Hero Indian Super League 2022-2023: Bengaluru FC: Tickets, News, Schedule & More!
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Bengaluru FC: About the team
Fresh from a historic first-ever Durand Cup title, Simon Grayson and his Bengaluru FC side are set to return to their Fortress, the Kanteerava Stadium, for the 2022-23 Hero Indian Super League season after a gap of over two years.
One of India’s most successful football clubs, the Blues have won the Hero ISL before, in 2017-18, in addition to being champions of the I-League (2013-14, 2015-16), Federation Cup (2015, 2017), Super Cup (2018). An iconic football team that’s followed vociferously by the famous West Block Blues, Bengaluru FC will be looking to repeat past successes on their return to namma Ooru.
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ISL 2022-23 Fixtures
- OCT 8, 2022: BENGALURU FC vs NORTHEAST UNITED FC
- OCT 14, 2022: CHENNAIYIN FC vs BENGALURU FC
- OCT 22, 2022: HYDERABAD FC vs BENGALURU FC
- OCT 27, 2022: ODISHA FC vs BENGALURU FC
- NOV 11, 2022: BENGALURU FC vs EAST BENGAL FC
- NOV 17, 2022: MUMBAI CITY FC vs BENGALURU FC
- NOV 26, 2022: FC GOA vs BENGALURU FC
- DEC 3, 2022: BENGALURU FC vs ATK MOHUN BAGAN
- DEC 11, 2022: KERALA BLASTERS FC vs BENGALURU FC
- DEC 17, 2022: BENGALURU FC vs JAMSHEDPUR FC
- DEC 23, 2022: BENGALURU FC vs HYDERABAD FC
- DEC 30, 2022: EAST BENGAL FC vs BENGALURU FC
- JAN 6, 2023: NORTHEAST UNITED FC vs BENGALURU FC
- JAN 14, 2023: BENGALURU FC vs ODISHA FC
- JAN 21, 2023: JAMSHEDPUR FC vs BENGALURU FC
- JAN 28, 2023: BENGALURU FC vs CHENNAIYIN FC
- FEB 5, 2023: ATK MOHUN BAGAN vs BENGALURU FC
- FEB 11, 2023: BENGALURU FC vs KERALA BLASTERS FC
- FEB 15, 2023: BENGALURU FC vs MUMBAI CITY FC
- FEB 25, 2023: BENGALURU FC vs FC GOA
Bengaluru FC Squad
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu | Amit Gope | Lara Sharma | Sharon Padattil
Alan Costa | Aleksandar Jovanovic | Hira Mondal | Namgyal Bhutia | Parag Shrivas | Prabir Das | Roshan Naorem | Wungngayam Muirang | Sandesh Jhingan
Ajay Chhetri | Bruno Silva | Damaitphang Lyngdoh | Danish Farooq | Faisal Ali | Javier Hernandez | Jayesh Rane | Rohit Kumar | Suresh Wangjam
Aakashdeep Singh | Edmund Lalrindinka | Harmanpreet Singh | Leon Augustine | Prince Ibara | Roy Krishna | Siva Narayanan | Sunil Chhetri | Udanta Singh
Bengaluru FC Player Bios
All the info you need about Bengaluru FC's squad members!
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu - The only Indian to have ever appeared in the Europa League, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu joined Bengaluru from Norwegian side Stabaek FC ahead of the 2017-18 campaign. In his first season with the Blues, Gurpreet held the Golden Glove award until the final game of the campaign. An Arjuna Awardee, and India's first-choice custodian, Gurpreet is Bengaluru's guardian between the goalposts.
Amrit Gope - Still only 20, Gope first tasted senior competitive football with Jamshedpur’s B team in the 2018-19 season. He played a combined 12 matches for them in the Hero I-League second division and the Durand Cup. Now promoted to the senior setup, the young goalkeeper will be looking to catch the eye with consistent displays in the Hero ISL 2019-20 season.
