Bembem Devi

Bembem Devi

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Date of Birth March 1, 1980
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"There has been a lot of progress" - Padma Shri awardee Oinam Bembem Devi on women's football in India, AFC Asian Cup and more
"There has been a lot of progress" - Padma Shri awardee Oinam Bembem Devi on women's football in India, AFC Asian Cup and more
Bembem Devi awarded Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind
Bembem Devi awarded Padma Shri by President Ram Nath Kovind
Bembem Devi overjoyed after being announced as a recipient for the Padma Shri award in 2020
Bembem Devi overjoyed after being announced as a recipient for the Padma Shri award in 2020
India women's football team coach eyes 5th straight SAFF title
India women's football team coach eyes 5th straight SAFF title
Hero Gold Cup: Good for Preparation for Olympic Qualifiers, says former captain Bembem Devi
Hero Gold Cup: Good for Preparation for Olympic Qualifiers, says former captain Bembem Devi

Bembem Devi: A Brief Biography

Oinam Bembem Devi is an Indian woman footballer born in Imphal in Manipur. Bembem Devi is known for her excellent ball dribbling and footwork. She started her career at the age of 13 playing for School teams in Manipur. At the age of 15 Bembem made her International Debut against Guam in the Asian Women\'s Championships. The year 1996 was the turning point of her career when she showed brilliant performance for the Indian women\'s National team in the Asian Games held at Bangkok. Since then she is now known as a prolific goalscorer and has scored more than 50 international goals so far. She was the captain of the Manipur team in the 16th National Football team where Manipur team emerged as the Champions. She is very hopeful about future of women football in India especially with the Women\'s National team currently placed 52nd in the FIFA rankings. She lead India in the 2012 SAFF Women\'s Championship held in Colombo on September 7, 2012.