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WILL THE HIGHLANDERS SURPRISE THE WHOLE North-East United FC

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NorthEast United Football Club which is representing the 8 states of Northeastern part of India are going to appear in the 4th season of ISL under the guidance of its new head coach João Carlos Pires de Deus the Portuguse left back had played for more than 7 clubs and managed more than 11 teams.
When we see the previous 3 seasons NEUFC had simuentenosuly finished in 8th,5th and in 5th place. Thus the team had not attented the Play offs.
NEUFC is owned by John Abraham, who is an Indian Bollywood actor, producer and former model. It is the only ISL club that is not owned by any company or corporation.

Let we see the notable Domestic and International Players who are going to play in this season.

DOMESTIC PLAYERS

1. Rehenesh TP
The 24 year old GoalKeeper from Kerala had already with the team for past 3 seasons. He was the most appeared player for the team with the appearance of 27 matches. He had represented for East Bengal in 2016,2017 I-League season.

2. Rowlin Borges
The Indian Defensive Midfielder is going to represent NEUFC as he was already with the club last year. Again he was picked up by the team in the 2017-2018 ISL draft. The young lad was currently in the Indian International squad he also scored in the match versus Macau which was 2019 AFC asian cup qualification match with the victory in the match India had qualified for the Asian cup.

3. Lalrindika Ralte

He was popularaly known as DIKA the Mizoram attacking midfielder. Ralte has played for India at the under-16, under-19, under-23, and senior levels. He made his under-16 debut on 27 October 2007 during the 2008 AFC U-16 qualifiers against Sri Lanka in which India’s under-16s won 6–0. He then scored his first goal at that level on 4 November 2007 during the qualifiers against Saudi Arabia in the 65th minute to provide India’s under-16s a 3–0 win. Ralte then scored a brace for the India under-16s on 4 October 2008 against South Korea in the opening match of the 2008 AFC U-16 Championship but he could not stop India losing in the end 5–2. Ralte then made his under-19 debut on 5 November 2009 against Iraq during the 2010 AFC U-19 Qualifiers in which India’s under-19s lost 5–0. Ralte then scored a brace for India’s under-19s on 10 November 2009 against Oman in the U19 qualifiers in which Ralte scored in the 15th and 19th minute but could not stop India losing 4–3 in the end. Then on 23 February 2011 Ralte made his debut for the under-23 side against Myanmar in the 2012 Olympic qualifiers in which India U23s won 2–1. Ralte then scored his first goal at the under-23 level on 30 June 2012 during the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup qualifiers against Turkmenistan in which Ralte scored from a 36th-minute penalty to give India U23s a 4–1 victory. Ralte made his debut for the senior side on 10 July 2011 against Maldives in a friendly in which he came on as a sub for Syed Nabi; India drew the match 1–1. Ralte then made his tournament debut for India during the opening match of the 2011 SAFF Championship on 3 December 2011 against Afghanistan at the Nehru Stadium in Delhi; India drew 1–1 in that match.

4. Halicharan Narzary

The Winger has been with NEUFC for the past 2 seasons(2015,16).In I-League he had played for DSK Shivajians. Narzary made his debut for the India U19s on 31 October 2011 against Turkmenistan U19 in which India U19s won 3–1. He then made his debut for the India U23s on 25 June 2012 coming on as a 39th-minute substitute for Jeje Lalpekhlua against Iraq U23 in which India U23 lost 2–1. He made his debut as an injury time substitute in for senior Indian team on 12 March 2015 against Nepal in a 2-0 win at Guwahati. Narzary then made his second appearance for Indian U23 debut against Uzbekistan U23 on 27 March 2015 in a 2016 AFC U-23 qualifier in the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Bangladesh.He made his 3rd appearance against Maldives in saff cup semifinal and assisted the goals for Chettri and Jeje.

5. Malemngamba Meitei
The Manipur Midfielder going to play in ISL for the first time.In I-League he had played for Bengaluru FC for 2 seasons. He was currently with Neroca FC which had won the I-League secon division title in 2016-2017 and secured a promotion for the first divison this year he was apart of it.

