Indian national team defender Sandesh Jhingan has been one of the brighter prospects of the country since his national debut on March 12, 2015. The centre-forward has risen up the ranks playing for various football clubs over the years. Here are all the teams that Sandesh Jhinganhas played for.
Sandesh Jhingan current teams
|Clubs||Appearances||Goals||Assists||Yellow Card(s)||Red Card(s)|
|HNK Sibenik||Yet to Play||Yet to Play||Yet to Play||Yet to Play||Yet to Play|
|ATK Mohun Bagan||22||0||0||2||0|
|Sporting Club de Goa||11||1||0||0||0|
Sandesh Jhingan first Indian to join the Croatian top-tier league
The 28-year-old Indian defender became the first player from the country to join the Croatian league Prva HNL to sign for HNK Sibenik. Jhingan had won the “Player of the Year” in 2020 and was one of the most sought after Indian players from the continent following his exceptional performances at the international level.
Having completed his move from the Indian Super League to a European league, an excited Jhingan had stated, “I think I am at a stage of my career where I really want to test myself in the highest-level possible and I think this is the perfect platform for me. As I have said, it has been my desire to play in Europe and I have taken up this challenge upon myself.”
“A big thank you to the head coach Mario Rosas and the owners and management for giving me the opportunity to come here. I cannot wait to get going and look forward to giving 100 percent at every given opportunity,” the top defender added.
However, the Chandigarh-born enforcer is yet to play a match for the Croatian club owing to an injury that he suffered 30 days after signing for the club.
Sandesh Jhingan in ISL teams
ATK Mohun Bagan (2020-21)
Sandesh Jhingan’s big-money move from ISL giants Kerala Blasters to ISL winners ATK Mohun Bagan was very much talked about. And the centre-half was worth every penny as he partnered with Spanish defender Tiri in the heart of the defence as the Kolkata giants reached the final of ISL 2020-21 season before losing out to Mumbai City FC by a narrow margin. ATK Mohun had the best defensive record last season with the club conceding just 15 goals in the entire season. It was with ATKMB that Jhingan won the AIFF’s “footballer of the year”.
Kerala Blasters (2015-2017; 2017-2020)
The club where Sandesh Jhingan evolved from a special talent to a football star was Kerala Blasters. The Manjapadda took in Jhingan like one of their own and the player didn’t disappoint either. The Tuskers reached two ISL finals with him at the back and Jhingan gradually became one of the most desired defenders in the league.
Kerala Blasters had unearthed a young Jhingan from United Sikkim back in 2013 and the enforcer had impressed all immediately, thereby winning the emerging player of the league in ISL’s inaugural season.