I-League: Churchill Brothers sign Shilton Paul from Mohun Bagan

Former Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Shilton Paul has joined Goan I-League outfit Churchill Brothers for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

The veteran custodian who had joined the Kolkata giants in 2016 spent a record 15 years at the club before leaving in 2020. He has the third highest number of appearances for the Green and Maroons after club legends Subrata Bhattacharya and Satyajit Chatterjee.

Paul had also plied his trade in the Indian Super League (ISL) with Chennaiyin FC in 2014, Kerala Blasters in 2015 and ATK in 2016. He was part of the ISL winning ATK side in the third season of the league.

The Bengali custodian had graduated from the prestigious TATA Football Academy (TFA) in 2006 and joined the Mariners. He has also represented the India U-21 team thrice in 2006.

At Mohun Bagan, Paul won a total of 10 trophies, two I-League titles (2014-15, 2019-20), three Federation Cups (2006, 2008 and 2016), three Calcutta Football League (CFL) (2008, 2009, 2018) and one Sikkim Governor’s Gold Cup (2017).

He was the skipper of the Mohun Bagan side which lifted the I-League trophy in 2014-15 season and played a crucial role in the club’s success in the recent past.

With Mohun Bagan now merged with ATK and will play in the ISL from the upcoming season, Paul has finally decided to part ways with the club and start a new chapter in his career with the Goan giants.

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