Seiminlen Doungel

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Seiminlen Doungel
Personal information
Full name Seiminlen Doungel[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Saikul, Manipur, India
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Jamshedpur
Number 7
Youth career
2009–2011 JCT
2011–2012 East Bengal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 East Bengal 17 (4)
2013Pailan Arrows (loan) 11 (2)
2014–2015 Shillong Lajong 15 (1)
2014NorthEast United (loan) 9 (1)
2015–2017 Bengaluru 18 (3)
2015Delhi Dynamos (loan) 7 (0)
2017–2018 NorthEast United 16 (4)
2018–2019 Kerala Blasters 18 (2)
2019–2021 Goa 22 (1)
2021Jamshedpur (loan) 8 (1)
2021– Jamshedpur 19 (2)
National team
2014–2016 India U23 3 (0)
2018– India 3 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:37, 11 March 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16:10, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Seiminlen Doungel (born 3 January 1994), also known as Len Doungel, is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Indian Super League club Jamshedpur and the India national team.

Career[edit]

East Bengal[edit]

Born in Saikul, Manipur, Doungel started his career in the youth team of JCT before joining East Bengal of the I-League in 2011.[2] During his first season with the club Doungel played only a few times before making his international cup debut for East Bengal in the AFC Cup on 9 May 2012 against Kazma. He started that match and played 72 minutes before being substituted off as East Bengal lost 2–1.[3]

Pailan Arrows (loan)[edit]

On 11 January 2013, during the 2012–13 season, Doungel was loaned out to fellow I-League side Pailan Arrows for the rest of the season. He made his debut for the side the next day on 12 January against Air India. He played 88 minutes before being substituted off as Pailan Arrows drew the match 1–1.[4] He then scored his first professional goal of his career for the club on 24 March 2013 against Mohun Bagan. He found the net in the 49th minute but could not help his side from losing 3–2 that match.[5]

Doungel then scored his second and final goal for Pailan Arrows on 20 April 2013 against Salgaocar. His 36th-minute strike being the lone goal for Arrows as the fell on the day 2–1.[6]

Return to East Bengal[edit]

For the 2013–14 season Doungel returned to East Bengal.[7] He made his return debut for the club on 1 November 2013 against Salgaocar at the Kalyani Stadium. Doungel came on as a 71st-minute substitute for Chidi Edeh and then scored a 77th-minute goal for East Bengal, however, the club still went on to lose 3–2.[8] He then scored his second goal of the season on 23 March 2014 against Rangdajied United after coming on as a 53rd-minute substitute for James Moga. East Bengal went on to win that match 3–1.[9]

Doungel then finished his East Bengal career with two goals in two games. The first goal came against Pune on 19 April. His 75th-minute strike being the winner in a 2–1 victory for East Bengal.[10] His second goal then came against United Sports Club on 28 April, being the last goal scored in a 3–0 rout.[11]

Shillong Lajong[edit]

On 5 May 2014, following the conclusion of the 2013–14 season, it was announced that Doungel had signed for Shillong Lajong who also play in the I-League.[2] Len represented NorthEast United in the 2014 Indian Super League, scoring once. Len played regularly for Lajong during the 2014-15 I-League season, scoring once in the final round against former club East Bengal in a 5–1 win which secured Lajong's stay in the I-League for the next season.[12]

Bengaluru FC[edit]

On 3 June 2015, Bengaluru announced the signing of Len from Shillong Lajong on a two-year deal.[13]

Delhi Dynamos (loan)[edit]

In July 2015 Doungel was chosen to play for Delhi Dynamos in the 2015 Indian Super League.[14]

NorthEast United[edit]

On 23 July 2017, Doungel has been drafted to Northeast United FC for ISL season 4. On 6 January, Len scored his first goal in ISL-4 against FC Goa. He scored a hat-trick against Chennaiyin on 19 January making him the first Indian player to score a hat-trick in ISL-4 and also it was the first hat-trick of NorthEast United.

Kerala Blasters[edit]

In June 2018, Doungel signed a three-year contract with Kerala Blasters. He was then called to join the team camp of the Indian national team for the 2018 Intercontinental Cup.

