Raju Gaikwad

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Raju Gaikwad
Personal information
Full name Raju Eknath Gaikwad
Date of birth (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Mohun Bagan
Number -
Youth career
Tata Football Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Pailan Arrows 14 (0)
2011–2015 East Bengal 43 (0)
2014 Mumbai City (loan) 3 (0)
2015-–present FC Goa 26 (0)
2015– Mohun Bagan (loan) 6 (0)
National team
2011–2013 India U23 4 (0)
2011– India 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:09, 27 February 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:18, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Raju Eknath Gaikwad (born 25 September 1990 in Mumbai, Maharashtra) is an Indian footballer who plays as a defender for Mohun Bagan in the I-League. Gaikwad is very comfortable on the ball and can easily fill in as a full back even though he is right-footed, and is a long throw specialist.

Career[edit]

Pailan Arrows[edit]

After spending time at Tata Football Academy Gaikwad signed for Pailan Arrows (then AIFF XI) in the I-League. He made his league debut for the club on 3 December 2010 against Prayag United at the Salt Lake Stadium which was also Pailan Arrows's first ever game in the I-League; Pailan lost 2–1.[1]

East Bengal[edit]

In July 2011 Gaikwad signed for East Bengal after one season at Pailan and made his debut for the club on 4 February 2012 after missing the first few months of the season through injury.[2]

Mohun Bagan A.C.[edit]

In June 2015 Gaikwad signed for Mohun Bagan from rival club East Bengal.[3]

International[edit]

Gaikwad made his debut for the India U23 on 23 February 2011 against Myanmar's U23s in the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers; India U23 won 2–1.[4] He then made his senior debut for India on 21 March 2011 in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers against Chinese Tapei at the MBPJ Stadium in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; India won 3–0.[5] Gaikwad then won his first championship with India on 11 December 2011 when he helped India beat Afghanistan in the 2011 SAFF Cup.[6] Gaikwad then went on to lead India to win the 2012 Nehru Cup when India managed to beat Cameroon's B team on 2 September 2012 at the Nehru Stadium in the Indian capital, Delhi.[7]

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 27 February 2016[8]

Club Season League Federation Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Pailan Arrows 2010–11 14 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
East Bengal 2011–12 6 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 11 0
2012–13 9 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 13 0
2013–14 17 0 3 0 0 0 20 0
2014–15 11 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 17 0
Mumbai City (loan) 2014 3 0 3 0
Mohun Bagan 2015–16 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
FC Goa (loan) 2015 9 0 9 0
Career total 75 0 10 0 0 0 11 0 97 0

National team statistics[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 6 May 2015[9]

India national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 9 0
2012 8 0
2013 4 0
2014 2 0
Total 23 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sengupta, Rahul. "I-League: Three Points For Chirag As AIFF XI Rue Missed Opportunities". Goal.com. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Lahiri, Debjit. "East Bengal 1-1 Mohun Bagan – Odafa's Solo Effort Rescues A Point For The Mariners". Goal.com. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  3. ^ http://kolkatafootball.com/live_football/
  4. ^ "India U23 2-1 Myanmar". The Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "India 3-0 Chinese Tapai". Asian Football Confederation. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  6. ^ Bali, Rahul. "India 4-0 Afghanistan: The Men In Blue Successfully Defend Their SAFF Championship Title". Goal.com. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "India beat Cameroon to win third successive Nehru Cup title". Times of India. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  8. ^ http://int.soccerway.com/players/raju-eknanth-gaikwad/165340/
  9. ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/player/42685/Raju_Gaikwad.html