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India international Izumi Arata retires from professional football!

Former India international midfielder Izumi Arata yesterday on social media announced his retirement from professional football to focus on his coaching career. Izumi was the first Indian origin player to successfully play professional football in India, but it lasted years before he was granted Indian citizenship in 2012 for him …

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NEROCA signs Izumi Arata ahead of Second Division League!

Manipur’s lone entrants into the Second Division League in NEROCA FC have signed former India international Izumi Arata on loan from ISL side FC Pune City. 34 year old Shimonoseki (Yamaguchi) born Arata started his career with Albirex Niigata before getting his first professional break with their sister club Albirex …

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FC Pune City bring Arata Izumi back to Pune for ISL – Season 3!

Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City confirmed the signing of Japanese-born Indian international Arata Izumi for the ISL – Season 3 earlier today. The 33-year-old spent ISL-2 with Atlético de Kolkata and made it to the semifinals before losing to eventual champions Chennaiyin FC 4-2 on aggregate. FC Pune …

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‘FPAI’ Indian Football Awards 2016 – Fans Player of the Year nominees announced!

The 2016 edition of the FPAI organised ‘Indian Football Awards 2016’ will be held on Monday, April 25. Following is the short-list of 10 footballers by the FPAI for the ‘Fans Player of the Year’. (Names are listed in alphabetical order) Izumi Arata (Atletico de Kolkata/Mumbai FC) Rowllin Borges (Sporting …

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