Gurpreet becomes first Indian to captain European Top Division Team

Gurpreet Singh took to Twitter to announce this huge achievement also adding that what mattered most was not awards, but more about achievements.

Tthe 24-year-old Gurpreet is the only Indian to have played a professional senior game for a top division football club in Europe.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Indian national team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has become the first Indian footballer to captain a European football team. The 24-year-old shot-stopper, who hails from Mohali in Punjab, captained the Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabæk.

Gurpreet Singh took to Twitter to announce this huge achievement also adding that what mattered most was not awards, but more about achievements.





Sandhu joined Stabæk in the summer of 2014 and made his senior debut for the club in a friendly match against second-tier side Follo in a 4-1 win in January the following year.

Gurpreet is the fifth Indian to play in European Leagues after Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, Mohammed Salim and goalkeeper Subrata Paul. But the 24-year-old is the only Indian to have played a professional senior game for a top division football club in Europe.