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Arata Izumi

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Born to an Indian father and a Japanese mother at Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi in Japan, Izumi came over to India and chose to play for East Bengal in 2006. He then moved to Mahindra United in 2007 and later joined Pune FC where he rose to captain the side in the I-League. Arata's professional career took root in Singapore in 2005 with Albirex Nigata and soon earned a reputation for his speedy movements. After the Singapore experience, Arata returned to Japan to join Mitsubishi Motors Muzushima FC in the 2006 J-League. In the August of 2012, he achieved his cherished dream of gaining Indian citizenship. He made his debut for India in 2013. He was also a member of the national team for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup and the 2013 SAFF Championship. Arata was taken on board by Atletico de Kolkata for a sum of Rs 68 lakh in the Hero ISL 2015 auction. He scored five times and provided one assist for ATK in Hero ISL 2015 and played for the Stallions last year wherein he scored a goal. he moves to Kerala this season and will want to get on the scoresheet more often.


Address Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Nick Name Neelkanth Khambholja
Date of Birth (Current Age) 1982-07-31 (40)
Place Of Birth Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
Nationality India
Height 176 cm | 5 ft 9 ins
Weight 83 Kg
Preferred Position Midfielder
Preferred (Penalty) Foot Right foot
Playing Experiences 2016 to 2017 in FC Pune City (#)
2016 to 2017 in Neroca FC (#)
2017 to in Kerala Blasters FC (#8)
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