Lara Sharma - A Tata Football Academy graduate, Lara Sharma was part of the AIFF’s developmental team Indian Arrows in the 2017-18 season. He moved to ATK FC in 2018 and played for their reserve teams in the Calcutta Football League and the second division I-League. He joined Bengaluru FC ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Sharon Padattil - Born in Kerala, Sharon spent his early footballing years at the Sports Authority of India, Thiruvananthapuram. Sharon was part of Bengaluru FC’s youth team and was promoted to the first team for the 2020-21 Hero ISL season.
Alan Costa - Having begun his career in the youth ranks of Ferroviária in Brazil, Alan Costa went on to have stints at Palmeiras, Internacional and Coritiba and loan spells at Sao Bento and Vitoria before joining Campeonato Brasileiro Série B side Avaí Futebol Clube in 2020. 2018-19 Hero ISL champions Bengaluru FC are the defender’s first club out of Brazil. The Araraquara native, who is six feet and four inches tall, signed on a two-year loan deal with the Blues in July 2021 after winning the Campeonato Catarinense State Championship with Avaí in May 2021.
Namgyal Bhutia - A versatile full-back who has represented Bengaluru FC B in quite a few tournaments. He spent the 2017-18 season on loan at Indian Arrows and featured in the Hero I-League. He made his Hero ISL debut in 2020-21 and played a couple of games for the Blues.
Parag Shrivas - Born in Amravati, Maharashtra, Parag Shrivas joined Bengaluru FC’s B side in 2017 and has since progressed at a rapid pace. He made his Hero ISL debut in 2018-19. In the 2020-21 Hero ISL, he got a lot more opportunities with the Blues compared to the previous two seasons.
Prabir Das - Prabir Das began his football career with Pailan Arrows (now Indian Arrows). After being on the fringes for FC Goa and Delhi Dynamos FC in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Das played an important role in ATK FC's title-winning campaign in 2016. Das missed the 2018-19 Hero ISL season due to an injury. He came back strong the next season though, assisting the joint-most number of goals for a defender (5) and eventually winning the title for ATK FC. After signing a three-year contract, he was part of the ATK Mohun Bagan team that reached the final of the 2020-21 season.
Roshan Naorem - Naorem Roshan Singh began his youth career at the AIFF Elite Academy before joining Bengaluru FC's reserve team for the I-League Second Division. Naorem moved to Indian Arrows on loan for the 2017-18 Hero I-League season. After gaining valuable experience, he returned to his parent club and played for the B team. He made his first-team debut with the Blues during the 2020-21 Hero ISL season.
Wungngayam Muirang - Born in Ukhrul in Manipur, Wungngayam Muirang began his youth career with Pune FC. Thereafter he joined FC Pune City’s academy and represented their reserve team before joining Hero I-League side Gokulam Kerala FC. Muirang joined Bengaluru FC ahead of Hero ISL 2020-21 and made his debut on December 13 against Kerala Blasters FC.
Suresh Wangjam - Another graduate of the AIFF Elite Academy, Suresh Wangjam began his career with the Bir Chandra Memorial Sports Club in Manipur, was selected to represent the India U14s in 2014 and was also a part of the national team that took part in the FIFA U17 World Cup in 2017. Before joining the Blues, 18-year-old Wangjam spent two years alongside Prabhsukhan in the Indian Arrows setup. A midfielder who adds steel to Cuadrat's squad, Wangjam represented the Bengaluru FC B side in their Durand Cup campaign of 2019, scoring three times from the spot to finish the tournament as the Blues' top-scorer.
Ajay Chhetri - The Manipur-born midfielder joined the Bengaluru FC academy back in 2016 and swiftly rose through the ranks, playing for the Bengaluru B side, who won the 2018–19 Bangalore Super Division. He was called up for the senior team during the 2018-19 season and made his Hero ISL debut against Chennaiyin FC on February 19, 2019. The talented midfielder joined Hyderabad FC on loan during the 2019-20 season, playing two matches for the club. Ajay moved to SC East Bengal during the January transfer window of Hero ISL 2020-21.
