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Bembem Devi 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.

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Oinam Bembem Devi creates history, becomes only 2nd Indian female footballer to win Arjuna Award
Oinam Bembem Devi creates history, becomes only 2nd Indian female footballer to win Arjuna Award
Devi has made ineffable contributions to Indian football both on and off the field
The rise and rise of the Indian women's football team and the road that lies ahead
The rise and rise of the Indian women's football team and the road that lies ahead
The SAG gold and SAFF Championship win, coupled with the introduction of the IWL, has set women's football in India on the right track.
Interview: Legendary Oinam Bembem Devi talks about the IWL, her Maldives stint and life after retirement
Interview: Legendary Oinam Bembem Devi talks about the IWL, her Maldives stint and life after retirement
Her side recorded a 7-1 win in the IWL opener.
India women's football team coach eyes 5th straight SAFF title
India women's football team coach eyes 5th straight SAFF title
Women League: A big boost for Indian women’s football
Women League: A big boost for Indian women’s football
Barring for states like Manipur, West Bengal, Odisha, Delhi, Bihar and Maharashtra, womens football hasnt been able to attract popularity.
Interview with Oinam Bembem Devi: "Strong grassroot level programmes will help women's football"
Interview with Oinam Bembem Devi: "Strong grassroot level programmes will help women's football"
Bembem Devi talks to Sportskeeda about the state of womens football in India and much more in an exclusive interview.
How Oinam Bembem Devi fought decades of indifference to bring recognition for Indian women's football
How Oinam Bembem Devi fought decades of indifference to bring recognition for Indian women's football
Devi's contribution to Indian women's football has finally been recognised.
Purno Agitok Sangma penned his last letter for Bembem Devi
Purno Agitok Sangma penned his last letter for Bembem Devi
Sangma passed away recently due to a fatal heart attack.
12th South Asian Games: Indian women beat Nepal 4-0 to bag gold
12th South Asian Games: Indian women beat Nepal 4-0 to bag gold
This happened to be the last match of India's top women's footballer Bembem Devi.
12th South Asian Games: India take on Nepal for SAG women's football gold
12th South Asian Games: India take on Nepal for SAG women's football gold
India drew with Nepal and Maldives previously and defeated Sri Lanka and Bangladesh 5-0 and 5-1 respectively en route the final.
South Asian Games football preview: Indian women face Nepal test
South Asian Games football preview: Indian women face Nepal test
The Indian women's football team are set to take on Nepal in the South Asian Games.
Indian Women's Football Team draw with Maldives 0-0 in SAG opener
Indian Women's Football Team draw with Maldives 0-0 in SAG opener
Indian women will take on Sri Lanka women in their next game on February 9.
South Asian Games: Indian women's footballers aim to retain the title
South Asian Games: Indian women's footballers aim to retain the title
The Indian women's football team, 56th in the rankings, will take on the Maldives on Friday at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Indian women's football's most prolific performer Oinam Bembem Devi announces retirement
Indian women's football's most prolific performer Oinam Bembem Devi announces retirement
Devi was the first Indian women's footballer to sign a professional contract abroad.
Young girls need to live their dreams: Bembem Devi
Young girls need to live their dreams: Bembem Devi
Bembem Devi, Bala Devi and Sasmita Mallick talk about FIFA's Live Your Goals campaign
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