|Full Name||Sandesh Jhingan|
|Known For||"Sandesh Jhingan, captain of the Indian Football team in the absense of Sunil Chhetri, and Kerala Blasters FC of the Indian Super League, was Emerging Player of ISL 2014 season, and Emerging Player of the same year announced by India Football Federatioin. Scroll down, and check more information about this champ"|
|Born||21 July 1993||Age||25|
|Nickname||Place of birth||Chandigarh, India|
|Height||188 cm / 6' 2"||Weight||82 kg|
|Position||Center-Back||Current Club||Kerala Blasters|
|Jersey Number||21 (KB) / 5 (IND)||Relationship Status||Single|
Sandesh Jhingan Family and Education
|Educational Qualification||Studied In St. Stephen's Academy|
|Family Photo||From The Left, Sandesh Jhingan father, Sandesh Jhingan brother, brother's wife, and Sandesh Jhingan mother.|
|Nephew||Sandesh Jhingan Nephew - Ivan Jhingan|
Highlights From Sandesh Jhingan's Career
- Sandesh Jhingan football training started from the St. Stephen's academy, where he put amazing performance at the very starting point of his career.
- By performing out of the box, Sandesh helped his academy team to reach in the south-east asian finals of Manchester United Premier Cup.
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- This performance earned him a call to play for Chandigarh's u-19 team, his state team wherealso, he didn't upset the selectors. He helped them win B.C. Roy Trophy.
- Impressive performances get rewarded, when Jhingan received a call for the trials of United Sikkim, a club from the I-league 2nd Division in November 2011.
- His skills and dedication towards the game earned him the permanent selection in the club after successful trials where he was playing with former international players of Indian Football, Baichung Bhutia and Renedy Singh.
- Sandesh Jhingan's magical defence helped United Sikkim to earn promotion to the I-league after 2012 season.
- On 6 October 2012, Jhingan professionally debuted in I-League senior division against Salgaocar in the very first match of the season playing from the side, United Sikkim.
- He scored the winning goal for his side playing the entire ninty minutes, won by 3-2. The next goal was against Sporting Goa on 18 November 2012, which was the only goal from his side, as they lost 2-1.
- The rest of the season was not too good for United Sikkim as they conceded 63 goals which was the highest in the league.
- Still, Sandesh Jhingan was noticed as one of the bright talent from the team. He also received a call up for trials from Chines League One, but due to the trials for the Indian National Team, he dropped others.
- Amazing performances in the I-League caught the eyes of Indian Selectors, and he was called for India U-19 Side, but due to some injuries, he could not attend, and a chance to wear the natioinal jersey had just slipped out.
- However, again in Febraury 2013, he was called for Senior Camps of India's national team, but yet again injuries put him out and made him sit on the bench.
- Sandesh Jhingan rejected an offer of Dempo before the start of Hero ISL inauguration season, and signed for Mumbai for next I-league season.
- Here, at the national level, On 15 September 2014, Jhingan finally made it into the national side in 2014 Asian Games, playing from India U-23, against United Arab Emirates, but Unfortunetly India lost to 5-0, Sandesh scoring one own goal. Oh dear, not the debut he was dreaming of.
- In Hero ISL 2014, Sandesh Jhingan put a good performance in the second match by playing from the franchise, Kerla Blasters, but could help his team losing the match against Chennaiyin from 2-1. He was not picked in the very first match against North-East United, but remained in the starting XI, apperead 14 times in 2014 season.
- They made it to the final of ISL 2014, but lost from Atlético de Kolkata by 1-0. Even Sandesh Jhingan's great performance for all ninty minutes couldn't save his side just missing the title of the league.
- But magical performance from their main man, earned Jhingan, "Emerging Player Of The League", award.
- Later, he signed into Sporting Goa for 2014-15 I League season, gave some bluckbaster performance in the league.
- But 2015 ISL season was not good for Sandesh Jhingan who was the highest paid Indian player in the league, when Kerala Blasters conceded 27 goals finishing at the bottom of the table.
- On loan, Jhingan joined DSK Shivajians for 2016 season of I-league helping his side to win some games against the league rivals.
- Sandesh Jhingan made his senior international debut against Nepal in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Score was 2-0, India won the game Jhingan playing entire ninty minutes.
- Against Turkmenistan on 29 March 2016, Sandesh Jhingan scored his first international goal which was only one from his side, as they were defeated by 2-1. Second goal was against Laos on 7 June 2016, which was another one adding in their big one of 6-1.
- Sandesh's marvolous performance in 2016 season of Indian Super League helped Kerala Blasters reach to their second final in three seasons.
- For the next I-league season, Bengaluru FC signed Sandesh Jhingan for loan from Kerala Blasters.
- After having a great season, scoring goal against his previous team DSK Shivajians, He got a chance to play his first club continetal match of his career, playing for Benguluru FC against Mohun Bagan in AFC cup 2017.
- First match, first goal from Sandesh Jhingan was the equaliser, followed by his teammate, Sunil Chhetri's winning goal just six minutes later, made the score line, 2-1.
- Benguluru FC won the 2016-17 Federation Cup on 21 May 2017, the first title win for Jhingan defeating Mohun Bagan by 2–0 in final.
- For ISL season 2017-18, Sandesh Jhingan all time favourite side, Kerala Blasters retained him till 2020 for 3.8 crores which made him record highest paid Indian defender of the league. Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, and C.K. Vineeth are two more players retained by Blasters for the season.
- Apart from this deal, another most awaited surprise came a day before the first league match of thier team, when Sandesh Jhingan was appointed the captain of Kerala Blasters. He made total of 18 appereacnes but didn't score a goal.
- On 22 March 2017, Jhingan scored his third international goal in a friendly match against Camodia, helping India win by 3-2.
- Fourth one was against Nepal, making India win by 2-0 in a friendly match.
- Being mature in the game, successfully handling the responsibilities, Sandesh Jhingan was handed over the captinacy in the absense of Sunil Chhetri against St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Mauritius in friendly feactures by head coach, Stephen Constantine.
- And folks, he led his team to the victory with the score, 2-1 against against Mauritius. Because of his fighting spirit and great leadership skills, Sandesh was praised by the team's head coach, Stephen.
- By defeating Macau by 4-1, India qualified for the upcoming Asian Cup, with the help of amazing performance by Indian defending wall, Sandesh Jhingan, whose defending abilities stopped Macau, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan to score any goal against his side in previous matches of qualifications.
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Achievements And Awards
- ISL Kerala Blasters Appereance - 76 ; Goals - 0
- Domestic Cup Appereance Kerala Blasters - 1 ; Goals - 0
- Goals in I-League - 4
- Goals in Continental Cup - 1
- 2012 I-League 2nd Division - Winner
- 2014 Indian Super League - Runner Up
- 2014 Indian Super League - Emerging Player Of The Season
- All India Football Federation - Emerging Player Of The Year 2014
- 2016 Indian Super League - Runner Up
- Federation Cup 2016-17 - Winner