Jewel Raja

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Jewel Raja Shaikh
Personal information
Full name Jewel Raja Shaikh
Date of birth (1990-01-19) 19 January 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Budge Budge, West Bengal, India
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Atlético de Kolkata
Number 23
Youth career
Sports Authority of India Kolkata
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 ONGC 0 (0)
2008–2010 Dempo 1 (0)
2010–2011 Pailan Arrows 5 (1)
2011–2013 Mohun Bagan 34 (5)
2013–2015 Dempo 31 (0)
2014 FC Goa (loan) 9 (1)
2015– Atlético de Kolkata 7 (0)
National team
2009–2012 India U23 4 (1)
2011– India 27 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:51, 20 November 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:06, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Jewel Raja Shaikh (born 19 January 1990 in Budge Budge) is an Indian professional football player who plays for Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League as a central midfielder.


Early career[edit]

Born in Budge Budge, Kolkata, Jewel though had a keen interest in cricket and wanted to become a cricketer when he was younger but chose to play football professionally. Initially playing as a winger for his youth teams, primarily on the right, he was encouraged to become a central midfielder by his father. Jewel joined the Pujali Athletic Club as a youngster and later joined the Sports Authority of India's eastern center in Kolkata, and then was selected to be a part of IFA's academy at Haldia.


He then appeared for the Bengal under-19 football team and then India U19s despite only being 16 and soon joined ONGC in the I-League in 2007 but didn't make any appearance for the Mumbai based club as he was heavily involved on national duty for the majority of his time there.


Jewel continued his progress with age group teams of India at national level and was offered a contract by Dempo of I-League in 2008 but struggled for game time in a talented Dempo side and only made his I-League debut in a substitute appearance against Churchill Brothers.[1]

Pailan Arrows[edit]

Jewel was signed up by Pailan Arrows for the 2010–11 season but again was more involved with the national team than with his club side.

Mohun Bagan[edit]

Jewel signed for Mohun Bgan on 25 July 2011 and on 23 October 2011, registered his first assist for the Mariners against his former club Pailan Arrows.[2] He then scored his first goal for Bagan in a 5–1 victory over Mumbai on 6 November 2011.[3] Jewel scored against ONGC from a Tolgay Özbey pass on 63rd minute in a 3-1 win for his team


On 30 May 2013, Jewel rejoined Dempo after spending two seasons with Mohun Bagan.[4] He played his first match since his return in the I-League on 22 September 2013 against Shillong Lajong at the Duler Stadium, playing 65 minutes before being replaced by Joy Ferrao as Dempo lost the match 0–3.[5]

Jewel represented FC Goa during the 2014 Indian Super League season and made 9 appearances and scoring once. [6]

Atlético de Kolkata[edit]

In July 2015 Jewel was drafted to play for Atlético de Kolkata in the 2015 Indian Super League.[7]


Jewel scored in his first goal for the Indian U23s against Singapore U23 at the 2010 Asian Games. On 23 February 2011, he played his second game against Myanmar.

He made his senior team debut and scored his first goal for India in a 3–0 win over Chinese Taipei on 21 March 2011 after coming on as a substitute .

Career statistics[edit]


Statistics accurate as of 20 November 2015[8][9]

Club Season League Federation Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pailan Arrows 2010–11 I-League 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Mohun Bagan 2011–12 I-League 16 4 0 0 0 0 16 4
2012–13 I-League 18 1 0 0 0 0 18 1
Dempo 2013–14 I-League 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
FC Goa (loan) 2014 Indian Super League 9 1 9 1
Dempo 2014–15 I-League 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Atletico de Kolkata 2015 Indian Super League 0 6 0
Career total 85 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 7

International Goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 21 March 2011 Petaling Jaya Stadium, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 3–0 3–0 2012 AFC Challenge Cup
2 2 March 2013 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei 1–0 2–1 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualifier
3 4 March 2013 Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar Guam Guam 3–0 4–0 2014 AFC Challenge Cup qualifier


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