Birth Anniversary of Arata Izumi (Footballer)
• Arata Izumi Born to an Indian father and a Japanese mother at Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi in Japan. • Arata Izumi came over to India and chose to play for East Bengal in 2006. • Arata Izumi then moved to Mahindra United in 2007 and later joined Pune FC where he rose to captain the side in the I-League. • Arata Izumi 's professional career took root in Singapore in 2005 with Albirex Nigata and soon earned a reputation for his speedy movements. • After the Singapore experience, Arata returned to Japan to join Mitsubishi Motors Muzushima FC in the 2006 J-League. • In the August of 2012, he achieved his cherished dream of gaining Indian citizenship. • Arata Izumi made his debut for India in 2013. • Arata Izumi was also a member of the national team for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup and the 2013 SAFF Championship. • Arata Izumi was taken on board by Atletico de Kolkata for a sum of Rs 68 lakh in the Hero ISL 2015 auction. • Arata Izumi scored five times and provided one assist for ATK in Hero ISL 2015.