Position : Midfielder
Team: Churchill Brothers
MP Sakeer from Araecode of Malapuram district started taking football seriously at the age of 15. He played for Pandalam, Araecode and Araecode Town Team during his early days as a footballer.
He then joined Oriental High School for studies where he continued playing football too. From there he went to Markanad Higher Secondary School and then to MES College, Mampad. Sakeer is now a first year B.com Student at the MES, College.
Sakeer joined State Bank of Travancore (SBT) team in 2007 and performed well for the Kerala team. Viva Kerala acquired this talented Midfielder from SBT in 2009.
MP Sakeer has represented Kerala in the Under 21 level and played in the Federation Cup for SBT. Sakeer played a major role in Viva Kerala’s impressive performance in I-League Second Division and earned them a place in Top Division football for next season.
Sakeer made his debut in Santosh Trophy National Football Championships in 2009. In 2009-10 season, Sakeer captained the Viva Kerala team which finished at an impressive position in that season’s I-League. He was also instrumental by scoring goals and being the play maker for the Kerala club.
Sakeer now represents Goan giants Churchill Brothers where he signed a contract in 2010.
Sakeer says that it was his parents’ dream to see him become a good footballer. Unfortunately for him, both his parents are no more. Sakeer has 3 brothers namely Mohammed Unni, Ashraf and Aboobaker. Mohammed has played for Kerala U21 while Ashraf represented Kozhikode district team.