Indian Football Future Stars OOR

Indian Football Future Stars OOR

Indian Football Future Stars

Next year, the Indian Football Premier League will run from October to December. The 10-team, friendlies-only tournament is where the country’s brightest young prospects hope to build their brand and secure a move to one of the country’s 20 Premier League clubs.



Dheeraj made 26 saves in five matches in the AFC Champions League for Goa and was named twice in the AFC CL Team of the Week. With an 86.2% save percentage, Dheeraj was by far the best goalkeeper in the competition’s group stage. He also kept clean-sheets against Al Wahda and Al-Rayyan, both former league champions of their countries. He is already among the best goalkeepers in the country and a stint overseas looks like a matter of time.

The young forward is tipped to be among the best emerging players in India. A real difference-maker for the Indian Arrows side in the last two seasons, Singh wasn’t selected in India’s U-17 team for the 2017 World Cup. But he overcame that setback to prove the doubters wrong and played a key role in India’s AFC U-16 Championships in 2018, where India came close to qualifying for the World Cup. An excellent dribbler, Vikram Pratap Singh is sure to grab eyeballs when on the pitch. (Source: scroll.in)


Ever since its inception, the Indian Super League has provided young Indian players with the platform to rise up to the occasion and the show their talent against the biggest footballing names in the country. From Sandesh Jhingan who came from nowhere and became a vital cog in the wheel for Kerala Blasters, then India, to Sahal Abdul Samad and Anirudh Thapa who brought a different dynamism to the India football team’s midfield. The ISL has been the platform where they showcased their talents.

The Manipur-born footballer has played for India at the age-group competitions and was with I-League team Minerva Punjab FC for last two seasons. He also became the youngest player to score a goal in the AFC Cup last year while playing for the Punjab side. Thoiba is considered among the top upcoming midfielders in India and is definitely a future star in the making. The 17-year-old central midfielder signed a three-year deal with the Bhubaneswar-based club. (Source: www.news18.com)



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