Bikash Jairu

Bikash Jairu (born 10 November 1990) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Jamshedpur in the Indian Super League and for the Indian national team.

Bikash Jairu
Personal information
Full name Bikash Jairu
Date of birth (1990-11-10) 10 November 1990
Place of birth Gyalshing, Sikkim, India
Playing position Left winger/Left back
Club information
Current team
Jamshedpur
Number 21
Youth career
Sports Hostel in Namchi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 ONGC
2011–2012 Rangdajied United
2013 Mumbai Tigers
2013–2015 Salgaocar 28 (6)
2015–2017 East Bengal 15 (5)
2015Pune City (loan) 11 (0)
2016ATK (loan) 0 (0)
2017– Jamshedpur 29 (1)
National team
2015– India 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2019

Career

Jairu hails from Gyalshing, West Sikkim and was spotted during the "Search for more Bhaichungs" scheme launched by the Government of Sikkim and was inducted into the Sports Hostel in Namchi. Later he moved to the Sports Academy of Sikkim at Gangtok and passed out in 2008 grabbing a contract with ONGC. After his stint at ONGC, he moved to Shillong and joined Rangdajied United. After spending a season there he signed for Mumbai Tigers with whom he had a fruitful outing, scoring a number of goals for the team in the 2013 I-League 2nd Division.[1]

Salgaocar

On 13 January 2014 it was announced that Bikash Jairu has signed for Salgaocar on loan from Mumbai Tigers.[2] He made his debut for Salgaocar on 18 January 2014 in the Federation Cup match against Mumbai at the Nehru Stadium before being replaced by Freiman Peixoto as Salgaocar won the match 1-2.[3]

He made his debut in the I-League on 16 February 2014 against Mohun Bagan at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in which he came on as a substitute for Clifton Dias in the 46th minute and was again replaced by Milagres Gonsalves in the 87th minute with Salgaocar winning the match 1-0.[4]

East Bengal

On 23 June 2015 Jairu, along with Rahul Bheke (who coincidently both played together for Mumbai Tigers in 2013) signed a season long deal with East Bengal.[5]

Pune City

In July 2015 Jairu was drafted to play for Pune City in the Indian Super League.[6]

Jamshedpur

On 23 July 2017, Jairu was selected in the 6th round of the player draft by Jamshedpur for the 2017–18 season.[7] He made his debut for the club on 24 November 2017 against the Kerala Blasters. He came on as a 66th-minute substitute for Anas Edathodika as Jamshedpur drew 0–0.[8]

On 1 February 2018, Jairu scored the winning goal for Jamshedpur in a 2–1 victory over Mumbai City at the Mumbai Football Arena. He came on as an 81st-minute substitute and then scored three minutes later.[9]

References

  1. "Bikash Jairu: The Journey From Gyalshing To Salgaocar FC". Feverpitch. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014.
  2. Chaudhari, Arunava. "Salgaocar FC announce 20 member squad". Archived from the original on 17 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  3. "Mumbai FC 1-2 Salgaocar FC: Oliveira's winner seals three points". Goal.com. Retrieved 22 January 2014.
  4. "Salgaocar vs. Mohun Bagan 1-0". Soccerway. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  5. Jitendran, Nikhil (23 June 2015). "East Bengal confirm signatures of Bheke and Jairu". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  6. Noronha, Anselm (10 July 2015). "Cavin Lobo to Kerala, Keegan Pereira to Mumbai and the comprehensive Indian Super League Draft". Goal.com. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  7. "ISL 2017 player draft, as it happened: ATK, Jamshedpur FC and Pune strike big". The Field. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  8. "Kerala Blasters 0-0 Jamshedpur". Soccerway.
  9. "MumbaI City 1-2 Jamshedpur". Soccerway.
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