East Bengal ropes in veteran Subrata Paul for remainder of ISL season
Subrata Paul has actually kept as many as 28 clean sheets in his ISL career with 91 appearances with clubs like Mumbai City FC, NorthEast United, Jamshedpur FC, and Hyderabad FC.
Indian Super League side SC East Bengal on Tuesday signed Subrata Paul for the rest of the season, taking the star goalkeeper on loan from Hyderabad FC.
Paul, 34, played six matches for Hyderabad with 2 clean sheets before being loaned out.
This will be Paul’s 2nd stint with SCEB after the 2008-09 season in which he bagged the Federation Cup.
” I can’t discuss how delighted and overwhelmed I am to be back at SC East Bengal. I understand the weight and meaning of the red and gold colours and I think about blessed to be a part of SC East Bengal. I can not wait to get on the pitch and let them shine,” stated Paul in a media release.
SCEB coach Robbie Fowler was thrilled to get the services of the veteran custodian.
” Subrata is greatly skilled and has actually been doing an incredible task between the sticks for a long time now. His signing strengthens our goalkeeping options. Subrata’s wealth of experience will also help the other keepers around,” SCEB head coach and Liverpool legend Fowler stated.
Nicknamed the ‘Spiderman’ for his heart-stopping saves throughout India’s AFC Asian Cup campaign in Qatar in 2011, Paul has actually worn the India colours 67 times and is among the few Indian players with European pedigree, having
plied his trade for Danish club Vestsjaelland.
It was for his exploits against South Korea in the Asian Cup that Paul was nicknamed ‘Spiderman’ by the international media.
Paul has actually kept as numerous as 28 clean sheets in his ISL profession with 91 looks with clubs like Mumbai City FC, NorthEast United, Jamshedpur FC, and Hyderabad FC.
An Arjuna award recipient, Paul has been part of India’s title-winning sides that won the 2008 AFC Difficulty Cup, 2015 SAFF Championships besides Nehru Cup accomplishments in 2009 and 2012.