Eugeneson Lyngdoh is one of Meghalaya’s most accomplished football players whose reputation and standing in the state cuts across all disciplines to make him a true sporting icon. He made 24 appearances for India helping his country qualify directly for the Asia Cup but his biggest achievements lie in club football. In a career spanning almost two decades, Eugeneson played and excelled for top Indian clubs like Bengaluru FC, FC Pune City, Atletico De Kolkatta (ATK) and East Bengal besides representing Shillong clubs like Lajong FC and Rangdajied FC. We must not forget though that Eugeneson started his playing career with Ar-Hima, a club that his father founded.
It is, however, with Bengaluru FC that he saw his greatest success both personally and as part of a team. In the spectacular 2014- 2015 season, Eugeneson helped the club win the I-League (then, India’s highest footballing competition) and swept all the individual awards including, Bengaluru FC Fan's Player of the Year, Bengaluru FC Player's Player of the Year, I-League Midfielder of the Year, Football Player Association of India (FPAI) Player of the Year and finally 2015’s AIFF (All India Football federation) Player of the Year
In the years that followed, Eugeneson kept up his immense contribution to club and country so much so that in the Indian Super League Player Auction of 2018, he was picked up by FC Pune City for Rs. 1.05 Crore; the highest amount ever paid for an Indian player.
A persistent knee injury that has dogged him throughout his career finally made Eugeneson call time on his playing career but a new chapter awaits him now as he was recently elected as a Legislative Member of the Meghalaya Assembly from his home constituency, Mawphlang.