They say, ‘sport does not build character; it reveals it,’ and the one person who can reveal and bring out the best in any sportsperson is their coach.
One such dedicated coach who knows the art of honing the skills of the sportspersons training with him is Vaibhav Karpe. Who is currently training the football players at the Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development at Rustomjee Urbania. It was under his guidance and tutelage that five of the boys from Leon’s World were selected for the Indian team that participated in the IFA Youth Futsal World Cup 2018. This was held in Barcelona, Spain from 21st May-28th May organised by European Futsal Association.
Coach Vaibhav’s credentials are impressive to say the least. He is a professional footballer who has previously played for top clubs like Mumbai Customs and Mumbai FC in the Elite Division of the Mumbai League, He primarily operates as a winger on both flanks, left wing back, attacking midfielder or striker, known for his dribbling skills, speed crossing ability and his accurate left footed long range shots and is comfortable playing in any position on the attacking and defensive line.
Some Facts About Coach Vaibhav Karpe’s Football Career
• Mumbai FC 2016- 17 Elite Division
• Mumbai Customs 2013- 16 Elite Division
• ONGC 2013- 14 U-20 I-League
• Mumbai FC 2011- 12 U-20 I-League
• Western India United 2009- 11 TDFA League
• Club Name Year League
• Gothia Cup 2009
• Maharashtra 2010
• Thane District 2010
• Mumbai University 2013-
• Maharashtra- Santosh Trophy 2016
• Scouted by Head Coach Santosh Kashyap to represent Mumbai FC in the
• Emerged Runner Up with Team Maharashtra at the Santosh Trophy in the
• Emerged Runner Up with Team Mumbai at the All India Tournament
University Tournament in the year 2014.
• Emerged Champions with Mumbai Customs at the Republic Cup in the year
• Emerged Champions with Pillai College at Mumbai University Tournament
the year 2014.
• Represented Mumbai District Football Association in the year 2013.
• Emerged Runner Up with Mumbai Customs at the Nadkarni Cup in the year
• Emerged Champions with Mumbai Customs at the Independence Cup in the
• Scouted by Mumbai Customs to represent them at the Elite Division of the
Mumbai League in the year 2012.
• Emerged Runner Up with Mumbai FC at the U-20 I-League in the year 2011.
• Represented Maharashtra in the JR National Championship in the year 2010.
• Emerged Champions with Western India United at the TDFA League in the
• Represented India at the Gothia Cup in the year 2009.