Denechandra Meitei

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Denechandra Meitei
Personal information
Full name Yendrembam Denechandra Meitei
Date of birth (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Manipur, India
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Number 14
Youth career
2008–2009 Mohun Bagan
2009 Sambhalpur Academy
2011–2013 Pune
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Pune 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 October 2013.

Yendrembam Denechandra Meitei (born 28 March 1994) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Pune F.C. in the I-League.


Early career[edit]

Born in Manipur, Meitei started playing football from the age of 10 years.[1] He initially trained at a local stadium to improve his technical ability.[1] He eventually managed to make it into his district team and then the Manipur football team in the youth nationals.[1] Then in 2008 he was signed by Mohun Bagan A.C. to join their academy.[1] After a one-year stay at the academy, Meitei joined the Sambhalpur Academy in Orissa.[1] However, due to problems with both academies in terms of how they taught academics, Meitei dropped out of both.[1] He then went back to Manipur to play for a local club.[1]

Then, after going back to Manipur, James Singh of Mumbai F.C. recommended Meitei to trial at Pune F.C. for a spot in the Pune F.C. Academy.[1] Meitei trialed for the spot in the academy and passed.[1] While with the Pune F.C. Academy Meitei had won the I-League U19 twice.[1]


On 10 October 2013, Meitei made his professional debut for Pune F.C. in the I-League against Mohun Bagan A.C. at the Balewadi Sports Complex in which he came on in the 89th minute for Pierre Douhou as Pune won the match 2–0.[2]


Meitei has represented India at the under-13 level in which he played for them in a tournament in Bangladesh.[1]


Meitei's favorite footballer is David Beckham.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 October 2013[3]
Club Season League Federation Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pune 2013–14 I-League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "14. Y. Denechandra Meitei". Pune Football Club. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "PUNE VS. MOHUN BAGAN 2 - 0". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Denechandra Meitei at Soccerway

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