Raju Gaikwad

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Raju Gaikwad
Personal information
Full nameRaju Eknath Gaikwad
Date of birth (1990-09-25) 25 September 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
East Bengal
Youth career
Tata Football Academy
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2010–2011 Pailan Arrows 14 (1)
2011–2015 East Bengal 49 (2)
2014Mumbai City (loan) 3 (0)
2015–2017 Goa 23 (0)
2016Mohun Bagan (loan) 8 (0)
2017Mohun Bagan (loan) 6 (0)
2017–18 Mumbai City 15 (0)
2018-2019 Jamshedpur 5 (1)
2019–2020 Kerala Blasters 12 (0)
2021- East Bengal 3 (0)
National team
2011–2013 India U23 4 (0)
2011– India 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 09:49, 2 January 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:18, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Raju Eknath Gaikwad (born 25 September 1990) is an Indian footballer who plays as a defender for SC East Bengal in the Indian Super League. Gaikwad primarily plays as a centre back, but can also play as a full back and is a long throw specialist.

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Career

Pailan Arrows

After spending time at Tata Football Academy Gaikwad signed for Pailan Arrows (then AIFF XI) in the I-League. He made his league debut for the club on 3 December 2010 against Prayag United at the Salt Lake Stadium which was also Pailan Arrows's first ever game in the I-League; Pailan lost 2–1. [1]

East Bengal

In July 2011 Gaikwad signed for East Bengal after one season at Pailan and made his debut for the club on 4 February 2012 after missing the first few months of the season through injury. [2]

Mohun Bagan A.C.

In June 2015 Gaikwad signed for Mohun Bagan from rival club East Bengal. [3]

Kerala Blasters

Kerala Blasters signed Raju as a replacement for Sandesh Jhingan in the 2019-20 ISL season [4]

International

Gaikwad made his debut for the India U23 on 23 February 2011 against Myanmar's U23s in the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers; India U23 won 2–1. [5] He then made his senior debut for India on 21 March 2011 in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers against Chinese Tapei at the MBPJ Stadium in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia; India won 3–0. [6] Gaikwad then won his first championship with India on 11 December 2011 when he helped India beat Afghanistan in the 2011 SAFF Cup. [7] Gaikwad then went on to lead India to win the 2012 Nehru Cup when India managed to beat Cameroon's B team on 2 September 2012 at the Nehru Stadium in the Indian capital, Delhi. [8]

Career statistics

Club

Statistics accurate as of 9 January 2021 [9]

ClubSeasonDivisionLeagueFederation CupDurand Cup AFC Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Pailan Arrows 2010–11 I-League 1401000150
East Bengal 2011–12 I-League 60300020110
2012–13 I-League 90100030130
2013–14 I-League 1703000200
2014–15 I-League 110200040170
East Bengal Total430900090610
Mumbai City (loan) 2014 Indian Super League 3030
Mohun Bagan 2015–16 I-League 8000002080
FC Goa (loan) 2015 Indian Super League 140140
Mumbai City 2017–18 Indian Super League 1502170
Jamshedpur FC 2018–19 Indian Super League 50050
Kerala Blasters FC 2019–20 Indian Super League 120120
East Bengal 2020–21 Indian Super League 3030
Career total1170100001101380

National team statistics

Statistics accurate as of 6 May 2015 [10]

India national team
YearAppsGoals
201190
201280
201340
201420
Total230

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