Farukh Choudhary

Farukh Choudhary (born 8 November 1996) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward for both Jamshedpur and the Indian national team.

Farukh Choudhary
Personal information
Full name Farukh Choudhary
Date of birth (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996
Place of birth Ambarnath, Maharashtra, India
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward/Attacking Midfiedler/Winger
Club information
Current team
Jamshedpur
Number 17
Youth career
Central Bank
Pune
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016 Lonestar Kashmir 15 (5)
2016 Kerala Blasters 2 (0)
2017Mumbai (loan) 10 (0)
2017– Jamshedpur 33 (3)
National team
2018− India 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 November 2019

Career

Encouraged by his father to take on football, Choudhary started his career with Central Bank and the Maharashtra state youth teams.[1] Choudhary then joined the academy of I-League side, Pune.[2] He then joined Lonestar Kashmir for their I-League 2nd Division campaign in which he scored five goals in 15 matches.[2]

Kerala Blasters

After his impressive performance for Lonestar Kashmir, Choudhary signed with the Kerala Blasters of the Indian Super League.[2] He made his professional debut with the club on 5 October 2016 against Atlético de Kolkata. He started the match and played 68 minutes as Kerala Blasters lost 1–0.[3]

Mumbai (loan)

After the 2016 ISL season, Choudhary was loaned to I-League side Mumbai.[4] He made his debut for the club on 8 January 2017 in their opening match of the season against DSK Shivajians. He started and played 56 minutes as Mumbai won 1–0.[5]

Jamshedpur

On 23 July 2017, Choudhary was selected in the 11th round of the 2017–18 ISL Players Draft by Jamshedpur for the 2017–18 Indian Super League season.[6] He made his debut for the club during the first ever match on 18 November 2017 against NorthEast United. He came as a 69th minute substitute for Mehtab Hossain as Jamshedpur drew 0–0.[7]

Career statistics

As of 29 November 2019[8]
Club Season League Federation Cup/Super Cup Continental Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Lonestar Kashmir 2015–16 I-League 2nd Division155155
Kerala Blasters 2016 Indian Super League2020
Mumbai 2016–17 I-League100100
Jamshedpur 2017–18 Indian Super League15020170
2018–19 12210132
2019–20 510051
Jamshedpur Total 3233000353
Career total 5983000628

References

  1. Rajan, Nimal (30 April 2014). "I want to represent India: Farukh Choudhary". Afternoon DC. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. Tennyson, Rayson (16 May 2016). "Blasters sign three players from I-League 2nd division". Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. "Kerala Blasters vs. Atletico de Kolkata". Soccerway.
  4. "Mumbai FC add local youngster Farukh Choudhary to their I-League roster!". ArunFoot. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. "Mumbai 1-0 DSK Shivajians". Soccerway.
  6. "ISL 2017 player draft, as it happened: ATK, Jamshedpur FC and Pune strike big". The Field. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. "NorthEast United 0-0 Jamshedpur". Soccerway.
  8. Farukh Choudhary at Soccerway
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