Air India 24 (2)
2013–2014 United 11 (0)
2014- Present Mohun Bagan 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Souvik Chakraborty (born 12 July 1991 in Kolkata, West Bengal) is an Indian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Mohun Bagan A.C. in the I-League.

Career[edit]

Early Career & Mohun Bagan[edit]

Chakraborty started playing football at the age of eight at the Yubajagaran football coaching centre.[1] He then joined the Mohun Bagan Academy when he was 15 years old where he recalls his most memorable moment there, the Manchester United Premier Cup in Manchester, England.[1] Chakraborty was then selected to join the first-team for the 2009–10 Indian Federation Cup and the Calcutta Football League.[1] His call-up to the senior team was made possible due to the rule that each club in the Calcutta Football League must have 2 under-19 players in the squad.[1] Chakraborty had to wait till 2 November 2011 before making his professional debut for the club against Dempo S.C. at the Fatorda Stadium in which Mohun Bagan lost 5–0, coming on as a 26th minute substitute for Anwar Ali.[2]

Air India[edit]

In the summer of 2012 Chakraborty signed for Air India FC of the I-League and scored his first professional goal of his career for the club on 28 August 2012 against Pailan Arrows during the 2012 Durand Cup.[3] He made his I-League debut for Air India on 7 October 2012 against Prayag United S.C. in which Air India lost 5–1.[4] He scored his second goal for Air India in the I-League against Shillong Lajong F.C. on 16 December 2012 to give Air India the lead 1–0 before the match ended 1–1 after Lajong found an equalizer.[5]

United[edit]

Souvik made his debut on 6 October 2013 against Bengaluru FC at the Salt Lake Stadium in which he played till 61minutes and was replaced by Snehasish Chakraborty as United lost the match 1-0.[6]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 6 December 2013

Club Season League Federation Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mohun Bagan 2011–12 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Air India 2012–13 24 2 1 0 4 1 29 3
United 2013-14 11 0 0 0 0 0 - - 11 0
Career total 41 2 1 0 4 1 0 0 46 3

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