Jo Paul Ancheri

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Jo Paul Ancheri
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-08-02) 2 August 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Thrissur, Kerala, India
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker, Midfielder, Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992−93 SBT
1993−94 Mohun Bagan
1994−97 JCT Mills
1997−98 FC Kochin
1998−99 Mohun Bagan
1999−01 FC Kochin
2001−02 East Bengal
2002−04 JCT Mills
2004−05 Mohun Bagan
National team
1992−2004 India
Teams managed
2011 India U-15
2011−2012 Eagles F.C.
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jo Paul Ancheri (born 2 August 1975) is a leading Indian football player and was the former Indian Football team Captain.[1] He was named the AIFF Player of the Year by the All India Football Federation in 1994 and 2001.[2][3]


Ancheri started his professional career in 1992 by playing for SBT. He went on to play for many leading football clubs including Mohun Bagan, JCT Football Club, FC Cochin, and East Bengal. He is a versatile player who can play in any position including defender, defensive midfielder, midfielder, and striker.[4]


  1. ^ Krishnaswamy, Karthik (25 August 2010). "He's unstoppable". The Hindu. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jo Paul Ancheri named Player of the Year". The Hindu. 31 December 2001. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  3. ^ AIFF award Archived 2009-02-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Currently he is coach of Mohun Bagan Sail Football Academy. Indian Football "HALL OF FAME"

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