I wanted to take part in many events, and win medals

Nikhil Poojary speaks about his journey from starting off as a footballer…

Meet Nikhil Poojary, a Navi Mumbai player. A St Augustine school pass out from Nerul, today he is a professional footballer. It is good to be there as a professional athlete, but at the same time he feels that one has to maintain his/her place there, which is challenging. The winger with Hyderabad FC has had many summers with different clubs in the country.

Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, Poojary started his career with Ryan FC in Mumbai before turning out for Mumbai FC in the AIFF Youth Leagues. And now dons the Hyderabad FC colours in the Indian Super League.

“It is good to be a professional athlete. But, it is an enormous challenge and overcoming these hurdles will keep one moving on the right path,”Poojary said.

Read the interview in full with Free Press Journal here

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