Ajay Chhetri

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Ajay Chhetri
Personal information
Full nameAjay Chhetri
Date of birth (1999-07-01) 1 July 1999 (age 21)
Place of birth Kanglatongbi, Manipur, India
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
East Bengal
Number 56
Youth career
2016–2018 Bengaluru
Senior career*
2018 Bengaluru B 11 (1)
2018– Bengaluru 2 (0)
2020Hyderabad (loan) 2 (0)
2021East Bengal (loan) 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 18:29, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Ajay Chhetri (born 1 July 1999) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for East Bengal in the Indian Super League.




Born in Kanglatongbi, Manipur, Chhetri joined Bengaluru FC's Academy in 2016. In 2018, Chhetri was selected to join Bengaluru's B side for their I-League 2nd Division and Bangalore Super Division campaigns. [1] [2] In December 2018, Chhetri was part of the Bengaluru B side that won the 2018–19 Bangalore Super Division. [3]


On 18 September 2018, it was announced that Chhetri, along with four other teammates from the Bengaluru B team, had been called up to join Bengaluru's squad for the 2018–19 Indian Super League season. He made his first-team debut for the club on 9 February 2019 against Chennaiyin. He came on as a 90th-minute substitute for Harmanjot Khabra as Bengaluru were defeated 2–1. [4]

Hyderabad (loan)

On 7 January 2020, Bengaluru FC announced that Chhetri had been loaned to new Indian Super League franchise Hyderabad FC till the end of the season. [5]

East Bengal (loan)

On 15 January 2021, East Bengal announced that they have signed Ajay Chhetri from Bengaluru on loan for the remained of the 2020-21 Indian Super League season. [6] He made his debut on 15th January 2021, as he came on as a substitute to Milan Singh at half time as East Bengal drew 11 against Kerala Blasters. [7]

Career statistics

As of 15 January 2021 [8]
Bengaluru 2018–19 Indian Super League 20000020
2019–20 Indian Super League 00000000
2020–21 Indian Super League 00000000
Bengaluru FC B (loan) 2018–19 I-League 2nd Division 700070
2019–20 I-League 2nd Division 202 [lower-alpha 1] 141
Hyderabad (loan) 2019–20 Indian Super League 20000020
East Bengal (loan) 2020–21 Indian Super League 10000010
Career total13402100161
  1. Appearances in the Durand Cup



Bengaluru FC 'B'


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