Alwyn George

How does Alwyn George not have a thread on here yet? Oh well, lets go.

Alwyn George, for those who do not know, is a two-time FPAI Youth Player of the Year award winner. Starting his professional under Arthur Papas for Pailan Arrows, George rose to prominence under Papas with the India U22 side that competed in the qualifiers for the 2013 AFC U22 Championship in 2012. He scored a brace in the opening match against Lebanon, where India U22 won 5-2 (along with a goal from Manandeep Singh and a brace from Jeje Lalpekhlua). He then scored the only goal in a 2-1 defeat against Iraq. He found the net again in our 4-1 victory over Turkmenistan (with Lalrindika Ralte, Romeo Fernandes, and Jeje). Sadly, defeat against Oman (4-0) and a draw against the United Arab Emirates (1-1) saw India U22 fail to qualify but their were certainly plenty of positives and Alwyn George proved to be one of them.

Alwyn then entered the 2012-13 season with a lot of people watching but he failed to fully live up to expectations. The brilliant performances that were created for the U22 side could not be replicated in the I-League and soon, when Papas moved to Dempo, Alwyn moved as well to the 5-time Indian league champions. Alwyn's two seasons in Goa were not good as once again, the bright talent could not reach his potential and when Trevor Morgan came in, Alwyn was frozen out.

Alwyn has now moved to the 2013-14 I-League champions, Bengaluru FC, and he hopes that under Ashley Westwood he can rediscover the form that brought him into Indian football prominence.


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