Arnab Das Sharma

Arnab Das Sharma
Personal information
Full name Arnab Das Sharma
Date of birth (1987-12-20) 20 December 1987
Place of birth Balli, Howrah, India
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Mumbai Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 George Telegraph
2008 Air India FC
2008–2009 Kingfisher East Bengal FC
2009–2010 Air India(loan)
2010–2011 Salgaocar SC
2011-2012 United Sikkim FC
2012–2013 Mohammedan
2013 Mumbai Tigers

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Arnab Das Sharma (born 1987) is an Indian football player. He is currently playing for Mumbai Tigers in the I-League as a Goalkeeper.



Sharma stepped into club level football at the age of 13, joining Kalighat Club in Kolkata after successfully giving a trial there. He continued to play for the team until he was selected to play for the youth team at Rajasthan Football Club, Kolkata.


George Telegraph SC

After a successful youth career, Sharma was picked up by George Telegraph SC, one of Kolkata's major football teams and continued to play for the team in the Calcutta Football League.

Air India

Following a series of positive displays, the keeper caught the eyes of Air India FC coach Bimal Ghosh, who is known to have a skill for spotting young talent. Signing for the Mumbai-based club was Sharma's debut in the I-League, India's highest football league.

Kingfisher East Bengal

In the year 2008, having had a series of brilliant displays in goal, Kolkata giants East Bengal FC approached the youngster and he finally signed for the team. This season was not one to remember for Sharma, having fallen to 2nd choice to India no. 1 Subrata Paul.

Back to Air India

The following year, hearing of the keepers availability, Air India FC wasted no time in signing Sharma (on loan), making it his second-stint with the team. Regaining his starting place in the I-League, Air India performed well and Sharma was said to have single-handed rescued the team on numerous occasions.

Salgaocar SC

Observing his fantastic display, Salgaocar SC did not think twice before bringing the Bengali lad to Goa from Air India. The green outfit were said to have the best keeper combination in the league with Karanjit Singh and Arnab Das Sharma in the same team. In a match against former club East Bengal, an error by Sharma which allowed East Bengal's Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey to score led to an argument between him and Salgaocar's Moroccan coach Karim Bencherifa.

United Sikkim FC

After having a disastrous year in Goa, sharma had offers from a few I-League and a few Kolkata-based clubs but he opted to join I-League 2nd Division outfit United Sikkim FC, the team owned by iconic footballer Baichung Bhutia and sponsored by Bollywood playback singer Shankar Mahadevan and Dubai-based company Fidelis World.

Mohammedan Sporting Club

On January 2012 he signed to Mohammedan Sporting Club from Kolkata for 2nd Division I-league.

Mohun Bagan Athletics Club

In June 2015, he signed to Mohun Bagan Athletics Club from Kolkata for 1st Division I-league.

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