Thomas Saikhom

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Thomas Saikhom
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-09-20) 20 September 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Manipur, India
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Rangdajied United F.C.
Number 15
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2013–present Rangdajied 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 21 April 2014

Thomas Saikhom (born 20 September 1982) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a Defender for Rangdajied United F.C. in the I-League.

Association football team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

In the sport of association football, a defender is an outfield player whose primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals.

Rangdajied United F.C. Indian football club

Rangdajied United FC is an Indian football club based in Mawngap-Mawphlang approximately 20 km south-west of Shillong, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya which is a state of India. The club was founded in 1987. They were the winners of the I-League 2nd Division and played in the top tier league football competition in the country, I-league during 2013-14 season. They were formerly known as Ar-Hima which literally means "The Two Kingdoms" but on 2012-2013 season changed it to Rangdajied United F.C. "Rangdajied" in the Khasi language is an expression which signifies a brave, courageous, patriotic man at the prime of his youth.

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Career

Rangdajied United

Saikhom made his professional debut for Rangdajied in the I-League on 29 September 2013 against Bengaluru FC at the Bangalore Football Stadium and played the whole match; as Rangdajied lost the match 3–0. [1]

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The Bengaluru Football Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, which hosts mainly football matches. It was a venue in three editions of the I-League, the top-tier football league in the country and the home of Bengaluru FC for one season when they won the I-League trophy on their first attempt.

Career statistics

As of 21 April 2014 [2]
ClubSeasonLeagueFederation CupDurand Cup AFC Total
AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Rangdajied 2013-14 110300000140
Career total110300000140

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References

  1. Noronha, Anselm. "Bengaluru FC 3-0 Rangdajied United: Bangalore boys cruise past the north eastern outfit". Goal.com. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  2. Thomas Saikhom at Soccerway