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Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem

Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem

Hailing from Manipur, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem was a part of the AIFF Elite Academy which prepared for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup that was hosted in India. The keeper starred in the 2016 U16 AFC Championship before starting all games for the host nation during the U17 World Cup in 2017.

The goalkeeper was one of the standout performers for India at the tournament and followed it up with some stellar showings for Indian Arrows in the Hero I-League 2017-18. Dheeraj also had a trial at Scottish club Motherwell FC and trained with AFC Bournemouth.

The 21-year-old made his ISL debut in the colours of Kerala Blasters during the 2018/19 season before moving to ATK Mohun Bagan and now representing the Gaurs. He has emerged as the best goalkeeper in the group league round of the AFC Champions League and in November 2021, he was named in the AFC Champions League team of the season, the first Indian player to achieve so.