Ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24), East Bengal FC have acquired the services of goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Singh Gill on a three-year contract from Kerala Blasters FC for an undisclosed transfer fee, the club announced on Wednesday.
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The 22-year-old goalkeeper won the Golden Glove award in Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 and has been one of the most consistent custodians in the league.
“I take huge honour in representing this century-old club. I am blessed to be given an opportunity to wear this iconic jersey. I’ll give my best for the fans every time I take the field. There’s no better motivation than playing for these fans,” Gill said after joining the club.
Recollecting his senior professional debut against East Bengal, the tall custodian added, “I made my senior professional debut for Indian Arrows against East Bengal in 2018. I was just 17 at that time.
“Playing against East Bengal that day, I was wondering if I would ever get a chance to play for this great club. All I can say is that dreams do come true,” he said.
Welcoming Prabhsukhan to the Emami East Bengal family, Sandeep Agrawal of Emami Group said, “We are committed towards building a formidable squad. Prabhsukhan’s addition is a testimony to our efforts. We believe that his past experience of winning the Hero ISL Golden Glove and being a regular starter in the past couple of years will significantly bolster our goalkeeping department.”
Emami East Bengal Head Coach Carles Cuadrat, who helmed Bengaluru FC during Prabhsukhan’s maiden ISL season in 2019, said, “I am really satisfied to see Prabhsukhan’s evolution as a goalkeeper. His Golden Glove award proves that. I wanted to reunite with him from the day I joined Emami East Bengal. I am grateful to the club and the investors for making it possible. I can assure our fans that Prabhsukhan is highly motivated to make an impact for Emami East Bengal. He is our player for the future!”
Prabhsukhan Singh Gill Career
Born in Ludhiana, Prabhsukhan rose through the youth ranks at Chandigarh Football Academy and the AIFF Elite Academy before embarking on his senior professional career with Indian Arrows in 2017.
A member of the Indian squad which participated in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup at home, Prabhsukhan was roped in by Bengaluru FC in 2019. He also stood between the sticks in BFC’s record 9-1 win over Paro FC in the 2020 AFC Cup.
The following year, Gill moved to Kerala Blasters FC whom he helped finish runners-up in the 2021-22 edition of the ISL. That season, Prabhsukhan kept the maximum clean sheets (7) and made 47 saves in 20 ISL appearances en route to winning the Golden Glove award.
In ISL 2022-23, Prabhsukhan continued his good form for the Blasters, registering 4 clean sheets and 40 saves in 19 appearances.