Indian footballer Subrata Paul is the first Indian footballer to train with a professional German club. Quite a feat, we’d say! The man formerly captained the Pune FC team before signing up with Prayag United. And now, he will be gracing the training fields of RasenBall sport Leipzig which, incidentally is in the 4th division in Buundesliga! It is one of fastest growing clubs in Germany.
Alexander Zorniger, the coach of the said club is eager to see the arrival of the Indian golie. "We are delighted to have Subrata as a part of RB Leipzig during the off season training. It will be a two week development and trial programme and we are really looking forward to it. We would like to understand during this training how we may potentially use his expertise in the future and also understand the depth of Indian football."
Looking forward to both, the upcoming I-League as well as his first training stint overseas, Paul is understandably excited, “It’s fair to say the German football development plans are about the best in the world at the moment. It’s always been a dream for me to want to train in a system that pushes things to the next level. I’m confident that RB Leipzig is the place where I can really push myself so I develop myself in to a better and stronger player.”
Subrata Paul becomes the first Indian footballer to work with Red Bull, which also has football teams in the league systems in the United States, in Austria, in Brazil, and in Ghana besides the German side RB Leipzig.