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Subrata Pal


ABOUT

BornNovember 24, 1985

Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

NationalityIndian

RoleGoalkeeper

Relation(s)Debasmita Mukherjee Paul (Spouse)

SEASON STATS

Season Team Apps (Subs) Goals (P) Assists Yellows Reds Min Played
Indian Super League 20/21 Hyderabad 6 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 540
Indian Super League 19/20 Jamshedpur 15 (0) 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1350
Indian Super League 18/19 Jamshedpur 15 (0) 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 1337
Indian Super League 2017 Jamshedpur 18 (0) 0 (0) 0 2 (0) 1 1537
Indian Super League 2016 Northeast Utd 11 (0) 0 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 965
OVERALL CAREER STATS

Apps (Subs) 82 (0)
Goals (P) 0 (0)
Assists 0
Yellows 7 (0)
Reds 1
Min Played 7176
ABOUT

Subrata Pal Biography

Subrata Pal is an Indian footballer who was born on December 24, 1986 in Sodepur, West Bengal, India. One of the best goalkeepers India has ever had, he started playing in domestic leagues from the age of 18.

Background

Pal managed to get signed to Mohun Bagan in 2004 at the age of 18. He was subsequently signed to many I-League teams over the years such as East Bengal, Pune, Prayag United, Rangdajied United, Salgaocar and DSK Shivajians.

He played in the Indian Super League for Mumbai City FC and was transferred to Jamshedpur for the 2017-18 season.

Debut

Subrata made his international debut in the Nehru Cup 2007, helping India beat Kyrgyzstan and Syria. He then played in the AFC Challenge Cup 2008, Nehru Cup 2009, AFC Asian Cup 2011 and World Cup 2014 and 2018 qualifiers.

In the 2011 AFC Asian Cup, he made more than 35 saves, earning him the name Spiderman.

Club career

At the age of 18, Pal was signed by Mohun Bagan. In 2007, he was signed by East Bengal.

In the Kolkata-based team, he made quite a name for himself and ended up appearing in 31 games representing the team.

In 2009, he got signed to Pune and in 2012, he got transferred to Prayag United.

At this point, he got signed to play in ISL. Despite I-League being against ISL, Rangdajied United signed him to them.

In 2014, Pal got signed to FC Vestsjælland to play in a domestic Danish league.

He represented Mumbai City FC in ISL in 2014 season. While Pal moved from Salgaocar to DSK Shivajians in the I-League, he was transferred to play for Jamshedpur in ISL in 2017-2018 season.

Captaincy

In March of 2015, he was named the captain of the Indian national football team. He played and captained remarkably by performing greatly in the World Cup qualifiers where Nepal lost to India 2-0.

Low points

In 2004, while playing against Dempo in the 2004 Federation Cup, he collided into a Brazilian player called Cristiano Junior causing an unfortunate heart stroke in the latter. The forward did not receive proper medical attention and was pronounced dead on arrival at Hosmat Hospital. Pal was suspended for two months.

In March of 2017, Pal tested positive in a doping test conducted by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).

He refused to believe the outcome and claimed that he would prove his innocence by taking a ‘B’ sample test.

Records

Pal is the fourth Indian player and first Indian goalkeeper to play professionally abroad. He received Arjuna Award in 2016.

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