Adil Khan (footballer)

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Adil Khan
Personal information
Full name Adil Ahmad Khan
Date of birth (1988-07-07) 7 July 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Verna, Goa, India
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Centre-back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hyderabad
Number 5
Youth career
2003–2008 SESA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2013 Sporting Goa 74 (12)
2013–2014 Mohun Bagan 7 (0)
2014 Delhi Dynamos 7 (0)
2014–2015 Bharat 0 (0)
2016 Lonestar Kashmir 10 (1)
2016 Dempo 18 (5)
2017 Churchill Brothers 18 (2)
2017–2019 Pune City 35 (6)
2019– Hyderabad 19 (0)
2021Goa (loan) 7 (0)
2021–2022East Bengal (loan) 14 (0)
National team
2012– India 13 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:44, 5 March 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16:44, 7 June 2021 (UTC)

Adil Ahmad Khan (born 7 July 1988), is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a defender or defensive midfielder for Indian Super League club Hyderabad and the India national team.

Club career[edit]

Sporting Goa[edit]

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 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.[1]

Mohun Bagan[edit]

Khan signed for century-old Kolkata-based club Mohun Bagan on a one-year deal for the 2013–14 season. He made his debut for Bagan in the I-League on 22 October 2013 against Bengaluru at the Bangalore Football Stadium as Bagan drew the match 1–1.[2] He would go on to make only 6 more appearances and was used primarily as a squad player.

Delhi Dynamos[edit]

Adil Khan represented Delhi Dynamos in the 2014 Indian Super League where he played as a right back and appeared in 7 matches [3] but could not help his team qualify for the semi-finals.

Bharat[edit]

He joined the newly formed I-League team Bharat for the 2014–15 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.[4]

Lonestar Kashmir[edit]

After recovering from the injury he sustained while with Bharat, Khan signed with I-League 2nd Division side Lonestar Kashmir on a 3-month deal to play in the 2015–16 season.[1] 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.

Dempo[edit]

After finishing the season with Lonestar Kashmir, he signed a short-term deal with Dempo to play in the Goa Professional League, a state level tournament.[5] His team however, did not participate in the top-tier I-League during the season.

Churchill Brothers[edit]

Adil signed for the newly re-instated I-League club Churchill Brothers for the 2016–17 I-League season.[1] 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.

Pune City[edit]

Khan signed for two years with Pune City, where he primarily played as a centre back across the 2017–18 season and 2018–19 season.

Hyderabad[edit]

Adil signed for Hyderabad in September 2019 for the 2019–20 season.[6] In January 2020, Hyderabad FC extended his contract for three years.[7]

Goa (loan)[edit]

On 22 January 2021, Adil Khan joined Goa on loan for the duration of the 2020–21 season.[8] He made his debut for Goa on 29 January against SC East Bengal.[9]

SC East Bengal (loan)[edit]

In 2021, He joined SC East Bengal on loan for the duration of the 2021–22 season.

International[edit]

Khan made his senior international debut against Azerbaijan for India on 27 February 2012. He Scored the only goal for India in 1–1 draw against Bangladesh in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers, at Salt Lake Stadium.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On 23 April 2019, he married his girlfriend and Star Sports anchor Khuri Irani. She mainly presents Indian Super League.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 5 March 2022[12]
Club Season League Cup AFC Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sporting Goa 2012–13 I-League 12 0 0 0 12 0
Mohun Bagan 2013–14 7 0 0 0 7 0
Delhi Dynamos 2014 Indian Super League 7 0 0 0 7 0
Lonestar Kashmir 2015–16 I-League 2nd Division 10 1 0 0 10 1
Churchill Brothers 2016–17 I-League 18 2 3[a] 0 21 2
Pune City 2017–18 Indian Super League 18 4 0 0 18 4
2018–19 17 2 2[b] 0 19 2
Pune City total 35 6 2 0 0 0 37 6
Hyderabad 2019–20 Indian Super League 14 0 0 0 14 0
2020–21 5 0 0 0 5 0
Hyderabad total 19 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Goa
(loan)
2020–21 Indian Super League 7 0 0 0 3[c] 0 10 0
East Bengal (loan) 2021–22 14 0 0 0 14 0
Career total 129 14 5 0 3 0 137 14
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in Federation Cup
  2. ^ Appearance(s) in Super Cup
  3. ^ Appearance(s) in AFC Champions League

International[edit]

As of matches played till 7 June 2021[13]
National team Year Apps Goals
India 2012 3 0
2019 8 1
2021 2 0
Total 13 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list India's goal tally first
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1. 15 October 2019 Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, India 9  Bangladesh 1–1 1–1 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Wearing the national team jersey again will be a proud moment for me-Adil Khan". 30 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Bengaluru vs. Mohun Bagan 1-1". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Dynamos' Adil Khan acknowledges those who shaped his career". indiansuperleague.com. 26 September 2014. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Bharat FC sign six players from Indian Super League | Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  5. ^ "Adil Khan completes remarkable comeback, signs one year deal with Dempo SC". Goal.com. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  6. ^ Subrahmanyam, V. V. "Hyderabad FC launches jersey ahead of ISL 2019-20". Sportstar.
  7. ^ "Hyderabad FC extends Adil Khan's contract by 3 years". 23 January 2020.
  8. ^ "ISL 2020-21: FC Goa signs Adil Khan on loan for rest of the season". Sportstar. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  9. ^ "ISL 2020-21 highlights, FCG vs SCEB: 10-man Goa hangs on for draw against SC East Bengal". Sportstar. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Adil Khan: Games". National Football Teams. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  11. ^ "Spending time with family has raised my spirits, says Indian footballer Adil Khan". Times Of India. 7 April 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
  12. ^ Adil Khan at Soccerway Edit this at Wikidata
  13. ^ "Adil Khan". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  14. ^ "India 1–1 Bangladesh". Soccerway. 15 October 2019.

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