Shaiju Mon

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Shaiju Mon
Personal information
Full name Shaiju Mon.M
Date of birth (1991-05-16) 16 May 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mohun Bagan A.C.
Number 35
Youth career
2008 Sree Kerala Varma College
2009 Chandni
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Chirag United Kerala 4 (0)
2012–2013 Pailan Arrows 18 (1)
2013–present Mohun Bagan 2 (0)
National team
2012– India U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 April 2014.

Shaiju Mon (born 16 May 1991 in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) is an Indian football player who plays for Pailan Arrows in the I-League and the India U23 team.[1]

Early career[edit]

Mon was born in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Being the first footballer in his family, he got selected in his school team (MEC, Hosur) when he was studying in Class 8. Later, when he was in the 12th Standard, he played for the coastal team of his home town.

After seeing his performance in his college team, he got chance to play for a 2nd Division team of Kerala, SKVC in the year 2008.

While playing for Chandni FC in the 2009–10 season, he represented that club in the 2010 I-League 2nd Division. He scored a goal against Eagles F.C., with the match ending in a 1–1 draw. He was also adjudged Man of the Match in that game.[2]

Chirag United Kerala[edit]

In 2010 summer Shaiju signed for Chirag United Club Kerala in 2011–12 I-League.

Pailan Arrows[edit]

Shaiju signed for pailan arrows in June 2012 for 2012–13 I-League.[3] He made his debut for the club on 25 August 2012 during the 2012 Durand Cup against Delhi United in which Pailan drew 2–2.[4]

On 24 March 2013, he scored against Mohun Bagan A.C..

Mohun Bagan[edit]

On 29 October 2013 it was confirmed that Shaiju Mon has signed for Mohun Bagan.[5] He made his debut in the I-League on 6 November 2013 against Shillong Lajong F.C. at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong in which he came on as a substitute for Zakeer Mundampara in the 86th minute as Mohun Bagan drew the match 1-1.[6]

International[edit]

Mon made his debut for the India U23 team on 23 June 2012 against Lebanon during the qualifying round for the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 27 April 2014
Club Season League Federation Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chirag United Kerala 2011–12 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Pailan Arrows 2012–13 18 1 0 0 1 0 19 1
Mohun Bagan 2013-14 2 0 0 0 0 0 - - 2 0
Career total 24 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 25 1

Personal life[edit]

Shaiju is a fan of Arsenal F.C. and Real Madrid C.F., Cristiano Ronaldo and Alwyn George are his favourite players.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaiju Mon". goal.com. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "McDowells Mohun Bagan's New Recruit - Shaiju Mon". Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Bhutani, Rahul. "Indian Football Transfers – Live Updates, July 6th". The Hard Tackle. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Durand Cup 2012: Pailan Arrows 2-2 Delhi United FC
  5. ^ "Shaiju Mon signs at the IFA office in favour of Mohun Bagan". Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Shillong Lajong vs. Mohun Bagan 1-1". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  7. ^ 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup: India U23 5-2 Lebanon U23