Prathamesh Maulingkar (born 4 April 1991 in Tivim) is an Indian footballer who plays as a Centre Back for Dempo in the I-League.
Hailing from , a village near the Northern Goan town of Mapusa, Prathamesh hardly had ambitions of playing as a professional footballer. In fact, like most Indian kids, he was more interested in being a cricketer, although he had shown qualities of a footballerearly, making it to the Dempo U-16 team. However things changed when he represented Goa U-19 in the junior nationals. Playing against boys of same age group from other states, he realized that he has the potential to play along with the best in the country. Suddenly, he became motivated and focused more on Football. During this time he remained in Dempo youth team, represented them at U-19 level. He was also called up for India U-19 camp.
Maulingkar made his Pailan Arrows debut on 6 November 2011 against Dempo in the I-League. Maulingkar scored his first goal of the 2012–13 season against Churchill Brothers on 9 January 2013 at the Duler Stadium in which Pailan Arrows lost the match 3–1.
On 18 January 2013 it was confirmed that Maulingkar had signed for reigning champions Dempo of the I-League on loan for the rest of the season with the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season. He then made his debut for the club on 28 March 2013 against Pune in which he started and played for one full half before being subbed-off at half-time as Dempo went on to lose the match 2–0.
Maulingkar made his India U23 debut against Iraq U23 on 25 June 2012 during qualification for the 2013 AFC U-22 Asian Cup playing the full 90 minutes but drawing a yellow card in the 14th minute.
Statistics accurate as of 12 May 2013
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