Narayan Das signed a one-year deal with the club in August, marking his third stint with the Gaurs. The West Bengal-born footballer was previously a part of FC Goa’s squad in the inaugural season of the league in 2014, before returning for a second stint in the 2017-18 season.
A Tata Football Academy (TFA) graduate, he began his senior football career with Pailan Arrows, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Development Team in the I-League in 2012. The following year, he shifted base to Goa for the first time, joining Dempo SC before moving to FC Goa on loan ahead of the ISL 2014 season.
Das played for the Gaurs in the 2017-18 season as well, and the Club reached the semi-finals of the league on both occasions. He has plied his trade for East Bengal, Pune City FC, Delhi Dynamos, Odisha FC and Chennaiyin FC as well, across the I-League and the ISL.
Also an Indian international, the defender was first called up to the national setup at the U19 level during the AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers in 2012. After featuring for the India U23 side, he made his debut for the senior national team the following year. With 29 international caps to his name, Das has also laid his hands on the SAFF Championship, the Tri-Nations Cup and the Intercontinental Cup once each.
Overall, Narayan Das has made 45 appearances for FC Goa so far across his previous stints and will look to add to his numbers as the Club gears up for its tenth season in the ISL.