FC Goa[edit]

On 20 May 2019, Doungel signed a two-year contract with Goa[15] on a free transfer from Kerala Blasters. He will remain with the Gaurs till the summer of 2021.

Jamshedpur FC[edit]

On 5 August 2021, it was announced that Doungel had signed a 3-year contract with Jamshedpur FC.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 March 2022[17]
Club Season League Domestic Cup[a] Other Cup[b] Other AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
East Bengal 2011–12 I-League 4 0 0 0 1 0 10[c] 6 1 0 16 6
2012–13 I-League 0 0 0 0 0 0 5[c] 1 0 0 5 1
2013–14 I-League 17 4 0 0 4 1 8[c] 3 0 0 29 8
East Bengal Total 21 4 0 0 5 1 23 10 1 0 50 15
Pailan Arrows (loan) 2012–13 I-League 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
Shillong Lajong 2014–15 I-League 15 1 4 0 0 0 19 1
NorthEast United (loan) 2014 Indian Super League 10 1 10 1
Bengaluru 2015–16 I-League 13 2 2 0 0 0 4 1 19 3
Delhi Dynamos (loan) 2015 Indian Super League 8 0 8 0
Bengaluru 2016–17 I-League 5 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 13 2
NorthEast United 2017–18 Indian Super League 16 4 1 0 16 4
Kerala Blasters 2018–19 Indian Super League 18 2 1 0 19 2
Goa 2019–20 Indian Super League 15 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
2020–21 Indian Super League 7 0 7 0
Goa total 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 1
Jamshedpur (loan) 2021 Indian Super League 8 1 8 1
Jamshedpur 2021–22 Indian Super League 19 2 19 2
Jamshedpur total 27 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 3
Career total 166 21 8 0 5 1 23 10 11 2 213 34
  1. ^ Federation Cup/Super Cup
  2. ^ Durand Cup/IFA Shield
  3. ^ a b c Appearances in Calcutta Football League.

International[edit]

As of matches played till 14 November 2019[18][19]
National team Year Apps Goals
India 2019 3 1
Total 3 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list India's goal tally first
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 14 November 2019 Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe, Tajikistan 3  Afghanistan 1–1 1–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification [20]

Honours[edit]

Jamshedpur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seiminlen Doungel at Soccerway
  2. ^ a b "East Bengal Youngster Len Doungel Signs For Shillong Lajong". Feverpitch. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  3. ^ "East Bengal vs. Kazma 1 – 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Air India vs Pailan Arrows 1 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Arrows vs Mohun Bagan 2 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Arrows vs Salgaocar 1 – 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  7. ^ Chaudhuri, Arunava. "East Bengal Club's squad for the 2013/14 season". Arunfoot. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  8. ^ "East Bengal vs Salgaocar 2 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  9. ^ "East Bengal vs Rangdajied United 3 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Pune vs East Bengal 1 – 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  11. ^ "United vs East Bengal 0 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  12. ^ "Shillong Lajong v East Bengal Live Commentary & Result, 30/05/15, I-League | Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  13. ^ "Bengaluru FC sign strikers Kim Seng-Yong, Seiminlen Doungel". Zee News. 3 June 2015.
  14. ^ Noronha, Anselm (10 July 2015). "Indian Super League clubs' domestic transfer dealings". Goal.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  15. ^ Official, FC Goa (20 May 2019). "Indian Football Transfers: Seiminlen Doungel signs for FC Goa from Kerala Blasters". www.sportskeeda.com.
  16. ^ "Jharkhand news digest: Manipuri winger Len Doungel signs for Jamshedpur FC till 2024". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  17. ^ Seiminlen Doungel at Soccerway
  18. ^ "Seiminlen Doungel". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
  19. ^ Seiminlen Doungel at Soccerway
  20. ^ "Afghanistan 1–1 India". Soccerway. 14 November 2019.
  21. ^ "ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur win the League Winners Shield | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  22. ^ "Jamshedpur FC clinch League Winners' Shield after beating ATK Mohun Bagan". Indian Super League. Retrieved 7 March 2022.

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