Jamshedpur FC ropes in speedy winger Ritwik Kumar Das
Jamshedpur FC have signed winger Ritwik Kumar Das. The 24-year-old has been contracted on a one-year deal, with an option to extend, which will see him don the Jamshedpur colours for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season.
On completing his move, Ritwik said, "I am glad to have joined Jamshedpur FC. Owen Coyle is a great coach to play for and his passion and commitment to win trophies is well known. I treasure this opportunity as Owen and Jamshedpur have a track record of pushing young players and I am hungry to prove myself and become a first team regular. I look forward to playing for the amazing and loud fans of Jamshedpur and contribute towards winning silverware in this process."
In the previous season, Ritwik joined Kerala Blasters which became his first foray in the ISL before joining Jamshedpur FC.
Ritwik began his career at Calcutta Customs in the Calcutta Football League (CFL) and then later played for Kalighat MS in the CFL second division in 2016-17. His first major move with a national league club happened with Real Kashmir in 2017. The 24-year-old became a regular feature for the Snow Leopards, making 39 appearances in all competitions while scoring 4 goals and bagging 2 assists.
Jamshedpur FC Head Coach, Owen Coyle was delighted to add Ritwik to the roster. He said, "We are excited to have Ritwik on board with us for the season. He completes a very talented bunch of Indian players for us. He is young and has blistering pace, with and without the ball, which fits well with our game plan and philosophy. He has proven himself over the years and his presence will provide further depth to our squad."
Ritwik Kumar Das will don jersey number 18 for the season and will join the squad for pre-season after completing mandatory quarantine at the team hotel.