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Sandesh Jhingan Named AIFF Men’s Footballer Of Year


Sandesh Jhingan Named AIFF Men’s Footballer Of Year

On 21st July 2021, Senior India defender Sandesh Jhingan was named the AIFF men’s Footballer of the Year. It is the first time that the towering central defender has achieved the AIFF Player of the Year award, having won the Emerging Player of the Year Award in 2014.

  • On the other hand, the midfielder Suresh Singh Wangjam was picked as the Emerging Player for 2020-21 season and wins Emerging Player award.

Senior India defender Sandesh Jhingan 

  • In 2015, Jhingan made his senior national team debut in Guwahati.
  • He has gone on to make 40 appearances for the Blue Tigers, scoring four goals.
  • Jhingan was also part of the Indian side that lifted the Intercontinental Cup in 2018.
  • In 2019, he has played a memorable draw at the home of the Asian champions Qatar.
  • Jhingan has captained the senior team on five occasions, the most recent being the international friendly against Oman in Dubai in March.
  • He was honored with the prestigious Arjuna Award last year.


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