A natural finisher with a keen eye for goal, Aaren has been involved in professional football since a young age. He spent over four years learning his trade at the SESA Football Academy. The youngster also featured for Dempo SC in the U19 I-League and Santa Cruz club of Cavellosim in 2016-17 season of the Goa Pro League. During his time with the Gaurs, he featured in the Goa Pro League as well as the 2nd Division League. He was one of the top scorers for his side in the 2nd Division, netting 10 goals in 19 appearances across three seasons, while also finding the back of the net 25 times in the Goa Pro League over four seasons. He penned a three-year deal to join Hyderabad FC in July 2021 and has since lifted the ISL trophy in the 2021-22 campaign with HFC. Aaren was used as an impact sub in the 2022-23 campaign, where he registered his first goal for the club at the Salt Lake Stadium last year. He smashed a perfect hattrick in the 2023 Durand Cup and will look to make his mark on the first team in the 2023-24 ISL campaign.
12 Aaren D’Silva