Narzary in 2019
|Full name||Halicharan Narzary|
|Date of birth||10 May 1994|
|Place of birth||Kokrajhar, Assam, India|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|2014||→ Goa (loan)||3||(0)|
|2015||→ NorthEast United (loan)||3||(0)|
|2019||→ Chennaiyin (loan)||6||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:41, 30 January 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:00 14 January 2019 (UTC)
Narzary first started playing football in his village of Kokrajhar, Assam, where he represented his school team and spending his evenings fine tuning his skills. After impressing in the school leagues, the then free-scoring winger was encouraged to attend a trial at a SAI hostel nearby. Having made the cut there, he went on to represent Assam at the U-16 National Championships in Mahilpur. His talent was spotted by scouts at the tournament, and he earned a call up to the India U16 squad from where he graduated to the India U19 team.
Narzary joined Pailan Arrows, then AIFF XI, for the 2010–11 I-League season. Narzary made his professional debut on 15 May 2011 against eventual league champions Salgaocar, coming on as a substitute before netting in his first goal at professional level in the same match but could not prevent the Arrows from losing 1–3.
During the 2011-12 I-League season Narzary was not considered in the plans of the new coaches of Pailan Arrows, Sukhwinder Singh and Sujit Chakravarty and he only made seven I-League appearances and did not appear in the 2011 Federation Cup, however in Pailan's first match of the 2012–13 season, Narzary scored against Delhi United that led Pailan to a 2–2 draw in the 2012 Durand Cup.
Narzary started the 2012-13 I-League season in the 2012 Federation Cup against Dempo on 19 September 2012, scoring a goal to give Pailan Arrows the lead in the 52nd minute, however the match ended 1–1 after Clifford Miranda scored the equalizer in the 60th minute. Narzary then scored his second goal of the tournament against Shillong Lajong on 23 September 2012 in the 17th minute as Pailan Arrows won 2–1 but were still knocked-out of the cup on points.
Narzary then scored his first two goals in the I-League in two seasons in the first round of the season against Mumbai with a brace on 6 October 2012 in the 34th and 76th minutes of the match at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata to help Pailan to an opening day win by a score of 3–2. Narzary scored another goal in the next match against Air India at the Salt Lake Stadium on 11 October 2012 in the 41st minute to help Pailan Arrows win 2–1. Narzary did not score again however till 1 December 2012 against ONGC when he scored a goal for Pailan Arrows in the 25th minute which would eventually lead to Pailan Arrows to a 4–1 win.
On 26 October 2013 it was confirmed that Narzary has signed for Dempo on loan from IMG Reliance with three other players Alwyn George, Pronay Halder and Narayan Das. He made his debut for Dempo in the I-League on 1 November 2013 against Mohun Bagan at the Duler Stadium in which he came on as a substitute for Myron Fernandes in the 55th minute as Dempo drew the match 0–0.
NorthEast United FCEdit
Narzary was drafted by NorthEast United FC to play in the 2015 Indian Super League season. He is still the top assists provider in the club's history with 4 assists and on par with Koke who also has 4 assists to his name .
Ahead of the 2018-19 season, Narzary signed for Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters. He was one of the first signings made of the season. In his first season, he made 12 appearances and scored 1 goal. He got loaned out halfway through his first season to Chennaiyin FC.
Narzary made his debut for the India U19s on 31 October 2011 against Turkmenistan U19 in which India U19s won 3–1. He then made his debut for the India U23s on 25 June 2012 coming on as a 39th-minute substitute for Jeje Lalpekhlua against Iraq U23 in which India U23 lost 2–1.
Narzary then made his second appearance for Indian U23 debut against Uzbekistan U23 on 27 March 2015 in a 2016 AFC U-23 qualifier in the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Bangladesh. He made his 3rd appearance against Maldives in saff cup semifinal and assisted the goals for Chhetri and Jeje.
He scored his only goal for India in the 12th South Asian Games held in his home state of Assam from the penalty spot.
He also represented India in the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
- As of 15 January 2019
Statistics accurate as of 16 December 2018
|Club||Season||League||Federation Cup||Durand Cup||AFC||Total|
|2015–16||I-League 2nd Division||7||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||7||2|
|FC Goa (loan)||2014||Indian Super League||3||0||—||—||—||—||—||—||3||0|
|NorthEast United (loan)||2015||Indian Super League||3||0||—||—||—||—||—||—||3||0|
|NorthEast United||2016||Indian Super League||12||0||—||—||—||—||—||—||12||0|
|NorthEast United||2017–18||Indian Super League||13||0||—||—||—||—||—||—||13||0|
|Kerala Blasters FC||2018–19||Indian Super League||12||1||—||—||—||—||—||—||12||1|
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