Mohammed Rafique (footballer)

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Mohammed Rafique
Personal information
Date of birth 26 March 1991
Place of birth Kolkata, India
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) [1]
Position(s) Central Midfielder & Right Back
Club information
Current team
East Bengal
Number 8
Youth career
Tollygunge Agragami
Senior career*
2010–2014 United Sports Club 56 (6)
2014–2018 East Bengal 62 (2)
2014ATK (loan) 2 (1)
2015ATK (loan) 5 (0)
2016Kerala Blasters (loan) 10 (0)
2018–2020 Mumbai City FC 18 (0)
2020– East Bengal 5 (0)
National team
2016– India 10 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 12:54, 16 December 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2018

Mohammed Rafique (born 26 March 1991) is an Indian footballer who plays as a Central midfielder for East Bengal in the Indian Super League.



Prayag United

After spending his youth years at Tollygunge Agragami, Rafique joined Prayag United in 2010 and would go on to play 6 senior games in his debut season, scoring once against Chirag United Kerala. [2] Rafique played five games during the 2011-12 I-League season, his second at senior level for Prayag. [3] Rafique established himself as a regular in the centre of midfield in his final two seasons at United SC. [4]

East Bengal

Rafique signed for East Bengal in May 2014 on a two-year deal [5] and was loaned out to Atlético de Kolkata for the 2014 Indian Super League. [1] Rafique scored the title winning goal in the 90th minute from a corner in the final. [6]

Rafique returned to parent club East Bengal for the 2014-15 I-League season, making his debut for the team in the 2014-15 Federation Cup.


Rafique made his debut for the Indian national football team against Laos on 2 June 2016 for the Asian Cup Qualifiers. He scored his first goal against Laos on 7 June 2016 in the 85th minute of the match.

International statistics

As of 7 June 2016 [7]
National teamYearAppsGoals
India 201621

International goals

As of match played 11 March 2018. India score listed first, score column indicates score after each Rafique goal. [8]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
17 June 2016 Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, India3Flag of Laos.svg  Laos 5–16–1 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification

Career statistics


As of 10 December 2020 [8]
ClubSeasonLeagueFederation CupDurand Cup/Super Cup AFC Total
United Sports Club 2010–11 I-League 61000061
2011–12 I-League50400090
2012–13 I-League2033200235
2013–14 I-League1800000180
United SC total494720000566
East Bengal 2014–15 I-League110400060210
2015–16 I-League121200000141
2016–17 I-League50400090
2017–18 I-League1414000141
East Bengal total4221004060622
ATK (loan) 2014 Indian Super League 2121
2015 Indian Super League5050
Kerala Blasters (loan) 2016 Indian Super League100100
Mumbai City FC 2018–19 Indian Super League 11000110
2019–20 Indian Super League6060
East Bengal 2020–21 Indian Super League 4040
Career total129717240601579


Atlético de Kolkata

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