|Full Name||Oinam Bembem Devi|
|Profession / Role||Football Midfielder|
|Date of Birth||04 Apr, 1980|
Oinam Bembem Devi known as "Durga of Indian Football" is an Indian female footballer. Coming from Manipur, Oinam Devi is popularly considered a hardworking midfielder, who first came into fame at the national level while playing for the Manipur Under-13 team in a sub-junior tournament. She later made her debut in the national team at the Asian Women's Championships at the age of 15 years. At the national level, Bembem has been a regular member of the Manipur State Women’s Football Team since 1993. She was appointed the captain for the state team since the 32nd National Games, where she led her state to victory in Hyderabad. Wearing no. 6 jersey for the nation, Devi was also an integral part and mastermind for the country's victory in five major international tournaments. Bembem helped India carve out its place as a regional superpower in an international career spanning almost two decades. However, opportunities to face quality opponents outside the subcontinent dried up over time. The 39-year-old also tried her hand in foreign leagues, playing for Maldivian football club New Radiant and guiding them to a historic league win in her debut. She is currently involved in spreading awareness about women's football in India.
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