(Last Updated on : 27-01-2015)
Lalrindika Ralte is an Indian national football player
. He plays primarily as an Attacking Midfielder for Kingfisher East Bengal F.C
in the I-League.
Early Life of Lalrindika Ralte
Lalrindika Ralte was born on 7th September 1992 in Lunglei, Mizoram
. He is nicknamed as Dika and Didika. He is an Indian Footballer who plays primarily as an Attacking Midfielder for East Bengal Football Club in the I-League. Dika or Lalrindika Ralte can also play on the wings and is known for his excellent long range shooting ability, dead-ball skills and passing abilities.
Early Career of Lalrindika Ralte
Lalrindika Ralte started his career at Churchill Brothers S.C
in 2009 and scored his first professional goal for the club on 1 April 2010 against JCT Football Club in the I-League to help Churchill win 6-0. After his first season in professional football Lalrindika Ralte signed for Pailan Arrows (then AIFF XI) on a one-season long loan. He scored his first goal for AIFF XI on 3 December 2010 against Prayag United S.C. in what was the AIFF XI's first ever match in the history of the club in the I-League.
Later Career of Lalrindika Ralte
Lalrindika Ralte scored a brace for Arrows on 7th May 2011 against Mumbai F.C. to help Arrows win 2-1. After his one-year stay with Pailan Arrows, Lalrindika Ralte moved back to Churchill Brothers and on 1st November 2011, Lalrindika Ralte scored his first goal back for the club against Prayag United at the Fatorda Stadium to help Churchill draw the match in 1-1 in the I-League. Lalrindika Ralte then scored again for Churchill Brothers on 17th December 2011 against Shillong Lajong F.C. in the I-League to help Churchill Brothers win the match in 6-0 over Lajong. Lalrindika Ralte then scored for Churchill Brothers on 15th January 2012 against Mohun Bagan Athletic Club in the I-League in a match that Churchill Brothers lost 3-2. Lalrindika Ralte did not score again for Churchill Brothers till 1st April 2012 when he scored against Prayag United at the Fatorda Stadium to give Churchill Brothers a 5-2 victory.
He then scored again 15 days later on 15th April 2012 against Pune F.C. in the I-League to give Churchill Brothers a 2-0 away victory. He then scored his last goal for Churchill Brothers on 6th May 2012 against his former club, Pailan Arrows, in which he scored in the 50th minute to give Churchill Brothers a 3-2 victory.
In May 2012 Lalrindika Ralte signed for East Bengal F.C. of the I-League and made his debut for the club on 21st September 2012 against Sporting Goa in the first match of the 2012 Indian Federation Cup coming on as a 70th minute substitute for Ishfaq Ahmed. On 27th February 2013, Lalrindika Ralte scored his first goal in the 2013 AFC Cup in East Bengal's 1-0 home win against Selangor FA. It was a left footer from the top of the box beating the Malaysian goalkeeper Norazlan Razali on the 43rd minute.
On 9th April, Lalrindika Ralte scored with a 25-yard long curling left footer on 86th minute to secure a 2-1 home win over Tampines Rovers FC. Lalrindika Ralte scored his fourth goal of the AFC Cup against Kuwait SC on 1st October 2013 in the away leg of the semi-final match. He did well to pick the ball in the left side of the Kuwait SC box, moved it on his right foot and left keeper Alkandari with no chance to stop it from entering the net.
Lalrindika Ralte in Indian Super League
Lalrindika Ralte represented Mumbai F.C
, in the 2014 Indian Super League. Lalrindika Ralte started the Mumbai
City's first game against Atletico de Kolkata
. He assisted twice for Andre Moritz during Mumbai
City FC's 5-0 win over derby rivals FC Pune City. Dika would end the season with 1 goal and 3 assists and was a regular for Mumbai City FC.
Lalrindika Ralte in Indian National Football Team
Lalrindika Ralte has played for Indian National Football Team
at the under-16, under-19, under-23, and senior levels. He made his under-16 debut on 27th October 2007 during the 2008 AFC U-16 qualifiers against Sri Lanka in which India's under-16s won in 6-0.