Sushil Kumar Singh

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Sushil Kumar Singh
Personal information
Full name Chongtham Sushil Kumar Singh
Date of birth (1980-06-01) 1 June 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Manipur, India
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
NEROCA F.C.
Number 14
Youth career
2005–2007 Mohun Bagan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Mahindra United 16 (8)
2010–2011 East Bengal 5 (1)
2011–2012 United Sikkim 0 (0)
2012–2013 Shillong Lajong 29 (6)
2013–2014 Eagles 0 (0)
2014 Mumbai City FC 5 (1)
2015 Dempo (loan) 8 (1)
2015 Atlético de Kolkata 5 (0)
2016 Mumbai F.C. 11 (4)
2016– NEROCA
National team
2007–2012 India U-23 5 (2)
2008– India 27 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:28, 5 March 2016 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:07, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Sushil Kumar Singh (born 3 January 1982 in Manipur) is an India football player. He is currently playing for NEROCA F.C. in Manipur's local statewide league.

Career[edit]

Mahindra United[edit]

Singh started his footballing career at Mahindra United in the I-League and scored eight goals in eleven games while with Mahindra till Mahindra disbanded.[1]

East Bengal[edit]

After Mahindra United disbanded Singh joined another I-League club. This time it was Kingfisher East Bengal F.C.. During his first season with East Bengal in 2010-11 Singh played in five games and scored one goal.

United Sikkim[edit]

In July 2011 it was reported that United Sikkim F.C. of the I-League 2nd Division have signed Singh on a one-year contract after Singh talked with Baichung Bhutia.

Shillong Lajong[edit]

On 25 January 2012 it was announced that Kumar Singh has signed back into the I-League with Shillong Lajong.[2]

Atlético de Kolkata[edit]

Signalling his steady decline in match-readiness and age, in July 2015, Singh was drafted to play for Atlético de Kolkata in the 2015 Indian Super League, being ineligible for any of the auctions.[3]

Mumbai FC[edit]

He has been signed on by the thrifty Mumbai FC for the I-League2015-16 season where he is on loan from Atletico de Kolkata. He is seen as the fallback forward in the club featuring a few prominent Japanese players. While, his and the club's performance for most of the season has been lacklustre, he has managed to score 4 goals during appearances which did not feature the primary scorer for a team which has been plagued with injuries.

NEROCA FC[edit]

He has been signed on by the NEROCA FC from Manipur and scheduled to play in the 2016-17 Durand Cup in Delhi. This is club participates 2-steps below the divisions of the leagues that he has been participating in the last couple of years. While, the club made it to a historic final on its debut at the Durand Cup 2016 riding on the effort of the young manipuri team, the team lost the trophy in penalties to Army Green when Sushil hit a ground sitter to the opposite goalkeeper. Post this, he plays mostly from the bench making way for a better and younger African forward in Emmanuel.

International[edit]

Sushil has represented the India national football team several times. In 2009, he led the India U-23 team to the SAFF championship where he scored from a free kick against Bangladesh to help India go into the finals and face Maldives.[4] c'è su fifa Sushil scored his third goal for India's seniors against Qatar in India's historic 2-1 victory away from home. He was then selected by India for the 2011 SAFF Championship in which he played in two matches, including the final and scored one goal which came in the final which India won 4-0 over Afghanistan on 11 December 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sushil Kumar Singh". Indian Sports News. 
  2. ^ "Shillong Lajong sign India striker Sushil Singh". Shillong Times. 
  3. ^ Noronha, Anselm (10 July 2015). "Indian Super League clubs' domestic transfer dealings". Goal.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sushil Singh named the skipper nf the India U-23 team". Goal.com. 

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