Jamshedpur FC is delighted to announce the signing of Indian defender Raju Gaikwad on a one-year deal. Born in Mumbai, Raju has a pedigree of representing top tier clubs in Indian football.
An, ex-Tata Football Academy cadet, he has donned the national team colours on more than 23 occasions and has represented reputed clubs such as East Bengal & Mohun Bagan in the I-League. He represented Mumbai City FC in 12 matches in the recently concluded Indian Super League (ISL).
Raju Gaikwad is primarily right footed but can easily slot into any full back position and is a long throw specialist.
On signing with Jamshedpur FC, Raju added, “I am extremely happy to come back to Jamshedpur and revisit TFA. I have some great memories of the city and the stadium. Also, when I came as an away team player last season I was extremely happy to see the changes and development of infrastructure in and around the stadium. I followed Jamshedpur FC’s progress last season and it was heartening to see their determination throughout the league being a new team. I have come here to help the team win some silverwares.”
Jamshedpur FC, CEO, Mukul Choudhari added “We are delighted to have him back in Jamshedpur. Being a TFA cadet he understands and represents the value of TATA. He will add great value to the team and I wish him success. We welcome him to Jamshedpur FC.”