Abhishek Yadav

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Abhishek Yadav
Personal information
Full name Abhishek Yadav
Date of birth (1980-06-10) 10 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Kanpur, India
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward, Winger[1]
Club information
Current team
Number 9
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999-2000 Mahindra United 0 (0)
2000–2001 Churchill Brothers 14 (2)
2002-2007 Mahindra United 49 (14)
2007- Mumbai 87 (28)
National team
2002– India 33 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 June 2008

Abhishek Yadav (Hindi: अभिषेक यादव; born 10 June 1980) is an Indian professional footballer. Yadav plays forward or on the wing for Mumbai F.C. which participates in India's I-League. Abhishek is known for his ability in the air as he stands at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) tall.

Club career[edit]

During his youth, Abhishek Yadav played for local team Rashtriya Chemical Fertilizers (RCF) in the 1998/99 season. After finding success at RCF, Yadav began his professional career at Mahindra United.

For the 2000-2001 season, Yadav signed with Churchill Brothers, but returned to Mumbai to play for Mahindra United after just a season. Yadav then spent five seasons with Mahindra United where he won all of the major Indian trophies - Durand Cup, IFA Shield, National Football League (the I-League replaced the NFL), Federation Cup and Mumbai League. In 2007, Abhishek joined Mumbai FC.[2] After joining the newly founded club owned by the Essel Group, Yadav said the move was a "calculated risk" but cited David Booth and Henry Menezes as reasons for joining.[3] The "calculated risk" paid off in 2008, when he helped the team win the I-League 2nd Division, thereby allowing the team to be promoted to the 1st Division of the I-League. Now captains the side and lead from the front scoring 9 goals for the season and the top scorer for the club.

International career[edit]

Yadav's has been a consistent choice in the Indian national squad since 2002. During his debut, Yadav came off the substitutes bench and scored the winning goal in the LG Cup final against Vietnam.[4] This was the first trophy India had won abroad in 28 years.[5]


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