Gurpreet Singh Sandhu creates history; becomes first Indian to play football for European League

Agencies    31-May-2016

New Delhi, may 31:Indian national team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made a historic debut in the 13th round of Tippeligaen, the Norwegian top division, which was a first for an Indian.

Facing Idrettsklubben Kristiansand Start (IK Start), Gurpreet also managed to keep a cleansheet where his team emerged victorious, thrashing the home side 5-0 away from home. With that win however, Stabaek FC still remain in the relegation battle as they only have 10 points from 13 games, making this their third win of the season.

Sandhu, who is the second in the pecking order behind Sayouba Mande, got this opportunity on the back of his recent performances in the cup competition and the reserve side.

Tejinder Singh Sandhu, father of gurpreet is D.SP OF Punjab Police & mother is inspector in Chandigarh police said that they are very proud of their son and want to see him playing for our India as well as in play more matches in European Premiere league very soon.

Embeded ObjectGurpreet Singh Sandhu tweeted and shared his feelings on tweeter.