India’s No 1 shot stopper for a while now, Subrata Pal has been one of India’s outstanding players of the new millennium and is rated among the best goalkeepers in Asia. He is also the first Indian goalkeeper to get a contract from a foreign club, FC Vestsjaelland aka FCV Vikings, who operate in the Danish Superliga. A product of the Tata Football Academy, his agility and reflexes have helped him pull off incredible saves in match after match. He has stints with the leading clubs of India and helped them to several trophies, East Bengal’s triumph in the Federation Cup 2007 being a notable example. He has been an integral part of the national squad and has been entrusted with the captain’s armband on occasions.
In ISL 2014, Subrata Pal kept 6 clean sheets (2nd highest) and made 49 saves (2nd highest) in 14 matches.
- Voted best goalkeeper, I-League, 2007.
- Winner, Nehru Cup (2007 and 2009) and AFC Challenge Cup, 2008.
- Runners up, SAFF Championship (2013).