Prakash Sarkar

Prakash Sarkar (born 15 February 1997 in West Bengal, India) is an Indian professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder for East Bengal FC since 2017.[1]

Career

Prakash Sarkar started his career with the youth academy of Pune F.C. under then coach Ranjan Chowdhury and participated in the 2015-16 U-18 I-League and reached the final round. In 2016-17, he joined East Bengal FC and played for the East Bengal F.C. U-18 side, again under Ranjan Chowdhury, which became runners-up in the 2016-17 U-18 I-League.[2]

East Bengal FC

2017-18

In 2017-18, under coach Khalid Jamil, Prakash Sarkar after his excellent performance for the East Bengal F.C. U-18 side, was promoted to the senior squad and he made his debut in the Calcutta Football League going on to make 5 appearances in total. His I-League debut came in the 2017-18 I-League on 22 December 2017, away against Chennai City F.C. which East Bengal FC won 1-2.[3] He made 9 appearances in the 2017-18 I-League season, playing as a defensive midfield as East Bengal finished 4th. He was also a part of the East Bengal team, that became runners-up in the 2018 Indian Super Cup held at Bhubaneshwar as East Bengal FC lost 1-4 to Bengaluru FC in the final. Prakash Sarkar, however, did not play any of the matches and remained on the bench throughout the campaign.[3]

2018-19

In 2018-19, under coach Alejandro Menendez, Prakash Sarkar did not get as much chance as he got in the previous season with just 3 appearances from the bench in the 2018-19 I-League, the season went very lack-lusture for the defensive midfielder.[3]

2019-20

At the start of 2019-20 season, Prakash Sarkar signed a 3 years contract extension with East Bengal FC.[4] He has played 2 games this season, with 1 appearance in 2019 Durand Cup. Coach Alejandro Menendez has been trying him as a Centre-back in the pre-season before the 2019-20 I-League.

Club statistics

As of match played on 26 September 2019
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
East Bengal 2017–18[3] I-League 9 0 0 0 5[a] 0 14 0
2018–19[3] I-League 3 0 3[a] 0 3 0
2019–20[3] I-League 0 0 1[b] 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Total 12 0 1 0 9 0 22 0
Career total 12 0 1 0 9 0 22 0
  1. ^ a b c Appearances in Calcutta Football League
  2. ^ Appearances in Durand Cup

Honours

Club

East Bengal
  • Indian Super Cup: runner-up: 2018

References

  1. ^ "FOOTBALL TEAM - QUESS EAST BENGAL FC 2019-20". East Bengal Club. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ "AIFF Academy Beat East Bengal To Clinch U-18 I-League Title". I-League. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "MATCHES OF P. SARKAR". Soccerway. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  4. ^ "East Bengal extend contract of three youngsters". The Times of India. Retrieved 8 November 2019.

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