Farukh Haji Kasam Choudhary (born 8 November 1996) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Indian Super League club Chennaiyin.

Farukh Choudhary
Personal information
Full name Farukh Haji Kasam Choudhary
Date of birth (1996-11-08) 8 November 1996 (age 27)
Place of birth Ambarnath, Maharashtra, India
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Winger
Team information
Current team
Chennaiyin
Number 71
Youth career
Central Bank
Pune
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 Lonestar Kashmir 18 (6)
2016 Kerala Blasters 2 (0)
2017Mumbai (loan) 10 (0)
2017–2020 Jamshedpur 44 (3)
2020–2021 Mumbai City 6 (0)
2021–2023 Jamshedpur 24 (0)
2023– Chennaiyin 0 (0)
International career
2018−2021 India 14 (1)
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  India
SAFF Championship
Winner 2021 Maldives
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:12, 22 February 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17:39, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

Career

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Early career and Lonestar Kashmir

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Encouraged by his father to take on football, Choudhary started his career as a centre back with the Maharashtra state youth teams.[1] Choudhary then joined the academy of I-League side, Pune.[2] He then joined Lonestar Kashmir for their I-League 2nd Division campaign in which he scored six goals in 18 matches.[2]

Kerala Blasters

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After his impressive performance for Lonestar Kashmir, Choudhary signed for Kerala Blasters of the Indian Super League.[2] He made his professional debut with the club on 5 October 2016 against Atlético de Kolkata. He started the match and played 68 minutes as Mumbai City FC lost 1–0.[3]

Mumbai (loan)

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After the 2016 ISL season, Choudhary was loaned to I-League side Mumbai.[4] He made his debut for the club on 8 January 2017 in their opening match of the season against DSK Shivajians. He started and played 56 minutes as Mumbai won 1–0.[5]

Jamshedpur

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On 23 July 2017, Choudhary was selected in the 11th round of the 2017–18 ISL Players Draft by Jamshedpur for the 2017–18 Indian Super League season.[6] He made his debut for the club during the first ever match on 18 November 2017 against NorthEast United. He came as a 69th-minute substitute for Mehtab Hossain as Jamshedpur drew 0–0.[7]

Career statistics

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Club

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As of 21 April 2023[8]
Club Season League Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Lonestar Kashmir 2015–16 I-League 2nd Division 18 6 0 0 18 6
Kerala Blasters 2016 Indian Super League 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mumbai 2016–17 I-League 10 0 0 0 10 0
Jamshedpur 2017–18 Indian Super League 15 0 2[a] 0 17 0
2018–19 12 2 1[a] 0 13 2
2019–20 17 1 0 0 17 1
Jamshedpur total 44 3 3 0 0 0 47 3
Mumbai City 2020–21 Indian Super League 6 0 0 0 6 0
Jamshedpur 2020–21 8 0 0 0 8 0
2021–22 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022–23 16 0 2[a] 1 18 1
Jamshedpur total 24 0 2 1 0 0 26 1
Chennaiyin 2023–24 Indian Super League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 104 9 5 1 0 0 109 10
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in Super Cup

International

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As of matches played till 10 October 2021[9][8]
National team Year Apps Goals
India 2018 5 0
2019 5 0
2021 4 1
Total 14 1

International goals

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Scores and results list India's goal tally first
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 5 September 2021 Dasharath Rangasala, Kathmandu, Nepal 11     Nepal 1–0 2–1 Friendly [10]

Honours

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India

Jamshedpur

References

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  1. ^ Rajan, Nimal (30 April 2014). "I want to represent India: Farukh Choudhary". Afternoon DC. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Tennyson, Rayson (16 May 2016). "Blasters sign three players from I-League 2nd division". Times of India. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Mumbai City FC vs. Northeast United FT". Soccerway.
  4. ^ "Mumbai FC add local youngster Farukh Choudhary to their I-League roster!". ArunFoot. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Mumbai 1-0 DSK Shivajians". Soccerway.
  6. ^ "ISL 2017 player draft, as it happened: ATK, Jamshedpur FC and Pune strike big". The Field. 23 July 2017. Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ "NorthEast United 0-0 Jamshedpur". Soccerway.
  8. ^ a b Farukh Choudhary at Soccerway
  9. ^ "Farukh Choudhary". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Nepal 1–2 India". Soccerway. 5 September 2021.
  11. ^ "ISL 2021-22: Jamshedpur win the League Winners Shield | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  12. ^ "Jamshedpur FC clinch League Winners' Shield after beating ATK Mohun Bagan". Indian Super League. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
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