Gurjinder Kumar Soccer Defender
Gurjinder Kumar (born 10 October 1990) is an Indian football player who plays as a Defender for I-League team Pune and the India national football team. He usually plays as a left-back. Kumar was born on 10 October 1990 in Nawanshahr, Punjab, India. Kumar had come from a family of former footballers like his father who played for the Punjab football team in the Santosh Trophy. After the passing of his elder brother In 2001 Kumar took up football seriously and joined Chandigarh Football Academy where he was coached by former Indian International Harjinder Singh and Shahji Prabhakaran. Then in 2007 he attended trials for renowned Indian Football Academy Tata Football Academy which he was successful at. His greatest moment while at Tata Football Academy was during the IFA Shield where Tata defeated I-League giants East Bengal 3–1. In the summer of 2010 Kumar joined I-League side Pune F.C. by signing his first professional contract of his career. After his first season at Pune he was named the best under-23 player of the season at Pune FC at the club, end of the season awards after his amazing display during the 2010-11 I-League season.
|Date of birth|
|October 10th, 1990|
Teams played 2
Pune F.C. Football
Pune Football Club is an Indian football club based in Pune. The club was established in 2007, and gained promotion to the I-League in the 2009-10 season. Pune F.C. one of the most professional football club in India is also known as one of the first football club to not follow the Institutional Football format that was seen more in I-League. They also play the "Maha Derby" which takes place between Pune FC and Mumbai FC. In the last two years though Pune FC fans have started to consider Kingfisher East Bengal FC as their main rivals. Pune FC is one of the youngest clubs in the I-League, having been established in August, 2007 by the Ashok Piramal Group. As their name suggests, they are based in Pune, Maharashtra, and play their home matches at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. The club was formed with the intention of putting the city of Pune on India’s footballing map. Their first season in the I-League was called a major success as Pune FC finished in 3rd place in the 2009-10 I-League season.
General club info
Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex
National teams played
India national football team Football
The Indian national football team is the national football team of India and is governed by the All India Football Federation. It is a member of the Asian Football Confederation. Since 1948, the AIFF has been affiliated with FIFA, the international governing body for football. In 1954, AIFF became one of the founder members of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). At the peak of its success during the 1950s and 1960s, the team was automatically advanced to play in the 1950 FIFA World Cup (all the other Asian teams withdrew), but they did not go to the tournament in Brazil due to the cost of travel, lack of practice time, team selection issues and valuing Olympics over FIFA World cup. They won gold medals at two Asian Games,one silver at the Asian Cup and held the record for the best performance by an Asian football team at the Olympics. Indian teams started touring Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand in late 1930s. Soon after the success of several Indian football clubs, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) was formed in 1937.