9 Aniket Jadhav

Born in Kolhapur, Aniket began his footballing career with Pune FC Academy spending three years at the club, playing across multiple age groups. In 2015, he was drafted into the India camp for the U17 World Cup after a selection trial. Aniket constantly impressed during his time with the national youth team and was a mainstay of the squad that went on to play in the AFC U16 Championships and the FIFA U17 World Cup, both held in India. The attacker was then part of the Indian Arrows squad for two seasons (2017-19) bagging two goals in 18 appearances in the I-League. The following season he made his ISL debut with Jamshedpur FC, where he featured in 27 games over two seasons while netting twice. In 2019, the Kolhapur-lad also had a three-month training stint with Blackburn Rovers training at their academy, further honing his skills. He joins Hyderabad FC on a three-year deal in July 2021. Aniket played a crucial role in helping Hyderabad FC to their maiden ISL title last season, registering two goals and three assists in important games.

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