Pratik Chaudhari

Pratik Chaudhari (born 4 October 1989) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Mumbai City in the Indian Super League.

Pratik Chaudhari
Personal information
Full name Pratik Chaudhari
Date of birth (1989-10-04) 4 October 1989
Place of birth Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Mumbai City
Youth career
Bank of India
Union Bank of India
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Air India 23 (0)
2013–2014 Rangdajied United 7 (0)
2014–2015 Mohun Bagan 0 (0)
2016 Mumbai 13 (0)
2016 Kerala Blasters 8 (0)
2017 Mumbai 9 (0)
2017–2018 Delhi Dynamos 11 (0)
2018–2019 Jamshedpur 9 (0)
2019– Mumbai City 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2019

Career

Early career

Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Chaudhari began his football career while still a student and while working as a call-center employee.[1] While working the night shift, Chaudhari would play football for Bank of India and Union Bank of India.[1] He soon joined professional I-League side Air India in 2011.[1]

In 2013, Chaudhari moved to another I-League side, Rangdajied United.[1] He made his debut for the club on 22 September 2013 during their season opener against Prayag United. Chaudhari started and played 72 minutes as Rangdajied United lost 2–0.[2] After the season ended, Chaudhari moved to Mohun Bagan, another I-League side.[3]

Mumbai and Kerala Blasters

Prior to the 2015–16 season, Chaudhari returned to his birth city to play for I-League club Mumbai.[4] During the season, he formed a formidable partnership with Son Min-chol.[4]

After the season concluded, on 13 July 2016, Chaudhari signed with the Kerala Blasters of the Indian Super League.[1] He made his debut for the club on 5 October 2016 against Atlético de Kolkata. He started and played the whole match as Kerala Blasters fell 1–0.[5] Chaudhari then returned to Mumbai after the ISL season concluded on 24 December 2016.[6]

Delhi Dynamos

On 23 July 2017, Chaudhari was selected in the 6th round of the 2017–18 ISL Players Draft by the Delhi Dynamos for the 2017–18 Indian Super League season.[7] He made his debut for the club during their opening match against Pune City on 22 November 2017. Partnering with Gabriel Cichero, the Dynamos managed to come out 3–2 winners.[8]

Jamshedpur

After spending a season with Delhi Dynamos, Chaudhari signed for fellow ISL side Jamshedpur on 17 April 2018.[9]

Honours

Club

Mohun Bagan[10]

References

  1. "Pratik Chaudhari makes his ISL debut with Kerala Blasters". Times of India. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. "United 2-0 Rangdajied United". Soccerway.
  3. "McDowell Mohun Bagan wins practice match, Pratik Chaudhari roped in". Mohun Bagan Athletic Club.
  4. Shukla, Kaushal (26 January 2016). "Back home, Mumbai FC's Pratik Chaudhari says he is thriving under Khalid Jamil's faith". Football Counter. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  5. "Kerala Blasters 0-1 Atletico de Kolkata". Soccerway.
  6. "Central defender Pratik Chaudhari renews contract with Mumbai FC". Football Counter. 24 December 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  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. "Pune City 2-3 Delhi Dynamos". Soccerway.
  9. "Pratik signs for Jamshedpur". Jamshedpur FC (Twitter).
  10. "Pratik Chaudhari". Soccerway.
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