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Sarpreet Singh First Indian-Origin Player To Play For Bayern Munich

Mumbai: Attacking midfielder Sarpreet Singh turned the primary participant of Indian descent to play within the German Bundesliga whereas making his debut in FC Bayern Munich’s 6-1 thrashing of Werder Bremen on Saturday night time.

Sarpreet (20) impressed throughout pre-season whereas enjoying towards Actual Madrid and Arsenal however needed to be content material with minutes with the reserve staff.

He had featured on the FC Bayern bench eight instances earlier than making his official debut.

The New Zealand-born arrived on the Allianz Area from A-League facet Wellington Phoenix final summer season and will make his official senior-team debut after impressing by means of the ranks with FC Bayern’s reserve facet.

Sarpreet’s former teammates from Wellington Phoenix embrace strikers David Williams and Roy Krishna, who now ply their commerce at Indian Tremendous League facet ATK.

Curiously, Krishna, the Fijian ahead can be of Indian-origin.

Sarpreet has beforehand performed on Indian soil when he was a part of New Zealand’s squad within the 2018 Intercontinental Cup.

He scored his first aim for the All Whites towards Kenya on the Mumbai Soccer Area earlier than enjoying towards the likes of Sunil Chhetri whereas dealing with India.

New Zealand completed second runners-up within the invitational event, received by hosts India.

The playmaker received his first style of senior soccer as an alternative in an A-League recreation in February 2017 towards Melbourne Metropolis, sister membership of ISL facet Mumbai Metropolis FC.

He made 39 league appearances for Phoenix earlier than making the big-ticket transfer to the Bundesliga with former European champions FC Bayern.

FC Bayern are fourth on the Bundesliga desk with 27 factors, six factors behind leaders RB Leipzig.

The Bavarian giants have additionally made it to the UEFA Champions League Spherical of 16 by topping their group below interim head coach Hansi Flick, who was appointed after the departure of Niko Kovac halfway by means of the season final month.

(IANS)

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