ISL 2022-23: Souvik Chakrabarti speaks about his national team ambitions, Hyderabad FC’s support, and the East Bengal link-up
Hailing from a family of docs, Souvik Chakrabarti decided to turn his ardour for football right into a career whilst he
turned into just 14 years antique Chakrabarti has received almost each most important trophy in Indian football, be it the Durand Cup
the Federation Cup, the I-League or the Indian Super League (ISL), and is one of the maximum flexible gamers of his generation.
Although frequently a vital midfielder, Chakrabarti effectively tailored to the whole-back function below Brazil and Real Madrid
legend Roberto Carlos at some stage in his Delhi Dynamos FC stint in 2015. Having excelled in his new position, Chakrabarti
became deployed as a right-again in his subsequent stints with Jamshedpur FC, Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC.
It wasn’t till remaining season that Hyderabad head instruct Manolo Marquez moved Chakrabarti returned into midfield,
and the 31-12 months-vintage proved to be a cornerstone within the Nizams’ maiden ISL triumph Playing along captain
Joao Victor in a midfield double-pivot, Chakrabarti registered assists, 363 passes, fifty six tackles, 9 clearances and 20 interceptions
in sixteen matches. He additionally bagged 'Hero of the Match' awards towards Bengaluru FC and Mumbai City FC.
Born in West Bengal’s Baranagar, Chakrabarti learnt the basics of the game from cutting-edge Bengal head educate
Ranjan Bhattacharya earlier than joining the Mohun Bagan SAIL Football Academy in 2006. After graduating to Mohun Bagan’s senior team,
he made his expert debut against Dempo Sports Club in November 2011 Chakrabarti grew in self assurance even as featuring within the I-League
for Air India and United Sports Club between 2012 and 2014. He again to the Green and Maroon brigade in 2014 and starred of their maiden I-