Renedy Singh

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P. Renedy Singh
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Personal information
Full name Potsangbam Renedy Singh[1]
Date of birth (1979-06-20) 20 June 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Imphal,[1] Manipur, India
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Pune City (Asst. Manager)
Youth career
1997–2000 East Bengal Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2004 Mohun Bagan 76 (7)
2004–2005 Chirag United SC 44 (1)
2005–2008 JCT FC 31 (1)
2008–2010 East Bengal Club 43 (1)
2011–2012 United Sikkim 6 (2)
2012–2013 Shillong Lajong 21 (0)
2014–2015 Kerala Blasters 2 (0)
2015 CSKA Sofia (loan) 0 (0)
Total 223 (12)
National team
1998–2011 India 56[2] (4[2])
Teams managed
2015– FC Pune City (Assistant Manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Potsangbam Renedy Singh or just Renedy Singh (born 20 June 1979 in Imphal, India) is an Indian former football player, who is currently assistant coach of FC Pune City of Indian Super League.

Club career[edit]

He has previously played for Mohun Bagan, East Bengal Club, EverReady SA and JCT FC. Recently his fellow team mate and friend Sunil Chhetri told the media that Renedy is the best midfielder in the country but also the most under-rated and unnoticed Indian footballer. Renedy and Sunil Chetri were prominent figures in JCT FC squad, they helped JCT FC finish second and third in National Football League 2006-2007 and I-League 2007-08. He has his roots to Sekmai, a well known Football hub. He is India’s very own dead-ball specialist and one of the most experienced members of the 2011 Asian Cup squad. Like many other current Indian internationals, Renedy is a graduate of the famous TFA academy in Jamshedpur. He spent six years there before signing his first professional contract with East Bengal in 1997. Renedy’s performances from midfield with the red and gold brigade earned him his first senior international cap in 98, when he was only 19.

By 2000, Renedy established himself as one of the best freekick takers in the country and was signed by Mohun Bagan. Arguably the best stage of his career was with the Mariners as he played an influential role during their 2001-02 National League triumph. Renedy’s ability to cross the ball with both feet made him a mainstay in the Indian national team, especially after his excellent displays in India’s 2002 LG Cup success.

Injuries saw a dip in his form and he incredibly joined Chirag United, then known was Everyday and were not in the top flight, in 2004 after leaving Bagan. However he continued to do well for the Indian team and was actually top scorer in India’s dismal 2006 World Cup qualification campaign with two goals. Renedy’s club career got revived after he joined JCT in 2005 as he helped the Phagwara-based club finish second in the National League in the 06-07 season.

Renedy joined East Bengal for the second time in his career in 2008 but was never a regular there because of injuries and lack of match fitness. He did however star in a couple of big Kolkata derbies by providing assists with his superb delivery from set pieces. Renedy has been a key member of the Indian team during Bob Houghton’s tenure but since the 2009 Nehru Cup he has not been a regular in the first eleven because of the problems he has had with injury. His best individual moment so far in the Bob Houghton era was without the doubt the delightful curling freekick he scored against Syria in the 2009 Nehru Cup final.

After having a forgettable 2010 season with Kingfisher East Bengal, he was released by the club. He continued to be a regular in the Indian National Football Team and showed some skill which made people remember what he is capable of. After representing India in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, he agreed a contract with Baichung Bhutia's own club United Sikkim FC in the I-League 2nd Division.

On January 16, 2011 Singh had officially signed for Shillong Lajong of the I-League.[3]

On 27 February 2015, he joined Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia on loan from Kerala Blasters, being the first Indian to sign for a Bulgarian club.[4]

International career[edit]

Renedy has been a regular sight in his national team India since 1998, until 2011.[5]

He was a vital part of the Indian team that won the Nehru Cup International Football Tournament 2007 and also the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup. He is good at crossing and his pace making him an integral element of the Indian squad.

While India lost the match, Renedy played a vital role for India against Bahrain in the 2011 Asian Cup setting up both goals scored by India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Potsangbam Renedy Singh". IndianFootball.com. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  2. ^ a b Renedy Singh player profile
  3. ^ "Shillong Lajong sign Renedy Singh". Times of India. Times of India. 16 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Renedy Singh joins CSKA Sofia". Goal. Retrieved 27 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Sudeep Pakrashi (2009-05-07). "Renedy, Dhorasoo join hands to focus on North-East". Indian Express. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 

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