Tata Football Academy
|Full name||Tata Football Academy|
|Ground||Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur|
|Head Coach||Vijay Kumar|
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata envisaged not only Asia's first fully integrated Steel Plant but also the model township of Jamshedpur. He advised his son, Sir Dorab Tata, to earmark "areas for Football, hockey and Parks... ". Tata Steel's commitment to sports, in fact, preceded the building of the township. The aforesaid letter was written in 1902 and the site for Jamshedpur selected in 1907.
J. R. D. Tata gave fruition to J. N Tata's vision, inculcating sports as an integral part of Tata Steel's corporate philosophy. It is part of this very same commitment that made Tata Steel set up the Tata Steel Sports Foundation, to inculcate among the young men and women of India the sporting spirit, the zeal to excel, to win, and above all the discipline and dedication that brings out the winner in the individual. TFA, conceived in 1983 and inaugurated in 1987, was one intrinsic component of the Tata Ideal manifested in reality.
Today, Tata Football Academy is one of the premier football breeding grounds in India.
List of Ex-Cadets:
First Batch (1992): Carlton Chapman Kamaljit Singh Swapan Kumar Dey Arun Saha Basudev Das Aloke Das Kauser Ahmed Chandan Dey K. Lung Phu R.K. Yadev A. Rabin Raju Ganguly F. Leitao Godfrey Pereira Balin Kumar Singh Toushif Jamal Ashfaque Ahmed D.P. Chowdhury Prasanta Kumar Das Sanjay Kumar Das Goutam Ghosh Reajul Mustafa Louis Nickson K. Khentang Paite
Second Batch (1996): Renedy Singh Kalyan Chaubey Kasif Jamal Arunava Sarkar Louis Andrew Anit Kumar Ghosh Dipendu Biswas Lolendro Singh Jawad Khan Susanto Majumdar Shankarlal Chakraborty Santosh Kumar Singh Abhay Kumar Md. Arif Satish Kumar Minz Rashid Mehdi
Third Batch (1998): Sanjay Roy Deepak Kumar Mondal Kaustav Ghosh Prabhjot Singh Sheikh Sanjib Farooque Hyder Mir Mahesh Gawli Roque Barreto Sailesh Kumar Md. Waseem Lukram James Singh Alaudeen Rehman Noel Wilson Vinu Jose Naseem Akhtar Ram Rai Amjad Ansari Sr. Nitin Pradhan
Fourth Batch (2000): Clifford Miranda Trijit Das Hamza Zaheer Abbas Surojit Chatterjee Surkumar Singh Md. Qizar Naresh Mann Alex Ambrose Harish Kumar Sajid Ansari Sovan Das Mainual Haque Amandeep Singh Raghui Singh Nepolean Singh Satish Bharti Samson Singh
Fifth Batch (2002): Manas Barua Manabendra Burman Sheikh Sabir Md. Shamsher Khan Prashant Jaggi Krishna Tudu S. Malswamtluanga Subhash Chakraborty Manas Das Santosh Singh Avinash Thapa V.P.Satish Kumar Dipayan Majumdar L. Akbar Singh Umesh Sharma Syed Rahim Nabi B.C. Joshi Amjad Ali Khan
Sixth Batch (2004): Bimanyu Bimal Birua Bhola Prasad Chandam Chitrasen Singh Chaitan Mukhi Debrata Roy Gurpreet Singh Habibur Rehman Mondal Jerry Zirsanga Laxmanan Karthigan Gouramangi Singh Praveen Raj Parveen Rawat Subhas Mondal Subhashish Roy Choudhury Ajay Kumar Sumit Thapa Shambhu Mistry
Seventh Batch (2006): Lester Fernandez Pachau Lalam Puia Vimal Pariyar Gautam Debnath Hirohito Elangbham Gurjinder Singh Warun Deep Singh Bimal Minz Avdhesh Pal Khanthang Paite Harmanjot Singh Arindam Bhattacharyya Satish Kumar Robert Lalthlamuana Shilton Paul Naoba Singh C Chandrashekhar Sovan Chakraborty
Eighth Batch (2008); Cheeradeep Chattopadhyay Branco Vincent Cardozo Rakesh Masih S. Muralidharan Avijit Ghosh Rino Antao Gautam Kujur Naveen Kumar Mumtaz Akhtar Sushil Kisku Henry Gangte Bineesh Balan Jibon Singh Hiralal Chettri Lalramluaha Malswamkima Karan Atwal
Ninth Batch (2010): Jagannath Sana Niroshan Mani Raju Eknath Gaikwad S.K. Mustakim Ongnam Milan Singh Subodh Kumar Jagroop Singh Robin Singh Abhishek Das Daniel Valles Jagtar Singh Jagdeep Singh Hardeep Singh Ishan Debnath P. Deepak R. Shriram Ramandeep Singh Gurjinder Kumar