Souvik Chakraborty

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Souvik Chakrabarti
Personal information
Full name Souvik Chakrabarti
Date of birth (1991-07-12) 12 July 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Central midfielder / Right back
Club information
Current team
Mohun Bagan
Number 23
Youth career
2006–2009 Mohun Bagan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Mohun Bagan 37 (6)
2012–2013 Air India 24 (4)
2013–2014 United SC 22 (0)
2014– Mohun Bagan 20 (0)
2014 Delhi Dynamos (loan) 7 (0)
2015 Delhi Dynamos (loan) 12 (0)
2016 Delhi Dynamos (loan) 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:11, 17 February 2016 (UTC).

Souvik Chakrabarti (born 12 July 1991 in Kolkata, West Bengal) is an Indian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Mohun Bagan in the I-League.

Career[edit]

Early Career & Mohun Bagan[edit]

Chakraborty started playing football at the age of eight at the Yubajagaran football coaching centre.[1] He then joined the Mohun Bagan Academy when he was 15 years old where he recalls his most memorable moment there, the Manchester United Premier Cup in Manchester, England.[1] Chakraborty was then selected to join the first-team for the 2009–10 Indian Federation Cup and the Calcutta Football League.[1] His call-up to the senior team was made possible due to the rule that each club in the Calcutta Football League must have 2 under-19 players in the squad.[1] Chakraborty had to wait till 2 November 2011 before making his professional debut for the club against Dempo S.C. at the Fatorda Stadium in which Mohun Bagan lost 5–0, coming on as a 26th-minute substitute for Anwar Ali.[2]

Air India[edit]

In the summer of 2012 Chakraborty signed for Air India of the I-League and scored his first professional goal of his career for the club on 28 August 2012 against Pailan Arrows during the 2012 Durand Cup.[3] He made his I-League debut for Air India on 7 October 2012 against Prayag United S.C. in which Air India lost 5–1.[4] He scored his second goal for Air India in the I-League against Shillong Lajong on 16 December 2012 to give Air India the lead 1–0 before the match ended 1–1 after Lajong found an equalizer.[5]

United Sports Club[edit]

Souvik made his debut on 6 October 2013 against Bengaluru FC at the Salt Lake Stadium in which he played till 61minutes and was replaced by Snehasish Chakraborty as United lost the match 1-0.[6]

Mohun Bagan[edit]

In January 2014, Chakraborty signed for Kolkata giant Mohun Bagan. A Mohun Bagan Academy product, he is very much a mariner at heart. Having devoted his life to football, Souvik has turned into a master passer and crosser of the ball. A good passer, crosser, and modern box to box midfielder, Souvik was a vital cog in Bagan’s I-League triumph in 2014-15 season. On 21 May 2016, Souvik started on the right of midfield in Mohun Bagan's 2016 Indian Federation Cup Final victory over Aizawl FC before being substituted in the 88th minute. On 28 February 2017, Souvik started as the captain for the first time for Mohun Bagan in the AFC Cup against Club Valencia.

Delhi Dynamos (loan)[edit]

In August 2014, Delhi based ISL franchisee Delhi Dynamos signed him in domestic draft. He made total 7 ISL appearances for Delhi Dynamos in first season, but unfortunately Delhi finished fifth in final League table.

In June 2015, Delhi Dynamos retained him for next season ISL along with 4 more players.[7]He is highly rated by Roberto Carlos in Delhi Dynamos where he played almost all matches for a right back for Delhi dynamos in 2015 season. He helped Delhi to reach semi final, in which Delhi lost 3-1 to FC Goa.

In July 2016, Delhi Dynamos again retained him for next season ISL for the third straight time.[8]Delhi Dynamos sent Souvik to A-League club Central Coast Mariners FC for a week long training camp.[9] Delhi Dynamos head coach Gianluca Zambrotta rated Souvik a versatile player and used him as a left back in entire season. Souvik started all matches for Delhi Dynamos in 2016 campaign.

Style of play[edit]

Chakrabarti is widely regarded as a player who works hard and brings energy to the team. Described as an "athletic and hardworking midfielder," Chakrabarti has developed his game during his time at Mohun Bagan into a more creative player. Furthermore, he constantly presses high up the field whenever the opposition is in possession.

Career Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of 17 February 2017

Club Season League Federation Cup Durand Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mohun Bagan 2011–12 I-League 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Air India 2012–13 I-League 24 2 1 0 4 1 30 3
United SC 2013–14 I-League 22 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Mohun Bagan 2014–15 I-League 18 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2015–16 I-League 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
2016–17 I-League 9 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 13 0
Delhi Dynamos (loan) 2014 Indian Super League 7 0 7 0
2015 Indian Super League 12 0 12 0
2016 Indian Super League 16 0 16 0
Career total 103 2 1 0 4 1 2 0 104 3

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Air India

Mohun Bagan

References[edit]