Prakash Thorat

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Prakash Thorat
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-05-11) 11 May 1985 (age 31)[1]
Place of birth Pune, Maharashtra, India[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
DSK Shivajians
Number 12
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Deccan XI
Maharashtra Police
Central Railways
2012–2013 Air India 27 (5)
2013–2015 Pune 18 (0)
2016 DSK Shivajians 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2015.

Prakash Thorat (born 11 March 1985) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward for DSK Shivajians 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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