Arnab Mondal

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Arnab Mondal
Personal information
Full name Arnab Kumar Mondal
Date of birth (1989-09-25) 25 September 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Behala, West Bengal, India
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
East Bengal
Number 3
Youth career
2007–2010 Mohammedan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Prayag United 9 (3)
2012– East Bengal 73 (8)
2014–2016 Atlético de Kolkata (loan) 41 (0)
National team
2011 India U23 2 (0)
2013– India 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 October 2016

Arnab Kumar Mondal (born 25 September 1989) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Atlético de Kolkata in the Indian Super League on loan from I-League club East Bengal.

Career[edit]

Born in Behala, a neighborhood based in Kolkata, West Bengal, Mondal joined the youth team of Mohammedan at the age of 17.[1] In 2010, he signed for Prayag United of the I-League and played for the club for two seasons.[2] For the 2011–12 season, Mondal created a partnership in the center of defense Bello Razaq and was also taken under the wing of India international Deepak Mondal.[3]

During the summer of 2012, Mondal left Prayag United and joined Kolkata rivals East Bengal.[4] He was quick to become a part of the clubs history as he was a goalscorer during the clubs 2012 Federation Cup Final match against Dempo. Mondal scored the equalizing goal for East Bengal in the 60th minute that lead to East Bengal winning 3–2 and the Federation Cup.[5] Mondal soon became a mainstay for East Bengal in their backline, partnering with Uga Okpara, as East Bengal held the best defense in the I-League halfway through the campaign.[6] However, due to an injury picked up with the national team, Mondal missed the majority of the second half of the season as East Bengal failed to win the title.[6] Mondal came back from injury to return to East Bengal's starting line-up for the 2013–14 season. He was considered one of the club's finest players that season as he started in 18 of the club's matches that league campaign.[7]

In July 2014, it was announced that Mondal would be among 84 Indian players who would be a part of the 2014 ISL Inaugural Domestic Draft, being available on loan from East Bengal.[8] On 22 July 2014, he was drafted in the second round of the draft by Atlético de Kolkata.[9] During the 2014 ISL season, Mondal helped the side reach the final against Kerala Blasters, helping his side to a 1–0 victory at the DY Patil Stadium.[10]

International[edit]

Mondal made his first start for the India U23 against Qatar U-23 in the 2012 Summer Olympics Qualifiers.[11] Arnab was declared the captain of the senior national team for the World Cup Qualifiers against Oman on 10 June 2015 by coach Stephen Constantine.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 5 December 2016[13]
Club Season League League Cup Domestic Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
East Bengal 2012–13 I-League 21 0 1 1 6 0 28 1
2013–14 I-League 20 0 2 0 22 0
2014–15 I-League 16 0 4 0 2 0 22 0
2015–16 I-League 13 0 2 0 15 0
East Bengal Total 70 0 0 0 8 1 10 0 88 1
Atlético de Kolkata (loan) 2014 ISL 16 0 16 0
2015 ISL 13 0 13 0
2016 ISL 12 0 12 0
Atlético de Kolkata Total 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 0
Career total 111 0 0 0 8 1 10 0 129 1

International[edit]

As of 25 October 2016[14]
India national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 8 1
2014 2 0
2015 10 0
2016 5 0
Total 25 1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

East Bengal[13]
Atlético de Kolkata[13]

International[edit]

India[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Replicate ISL facilities in other Indian tourneys: Arnab Mondal". Times of India. 11 January 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Dias, Anil (1 June 2014). "Young and rising stars of Indian football". DNA India. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Madaan, Sachin (21 May 2012). "Prayag United Season Review 2011-12". The Hard Tackle. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Chaudhuri, Arunava (14 August 2012). "East Bengal's squad for the 2012/13 season". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "East Bengal are the Federation Cup 2012 Champions!". Indian Football Network. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Ghoshal, Amoy (21 May 2013). "I-League 2012-13 Review: Who is the Young Player of the Season?". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Majumdar, Samya (7 May 2015). "East Bengal 2013-14". The Hard Tackle. Retrieved 25 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Das, Shankar (19 July 2014). "IMG-Reliance announce list for ISL domestic players draft". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  9. ^ "Domestic Player Draft". Indian Super League. 
  10. ^ "Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 Kerala Blasters". Soccerway. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Pre-Olympic Qualifier: Qatar Under-23 3-1 India Under-23 - Bulpin's Boys Grab Vital Away Goal Despite Being Outplayed In Doha, goal.com. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  12. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-india/news/2696/indian-national-team/2015/06/10/12579732/constantine-appoints-arnab-mondal-as-india-captain
  13. ^ a b c d Arnab Mondal at Soccerway
  14. ^ "Mondal, Arnab". National-Football-Teams. 

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