Bruno Silva - A product of the Bahia Youth Academy, Bruno Ramires turned out for Brazilian sides Vitoria and Cruzeiro before making his first team debut for the latter in 2014. With Cruzeiro, Ramires was part of the team that secured the Brazilian domestic double in 2014, winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A and Campeonato Mineiro. After a loan spell at Portuguese side Moreirense, Ramires returned to Brazil and plied his trade at Centro Sportivo Alagoano in 2019. A year later, Ramires joined Portuguese LigaPro side Feirense, before making a transfer to Belenenses in the Primeira Liga for an undisclosed fee in 2020. At Belenenses, Ramires made 32 appearances across all competitions. He joined Bengaluru FC ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Damaitphang Lyngdoh - The 18-year-old from Meghalaya has been a starter in the Bengaluru FC U-15, U-18, and the B teams. Impressed by his heroics in the B team, head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli called him up to train with the senior team. Lyngdoh featured in the AFC Cup 2021 as he came on as a substitute, becoming the youngest player to represent senior team of Bengaluru FC at the age of 17 years.
Danish Farooq - Danish Farooq spent his youth career playing for the J&K Bank football academy, where he wore the armband across age groups and led them to as many as 12 titles. His performances earned him a move to Lonestar Kashmir in the Hero I-League second division, and a season later to Real Kashmir. He was the side’s joint top-scorer in a campaign that saw the Snow Leopards clinch the Hero I-League 2nd Division title and earn promotion to the top flight. In their first season in the Hero I-League in 2018-19, Real Kashmir managed to finish third in the table, ahead of the likes of Mohun Bagan, Churchill Brothers and Gokulam Kerala FC. With Farooq in attack, Real Kashmir clinched the first major domestic title in the club’s history by winning the 2020 IFA Shield. Farooq joined 2018-19 Hero ISL champions Bengaluru FC ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Javier Hernandez - Javier Hernandez came through the youth ranks of local Spanish club UD Salamanca and later joined Real Madrid Castilla. Following stints at several other Spanish clubs, the Spaniard moved abroad to play for Romanian, Polish and Azerbaijani clubs. He joined ATK FC from Polish side Cracovia Krakow. He won the Hero ISL with ATK FC during the 2019-20 season. Javier represented ATK Mohun Bagan in the 2020-21 Hero ISL before moving to Odisha FC ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Jayesh Rane - Jayesh Rane began his career as a youth player for Mumbai FC in 2008. He played in the U-20 Hero I-League for Mumbai FC in 2011-12 and finished as the top-scorer. In the Hero ISL, Jayesh spent the first three seasons with Chennaiyin FC and was part of the title-winning squad in 2015. He made a switch to ATK FC in 2017-18. Rane won the trophy for a second time during the 2019-20 season with ATK FC. He turned out for debutants ATK Mohun Bagan in Hero ISL 2020-21. In July 2021, he joined Bengaluru FC ahead of their AFC Cup play-off tie.
Rohit Kumar - Rohit Kumar made his senior debut for DSK Shivajians in the Durand Cup in 2016 and scored his first goal nine minutes into his senior debut. He followed it up with three goals in his next two matches for the club before joining FC Pune City in 2017. He scored his maiden Hero ISL goal against ATK FC in his second game for the Stallions; scoring once more against the same opponents in the reverse fixture. After an underwhelming Hero ISL 2018-19, Rohit joined Hyderabad FC and scored one goal in nine games for the club in 2019-20. Ahead of Hero ISL 2020-21, Rohit made the move to Kerala Blasters FC and featured in 11 games for them after which he joined Bengaluru FC in June 2021.
Suresh Wangjam - Born in Manipur, Suresh Wangjam began his career with the Bir Chandra Memorial Sports Club and joined Indian Arrows in 2017. Wangjam also represented the India U-17 team in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in 2017. He joined Bengaluru FC ahead of Hero ISL 2019-20 and won the Emerging-Player-of-the-Month award for December in the 2020-21 season.
Sunil Chhetri - The club's longest-serving player and the only one to have played all six seasons for Bengaluru, Sunil Chhetri is a name that needs no introduction. India's all-time highest goalscorer and appearance maker, Chhetri has won six top-scorer awards in his time with Bengaluru and at 35, is still firing in the goals. Captain since the club's inception in 2013, Chhetri has played for India's biggest clubs in Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, JCT and Dempo among others while also playing abroad with Sporting Kansas in the US and briefly with Sporting Club de Portugal ahead of his arrival in Bengaluru.
