Amarjit Singh Kiyam (born 6 January 2001) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Indian Super League club Goa and the India national team. He also represented India in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017.
|Full name||Amarjit Singh Kiyam|
|Date of birth||6 January 2001|
|Place of birth||Thoubal, Manipur, India|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7+1⁄2 in)|
|AIFF Elite Academy|
|2018–2019||→ Indian Arrows (loan)||20||(3)|
|2021–2023||→ East Bengal (loan)||17||(0)|
|2023||→ East Bengal B (loan)||4||(1)|
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:31, 29 April 2023 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 25 October 2021 (UTC)
Born in Manipur, Amarjit was part of the AIFF Elite Academy batch that was preparing for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in India. He was the captain of India u17 team that played 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup. After the tournament, Amarjit was selected to play for the Indian Arrows, an All India Football Federation-owned team that would consist of India under-20 players to give them playing time. He made his professional debut for the side in the Arrow's first match of the season against Chennai City. He started and played the whole match as Indian Arrows won 3–0.
On 29 December 2017, Amarjit earned his first sending off after he was issued a second yellow card in the 64th minute during Indian Arrows' match against Mohun Bagan.
Amarjit represented the India under-17 side which participated in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup which was hosted in India. He was the captain of the Indian team in U-17 World Cup.
Amarjit represented India national team in the 2019 King's Cup on June 5 in the opening match against Curaçao as he came as a substitute for Pronay Halder. He became the first player to born after 2000 to play in the senior team. He was named in the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier games against Oman and Qatar in September 2019, but had to leave the squad due to an arm injury.
His cousin Jeakson Singh is also a professional footballer currently playing for Kerala Blasters. Both of them represented the India national under-17 team in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup India where Jeakson scored India's first ever goal in a FIFA tournament. His cousin sister, Kritina Devi Thounaojam also represented India in youth teams. He has made history as a youngster, moving from the India U-17 team to the senior squad in only 2 years.
Style of playEdit
He has been praised for his passing ability and excellence on the ball.
- As of 29 April 2023
|Jamshedpur||2019–20||Indian Super League||8||0||0||0||—||—||8||0|
|Indian Arrows (loan)||2018–19||I-League||20||3||2[a]||2||—||—||22||5|
|Goa||2020–21||Indian Super League||2||0||0||0||—||4[b]||0||6||0|
|East Bengal (loan)||2021–22||Indian Super League||16||0||0||0||—||—||16||0|
|East Bengal total||17||0||4||0||3||0||4||0||24||0|
|East Bengal B (loan)||2022–23||I-League 2||4||1||0||0||—||—||4||1|
- ^ a b Appearance(s) in Super Cup
- ^ Appearance(s) in AFC Champions League
- ^ Appearance(s) in Durand Cup
- ^ Appearance(s) in Calcutta Football League
- As of match played 16 July 2019
- King's Cup third place: 2019
- ^ a b Selvaraj, Jonathan (3 October 2017). "How 14,000 became 21: The story of India's history boys". ESPN.in. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
- ^ "Matos Names 25-member Indian Arrows Squad for Hero I-league 2017-18". The All India Football Federation. 29 November 2017. Archived from the original on 17 June 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
- ^ "Indian Arrows 3-0 Chennai City". Soccerway.
- ^ "Mohun Bagan 1-1 Indian Arrows". Soccerway.
- ^ "Under 17 World Cup: Amarjit Singh and Jeakson Singh - brothers in arms - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
- ^ "Manipuri cousins hope family tradition continues at India 2021 | Football | News |". the-AFC. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
- ^ Amarjit Singh Kiyam at Soccerway