Professional Profiles of 15 Indian Footballers

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With the unprecedented success of the Indian football team in the recently held Intercontinental Cup and Sunil Chettri’s heroics and emotional gesture putting India on the global soccer arena, the sentiment among Indian football fans has seen a multiple fold escalation. Below we present the professional profiles of some of the prominent Indian players who have contributed highly to the status of football as an emerging sport in the country.

SUNIL CHHETRI

Sunil-Chhetri
Source: Wisozk

Indian professional footballer born on 3 August, 1984, who plays as a striker for Indian club Bengaluru FC and also is the current captain of the Indian national team.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

East Bengal (2008-09): 18 appearances, 11 goals.

Dempo (2009-10): 13 appearances, 8 goals.

Kansas City Wizards (2010): 1 appearance, 0 goal.

Chirag United (2011): 7 appearances, 7 goals.

Mohun Bagan(2011-12): 16 appearances, 9 goals

Sporting CP B (2012- 13): 3 appearances, 0 goals.

Churchill Brothers (2012-13): 13 appearances, 6 goals.

Bengaluru FC (2013- 14): 26 appearances, 15 goals.

(2014-15): 32 appearances, 11 goals.

Mumbai City (2015): 11 appearances, 7 goals.

Bengaluru FC (2015-16): 25 appearances, 11 goals.

(2016-17): 29 appearances, 11 goals.

(2017-18): 30 appearances, 22 goals.

Mumbai City (2016): 6 appearances, 0 goals.

National

2005: 5 appearances,1 goal

2006: 1 appearance,0 goal

2007: 7 appearances,6 goals

2008:13 appearances, 8 goals

2009:6 appearances, 1 goal

2010:6 appearances,3 goals

2011:18 appearances,14 goals

2012:7 appearances,3 goals

20131:1 appearances,5 goals

2014:2 appearances,3 goals

2015:12 appearances,6 goals

2016:4 appearances,2 goals

2017:6 appearances,5 goals

2018:4 appearances,8 goals

Total:102 appearances, 65 goals.

SANDESH JHINGAN

Sandesh Jhingan
Source: Medium

Born 21 July 1993 plays as a defender for the Kerala Blasters of the Indian Super League and the India football team.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

For United Sikkim (2012-13),  23 appearances and scored 2 goals.

For Mumbai (2013-14),  11 appearances without scoring any goal.

Sporting Goa (2014-15),  59 appearances, no goal.

DKS Shivajians (2015-16),  17 appearances, no goal.

Bengaluru (2016-17),  20 appearances, scored 2 goal.

Kerala Blasters (2014), 14 appearances, no goal.

National

2015- present: 26 appearances, 4 goals.

ANAS EDATHODIKA

ANAS EDATHODIKA
Source: Clipper28

Born on 15 February, 1987 and plays as a centre back for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super league.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Pune, appearances 88, 0 goals from 2011- 2015
Delhi Dynamos(2015 and 2016): 23 appearances, 1 goal.
Mohun Bagan : 8 appearances, 0 goals.
Jamshedpur : 10 appearances, 0 goals.

National

2017- present: 13 appearances, 0 goal.

GURPREET SINGH SANDHU

GURPREET SINGH SANDHU
Source: The Indian Express

Born on 3 February 1992 and is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Indian club Bengaluru FC. Sandhu was named captain of the India national team for the friendly match against Puerto Rico.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

East Bengal: 2009- 10, 2011- 14: 11 appearances.

Pailan Arrows: 2010-11: 0 appearances.

Stabaek: 2014-17: 11 appearances.

Bengaluru 2107-18 : 28 appearances.

National

U19 2010: 10 appearances.

U23 2010-12: 9 appearances.

2011- present: 22 appearances.

PRITAM KOTAL

PRITAM KOTAL
Source: Goal.com

Born on 8 September 1993, an Indian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for ISL club Delhi Dynamos.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Pailan Arrows 2011-13: 35 appearances, 0 goal

Mohun Bagan 2013-17: 25 appearances, 1 goal

Pune City 2014- 15: 12 appearances, 0 goal

Atletico de Kolkata 2016: 12 appearances, o goal

Delhi Dynamos 2017-18: 15 appearances, 0 goals

National

2015- present: 24 appearances, 0 goal.

ROWLIN BORGES

ROWLIN BORGES
Source: Alchetron

Indian footballer born on 5 June, 1992 who currently plays for North East United in the Indian Super League.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Sporting Goa 2011-16: 85 appearances, 3 goals

North East United 2016 and 2017-18: 17 appearances, 0 goals

National

2016 India U23: 4 appearances, 0 goals

2015- present : 22 appearances, 2 goals

NARAYAN DAS

NARAYAN DAS
Source: Xtratime

Indian professional footballer born on 25 September,1993 who plays as a left back for Goa in the Indian Super League.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Pailan Arrows 2012-13: 22 appearances, 2 goals

Dempo 2013-15: 21 appearances, 0 goal

Goa 2014-15: 23 appearances, 0 goal

East Bengal 2015-16 and 2016-17: 22 appearances, 0 goal

Pune City 2016: 13 appearances, 0 goal

National

2011 India U19: 3 appearances, 0 goal

2011 India: 24 appearances, 1 goal

2012-16 India U23: 8 appearances, 0 goal.

