SC East Bengal has announced a 33-member squad for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) 2021/22 season. This season they are with last season’s ‘Golden Glove’ winner, goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya. He has come into the side from ATK Mohun Bagan.
Besides, the red and gold brigade will also have the likes of Adil Khan lending solidity to defense and Raju Gaikwad adding experience after extending his stay with the club.
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“The squad has balance and a mix of youth and experience. We have players who have been there in the league from its inception. The foreign players have also played at the highest level and we believe the overall depth of this squad is good,” said SC East Bengal head coach Jose Manuel Diaz.
Former Perth Glory star defender and Australian center-back Tomislav Mrcela will marshal the side from the back. Also, he will get support from Croatian U-21 national team stopper Franjo Price. He was part of Italian Serie A side Lazio.
The midfield has been bolstered by India U-23 international Amarjit Singh Kiyam. Also, he will have support from seasoned campaigners Md. Rafique, Jackichand Singh and Bikash Jairu. All have much experience of playing top division Indian football.
Ajax youth academy product Darren Sidoel and Slovenian midfielder Amir Dervisevic will also pull the strings for the Kolkata-based club, both having rubbed shoulders with some of the best in the business.
Nigerian striker Daniel Chima Chukwu is a three-time Norwegian first-division league winner with Molde FK. He will lead the attacking line for SC East Bengal. Croatia forward Antonio Perosevic will be there to support as well Balwant Singh with his experience in Indian football.
In the previous year, SC East Bengal has not performed well under Fowler. This time they’re very excited to start the journey. The team looks much balanced and better than the previous year. The selection of foreigners is really mattered at any time. Also, this year they have brought some well-known names to European football.
Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharya, Sankar Roy, Suvam Sen.
Defenders: Daniel Gomes, Joyner Lourenco, Raju Gaikwad, Adil Khan, Hira Mondal, Ankit Mukherjee, Goutam Singh, Tomislav Mrcela, Franjo Price, Sarineo Fernandes, Akashdeep Singh.
Midfielders: Jackichand Singh, Sourav Das, Angousana Wahengbam, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Md Rafique, Lalrinliana Hnamte, Bikash Jairu, Amir Dervisevic, Darren Sidoel, Romeo Fernandes, Songpu Singsit, Loken Meter.
Forwards: Balwant Singh, Thongkhosiem Haokip, Naorem Mahesh, Siddhant Shirodkar, Daniel Chima Chukwu, Antonio Perosevic, Subha Ghosh.