Keegan Pereira (footballer)

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Keegan Pereira
Personal information
Full nameKeegan Joseph Clarance Pereira
Date of birth (1987-11-07) 7 November 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
East Bengal FC
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2007–2011 Mumbai
2012–2013 Salgaocar 0 (0)
2013 DSK Shivajians 6 (1)
2013–2015 Bengaluru FC 36 (0)
2015–2016 Mumbai City 6 (0)
2016Bengaluru FC (loan) 8 (0)
2016 Atlético de Kolkata 6 (0)
2017 Bengaluru FC 2 (0)
2017 ATK 12 (0)
2018–2019 Northeast United FC 9 (0)
2019–2020 Jamshedpur FC 4 (0)
2020– East Bengal FC 0 (0)
National team
2016 India 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 05 May 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:24, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

Keegan Pereira (born 7 November 1987) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a Left back for East Bengal FC.

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Club career

Early career

Born in Borvali I C Colony Mumbai, Maharashtra, from 2006 to 2012 Pereira played for Mumbai in the I-League. [1] While with Mumbai,Keegan Pereira scored a goal against Salgaocar on 29 April 2011 at the Cooperage Ground as Mumbai won 3–2. [2]

After spending six years with Mumbai, Keegan joined former I-League champions Salgaocar where he spent an entire season without playing a single game. He played in the local Goa Football League where he was a player to watch out for and In January 2013, he signed for an I-League 2nd Division team DSK Shivajians. [3] Keegan appeared 6 times for DSK and scored once against Rangdajied United in the group stages, but could not help his team qualify for the final round. [4]

Bengaluru FC

In June 2013, it was announced that Pereira had signed with new direct-entry side Bengaluru FC for the 2013–14 I-League season. [5] He made his debut for the side in their opening I-League match ever on 22 September 2013 against Mohun Bagan in which he started and played the full game also gaining a penalty for BFC after being brought down by a Mohun Bagan defender in the penalty box as Bengaluru drew 1–1. [6]

Mumbai City FC

In July 2015 Pereira was drafted to play for Mumbai City FC in the 2015 Indian Super League. [7]

International career

Pereira made played his first match for India against Laos on 7 June 2016. He was 508th player to represent India. [8]

Personal life

Keegan Pereira's brother, Dane Pereira is also a footballer, who plays for Mumbai F.C.. Keegan Pereira is married to Lorna Tone on January 2, 2016 and has a son born on May 19, 2017.[ citation needed ]

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References

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