UDANTA SINGH

UDANTA SINGH
Source: Facebook

Indian professional footballer born on 14 June, 1996,who plays primarily as a winger for Bengaluru FC.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Bengaluru FC 2014-17: 69 APPEARANCES, 7 GOALS

2017-18: 29 appearances, 3 goals

Mumbai City 2016: 1 appearance, 0 goal

National

2013-16 India U19: 4 appearances, 1 goal

2016 U23: 4 appearances, 3 goals

2016- present: 10 appearances, 1 goal

PRONAY HALDER

PRONAY HALDER
Source: Xtratime

Born on 25 February, 1993, an Indian footballer who currently plays for ATK in the Indian Super League.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Pailan Arrows 2011-13: 28 appearances, 1 goal

Dempo 2013-15: 24 appearances, 0 goal

Mohun Bagan 2015-17: 28 appearances, 0 goal

Goa 2015, 8 appearances, 0 goal

Mumbai City 2016: 5 appearances, 0 goal

Goa 2017-18: 16 appearances, 0 goal

National

U19 2011-12: 4 appearances, 1 goal

U23 2012-2016: 5 appearances, o goal.

2015- present: 11 appearances, 1 goal.

JEJE LALPEKHLUA

JEJE LALPEKHLUA
Source: News18 Bengali

Born on 7 January, 1991, an Indian professional footballer who plays for Chennaiyin.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Pune 2009, 2009-10 and 2011-13: 61 appearances, 19 goals

Pailan Arrows 2013-14: 16 appearances, 14 goals

Dempo 2013-14: 20 appearances, 5 goals

Chennaiyin 2014-16 and 2017-18: 41 appearances, 18 goals

Mohun Bagan 2015-17: 59 appearances, 30 goals

National

U19 2008-09: 2 appearances, 4 goals

U23 2010-11: 17 appearances, 6 goals

2011: 49 appearances, 22 goals.

MOHAMMED RAFIQUE

MOHAMMED RAFIQUE
Source: Sportsbeatsindia

Indian footballer born on 26 March, 1991 who plays as a Centre midfielder for East Bengal in the I-League.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

United Sports Club 2010-14: 56 appearances, 6 goals

East Bengal 2014-18: 62 appearances, 2 goals

Atletico de Kolkata 2014-15: 7 appearances, 1 goal

Kerala Blasters 2016: 10 appearances, 0 goal

National

2016- present:11 appearances, 1 goal.

HALICHARAN NARZARY

HALICHARAN NARZARY
Source: Sporting News

Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Indian club Kerala Blasters and the Indian national team and was born on 10 May, 1994.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Pailan Arrows 2010-13: 29 appearances, 8 goals

Dempo 2013-16: 40 appearances, 3 goals

FC Goa 2014: 3 appearances, 0 goal

North east United 2015(on loan): 3 appearances, 0 goal

North east United 2016 and 2017-18: 25 appearances, 0 goal

DSK Shivajians 2016-17: 16 appearances, 4 goals

National

U19 2011: 4 appearances, 0 goal

U23 2012-17: 8 appearances, 1 goal

2015- present: 19 appearances, 1 goal

BALWANT SINGH

BALWANT SINGH
Source: Goal.com

Born on 15 December, 1986, an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward for ATK in the Indian Super League.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

JCT 2008-11: 45 appearances, 11 goals

Salgaocar 2011-13: 5 appearances, 0 goal

Churchill Brothers 2013-14: 32 appearances, 17 goals

Mohun bagan 2014-17: 55 appearances, 16 goals

Chennaiyin 2014-15: 20 appearances,1 goal

Mumbai City 2017-18: 18 appearances, 6 goals

National

2010 U23: 4 appearances, 1 goal

2010 India B: 3 appearances, 0 goal

2014- present: 7 appearances, 3 goals

ANIRUDH THAPA

ANIRUDH THAPA
Source: Facebook

Indian professional footballer born on 15 January,1998 who plays as a central midfield for Chennaiyin in the Indian Super League.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Chennaiyin 2016 and 2017-18: 18 appearances, 2 goals

Minerva Punjab 2016-17: 14 appearances, 1 goal

National

U17 2012-14: 5 appearances, 1 goal

U19 2015: 4 appearances, 2 goals

U23 2017: 5 appearances, 0 goal

2017- present: 5 appearances, 0 goal

AMRINDER SINGH

AMRINDER SINGH
Source: Quora

Indian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Mumbai City in the Indian Super League.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Pune 2011-15: 70 appearances.

Atletico Kolkata 2015: 13 appearances.

Bengaluru FC (on loan) 2015-16: 21 appearances.

Bengaluru FC 2016-17: 17 appearances.

Mumbai City (on loan) 2016: 6 appearances.

2017-18: 18 appearances.

National

U23 2014-16: 5 appearances.

2017- present: 1 appearance.


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