January 25, 2020
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Sarpreet Singh becomes the 1st footballer of Indian descent to play in Bundesliga

Young midfielder Sarpreet Singh has become the first Indian-origin footballer to play in the German League (Bundesliga). Sarpreet made his debut for Bayern Munich in the match played against SV Werder Bremen on Saturday night. Bayern Munich defeated Werder Bremen 6–1 with the help of a hat-trick from Philippe Coutinho in this match. Singh came to the ground as a substitute for Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho.

The 20-year-old Sarpreet impressed everyone with his performances against Real Madrid and Arsenal during the pre-season. He had to sit on Bayern Munich’s bench eight times before making his official debut. New Zealand-born Sarpreet made his International debut last year. He played his last match on Indian soil for New Zealand in the 2018 Continental Cup.

His impressive run for Wellington Phoenix in Australia’s A-League convinced the Bayern hierarchy to sign him. Singh is only the second Kiwi player after Wynton Rufer to play in the Bundesliga.

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