Abhishek Yadav

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Abhishek Yadav
Personal information
Full name Abhishek Yadav
Date of birth (1980-06-10) 10 June 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth Kanpur, India
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Mahindra United
2000–2001 Churchill Brothers
2002–2007 Mahindra United
2007–2015 Mumbai
2014Mumbai City (loan) 4 (1)
National team
2002–2011 India 36 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:25, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 December 2014

Abhishek Yadav (born 10 June 1980) is an Indian professional footballer who played as striker.

Club career[edit]

During his youth, 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.[1] 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.[2] 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 has been involved with 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.[3] This was the first trophy India had won abroad in 28 years.[4]


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