Jishnu Balakrishnan

Jishnu Balakrishnan (born 26 May 1997), is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a defender for I-League club Kenkre.

Jishnu Balakrishnan
Personal information
Full name Jishnu Balakrishnan
Date of birth (1997-05-26) 26 May 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth Malappuram, Kerala, India
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Kenkre
Number 35
Youth career
MSP FA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 Gokulam Kerala 0 (0)
2017–2018 Kerala Blasters B 6 (0)
2018–2019 Gokulam Kerala 1 (0)
2019–2021 Chennai City 22 (1)
2022– Kenkre 8 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:23, 15 April 2022 (UTC)

CareerEdit

Jishnu piled his trade with NSS College, Manjeri[1] and is a product of Malabar Special Police (MSP) Football Academy. The right-back, who can also be deployed in an attacking position, has represented Kerala football team in Santosh Trophy, Calicut University in the All-India Inter-University Football Championship.[2] In 2017, he was signed by Kerala Blasters FC for three years contract.[3] He was part of Kerala Blasters FC Reserves team.

In 2018–19 season, he was sent on loan at Gokulam Kerala, He made his professional debut for the Gokulam Kerala FC against Indian Arrows on 21 December 2018, He started and played full match as Gokulam lost 0–1.[4]

At 2021, he sign's for I-League new face Kenkre FC.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 15 April 2022[5]
Club Season League Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kerala Blasters B 2017–18 I-League 2nd Division 6 0 0 0 6 0
Gokulam Kerala 2018–19 I-League 1 0 1[a] 0 2 0
Chennai City 2019–20 12 1 0 0 2[b][c] 0 14 1
2020–21 10 0 0 0 10 0
Kenkre 2021–22 8 0 0 0 8 0
Career total 37 1 1 0 2 0 40 1
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Durand Cup
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in AFC Champions League
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in AFC Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jishnu Balakrishnam Profile". Sonylijin.
  2. ^ "Profile". Gokulam Kerala.
  3. ^ "Kerala Blasters sign talented Sahal Abdul Samad & Jishnu Balakrishnan for ISL-4!". Arunava Chaudhari.
  4. ^ "Gokulam Kerala 1-0 Indian Arrows". Soccerway.
  5. ^ Jishnu Balakrishnan at Soccerway