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 25)
Place of birth Manipur, India [2]
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Striker/Winger
Club information
Current team
Goa
Number 7
Youth career
JCT
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) 10 (1)
2015–2017 Bengaluru 15 (2)
2015Delhi Dynamos (loan) 7 (0)
2017–2018 NorthEast United 16 (4)
2018–2019 Kerala Blasters 18 (2)
2019– Goa 2 (1)
National team
2014–2016 India U23 3 (0)
2018– India 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:10, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Seiminlen Doungel (born 3 January 1994) also known as Len is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward both for the club Goa and the India national football 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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

Return to East Bengal[edit]

For the 2013–14 season Doungel returned to East Bengal.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

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.[11] His second goal then came against United Sports Club on 28 April, being the last goal scored in a 3–0 rout.[12]

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.[3] 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.[13]

Bengaluru FC[edit]

On 3 June 2015, Bengaluru announced the signing of Len from Shillong Lajong on a two-year deal.[14]

Delhi Dynamos (loan)[edit]

In July 2015 Doungel was chosen to play for Delhi Dynamos in the 2015 Indian Super League.[15]

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[16] on a free transfer from Kerala Blasters. He will remain with the Gaurs till the summer of 2021.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 October 2019[1]
Club Season League Federation Cup/Super Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
East Bengal 2012–13 I-League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2013–14 I-League 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 4
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 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
NorthEast United 2017–18 Indian Super League 16 4 16 4
Kerala Blasters 2018–19 Indian Super League 18 2 1 0 19 2
Goa 2019–20 Indian Super League 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Career total 105 17 6 0 0 0 5 2 116 19

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list India's goal tally first.[17]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 14 November 2019 Pamir Stadium, Dushanbe, Tajikistan  Afghanistan 1–1 1–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Seiminlen Doungel at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Seiminlen Doungel". Goal.com. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b "East Bengal Youngster Len Doungel Signs For Shillong Lajong". Feverpitch. Archived from the original on 5 May 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  4. ^ "East Bengal vs. Kazma 1 – 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Air India vs Pailan Arrows 1 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Arrows vs Mohun Bagan 2 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Arrows vs Salgaocar 1 – 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ "East Bengal vs Salgaocar 2 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  10. ^ "East Bengal vs Rangdajied United 3 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Pune vs East Bengal 1 – 2". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  12. ^ "United vs East Bengal 0 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  13. ^ http://www.goal.com/en-india/match/shillong-lajong-vs-east-bengal/1981074/report
  14. ^ "Bengaluru FC sign strikers Kim Seng-Yong, Seiminlen Doungel". Zee News. 3 June 2015.
  15. ^ Noronha, Anselm (10 July 2015). "Indian Super League clubs' domestic transfer dealings". Goal.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  16. ^ https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/indian-football-transfers-seiminlen-doungel-signs-for-fc-goa-from-kerala-blasters
  17. ^ "Seiminlen Doungel". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 16 November 2019.