Arnab Mondal started playing football at the tender age of 8. He came up through the Mohammedan Sporting youth set up before making it to the I-League with Prayag United. Two seasons with the purple brigade paved the way for the tough and uncompromising stopper back’s call-up to the India under-23 team. Mondal joined East Bengal three seasons ago and established himself as the mainstay in defence. His performances were rewarded with a place in the senior team. He was entrusted with the captain’s armband by current coach Stephen Constantine against Oman in a World Cup 2018 Qualifier match on 11th June 2015.
Arnab was one of the mainstays of the 2014 Hero ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata and played in 16 of the 17 matches. He was also the peak of the Indian defenders in the tournament with 141 blocks (2nd highest in the League) and 54 interceptions (most by any Indian player in the League).
-Won ISL 2014 with Atletico de Kolkata.
-Captained the Indian national team versus Oman in 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
-Scored match-winner as India beat Maldives 1-0 in 2013 SAFF Championship semis.