Gopinathan Ramachandra

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R. Gopinathan
Personal information
Full name Gopinathan a/l Ramachandra[1]
Date of birth (1989-12-15) 15 December 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Pahang, Malaysia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Melaka United
(on loan from Johor Darul Ta'zim)
Number 24
Youth career
2009–2010 Pahang
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2015 Pahang 69 (15)
2016 Selangor 18 (5)
2017– Johor Darul Ta'zim 2 (0)
2018–Melaka United (loan) 17 (4)
National team
2012–2015 Malaysia 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2016

Gopinathan a/l Ramachandra (born 15 December 1989 in Kuantan, Pahang) is a Malaysian footballer who plays as a winger for Malaysia Super League club Melaka United on loan from Johor Darul Ta'zim.

Club career[edit]

Johor Darul Ta'zim[edit]

On 27 December 2016, Gopinathan signed a contract with Johor Darul Ta'zim from Selangor for an undisclosed fee.[2] He made his debut in a 7–0 victory against Melaka United on 9 April 2017.[3] Overall, Gopinathan only played in five matches for the club, three in the AFC Cup and two in the Malaysia Super League with a total duration of 286 minutes. He scored one goal in AFC Cup over Magwe.[4]

Melaka United[edit]

On 21 November 2017, Gopinathan was loaned to Melaka United on a season-long loan move from Johor Darul Ta'zim.[5][6] Gopinathan made his debut in a 2–1 win over Kelantan coming from the bench on 3 February 2018.[7] On 11 February, he scored his first league goal in a 3–0 win over Negeri Sembilan at home.[8] Gopinathan scored two more goals in a league match to help his club beat Kedah on 10 July.[9] On 18 July, he scored the first goal in Melaka's 2–2 draw against Pahang.[10]

International career[edit]

In October 2012, Gopinathan is among the national team’s recruits for the friendly against Hong Kong at Mong Kok Stadium, Mong Kok, Hong Kong.

The 23-year-old from Kuantan has been in top form for Pahang, having scored three goals in the 2012 Malaysia Premier League and help Pahang promoted to 2013 Malaysia Super League and 1 goal in 2012 Malaysia Cup but lost in quarter-finals beaten by Singapore LIONSXII.

National coach Datuk K. Rajagopal at that time, was preparing the team for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup in November.

Style of play[edit]

Gopinathan known as the lightning sprinter because of his speed and dribbling ability on the field and can use both feet to cross the ball.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 July 2018
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pahang 2010 Malaysia Super League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 Malaysia Super League 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Malaysia Premier League 0 3 0 0 0 1 30 4
2013 Malaysia Super League 0 5 0 1 0 3 0 9
2014 Malaysia Super League 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 6
2015 Malaysia Super League 0 2 0 2 0 1 8 1 0 6
Total 0 12 0 3 0 9 8 1 0 25
Selangor 2016 Malaysia Super League 18 5 1 0 10 4 4 1 33 10
Total 18 5 1 0 10 4 4 1 33 10
Johor Darul Ta'zim 2017 Malaysia Super League 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 1
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 5 1
Melaka United (loan) 2018 Malaysia Super League 17 4 2 1 0 0 19 5
Total 17 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 19 5
Career total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

International[edit]

As of match played 28 June 2018[11]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Malaysia 2012 3 0
2014 2 0
2015 1 0
Total 6 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Pahang

Johor Darul Ta'zim

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile Gopinathan Ramachandra". Football Malaysia. Retrieved 5 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Gopinathan sah milik JDT". Berita Harian. 27 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Johor Darul Ta'zim vs. Melaka United". Soccerway.com. 9 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "'Bohonglah saya tak sedih tinggalkan JDT'". Harian Metro. 14 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Gopinathan, Chanturu ikat kontrak setahun bersama Melaka United". Utusan. 21 November 2017. 
  6. ^ "Ex-JDT aces join Melaka". New Straits Times. 20 November 2017. 
  7. ^ "Melaka United vs. Kelantan". Soccerway.com. 3 February 2018. 
  8. ^ "Melaka United vs. Negeri Sembilan". Soccerway.com. 11 February 2018. 
  9. ^ "Melaka United vs. Kedah". Soccerway.com. 10 July 2018. 
  10. ^ "Melaka United vs. Pahang". Soccerway.com. 18 July 2018. 
  11. ^ "Ramachandra, Gopinathan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 5 July 2018. 

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