June 4, 2009 4:15:18 am
Pune Football Club has signed Indias first choice goal Keeper,Subrata Paul. “Subrata brings with him years of experience and skill in goal and will certainly strengthen the squad”,stated a press release issued by the club.
22-year-old Subrata has been associated with the East Bengal Club since 2007. He has the distinction of playing for India at all age groups.
He rose to prominence with the with the Under-23 team in the Pre-Olympic qualifiers where he pulled off 3 saves in a crucial penalty shootout against Myanmar and helped India to qualify for the Group stage.
His impeccable performance has seen his team pull through the most difficult situations. In the Nehru Cup in 2007,he was adjudged the best goalkeeper in a competitive field which included the likes of Mosab Balhous. He was also adjudged the I-League’s best goalkeeper in 2007. His performance helped India reach the finals of the tournament for the first time.
Subrata was part of the victorious Indian National team in the AFC Challenge Cup 2008. His important saves especially in the finals helped India qualify for the AFC Asian cup 2011 for the first time in 24 years. Subrata started his career with the Tata Football Club in 2003-04.
He moved to Mohan Bagan Club in 2004-05,where he played for three years. In 2007-08,he was picked up by the East Bengal Club.
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