Aakashdeep Singh - Born in Punjab, Singh has been in the Bengaluru FC B team since 2019. The forward joined the senior team of Bengaluru FC towards the end of the 2020-21 season and has been with the team since.
Edmund Lalrindika - Edmund Lalrindika joined Bengaluru FC in 2017 and was shortly after loaned out to Indian Arrows, where he garnered plenty of match experience by playing in the Hero I-League. The 2018-19 season saw him break into the Bengaluru FC senior team. After making his debut with the club, he moved to East Bengal on loan during the 2019-20 season’s January transfer window. He returned to be a part of the first team at Bengaluru FC for the 2020-21 season.
Harmanpreet Singh - The former SC East Bengal winger, a product of United Punjab FC, moved on a free transfer and joined the Blues in July 2021. Harmanpreet joined Indian Arrows in 2018 and made 14 appearances in the Hero I-League before moving to SC East Bengal ahead of their debut season in the 2020-21 Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL). He represented the Red and Gold Brigade seven times last season. His father Satnam Singh played for Punjab Police while his uncle turned out for JCT Phagwara, winning the prestigious Durand Cup with them.
Leon Augustine - Born in Kozhikode, Leon Augustine started his youth career at Bengaluru FC Reserves and Academy. After one year in the academy, he was promoted to the senior squad of Bengaluru FC and was named in the squad for the 2018 AFC Cup by Albert Roca. He made his professional debut for the senior side against Abahani Limited Dhaka. He played two matches for Bengaluru FC in the 2019-20 Hero ISL but featured more frequently for them during the 2020-21 season.
Roy Krishna - Roy Krishna began his professional career in his native country Fiji before moving to New Zealand. He spent six glorious years there, turning out for Waitakere United and Auckland City. Krishna then moved to the A-League and continued to score plenty of goals, this time for Wellington Phoenix. He also won the Golden Boot and the prestigious Johnny Warren Medal after a stellar 2018-19 season. The striker was ATK FC’s top goalscorer during the 2019-20 season as his team went on to lift the trophy. He was part of the ATK Mohun Bagan team that reached the 2020-21 Hero ISL final. He was adjudged Hero of the League after a stellar season.
Udanta Singh - Udanta Singh joined the Tata Football Academy in 2010 and learnt the tricks of the trade there. He was then roped in by Bengaluru FC in 2014 and made his Hero ISL debut while on loan at Mumbai City FC during Hero ISL 2016. With Bengaluru FC, he collected the ‘Winning Pass of the League Award’ in Hero ISL 2017-18. Udanta was in sensational form during the team’s title-winning run, contributing five goals and three assists. He signed a contract extension with the club ahead of Hero ISL 2020-21.
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Some action while you wait
- Sunil Chhetri was Bengaluru FC’s top scorer in their debut ISL with 14 goals. Here’s a look at each one of them as the Indian skipper took the tournament by storm. Watch it here.
- Bengaluru FC’s debut in the Indian Super League was a tough fixture at home against Mumbai City FC. A comfortable 2-0 win marked the start of a historic campaign for the Sunil Chhetri led side! Watch it here.
- After a 0-0 stalemate in the first leg of the semi-final, Bengaluru FC welcomed Pune FC to their home for the second leg looking for a positive result and a spot in the final. Up stepped captain, leader, legend Sunil Chhetri with a hat-trick to carry them through! Watch it here.
About Hero Indian Super League
The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) is India’s unrivalled football championship which kicked off on October 12, 2014. The league has franchises based in the following cities:
- Bengaluru: Bengaluru FC
- Jamshedpur: Jamshedpur FC
- Chennai: Chennaiyin FC
- Bhubaneswar: Odisha FC
- Goa: FC Goa
- Guwahati: NorthEast United FC
- Kochi: Kerala Blasters FC
- Kolkata: ATK Mohun Bagan, East Bengal FC
- Mumbai: Mumbai City FC
- Hyderabad: Hyderabad FC
Their aim is for India to become a global football power and qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup!
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