I was born on October 30, 1976 in Remscheid and brought-up in Germany; spending five years of my schooling in Kolkata in-between. As a German-born person of Indian origin, I played football as a youngster and remained interested in the game over the years.
My tryst with football media came in April 1998 when I founded IndianFootball.Com, India’s first website fully dedicated to football. Creating a niche for myself as a sports expert particularly in football, I honed his skills by working for various media organizations around the world – Deutsche Welle, ESPN, Times Now, Headlines Today (India Today) and rs1tv.
Since April 2010, I has been writing on my own blog, Arunava about Football, with an India and Germany focus besides my opinion being sought as an expert by global media organizations. Since April 2016 my blog shifted to its own domain under www.arunfoot.com .
But besides my 18 years of football media experience; I has over the years worked on a number of football projects across the world in management and as a consultant, having worked for the German Football Association (DFB), German Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich, 1899 Hoffenheim, the Indian national football team and heading Mumbai City FC in the inaugural 2014 Indian Super League season.