Pritam Kotal is a professional Indian footballer who was born on September 8, 1993 in Uttarpara town of West Bengal, India. He plays at the position of Right back (defender) for his team.
Pritam started to play football at a very early age of 4 and he first played at a recognized level with Chirag United before playing for Bengal youth team. After playing for Wari in 2009, Pritam earned an international call for India U19.
After playing for India U19, Kotal went through successful trials and got selected for an exposure trip to China. He was also part of the 2012 AFC U19 Championship qualifiers. As time passed, Kotal got promoted to the U23 side.
Rise to glory
During 2015 I-League, Kotal scored his first goal for Mohun Bagan against Pune. In the same season, he scored his goal of the season which came against Royal Wahingdoh and eventually Mohun Bagan went on to win their first ever I-League title which gained Kotal much popularity.
Pritam Kotal began his club career with Pailan Arrows in 2011. After that team was disbanded, Pritam moved to Mohun Bagan during 2013-14 season and helped them to win the 2015 I-league title with his performances.
Pritam was also among the 84 Indians that were part of inaugural Indian Super League season in 2014 and was drafted by Pune city on loan.
There he played with former Inter Milan defender Bruno Cirillo which helped him to improve his performance.
But he didn't get to play much there and moved to Atletico de Kolkata in 2016 and was again drafted by Delhi Dynamos in the next season.
He was part of the Mohun Bagan squad that won I-league in 2014-15 and Federation cup in 2015-16 season. In 2015, when India won the SAFF Championship against Afghanistan in the final, Pritam Kotal was part of that team.