(Last Updated on : 04-02-2015)
Prathamesh Maulingkar, footballer by professional and fashion model by hobby, plays for Dempo Sports Club. In the early time of his life, he showed interest in cricket, but later his career follows football.
Early Life of Prathamesh Maulingkar
Prathamesh Maulingkar was born on 4th April in the year 1991 in Tivim. Prathamesh Maulingkar is hailing from Tivim, a village near the Northern Goan town of Mapusa. He is an Indian footballer who plays as a Centre Back for Dempo Sports Club
in the I-League.
Career of Prathamesh Maulingkar
Prathamesh Maulingkar had ambitions of playing cricket. But with time, he showed interest in football. In fact, like most Indian kids, he was more interested in being a cricketer, although he had shown qualities of a footballer early, making it to the Dempo U-16 team. However things changed when Prathamesh Maulingkar represented Goa U-19 National Team in the junior nationals. Playing against boys of same age group from other states, he realized that he has the potential to play along with the best in the country. Suddenly, Prathamesh Maulingkar became motivated and focused more on football. During this time, Prathamesh Maulingkar remained in Dempo youth team that represented them at U-19 level. He was also called up for India U-19 camp.
Career of Prathamesh Maulingkar with Pailan Arrows
Prathamesh Maulingkar made his Pailan Arrows debut on 6th November 2011 against Dempo Sport Club in the I-League. Prathamesh Maulingkar scored his first goal of the 2012-13 season against Churchill Brothers S.C
football team on 9th January 2013 at the Duler Stadium in which Pailan Arrows lost the match 3-1.
Career of Prathamesh Maulingkar with Dempo Sporting Club
On 18th January 2013 it was confirmed that Prathamesh Maulingkar had signed for reigning champions Dempo SC of the I-League on loan for the rest of the season with the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season. Prathamesh Maulingkar then made his debut for the club on 28th March 2013 against Pune
FC in which he started and played for one full half before being subbed-off at half-time as Dempo went on to lose the match 2-0.
Career of Prathamesh Maulingkar in International Arena
Prathamesh Maulingkar made his India U23 National Football Team debut against Iraq U23 National Football Team on 25th June 2012 during qualification for the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup playing the full 90 minutes but drawing a yellow card in the 14th minute.