Delhi-based I-League side Sudeva FC captain Shubho Paul a 17-year-old Indian striker, has been picked by German powerhouse Bayern Munich for their world under-19 squad.
The teenager who hails from West Bengal’s Howrah district will now travel to Germany where he will train for two weeks in July. The ‘World Squad’ of Bayern is also slated to face other youth teams of Bundesliga.
Paul, a member of India’s Under-17 team, was picked by Sudeva FC’s talent scouting team during their youth trials in 2017 and since then he has been nurtured by the I-League side. Paul started his career with Sudeva’s Under-13 team and, now, is the captain of their senior I-League team.
Paul was picked by Bayern via a talent hunt program launched by the club to pick 15 players from around the world, to form a ‘World Squad’. Players had to send short videos over a period of time and the only requirement was that they be born in 2003 or 2004.