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  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29700 Points

    Former Chelsea Goalkeeper Coach Leslie Cleevely Joins SC East Bengal

    Former Chelsea goalkeeper coach Leslie Cleevely will help SC East Bengal shot-stoppers get better under the bar this season, it was announced on Sunday.

    Cleevely joins head coach Manuel ‘Manolo’ Diaz’s coaching team after a successful stint with the Bangladesh senior national team.

    “I have experience of working in this part of the world. Being part of the Bangladesh national team setup where fans are also very passionate about their football, I understand the sentiment well. SC East Bengal is a massive football club and I am proud to be part of that,” said Cleevely. “I have done my homework on the goalkeepers we have and I will do what needs to be done to bring the best out of them. All three goalkeepers are experienced and I am sure they will come out with flying colours,” he added.

    Arindam Bhattacharya, Sankar Roy and Suvam Sen are the three goalkeepers for SC East Bengal this season.

    Cleevely, a UEFA ‘A’ Licence holder, has over 20 years of coaching experience, having started his career at Milwall FC in 1997. Cleevely worked closely with Edwin van der Sar and Maik Taylor at Fulham FC between 1999-2002 before moving to Crystal Palace where he became the first team goalkeeper coach and lead academy goalkeeper coach under Steve Kember.

    The 56-year old was also at Tottenham Hotspur as academy goalkeeper coach before jumping ship to Chelsea in 2007 where he spent four years, working in the academy as well as helping the senior team as and when required. At the English Premier League side, Cleevely helped Petr Cech, Carlo Cudicini and Hilario get better between the sticks. Cleevely was part of the Carshalton Academy as well before shifting base to Bangladesh in 2020 where he was the senior team goalkeeper coach.

    As a player, Cleevely was an understudy to the great Peter Shilton at Southampton for more than a year, also turning out for Crystal Palace and Notts County. He has played over 1000 games at senior level in Non-League football in England, making 110 appearances for Farnborough Town. Cleevely won several trophies including player of the year on four occasions with Carshalton Athletic, a team he led in over 100 games. He was also at Sutton United, playing over 150 games and also captaining the side.

    Incidentally, Cleevely replaced Bobby Mimms at the Bangladesh national team, as Mimms joined SC East Bengal last season as part of Robbie Fowler’s backroom staff. Cleevely now takes over from Mimms as the red and golds prepare for their second season in the top league of the country.

    SC East Bengal will face Jamshedpur FC in their opening game of the Hero Indian Super League 2021-22 season, on November 21 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium.

  • Arun67Arun67 Navi Mumbai252 Points
    Manalo Diaz with Supporting stuffs including Mridul Banerjee reached  Goa.
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29700 Points

    He is not only an Indian football legend but an upright, uncompromising human being, the likes of whom are hardly seen in today's world

    Respect, Sir!!
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29700 Points

    SC East Bengal to Kickstart Pre-season Friendlies with Vasco SC, Salgaocar

    As part of their pre-season preparations, SC East Bengal will take on Vasco SC and former I-League champions Salgaocar FC in two back-to-back friendlies at the Don Bosco Ground on Friday and Saturday respectively.

    The red and gold brigade have started their pre-season under head coach Manuel Manolo Diaz here. "After many practice sessions, the team is ready to play friendly games with the objective to improve and give players some game time," Spaniard Diaz told the club's official website. "I want to see all the players and see how they perform. At the same time, we want to see every player and also check if the squad is learning our ideas tactically and also adapting to the philosophy," added the former Real Madrid Castilla coach.

    Diaz, 53, is keeping a close eye on each and every training session along with deputy Angel Puebla Garcia as his wards get ready for the Hero Indian Super League, starting November 19.

    "We want the squad to gain confidence and also know how we want them to play football. It will help them understand our principles of play.

    SC East Bengal will take on Jamshedpur FC in their opening encounter of the Hero Indian Super League 2021-22 season at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco on November 21. The friendly games will start at 8 a.m. at the Don Bosco Ground.


  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29700 Points

    SC East Bengal Breeze past Vasco SC 3-1 in Pre-season Friendly

    SC East Bengal breezed past Vasco SC 3-1 in their first pre-season friendly at the Don Bosco Ground here on Friday.

    Semboi Haokip, Subha Ghosh and U-20 developmental player Siddhant Shirodkarwere on target for the red and gold brigade


  • EastBengalPrideEastBengalPride India9301 Points
    EB starting XI was all Indian and scorers were all Indian too! 
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