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Gouramangi Singh Moirangthem (born 25 January 1986) is an Indian professional footballer who last played as a centre back for NEROCA in the I-League.

Gouramangi Singh
Personal information
Full name Gouramangi Singh Moirangthem
Date of birth (1986-01-25) 25 January 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Imphal, Manipur, India
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
Jamshedpur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Mohun Bagan
2005–2006 Mahindra United
2006–2007 Sporting Goa
2007–2012 Churchill Brothers
2012–2013 Prayag United 22 (0)
2013–2014 Rangdajied United 16 (0)
2014–2015 Chennaiyin 11 (0)
2015Bharat (loan) 19 (0)
2015–2016 Pune City 20 (0)
2017 DSK Shivajians 9 (1)
2017–2018 NEROCA 12 (0)
National team
2006–2013 India 71 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:59, 31 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2013

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Club careerEdit

A product of the Tata Football Academy, he has plied his trade with many clubs in the country including Dempo SC and Churchill Brothers. While at Dempo, Singh won the Federation Cup and the National Football League. Gouramangi is one of the tallest players in the Indian national team and possesses an ability to head the ball strongly especially in set piece situations and is also effective in tackling.[1]

Over the course of his professional career, Singh has won nearly every club trophy in India including the National Football League (which was replaced by the I-League) and the Federation Cup with Mahindra United in 2005/2006 & the I-League in 2009. Singh was also voted best defender in the I-League for the 2008/09 season.[2]

In 2010, Gouramangi was called upon by Melbourne Heart[3] for a trial, which despite reportedly impressing Heart staff, was unsuccessful. It was mutually decided that Gouramangi would not get first opportunities in presence of other stars.[4]

Churchill BrothersEdit

Gouramangi joined Churchill Brothers from Sporting Clube De Goa in the year 2007-08 I league season and remain with the club till 2013. He won I league, two IFA Shield, Two Durand Cup during his five years with Churchill brothers.

Rangdajied UnitedEdit

On 20 November 2013, despite earlier rejecting ISL signed players, Rangdajied United F.C. of the I-League agreed to sign Gouramangi on as well as Subrata Pal, Sandesh Jhingan, Manandeep Singh, and Tomba Singh.[5]

He made his debut in the I-League on 22 November 2013 against Shillong Lajong F.C. at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Shillong in which he played the whole match as Rangdajied drew the match 1–1.[6]

ChennaiEdit

In the fall of 2014 Gouramangi singh joined Chennaiyin FC in the inaugural season of Indian Super League,[7][8] joining the likes of Marco Materazzi.[9]

Bharat FCEdit

Gouramangi Singh signed with newly formed Bharat FC for the 2014-2015 I-League[10][11] He was the captain the team.

FC Pune CityEdit

On 21 March 2015 FC Pune City announced that they had signed Gouramangi Singh for the 2015 Indian Super League season.[12]

International careerEdit

Gouramangi first rose to prominence when he captained the winning Indian team (Under 18) at the Ian Rush Trophy in 2003. He came through the youth set up of All India Football Federation (AIFF), Gouramangi was part of the U-17 Indian squad participating in the 2002 AFC U-17 Championship, Abu Dhabi. He was also part of the U-20 Indian squad participating in the 2004 Asian Youth Championship, Malaysia. He played in the Olympic qualifiers for the Indian U-23 team where his defending allowed India to earn an unlikely 1–1 draw with the Iraq U-23 team. In 2006, Gouramangi made his debut for India and was a vital member of the Indian team that won the Nehru Cup International Football Tournament 2007 beating Syria.[13] He was also an important part of the victorious India team at the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup.[14] After joining the national team in 2007, Gouramangi has been a vital player in coach Houghton's side.[1] On 28 July 2011 Singh scored an important goal for India in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the United Arab Emirates but it did not help as India were knocked out 5–2 on aggregate. Singh nodded home from a Clifford Miranda free kick with rival goalkeeper Ngome Lawrence out of his line. He scored his 6th goal for India in Final of 2012 Nehru Cup against Cameroon.

International goalsEdit

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 7 June 2008 Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé, Maldives   Maldives 1–0 1–0 2008 SAFF Cup
2 11 June 2008 Rasmee Dhandu Stadium, Malé, Maldives   Bhutan 2–1 2–1 2008 SAFF Cup
3 26 August 2009 Ambedkar Stadium, Delhi, India   Sri Lanka 2–1 3–1 2009 Nehru Cup
4 14 January 2011 Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar   Bahrain 1–1 2–5 2011 AFC Asian Cup
5 28 July 2011 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India   United Arab Emirates 2–2 2–2 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
6 2 September 2012 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi, India   Cameroon 1–0 2–2 2012 Nehru Cup

International statisticsEdit

As of 9 April 2015[15][16]
India national team
Year Apps Goals
2006 1 0
2007 5 0
2008 13 2
2009 6 1
2010 9 0
2011 16 2
2012 11 1
2013 10 0
Total 71 6

HonorsEdit

IndividualEdit

ClubEdit

  • National League Champions 2004-05 (Dempo SC) ; 2005–06 (Mahindra United)
  • I-League 2008-09 Champions
  • Federation Cup Champions 2004-05 (Dempo SC) ; 2005–06 (Mahindra United)

InternationalEdit

IndiaEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Gouramangi Singh hails from the small village of Awang Sekmai, a 17 kilometers north of Imphal and comes from a modest background.

SalaryEdit

Gouramangi is notable for being one of India's highest paid footballers and even sportspeople. While at Churchill Brothers Singh made Rs.1 crore playing in the 2012-2013 season.[18] Playing for Prayag United Singh earned an impressive Rs. 1.05 crore from his club.[19] During the 2014 Indian Super League Gouramangi, along with Subrata Pal and Syed Rahim Nabi where the most valuable players of the league making Rs. 80 lakhs each.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b [1] Archived 26 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2] Archived 14 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Gouramangi set for Melbourne Heart trial". Ibnlive.in.com. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Heart Pass on Singh Star – Australia News – Australian FourFourTwo – The Ultimate Football Website". Au.fourfourtwo.com. 29 June 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Rangdajied Bolster Their Squad With National Stars". I-League. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Shillong Lajong vs. Rangdajied United 1–1". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 November 2013.
  7. ^ Ashish Shetty. "Gouramangi Moirangthem: I want to give my best in the ISL". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  8. ^ Anselm Noronha (22 June 2014). "Gouramangi Moirangthem: I want to comeback into the national team". Goal.com. Retrieved 23 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Fans accord Marco Materazzi a warm welcome". ISL. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  10. ^ Anselm Noronha (23 December 2014). "Bharat FC sign six players from Indian Super League". Goal.com.
  11. ^ "Gouramangi Singh is Bharat FC's latest catch". The Hindu. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  12. ^ Bajaj, Aditya (21 March 2015). "FC Pune City sign Gouramangi Singh". Goal.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  13. ^ "Sport : India clinches Nehru Cup". The Hindu. 30 August 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  14. ^ "All The Latest Results, Live Scores, Match Reports And Much More From AFC Challenge Cup". Goal.com. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  15. ^ Dey, Subrata. "Gouramangi Singh - International Appearances". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Gouramangi Singh". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  17. ^ [3] Archived 6 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "The Rs 1 crore boys". The Telegraph (Calcutta). 15 April 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  19. ^ Kaushik Deka (8 September 2012). "Rural Rockstars: Gouramangi Singh". India Today. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  20. ^ Mihir Vasavda (10 October 2014). "Indian players to earn more than foreign imports in Indian Super League". The Indian Express. Retrieved 22 February 2015.

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