Sarpreet Singh became the first player of Sikh descent to play in the Bundesliga on Saturday after the New Zealand international came on for the final eight minutes of Bayern Munich’s 6-1 win over Werder Bremen.
The 20-year-old Singh, who joined Bayern in the summer from Wellington Phoenix in Australia’s A-League, made his debut for the German champions when he was introduced for hat-trick scorer Philippe Coutinho.
— Sarpreet Singh (@Sarpreetsingh88) December 14, 2019
Singh was named on the bench due to a personnel crisis which left the German champions without the likes of injured duo Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso, and the suspended Javi Martinez.
Although he was given little chance to impress with the match already wrapped up, the New Zealander has been tipped for big things.
Having been on Munich’s radar since the age of 11, Singh’s performances for Wellington in the 2018-19 A-League season convinced the Bayern hierarchy to sign him.