Indian Super League (ISL) club East Bengal FC, on Wednesday, announced the arrival of 36-year-old goalkeeper Debjit Majumder on a two-year contract running until the 2025–26 season. This marks Majumder’s third stint with the Red and Gold Brigade, having previously represented the club in the 2011–12 and 2020–21 seasons.

Welcoming Majumder to the East Bengal FC family, Mr Vibhash Vardhan Agarwal said, “Debjit (Majumder) is one of the most experienced goalkeepers in India and has been a consistent performer over the past decade. Considering the long football calendar that lies ahead, we are sure that his vast experience and affinity for East Bengal will add a lot of depth to our squad. More importantly, he is someone who can inspire our youngsters and show them what it means to play for our great club.”

East Bengal FC head coach Carles Cuadrat said, “Debjit (Majumder) has been a highly experienced goalkeeper in the ISL and the I-League. I have known him since my early years in India, around 2016, and since then he has been performing with solidity and a great personality. His work rate will add more value to our goalkeeping department and strengthen our defensive levels.”

Majumder had an exceptional 2023–24 season with Chennaiyin FC, accumulating 1,980 minutes of playing time and registering five clean sheets across 22 matches in all competitions. The Uttarpara-born custodian played a key role in helping Chennaiyin FC reach the playoffs and recorded the best saves-per-match ratio (66 saves in 19 matches – 3.47) in ISL 2023-24 (minimum 50 saves). Last season, Majumder also set the record for making the most saves (11) in a single match in ISL history.

Excited to reunite with East Bengal, Majumder said, “It’s a homecoming for me because East Bengal FC was the first big club of my career. I would like to thank coach Cuadrat and the East Bengal FC management for showing faith in me.”

The former ISL and I-League winner added, “I’ve seen and understand the emotions associated with this great club. I would like to tell the fans that I’ll leave no stone unturned to take this club to greater heights. Our fans are our biggest inspiration.”