Debjit Majumder Biography
Debjit Majumder is a professional Indian footballer who plays for ISL team ATK as a goalkeeper. He was born on 6 March 1988 in West Bengal, India.
He has won the I-League with Mohun Bagan in 2014-15, bagging the 'Goalkeeper of the Year' award.
Debjit was nicknamed ‘savejit’ by the Bagan fans after a memorable display against rivals East Bengal in March 2015.
Debjit started playing football with Uttarpara Netaji Brigade, which had players like Pritam Kotal, Narayan Das and Avinabo Bag, all practicing together under the guidance of coach Anuj Nag.
Majumder’s decision to become a professional footballer was primarily to help his family’s financial situation.
He began his career in 2008, playing for the Food Corporation of India (FCI) in the Calcutta Football League.
He was then signed by Kalighat M.S., who later loaned him out to United Sikkim where he got to play with the likes of Bhaichung Bhutia, Renedy Singh and Bijen Singh.
Debjit was bought by East Bengal in 2011, but struggled to make first team appearances.
He then plied his trade at Bhawanipore FC and after some impressive performances, was bought by I-League club Mohun Bagan AC in 2014.
Rise to glory
Debjit got his breakthrough in the 2014-15 season when he won the I-League with Mohun Bagan, their first league title since 13 years and finished with the most clean sheets.
His brave display against local rivals and former club East Bengal FC cemented his place as a starter in the team.
The next season also saw Majumder retain his spot with Mohun Bagan. He helped his club display their best defensive form for three league seasons.
He made 33 appearances for the club before getting loaned out to ISL team Mumbai City FC in 2015, but could just manage a couple of appearances.
After his return to Mohun Bagan, he was loaned out to Atletico de Kolkata in 2016.
He became an integral part of the side and won the Indian Super League with them in 2016.
He made 15 appearances for the club and conceded 15 goals, keeping three clean sheets.
Following an impressive season at Mohun Bagan in 2016-17, where he conceded just 12 goals in 17 appearances and kept eight clean sheets, Debjit was bought by ATK for the new season of ISL. His performance was far from satisfactory, with 17 goals conceded from 12 games, after which he lost his place to Soram Poirei.