Prakash Thorat

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Prakash Thorat
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-05-11) 11 May 1985 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Pune, Maharashtra, India[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Pune
Number 20
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Deccan XI
Maharashtra Police
Central Railways
2012–2013 Air India 27 (5)
2013– Pune 18 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

Prakash Thorat (born 11 March 1985) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Pune F.C. in the I-League.

Career[edit]

Early Career[edit]

Born in Pune, Maharashtra, Thorat started his footballing career as a semi-professional, playing for various Maharashtra state clubs like Deccan XI, Maharashtra Police, and Central Railways.[1] He was also twice the top scorer in the Nagpur Premier League in both the 2010 and 2011 seasons in which he scored seven goals in each season.[2] His best moment as a semi-professional came when he played in the inaugural Aurangabad Premier League where he scored an amazing 13 goals in only five matches.[2]

After impressing as a semi-professional Thorat was signed by I-League side Air India for the rest of the 2011–12 season.[2] He made his debut for Air India on 14 April 2012 against Pailan Arrows at the Salt Lake Stadium.[2] He managed to score a brace in that match as Air India won 2–0.[2] Overall, Thorat played in seven matches that season and then in the 2012–13 I-League season he made 20 appearances while scoring only three goals.[2] While with Air India Thorat was played mainly as a winger.[2]

Pune[edit]

On 7 June 2013 it was announced that Thorat had signed for hometown club Pune F.C. in the I-League on a two-year deal.[3] He made his debut for the club during the 2013 Durand Cup on 9 September 2013 against Army Red in which he started and played only 24 minutes as Pune lost the match 2–0.[4] He then made his league debut for Pune on 11 December 2013 against Rangdajied United when he came on as a 88th minute substitute for Thongkhosiem Haokip as Pune lost 3–2.[5]

I-League statistics[edit]

As of 9 May 2014[6]
Club Season League Federation Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Air India 2011–12 I-League 7 2 0 0 0 0 7 2
2012–13 I-League 20 3 0 0 0 0 20 3
Total 27 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 5
Pune 2013–14 I-League 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 8 0
2014–15 I-League 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 18 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 21 5
Career total 45 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 48 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Prakash Thorat". Pune Football Club. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Homecoming of sorts for Prakash Thora". Indian Express. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pune FC sign up Prakash Thorat". Zee News. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Army Red 2-0 Pune". Pune Football Club. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rangdajied United vs. Pune 3 - 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Prakash Thorat profile at Soccerway

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