Jobby Justin

Jobby Justin (born 10 November 1993) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Indian Super League club Chennaiyin and Indian national team.[2][3]

Jobby Justin
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Jobby Justin with East Bengal
Personal information
Full name Jobby Justin
Date of birth (1993-11-10) 10 November 1993 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Trivandrum, Kerala
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Striker/Winger
Club information
Current team
Chennaiyin FC
Number 22
Youth career
St Mary's Club
Kerala University
Travancore Titanium
Kerala State Football Team
KSEB Football Team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2019 East Bengal 39 (16)
2019–2020 ATK 9 (1)
2020–2021 ATK Mohun Bagan 0 (0)
2021–2022 Chennaiyin FC 3 (0)
2022– East Bengal 0 (0)
National team
2019– India 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

CareerEdit

Justin grew up playing football on the beaches of Vettucaud but did not take the game seriously until his eighth standard when he joined St Joseph's HSS. Playing for St Mary's Club, he was already being noticed in the city's football circles. After joining MG College, Justin continued to appear in tournaments including TNIE GOAL 2013.[4]

After joining KSEB, he made the switch from the flanks as a wing back to the midfield. He then represented Kerala football team in the Santhosh Trophy where he started to play as a center forward.[5]

East BengalEdit

2017–2018 seasonEdit

On 18 July 2017 East Bengal signed Justin along with goalkeeper Mirshad Michu for the 2017–18 I-League season. On 28 August 2018 Justin made his debut for the club in the 2017–18 Calcutta Premier Division match against Railways. He scored in the 3rd minute of the game to give the Red and Gold brigade an early lead and there by winning the game 3–0.[6][7]

On 2 January 2018 Justin made his professional debut as he was included in the starting eleven against Indian Arrows in the 2017–18 I-League. An injury to Trinidad and Tobago striker Willis Plaza opened the doors for him to the first 11. He returned the trust shown in him by coach Khalid Jamil by scoring in the next two fixtures against Churchill Brothers and Minerva Punjab.[8] He made a total of 9 appearances in the season.

2018–2019 seasonEdit

Justin extended his stay at the Kolkata club for another season. On 1 November 2018 He scored a brace against Shillong Lajong in a 1–3 away win.[9] He improved significantly after Menendez took charge of East Bengal.

Justin was involved in 12 goals (eight goals and four assists), which counts for more than 50 per cent of East Bengal's total goals (23) scored in the season.[10]

He scored in both derby matches.[11]

On 26 February 2019, Justin was handed an interim suspension along with Aizawl’s Kareem Nurain for an incident during Eastbengal' home game against Aizawl FC. Justin was found guilty of spitting on Nurain after a second-half tackle, while the Nigerian was found guilty for fighting with East Bengal defender Borja Gomez.[12]

On 5 March 2019 The AIFF's disciplinary committee imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on Justin, along with the six-match suspension.[13]

ATKEdit

On 3 April 2019, Justin joined Indian Super League club ATK on a three-year deal. He made 9 appearances and scored one goal for the club and won the league title that year.[14][15]

ATK Mohun BaganEdit

On 3 August 2020, Justin signed a two-year deal for the newly merged club ATK Mohun Bagan FC for their upcoming ISL season.[16] However he suffered an ACL injury during training and is ruled out of the competition.[17]

International careerEdit

In May 2019, Justin was named in the 37-men probables list for 2019 King's Cup by the newly appointed coach Igor Štimac. However he was dropped from the final squad.[18]

In July 2019, Justin was named in the final squad for 2019 Intercontinental Cup.[19] He made his debut in a 2–4 loss against Tajikistan, replacing Sunil Chhetri at the 88th minute of the game, playing the last 6 minutes of the game.[20]

Justin got his first start for the National team in the following Intercontinental Cup match against DPR Korea, playing 54 minutes before getting substituted.[21]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 11 July 2020

Club Season League State League Super Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
East Bengal 2017–18 I-League 9 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 15 3
2018–19 I-League 17 9 9 4 0 0 0 0 26 13
East Bengal total 26 11 13 5 2 0 0 0 41 16
ATK 2019–20 Indian Super League 9 1 9 1
ATK Mohun Bagan FC 2020–21 Indian Super League
Career total 35 12 13 5 2 0 0 0 50 17

[a] All appearances in Kerala Premier League
[b] All appearances in Calcutta Football League

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

KSEB
East Bengal FC[22]

ATK FC


Indian Super League : 2019-20

2019–20 champion [ATK]

PersonalEdit

  • Quess EBFC Player of the Month (2): November 2018, December 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "joby Justin Soccerway". soccerway.com. Archived from the original on 1 March 2019. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ "ഫുട്‌ബോള്‍ വിശേഷങ്ങളുമായി യുവതാരം ജോബി ജസ്റ്റിന്‍". Mathrubhumi.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Jobby Justin hopeful of India call after Igor Stimac's appointment". Goal. 15 May 2019. Archived from the original on 19 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
  4. ^ "From Beaches of Vettucaud to Midfield Magic". thiruvananthapuramfirst.in. Archived from the original on 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Joby's hat-trick derails Railways". thehindu.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2021. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  6. ^ "CFL 2017: East Bengal thrashes foreigner less Railways FC 3–0". xtratime.in. Archived from the original on 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Justin thanks Vijayan". telegraphindia.com. Archived from the original on 25 November 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  8. ^ "I-League: Kerala firepower in East Bengal's success". new Indian express.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Shillong lajong vs eastbengal". goal.com. Archived from the original on 9 December 2018. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  10. ^ "I-League 2018-19: Is prolific Jobby Justin the best Indian striker in the country?". goal.com. Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  11. ^ "I-League: Jobby Justin stars as East Bengal beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 in Kolkata Derby". India today.in. Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  12. ^ "I-League: Jobby Justin and Kareem Nurain suspended for spat during East Bengal-Aizawl match". scroll.in. Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  13. ^ "East Bengal's Justin handed 6-match ban, to miss Gokulam match". sportstar. Archived from the original on 29 September 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  14. ^ "ATK on Twitter: "OFFICIAL Jobby Justin Jr. is set to join ATK from next season". twitter.com. Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  15. ^ "ISL: ATK sign Jobby Justin from East Bengal on three-year contract". scroll.in. Archived from the original on 23 April 2019. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  16. ^ "Jobby Justin signs a two-year contract with ATK Mohun Bagan FC". Indian Super League. 3 August 2021. Archived from the original on 24 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  17. ^ "Jobby Justin suffers ACL injury, ruled out for ISL season". Khel Now. 31 October 2020. Archived from the original on 1 November 2020. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
  18. ^ "India's 23-man squad for King's Cup announced, Nishu and Jobby miss out". Archived from the original on 25 November 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Intercontinental Cup 2019: Igor Stimac names 25-member India squad". timesofindia.com. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Intercontinental Cup 2019: Spirited second-half performance helps Tajikistan beat India". goal.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  21. ^ "India Get Thrashed 2-5 by North Korea, Out of Intercontinental Cup Final Reckoning Highlights". news click.in. Archived from the original on 14 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Calcutta Football League: East Bengal wins eighth consecutive title". sportslive.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2021. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

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