East Bengal FC sign Prabhsukhan Gill from Kerala Blasters FC

East Bengal FC sign Prabhsukhan Gill from Kerala Blasters FC

East Bengal FC has acquired the services of goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Singh Gill on a 3-year contract from Kerala Blasters FC for an undisclosed transfer fee. The 22-year-old goalkeeper won the Golden Glove award in Hero ISL 2021-22.

Welcoming Prabhsukhan to the East Bengal family, Mr Sandeep Agrawal of Emami Group said, “We are committed towards building a formidable squad. Prabhsukhan’s addition is a testimony to our efforts. We believe that his past experience of winning the Hero ISL Golden Glove and being a regular starter in the past couple of years will significantly bolster our goalkeeping department.

East Bengal Head Coach Carles Cuadrat, who helmed Bengaluru FC during Prabhsukhan’s maiden Hero ISL season in 2019, said, “I am really satisfied to see Prabhsukhan’s evolution as a goalkeeper. His Golden Glove award proves that. I wanted to reunite with him from the day I joined Emami East Bengal. I am grateful to the club and the investors for making it possible. I can assure our fans that Prabhsukhan is highly motivated to make an impact for Emami East Bengal. He is our player for the future!

Born in Ludhiana, Prabhsukhan rose through the youth ranks at Chandigarh Football Academy and the AIFF Elite Academy before embarking on his senior professional career with Indian Arrows in 2017. A member of the Indian squad which participated in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup at home, Prabhsukhan was roped in by Bengaluru FC in 2019. He also stood between the sticks in BFC’s record 9-1 win over Paro FC in the 2020 AFC Cup.

The following year, the talented goalkeeper moved to Kerala Blasters FC whom he helped finish runners-up in the 2021-22 edition of the Hero ISL. That season, Prabhsukhan kept the maximum clean sheets (7) and made 47 saves in 20 Hero ISL appearances en route to winning the Golden Glove award. In Hero ISL 2022-23, Prabhsukhan continued his good form for the Blasters, registering 4 clean sheets and 40 saves in 19 appearances.

Sharing his enthusiasm on joining Emami East Bengal, a delighted Prabhsukhan said, “I take huge honour in representing this century-old club. I am blessed to be given an opportunity to wear this iconic jersey. I’ll give my best for the fans every time I take the field. There’s no better motivation than playing for these fans.

Recollecting his senior professional debut against East Bengal, the tall custodian added, “I made my senior professional debut for Indian Arrows against East Bengal in 2018. I was just 17 at that time. Playing against East Bengal that day, I was wondering if I would ever get a chance to play for this great club. All I can say is that dreams do come true.

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