Amarjeet didn’t play in any of India’s U-17 World Cup fixtures, but was the part of their training regime which travelled to Portugal prior to the grand tournament. The young Colts trained there for six weeks and amongst all, Amarjeet was able to grab the attention of 1º Dezembro.
Amarjeet Mishra has joined the Junior Squad at 1º Dezembro this season. As well as club experience back home he also brings with him experience with the Indian National Under-17 team for whom he made 6 appearances this year in their preparation for the Under-17 World Cup.
1º Dezembro confirmed and announced on their facebook page that the defender is adapting well to his new environment and has also settled in well.
A LITTLE PIECE OF INDIA COMES TO SINTRAMorning training at 1º Dezembro in Sintra finishes with a rush to the showers…
Morning training at 1º Dezembro in Sintra finishes with a rush to the showers and then lunch. The players at 1º Dezembro enjoy a varied diet but over the next few months the traditional Portuguese dishes are likely to gain an added spice or two from the Indian sub-continent due to the presence of the club’s first Indian player, Amar.
Amar was keen to come to play in Europe and his eyes were opened to Portugal following on from a 5 week training camp with the Indian National Under 17 squad in Portugal earlier this year.
Amar views that playing in Europe under 1º Dezembro Sub-19 coach Francisco Guimarães can only help to improve the technical and tactical aspects of his game and like many of his age, he has a dream to become a professional player in Europe. Amar is adapting to his new life in Portugal and is settling well in his new home at Campo Conde de Sucena.
Club President Francisco Gomes is over-joyed to see Amar join the club.
“This season will see us take the next step down the road towards our long terms goals. The objectives for the club’s Academy are three-fold.
Firstly we want to see more home grown players come through the Academy and it was extremely pleasing to see that this year we were able to promote 7 home grown players from the under-17 squad to the under-19 team.
Our second objective is to place at least two of our teams from the Academy into the Portuguese National League system. To do this we need to mix the home grown talent with a number of international players, this is simply the reality of modern football and is vital if we wish the club to compete at the highest level. Amar is part of that strategy. In these situations referencing is vitally important. In Amar’s case the club was able to reference him as player, and as an individual via ex first team coach Hugo Martins and 1º Dezembro’s current Academy Coordinator, Andre Gomes, who was working with the Indian Under 17 squad earlier this year. This means we are confident that Amar will be a quality addition to the current squad.
Our final objective is to see more players from the Academy come through into the first team squad, this is a process that can only be achieved over time but it is gratifying to see that the foundations of this plan are beginning to take shape. Three junior players made their first team debuts last season and two of them have been integrated into the first team squad this season. We would love to see more of the same as we move forward ”
Welcome Amar and good luck with us here at PRIMEIRO!