Mohammed Irshad

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Mohammed Irshad
Personal information
Full nameT.V. Mohammed Irshad
Date of birth (1996-12-26) 26 December 1996 (age 24)
Place of birth Malappuram, Kerala, India
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
Punjab FC
Number 21
Youth career
Viva Kerala
Tirur Sports Academy
2013–2016 DSK Shivajians
Senior career*
2016 DSK Shivajians 2 (0)
2017–2018 Gokulam Kerala 15 (0)
2018 Minerva Punjab 0 (0)
2019–2020 Gokulam Kerala 20 (0)
2020–2021 East Bengal FC 4 (0)
2021– Punjab
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 06:57, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

T.V. Mohammed Irshad (born 26 December 1994) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Punjab FC. [1]



Born in Tirur, Kerala, Irshad began his career with the Viva Kerala youth teams until the club shut down. [2] He then joined the Tirur Sports Academy in his home town before joining the youth team at I-League 2nd Division side DSK Shivajians in July 2013. [3] In 2015, Irshad was part of the Maharashtra side that participated in the 2015 National Games of India. [2] Playing as a striker, Irshad finished the tournament as the top scorer with 6 goals. [2]

DSK Shivajians

After his performance during the 2015 National Games of India, Irshad made his professional debut for DSK Shivajians in the I-League on 26 February 2016 against Shillong Lajong. [4] He came on as an 87th-minute substitute for Aser Pierrick Dipanda as DSK Shivajians drew the match 1–1. [4]


After not finding playing time with DSK Shivajians, Irshad joined Services football side for the 2016–17 Santosh Trophy. [5] He played in the team's first match of the tournament against Meghalaya but couldn't prevent the side from losing 2–0. [6]

Gokulam Kerala

After playing for Services, Irshad signed for I-League side Gokulam Kerala. [5] He made his competitive debut for the club in their opening match against Shillong Lajong on 27 November 2017. [7] He started the match as a center back as Gokulam Kerala lost 1–0. During the season, Irshad played multiple positions, including midfielder and wing-back. [5]

On 8 September 2018, it was announced that Irshad had left Gokulam Kerala to sign with Minerva Punjab. [8] However, after suffering an injury in pre-season and being unable to find time on the pitch when he returned, Irshad returned to Gokulam Kerala. [9] On 24 August 2019, Irshad was part of the Gokulam Kerala side that won the 2019 Durand Cup final against Mohun Bagan. The side defeated Mohun Bagan 2–1 as Irshad won his first career trophy. [10]

Career statistics

As of 16 April 2020 [11]
DSK Shivajians 2015–16 I-League 2020
Gokulam Kerala 2017–18 I-League 150150
Minerva Punjab 2018–19 I-League 0000
Gokulam Kerala 2018–19 I-League 7070
2019–20 I-League 1304 [lower-alpha 1] 0170
East Bengal 2020–21 Indian Super League 200000
Career total3704000410

  1. Appearances in the Durand Cup


Gokulam Kerala

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