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    bluenine

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    Players of Indian origin

    Post by bluenine on Tue May 08, 2007 11:37 am

    In light of so many people here of Indian origin, thought it might be a good idea for a thread to discuss Indian players and players of Indian origin.

    The obvious ones are Vikas Dhoorasoo and Micheal Chopra, both of whom are ineligible to play for India... some interest groups started a project to get the PIOs back to play for India, and have had some success.... many have taken the PIO card (which soon might be converted to dual citizenship) and some have even started to play for Indian clubs... here is the list I could dig up:

    Arata Izumi/ Neelkanth Narendra Khambolja
    Date of Birth: 31 July 1982
    Citizenship: Japanese ( Currently Holds Indian PIO Card)
    Position: Right/Left Winger
    Clubs: Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima FC (Japan J League), Alberix Nigata Singapore, Kingfisher East Bengal


    Umesh Kaushal
    Date of Birth: 3 October 1988
    Citizenship: United States of America
    Position: Striker
    Clubs: Ilinois State Team, Celtic United, YPT USA


    Arvind Narayan
    Date of Birth: 7 March 1989
    Citizenship: United States of America
    Position: Defender
    Clubs: Ilinois State Team, Chicago Fire Academy, YPT USA, Schwaben AC


    Simran Singh
    Date of Birth: 25 August 1986
    Citizenship: Indian
    Position: Attacking Midfielder/Forward
    Clubs: KFUM Copenhagen, Boldklubben Skjold Copenhagen


    Ranvir Singh
    Date of Birth: 10 September 1980
    Citizenship: Indian
    Position: Striker
    Clubs: Chicago Rooks, Matsubara FC, Brazil & Club Diriangen, Nicaragua


    Nicholas Nath
    Date of Birth: 26 June 1984
    Citizenship: Swedish (Currently holds Indian PIO Card)
    Position: Centre Forward/Striker
    Clubs: Inter Milan Junior Team, Hammarby FF, Stockholm, Sporting Clube de Goa


    Harpal Singh
    Date of Birth: 15 September 1981
    Citizenship: English
    Position: Left Winger
    Clubs: Leeds United, Bury FC, Sligo Rovers (Ireland), Bristol City FC , Bradford City, Stockport County


    Kiran Bechan
    Date of Birth: 12 September 1982
    Citizenship: Dutch
    Position: Centre Forward/Striker
    Clubs: Ajax Amsterdam juniors / reserves, Sparta Rotterdam, FC Den Bosch, FC Groningen (Netherlands)


    Diego Biseswar
    Date of Birth: 8 March 1988
    Citizenship: Dutch
    Position: Attacking Midfielder / Winger
    Clubs: Ajax Amsterdam juniors, Feyenoord Rotterdam (Netherlands), Heracles Almelo (Netherlands)


    Prince Rajcomar
    Date of Birth: 25 April 1985
    Citizenship: Dutch
    Position: Centre Forward/Striker
    Clubs: Fortuna Sittard, FC Utrecht, FC Den Bosch (Netherlands), KVSK United (Belgium)


    Rikki Bains

    Date of Birth: 3 February 1980
    Citizenship: British
    Position: Defender
    Clubs: Coventry City Youth & Reserves, Leek Town FC, Accrinston Stanley, Tamworth FC


    Rudy Pounoussamy
    Date of Birth: 10 Aug 1978
    Citizenship: French
    Position: Goalkeeper
    Clubs: Patriote FC, AS Chaudron, S.S. St-Pauloise, St Etienne, J.S. St-Pierroise, US. Creteil, Raith-Rovers FC Capricorne

    I know, we are literally scraping the bottom of the barrel here... anyways, any more that you know of??

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    Re: Players of Indian origin

    Post by Puro on Wed May 09, 2007 1:14 pm

    My buddy Pradeep originally from Madras. <Ale>

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    Re: Players of Indian origin

    Post by Fey on Wed May 09, 2007 1:36 pm

    I think all the Dutch Indians are orginally from Surinam? Not sure about that, but we shipped them from India/Pakistan etc to Surinam, so if you look it like that then they are from India yes.

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    Re: Players of Indian origin

    Post by Napoléon on Wed May 09, 2007 6:26 pm

    Vikash Dhorassoo is Maurician (Indian like).

    Cesc Soler

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    Re: Players of Indian origin

    Post by Cesc Soler on Wed May 09, 2007 6:39 pm

    Zesh Rehman
    Date of Birth: 14 October 1983
    Citizenship: British
    Position: Defender
    Clubs: Fulham FC, Bright and Hove Albion (Loan)

    I think Zesh Rehman has an Indian heritage, although I am not 100% According to lots of media groups Zesh is a bright light in getting young Asians playing football in England.

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    Re: Players of Indian origin

    Post by bluenine on Wed May 09, 2007 7:41 pm

    Zesh is pakistani... and he has already decided to play for Pakistan instead of trying for the English team (whatever little chance). Happy for Pakistani football, which is leagues behind even India's...

    Tho that might not be true anymore, as India have dropped from 117 to 167 in FIFA rankings in just a year affraid

    Cesc wrote:Zesh Rehman
    Date of Birth: 14 October 1983
    Citizenship: British
    Position: Defender
    Clubs: Fulham FC, Bright and Hove Albion (Loan)

    I think Zesh Rehman has an Indian heritage, although I am not 100% According to lots of media groups Zesh is a bright light in getting young Asians playing football in England.

    Dejan Savićević

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    Re: Players of Indian origin

    Post by Dejan Savićević on Wed May 09, 2007 10:30 pm

    I did have a list with many across Europe.

    Give us another 10 years and we might see something (good).

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