September 22, 2023

Manisha Kalyan grew to become the primary Indian footballer to play in UEFA Girls’s Champions League. Picture: @IndianFootball

India and Mumbai Metropolis FC winger Lallianzuala Chhangte Chhangte was on Tuesday named the AIFF Males’s Footballer of the Yr, on the again of his spectacular efficiency within the Indian Tremendous League (ISL) and for the nationwide workforce.

The 26-year-old Mizoram participant featured in 12 matches in the course of the worldwide season for India, scoring two targets and offering one help within the 2022-23 season. He beat nationwide team-mates Nandhakumar Sekar and Naorem Mahesh Singh to the coveted award.

Chhangte, who’s at present doing nationwide obligation within the SAFF Championships right here, performed in 22 matches throughout Mumbai Metropolis FC’s ISL Winners’ Defend-winning marketing campaign final season and scored 10 targets whereas offering six assists.

He additionally netted seven targets in seven matches within the Durand Cup final season, whereas additionally scoring one purpose in three video games within the Tremendous Cup.

Manisha Kalyan was named because the AIFF Girls Participant of the Yr by the All India Soccer Federation (AIFF) after its Annual Normal Assembly right here.

The 21-year-old Punjab ahead, who plies her commerce for Cypriot first division membership Apollon Women, beat Dalima Chhibber and Ngangbam Sweety Devi for the award. She had gained the 2020-21 AIFF Girls’s Rising Footballer of the Yr.

The Males’s Coach of the Yr award went to former India participant Clifford Miranda, who guided Odisha FC to Tremendous Cup triumph and likewise AFC Cup qualification.

Priya Parathi Valappil was named Girls Coach of the Yr. A former India worldwide, Priya is the present head coach of the India ladies’s U-17 workforce.

One other Mumbai Metropolis FC participant Akash Mishra and India U-17 workforce member Shilji Shaji had been named Males’s and Girls’s Rising Gamers of the Yr.

The most effective gamers and coaches of the 2022-23 season had been picked by eminent former gamers, together with ex-captains Shabbir Ali, IM Vijayan and Bhaichung Bhutia.

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First Revealed: Jul 04 2023 | 6:48 PM IST