The versatile right-back can comfortably fit into any position in the defence. Pritam represented Chirag United in the under-14 Manchester United Cup, and Bengal under-19 as a defensive midfielder. The exposure paved the way for Kotal’s transition to the junior India squad under Arthur Papas. The Australian gaffer had also groomed him at Pailan Arrows, where Kotal spent two seasons after a spell with Wari. Mohun Bagan signed him up in 2013-14 and the youngster seized his big chance by sealing his spot at right-back. There was no looking back for this technically gifted fan of Deepak Mondal, Syed Rahim Nabi and John Terry.
Kotal is solid defensively and a constant threat while going forward. The marauding fullback made 12 appearances in two seasons for FC Pune City and will be looking to feature more consistently for ATK this year.
- Winner, I-League 2014-15 with Mohun Bagan
- Made India senior team debut against Nepal on 12th March 2015 in FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers
- Played in the under-14 Manchester United Cup for Chirag United.