Adil Khan (footballer)
|Full name||Adil Ahmed Khan|
|Date of birth||7 July 1988|
|Place of birth||Goa, India|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:31, 15 December 2018 (UTC)|
A product of the Sesa Football Academy, Adil Khan started his football career in SESA in 2003 where he played for 5 years before moving to Sporting Clube de Goa in 2008. He would spend 5 years at Sporting, playing for them in various positions, primarily in full back and centre midfield, first in the I-League 2nd Division and later in the I-League for 5 years and scoring 12 goals.
Khan signed for century-old Kolkata-based club Mohun Bagan on a one-year deal for the 2013-14 I-League season. He made his debut for Bagan in the I-League on 22 October 2013 against Bengaluru FC at the Bangalore Football Stadium as Bagan drew the match 1-1. He would go on to make only 6 more appearances and was used primarily as a squad player.
He joined the newly formed I-League team Bharat FC for the 2014-15 I-League season but prior to the season beginning, endured a season-ending injury. Initially, he chose not to have an operation but the result was missing out on the entire season where his team finished last and was later disbanded. He would eventually undergo surgery in the off-season.
After recovering from the injury he sustained while with Bharat FC, Khan signed with I-League 2nd Division side Lonestar Kashmir on a 3-month deal to play in the 2015-16 I-League 2nd Division season. He would feature for his team in the group stage and later in the final round but could only help his team finish 6th and last in the final round after qualifying form the group.
Adil Khan signed for newly re-instated Churchill Brothers for the 2016-17 I-League season. He re-invented himself as a centre back and appeared 18 times for Churchill in a fairly successful season as a starting centre back as his team finished 6th.
For 2017–18 Indian Super League season he is signed by FC Pune City .
- http://www.sportingclubedegoa.com/profiles.php?pg=player&pid=362[permanent dead link]
- "Bengaluru vs. Mohun Bagan 1-1". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "Adil Khan completes remarkable comeback, signs one year deal with Dempo SC". Goal.com. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- "Adil Khan: Games". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 November 2013.