Rafique Ali Sardar

Rafique Ali Sardar (born 16 April 1998) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Jamshedpur in the Indian Super League.

Rafique Ali Sardar
Personal information
Full name Md. Rafique Ali Sardar
Date of birth (1998-04-16) 16 April 1998
Place of birth Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 13
Youth career
East Bengal
Mohun Bagan
2017–18 Jamshedpur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Jamshedpur 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:47, 21 April 2018 (UTC)


Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, Sardar rose from poverty to joining the youth academies of the two Kolkata giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan.[1] He soon then moved to the Tata Football Academy.[1]


Before the 2017–18 season, Sardar was announced as part of the inaugural Jamshedpur squad for the Indian Super League.[1] He made his professional debut for the club on 12 April 2018 in the Super Cup against Goa. He came on as a halftime substitute for Sairuat Kima after their #1 goalkeeper, Subrata Pal, was sent off. Jamshedpur went on to lose 1–5.[2][3] A week later, on 20 April 2018, it was announced that Sardar signed a new contract with Jamshedpur, keeping him at the club till 2020.[4]

Career statistics

As of 20 April 2018[5]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Jamshedpur 2017–18 ISL001010
2018–19 ISL000000
Career total 00100010


  1. "The rise of Md. Rafique Ali Sardar!". Jamshedpur FC. 10 November 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  2. "Jamshedpur substitution". Jamshedpur FC (Twitter).
  3. "Jamshedpur 1-5 Goa". Soccerway.
  4. "Md. Rafique Ali Sardar signs extension till 2020". Jamshedpur FC. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  5. Rafique Ali Sardar at Soccerway
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