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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).

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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.

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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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