Birthday: 06-07-1991

Sanjiban Ghosh is a footballer of Indian origin who plays as a goalkeeper. Hailing from Andul in West Bengal, Ghosh was infatuated by the sport when he was 10-years old. He kept the passion burning by playing every day with his friends even though he couldn't afford shoes at the time. Growing up, Ghosh was keen on saving goals than running the field.

He was 13-years old when he finally enrolled in Dukhiram Majumder Coaching Centre in Central Kolkata to train. It is where Ghosh wore shoes for the first time while playing. Since the goalie lived far from the Centre, every day he used to wait at the bus stop for hours as he was aware of only one bus from his area.

In spite of all the difficulties he had to face, he continued his training and developed his skills. So much so that he made it to the Southern Samity squad for the Calcutta League Super Division. The club won the League owing to the goalie’s net keeping. Though he had joined the club, he didn't cut ties with his coaching center and continued to get trained by Sailen Parmanik as Samity couldn't afford a goalkeeper coach.

In 2011, seeing his performance, then Mumbai FC's manager Khalid Jamil approached the goalie and asked him to attend trials for the team. Catching his first flight in life, Ghosh landed in Mumbai FC trials and bagged a spot in the club's squad. He remained with the club until 2016 and created a niche for himself during his tenure. The fact that Mumbai didn't have Goalkeeper coach due to tight budget didn't hinder his development as he trained himself.

His former teammates disclosed about his lone practice sessions before and after the team's routine. Additionally, he used to watch videos of Hugo Lloris and Oliver Kahn to learn tricks of the trade. His initial days were especially difficult for him as found it hard to adjust to the team and he was still unaware of a lot of things relating to football and league standard. He admitted that senior member Abhishek Yadav guided him through everything and turned into a mentor after the latter retired.

In 2015, impressed by his performance against, Mohun Bagan where he blocked a lot of goals leading to Mumbai's win, Stephan Constantine included his name in the Indian Camp for the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers. The same year, Delhi Dynamos loaned both Ghosh and Ishan Debnath in an emergency as their players were injured. The tall goalie impressed DDFC coach Roberto Carlos in the trials and his performance in the matches.

For 2016 season DDFC retained Ghosh. Owing to some issues with the management he didn't appear in any of the club's games. In 2017, Jamshedpur FC picked the goalie from the ISL draft for the 2017-18 season and appeared only in the last match against Goa as a substitute for Subrata Pal. He went on to showcase excellent performance in the Super Cup against Minerva Punjab where he deflected few crucial goals and received Hero of the Match award.

Growing up watching Subrata Pal, Ghosh was excited when he could play with his idol and claims that the veteran goalkeeper was his mentor in JFC, correcting his mistakes and guiding him along with the team's coach Robert Mimms. In the conclusion of the season, he was approached by Chennaiyin FC with a two-year contract with the club which he inked earlier this year. Currently, he is looking forward to his first season with CFC and the upcoming ISL in September.

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Tondonba Singh

Ngasepam Tondonba Singh or Tondonba Singh is an Indian footballer who plays in the left back position. Fondly called Nanao by his loved ones, Singh's first exposure to the sport was watching his father and brother play and grew up in Imphal, Manipur dreaming about becoming a professional footballer. To turn the dream into reality, he joined Khuman Lumpak Youth Affairs & Sports (YAS) Academy to train further at the age of 7. He remained training there until at the age of 11 he joined the youth ranks of NEROCA. He progressed through the ranks and joined the senior team five years later. He played his debut match for the team in the Manipur State League when he was 16 years old. He continued with the club and went on to play in the 2nd division League for them in the 2016-17 season. NEROCA won the League and got promoted to an I-League team. The club debuted in the 2017-18 I-League. Singh was a consistent fixture in the squad and appeared in 16 out of the 17 matches the club played. NEROCA finished the season in the second position owing to Singh's excellent performance which did not go unnoticed. At the conclusion of the season, Singh was approached by the Chennaiyin FC with a two-year contract. Earlier this year, he inked the agreement confirming his position in the team and the free transfer in June. He was excited to join the reigning ISL giants as it was his first venture outside Manipur and Imphal. CFC's head coach John Gregory was pleased with the inclusion of the left back in the team as it made the team's backline stronger. Gregory called Singh a welcome addition with regards to healthy competition within the squad and thinks the defender will be an asset to any team with his caliber for overlap and defense. Like every footballer, he aspires to represent the country in the international scene one day. He was naturally left-footed and loved running growing up, so when he took up the sport, he liked overlapping which made him want to become a left-back. Like any footballer ever, he had an idol too. He grew up admiring Real Madrid’s left-back Marcelo which in part contributed to him playing in the backline. Currently, he is looking forward to the upcoming ISL season in September end and preparing for the same and the AFC cup prelims.

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Jayananda Singh

Moirangthem Jayananda Singh or Jayananda Singh is an Indian footballer who plays in the left back position for Delhi Dynamos. Hailing from Imphal, Manipur, Singh was interested in sports from a young age. His father was the one who cultivated an interest and passion in Football by taking him to matches. Consequently, he started his career in 2010 when he was 11-years old. Jayananda represented India at both U-14 and U-16 stages and has captained both the teams during his time. His performance in the friendly match against the German U-17 squad landed him a spot in the AIFF Elite Academy in Goa in 2015. The same year Singh's U-16 squad participated in the SAFF U-16 Championship and won the title. The year 2016 saw the start of the young footballer's senior career as he joined DSK Shivajians and remained with them for the entire 2016-17 season but didn't appear in any of their matches. In 2017, DSK loaned him out to Fateh Hyderabad AFC where he played in 6 of their fixtures, and his versatility in playing center back or full-back garnered praises from the football fans. The same year, Singh was part of the U-18 squad that participated and finished in third place at the SAFF U-18 Championships in Bhutan. His excellent defense skills played an integral role in the squad's performance. In September 2017, Delhi Dynamos signed him and fellow defender Kishan Singh ahead of the 2017-18 ISL season. He only appeared in one match in the season where he played for 90 minutes with 60% passing accuracy, five tackles, and thirty-five touches. Coming from a humble background, the left back idolized Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo for the latter's hard work and dedication to the sport. Though Singh follows top-notch defenders like Gerard Pique and Sergio Ramos to study and adapt their tricks of the trade, the young defender has no one, in particular, is his favorite as he believes that every player has good and bad traits in them and focuses only on the good ones. Earlier this year, Singh was part of the 25-man squad of DDFC for the second division I-League for the 2018-19 edition. With two wins and five losses, the club finished 2017-18 at the 5th position at the 2018 2nd division I-League in which the defender played a pivotal role. Currently, he is looking forward to the upcoming ISL season in September and preparing for the same.

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