Naduparambil Pappachen Pradeep is an Indian footballer. His profile is that of a defender. He was also the captain of India's U23 team. Pradeep plays as a central midfielder for Dodsal Football Club. Pradeep used to play as a striker during his youth career and represented his state, Kerala, at Under-17 and Under-21 levels. He represented India at various age group levels, including the Under-20 team that reached the quarterfinals of the 2002 AFC Under-20 Championships. His first call up to the senior team was during the 2005 SAFF Cup in Bangladesh, which India went on to win. In 2006, Pradeep made his first big move at club level as he joined National League champions Mahindra United. He won the IFA Shield and reached the quarter-finals of the AFC Cup with Mahindra and caught the eye of newly appointed India coach Bob Houghton;. For the 2010-11 I-League season Pradeep signed with Viva kerala and scored two goals so far in four games. During the off season after the I-League 2010-11 season Pradeep signed for I-League club Mohun Bagan A.C.. In 2012, NP Pradeep signed for Dodsal F.C.