Germanpreet Singh is an Indian footballer who plays for Chennaiyin FC as a central midfielder. Hailing from Gurdaspur in Punjab, Singh developed a liking for the game at a young and to better train, he joined the TATA Football Academy in Jamshedpur.
Still training at the FA, he was part of the U-19 India squad with whom he made four appearances, one of them being at the 2014 AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers. His performance eventually led to his inclusion in the U 23 preliminary squad for the 2014 Asian games.
After he graduated, he soon joined Goa club Dempo in 2015. His debut match for the club was in January of the same year against Sporting Goa as a 5th-minute substitute for Peter Carvalho. In the next game for the club, he scored his first professional goal against Royal Wahingdoh after coming off the bench. His goal was the first and only from his team.
In the same year, his Dempo team finished runners-up at the Federation Cup. He stayed with the club until 2017. During his tenure, he played four matches in total. For the season 2015-16, Dempo won the I-League partly owing to his exceptional defense in the field. In 2017, Minerva Punjab bagged him in for the I-League in which he made 11 appearances and playing for 927 minutes.
Except for two matches, he played the entire length and was part of 11 lineups. Apart from becoming a regular starter, his fans loved him. His performance in I-League was a precursor to an exceptional footballing with the U-23 squad at the AFC U 23 Championship Qualifiers, his debut match being against Uzbekistan. Impressed by his excellent performance in the season, Indian National Team’s head coach Stephan Constantine called him up to the senior team and soon his debut match for the Blue Tigers followed.
In the 2017 draft for ISL, Chennaiyin FC picked Singh seeing his potential and signed a long-term contract that attaches him to the team. In the 2017-18 ISL season, he showcased exceptional defense in the seven matches he appeared in, garnering praises.
Despite his talent, his playing time in games is less due to the likes of
fighting for a spot in the squad. In spite of this, Singh remains optimistic about his chances in the field. His U 23 squad won the friendly matches against Australian U 23 team on August 31st this year, ahead of the 2018 SAFF Championships.