2 Shameel Chembakath

A Malappuram-born defender, who went on to play for Mohammedan SC, Shameel Chembakath is a well-known figure in Indian football, having turned into a coach after an impressive stint as a professional footballer. Coach Shameel last played for Bengal Mumbai before earning his way into the academy at Kerala Blasters, where he acted as the U15s and reserve coach for over three seasons. He joined Hyderabad FC as the reserve team Head Coach in 2021, and helped the HFC youngsters to a Durand Cup Semi-final, before being promoted to the first team. Coach Shameel joined the senior side in 2022 and will be a part of the leadership group at HFC as the assistant coach of the side for the upcoming season.

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