12 Singam Subash Singh
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Subash Singh is touchy when it comes to his name and makes it a point to explain that Singam (Singam Subash Singh) needs to be added to complete his name.
By specifically correcting his name, Subash surprises all owing to his keep-to-himself nature.
Nevertheless, to Pune FC he impressed when on-loan in 2010-11 by filling void of a regular striker, which led to him earning a full season contract.
True to the three S’s he sports in his name, the striker possesses the games main attributes speed-skill-stamina, which repeatedly has caught the opponents in the wrong.
Football runs in the youngster’s family. So, when the Manipuri lad decided to follow his cousin, Air India’s Samson Singh into professional football, his parents were very supportive of his decision.
The diminutive striker started playing football in his village and even as a kid barely into his teens, with his speed and skill he was marked out as a special talent.
At the age of 15 he joined the Sports Authority of India team in Manipur, where he honed his skills for 2 years before joining Manipuri club ESU for a year.
It was soon after his first year with his club in Manipur, that his cousin Samson Singh, recognizing the potential he had, invited him for a trial with Air-India.
Subash impressed the Pilots and was soon signed by the club for their senior team. He enjoyed great success in his two year stint with the Mumbai based club and even finished as second top scorer amongst Indians in his second season at the club.
He was also called up to be a part of the India Under-19 squad during his stay in Mumbai.
From there the Manipuri lad moved to Kolkata giants East Bengal, with whom he spent a season during which he also made his India Under-23 debut. He then joined Goan club Salgaocar SC, where he played for a season before signing for Pune FC on a season long loan last season.
His speed and dribbling skills added a new dimension to Pune FC’s playing style and he soon became a crowd favourite. With his loan signing proving to be a success, Derrick Pereira was quick to decide make him a permanent player in his scheme of things.
Subash repaid the faith shown in him by the Pune FC management by scoring the goals that helped the club to a top-5 finish. His on-field performances last season won him the “Pune FC Under-23 Player of the Year″ – an award he richly deserved.
The highlight of his Red Lizards career has been being a part of the side that played English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers FC in the historic match at Pune (7th October, 2011).
Currently in his third season with Pune FC, Singam yearns to get back into the National team reckoning, having previously been part of the National camp at various age levels and having represented India Under-23 team in Sri Lanka.
He was also briefly a part of the senior National team camp for the Nehru Cup when Sunil Chhetri was injured.
The speed merchant considers Bhaichung Bhutia and the Brazilian duo of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho as his footballing idols.
A part of a huge joint family back home in Manipur, Subash likes to connect with them in his free time and also tries to motivate and guide several of his cousins who have also taken up football and represent clubs in Manipur.