6. Nirmal Chettri
The Defender is going to represent NEUFC for the 2nd time conesecutively. In I-League he has palyed for East Bengal, Mohun Bagan. Chettri has earned caps for the India youth team at U17 and U23 level. Chettri also trained with the Under-14 team in Jharkhand in 2003 and 2004. Chettri represented the U17 team during the teams exposure trip to Portugal in 2005. Chettri was then selected for the India U23 team that was selected to take part in the 2009 SAFF Championship which the India senior team choose not to play in SAFF Cup due to practice arrangements for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup. He came on in the 115th minute in the final against Maldives on 13 December 2009 in which India U23 won on penalties 3–1. Nirmal missed his penalty however but luckily for India U23, Maldives missed their penalties 3 times. Chettri played for India U23 as well during the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers. He played in India U23’s first match of qualification against Myanmar U23 on 23 February 2011. India U23 won 2–1. Chettri made his senior international debut for India during the 2011 SAFF Championship against Bhutan on 5 December 2011, India won the match 5–0. Chettri then proceeded to play in India’s next 4 games in the tournament which ended with the Final against Afghanistan on 11 December 2011 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The game ended 4–0 in India’s favour, thus giving Chettri his first major honour with the senior national team. Chettri was then selected in the India squad for the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. During the tournament Chettri only played in one match and that was the last match against North Korea on 13 March 2012. India lost the match 0–4 but that did not matter as India was knock-out at the Group stage before the match. Nirmal has been a regular under new India coach Wim Koevermans also and played an important role in India’s Nehru Cup 2012 triumph.

7. Gursimrat Singh Gill
The young Centre-Back had signed for NEUFC for the first time. He was in the part of Indian U-19 team in 2014-2015. He also represented for Bengaluru FC in last season I-League. In August 2015, Gill was selected to be part of the India under-20 side which would take part in the inaugural SAFF U-19 Championship. Gill was named as vice-captain of the side, while former Chandigarh Football Academy and current Bengaluru FC teammate Daniel Lalhlimpuia was given the captaincy. Gill and the under-19 side managed to reach the final of the tournament, where they took on hosts Nepal. The team lost on penalties 5–4 after drawing after extra-time 1–1. Despite the defeat and being given the vice-captaincy, Gill was optimistic about the opportunity to play in the tournament, stating “It was an enriching experience. The tournament itself was a high point for me and despite being the vicecaptain, I felt no pressure”.

8. Ravi Kumar
The Indian Goalkeeper going to represent NEUFC for the first time. In I-League last season he had played for Minerva Punjab FC. Kumar made his international debut at the under-19 level for India U19 against Turkmenistan in 2012 AFC U-19 Championship qualification on 31 October 2012.

INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS

1. Odaïr Fortes
The Cape Verde striker had signed for NEUFC. This was the first time he was going to play in ISL. He was with the good influence with the coach João Carlos Pires de Deus as the coach was the manger for Cape Verde International team for several years.

2. Danilo Lopes Cezario
The Brazillian striker was signed for NEUFC in the replacement of Wellington. He had completed hios youth carrer in Santos FC.

3. Luis Alfonso Páez
The Colombian Forward going to represent NEUFC this season. He had played for more than 8 teams in Colombian league.

4. Adilson Carlos Tavares Filho
The Brazillian Midfielder had signed for NEUFC for the first time. He was played for F.C. Arouca for last 3 years, which was the team in Portuguse Premier Liga.

5. Márcio de Souza Gregório Júnior

The Brazillian Attacking Midfielder was part of NEUFC this season. He played for a few Brazilian clubs and South Korean side Gyeongnam FC. On 9 January 2013, Marcinho joined CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria. He signed a one-and-a-half-year contract and took the number 9 shirt. He made his A Group debut on 31 March, in a 3–0 home win over Minyor Pernik and scored his first goal on 6 April, in a 4–3 away victory over Botev Vratsa. On 27 April 2013, Marcinho netted an equalizing goal with a volley in The Eternal Derby against Levski Sofia, which was eventually lost by a score of 1–2. On 23 January 2017, he signed a 1.5-year contract with Gaziantepspor. He left the club again in May 2017.

6. Martín Díaz

The Urugayin Centre-Back going to represent NEUFC for this season. Díaz was capped by Uruguayan under-17 squad for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Championship, tournament where he was the captain of the team.

7. José Gonçalves
The Portuguse defender going to play for NEUFC for this season. Gonçalves was eligible to represent Cape Verde, Portugal and Switzerland at international level. He chose to play for the second, earning three caps for the under-21 side and representing the nation at the 2007 UEFA European Championship, appearing 57 minutes in the 0–0 group stage draw to Belgium in an eventual group stage exit. On 31 September 2009, after solid displays for Hearts, Gonçalves earned a place in Carlos Queiroz’s provisional Portuguese squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Hungary and Malta. However, he missed out on the final list of 22.

8. Sambinha

The Guinea-Bissau Centre Back was going to Play in the ISL for the first time. He had been with Guinea-Bissau International team at present.
Moreover NEUFC having more young players this season.
They had completed their Pre-seasons in India now they were in Turkey as they had the pre-season there with the various Turkish clubs.