Baldeep Singh (footballer, born 1987)

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Baldeep Singh
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
East Bengal
Number 28
Youth career
Mahilpur Academy
JCT
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 JCT 55 (0)
2011 Salgaocar 11 (0)
2011–2012 Pune 14 (0)
2012–2014 United SC 13 (0)
2014– East Bengal 4 (0)
National team
India U19
2008– India 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:09, 20 May 2015 (UTC).

Baldeep Singh (born 6 February 1987 in Hoshiarpur, Punjab) is an Indian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Prayag United in the I-League.

Currently Singh is absconding from the police and his team after he was accused, along with Jagpal Parmar and Jagpreet Singh, of participation in the rape of a child in late October 2012.[2]

Career[edit]

JCT[edit]

Baldeep started his career at the Mahilpur Academy but soon moved on to JCT FC Academy after two years.[3] He made his debut for JCT in 2006.[4]

Salgaocar[edit]

Singh signed for Salgaocar S.C. of the I-League in 2011 after the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.[5] He played for the club for one season.

Pune[edit]

On 23 June 2011 it was announced that Singh had signed for Pune F.C. in the I-League.[6] He made his debut for the club on 8 September 2012 against East Bengal F.C. in the 2011 Indian Federation Cup; Pune lost 1–2.[7] He was then part of the starting 11 players that started for Pune against then Premier League team Blackburn Rovers F.C. in an friendly in Pune; Blackburn won 3–0.[8] He then made his I-League debut for the club against Shillong Lajong F.C. on 22 October 2011; the match ended 0–0.[9]

Prayag United[edit]

On 9 May 2012 it was announced that Singh left Pune to join Prayag United S.C. of the I-League.[10]

International[edit]

Singh made his international debut for India on 1 August 2011 during the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup against Tajikistan at the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium in Hyderabad, India.[3] India eventually went on to win the Asian Cup and qualify for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup after a 24-year gap.[11] He was also in the India squad during the 2009 SAFF Championship and came on as a sub in most matches, however he missed the final due to injury.[3] Baldeep made his first international start for India on 8 October 2010 against Vietnam.[12]

International statistics[edit]

As of 4 July 2014[13]
India national team
Year Apps Goals
2008 1 0
2009 0 0
2010 4 0
2011 2 0
2012 1 0
2013 0 0
2014 0 0
Total 12 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stats and Trends". Football Addicts. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Ghoshal, Amoy. "East Bengal midfielder Jagpreet Singh released on bail". Sportskeeda. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Ghoshal, Amoy. "Asian Cup 2011: Player Profile – Baldeep Singh". goal.com. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Baldeep Singh(Jr.)". JCT Football Club. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Salgaocar continue to impress". The All India Football Federation. Retrieved 3 August 2012. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Pune FC sign up Edathodika, Baldeep". Times of India. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Pune FC 1–2 East Bengal FC". Pune Football Club. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pune FC 0–3 Blackburn Rovers FC". Pune Football Club. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Pune FC 0–0 Shillong Lajong FC". Pune Football Club. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "SPORTS DIGEST". Times of India. Times of India. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "India wins inaugural AFC Challenge Cup 2008". One India. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  12. ^ Bali, Rahul. "Indian National Team Friendly: India 3–1 Vietnam – Sunil Chhetri Scores Hat-Trick As India Beat The South-East Asian Champions". goal.com. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  13. ^ Baldeep Singh at National-Football-Teams.com