Players that have represented Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC
From TP Rehenesh to Subrata Pal, here's a detailed look at the players who have played for both clubs in the Indian Super League.
Despite not securing significant success in the Indian Super League (ISL), both Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC have consistently offered abundant opportunities for Indian talents to display their skills at the highest level of Indian football.
NorthEast United FC has been a part of the league since its inception, while Jamshedpur FC, founded in 2017, joined the ISL during the 2017-18 season. Transfers between these clubs are commonplace in the ISL, with numerous players having donned the jerseys of both teams.
During the recent summer transfer window, Jamshedpur FC added three players from NorthEast United FC to their roster - Emil Benny, Imran Khan, and Provat Lakra. These additions join a long list of players who have donned the jerseys of both Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC.
Here's a detailed look at the players who have played for both clubs.
The Kozhikode-born goalkeeper has represented three ISL clubs, including NorthEast United FC, Kerala Blasters FC, and Jamshedpur FC. He made a name for himself with his exceptional shot-stopping skills while playing for the Highlanders. Rehenesh, who has been with Jamshedpur FC since 2020, and even won the League Shield with his current club.
Doungel started his ISL journey with NorthEast United FC and has also played for Delhi Dynamos FC, Kerala Blasters FC, and FC Goa before making the switch to Jamshedpur FC. During his time with the Highlanders, the winger made 25 appearances in two seasons, including the inaugural season and the 2017-18 season. He initially joined Jamshedpur FC on loan in 2021 before securing a permanent deal.
Khan made a name for himself at NorthEast United FC, impressing under Khalid Jamil. He went on to make 37 appearances for the Highlanders over three seasons from 2020 to 2023. Khan also reached the playoffs with the team during the 2020-21 season before moving to Jamshedpur FC during the summer transfer window.
A seasoned full-back, Lakra plied his trade at NorthEast United for five seasons from 2018 to 2023 and reached the playoffs twice with the team before joining Jamshedpur FC in the recent summer transfer window. He has made 36 appearances for the Highlanders.
After winning back-to-back I-League titles with Gokulam Kerala FC, Benny transitioned to the ISL in 2022, signing with NorthEast United FC. He made 16 appearances for the Highlanders in the previous season, showcasing his potential as an attacking midfielder. Benny then inked a two-year deal with Jamshedpur FC this summer.
One of the ISL's finest goalkeepers, Pal has played for six different teams, including Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC. He represented the Highlanders for one season in 2016 and later moved to Jamshedpur FC. Pal played an essential role in the first team and spent three seasons with the Red Miners from 2017 to 2020.
Subhashish Roy Chowdhury
Another Indian goalkeeper with experience in both clubs, Chowdhury was with Jamshedpur FC during the 2018-19 season. He then joined the Highlanders for three seasons from 2019 to 2022. The veteran keeper currently plies his trade with I-League side Real Kashmir FC.
Currently playing for Odisha FC, Mawihmingthanga began his ISL journey with NorthEast United FC, making one appearance during the 2016 edition while on loan. He later impressed for Jamshedpur FC, spending two seasons with the Red Miners before moving to Odisha FC.
Hailing from Sikkim, Gurung spent two seasons on loan at NorthEast United from 2014 to 2015 before signing a permanent deal with the Highlanders. He joined Jamshedpur FC in 2017 and was with them for three seasons.
Passi started his ISL journey with NorthEast United FC in 2016 and later played for Jamshedpur FC from 2018 to 2020. He also had a stint with East Bengal FC during the 2022-23 season and currently plays for Inter Kashi.
Having played for three different clubs in the ISL, Bikey appeared for NorthEast United FC in 2016. He spent one season with Jamshedpur FC during the 2017-18 season before moving to ATK FC.
Brazilian midfielder Priori made his ISL debut in 2016 with NorthEast United FC and later played for Jamshedpur FC in the 2017-18 campaign. After four years, he returned to India in 2022, signing with the Red Miners.
Raju has played for four different clubs in the ISL, including Jamshedpur FC and East Bengal FC. His ISL journey began in the 2016 season with the Highlanders, and after stints with FC Pune City and Chennaiyin FC, the defender spent two seasons at Jamshedpur FC from 2017 to 2019. He currently plays for Delhi FC.
Kumar won two ISL Cups with Chennaiyin FC before joining NorthEast United FC, where he spent two seasons from 2018 to 2020. He signed with Jamshedpur FC and won the League Shield with the Red Miners. Like Raju, Kumar currently plays for Delhi FC.
Pereira began his ISL journey with Mumbai City FC before playing for ATK FC. The versatile defender spent a season with NorthEast United FC in the 2018-19 campaign, contributing to their playoff run with 15 appearances. He later joined Jamshedpur FC the following season.
Ghosh represented NorthEast United FC in 2016 and subsequently played for clubs like Jamshedpur FC and Mumbai City FC before returning to NorthEast United FC in 2018. He currently plays for I-League side Rajasthan United FC.
Lalnunfela made his ISL debut during the 2020-21 season for Jamshedpur FC before switching to NorthEast United FC the following season. Like Ghosh, the forward is currently a part of Rajasthan United FC.