Simranjit Singh Thandi: All you need to know

Simranjit Singh Thandi is one of those South Asian footballers currently in talks around the country right now. It’s not a lot one gets to hear about players from the Indian Ethnicity to flourish in the World of football. Although India with time has grown a lot with sports since launching their super league named Indian Super League with many stars around the globe coming to the country and making it gain popularity.  

Simranjit Singh Thandi : All you need to know.
Simranjit Singh Thandi (Credit - Sky Sports)

Some big stars like Alessandro Del Piero former Juventus player, Robert Pires former Arsenal winger, Nicholas Anelka former Arsenal and Chelsea forward, Diego Forlan former Atletico Madrid forward, Roberto Carlos former Real Madrid left-back are some of the biggest names that played in the Indian soils and made the popularity of football go booming in India.  

Many Indian players have flourished quite normally in the world of football, be it by representing their own country or by changing it due to being eligible to represent a different country. Some of the biggest names to have represented Indian Nationality overseas were current Indian Team captain Sunil Chettri who played for Sporting Club B in Portugal, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu for Stabaek in Norway, and many more.  

Many players who had Indian Ethnicity played abroad like Micheal Chopra who played in the Premier League for clubs like Newcastle, Neil Taylor who played for Swansea, Luciano Narsingh who played for PSV, etc. Simranjit Singh Thandi is not another who has Indian ethnicity; he represents England on a larger scale if he attains the best potential he can.

About Simranjit Singh Thandi

About Simranjit Singh Thandi, the South Asian Footballer
Simranjit Singh Thandi (Right) (Credit - GettyImages)

Name: Simranjit Singh Thandi  

Date of Birth: 11 October, 1999

Place of Birth: England

Ethnicity: South Asian  

Nationality: England  

Club: AEK Larnaca (Cyprus)

Simranjit Singh Thandi is a hot topic revolving around when talking about players of South Asian descent. The player is 24 years old right now and prefers playing in the back line, specifically in defense. His most prominent position is when utilized as a left-back or a left-wing-back. The Englishman has represented England at the Under 17 level and was a prodigy from the Leicester City academy.

The 5 '9 defender had shared the pitch with Harvey Barnes, Hamza Chaudhury, and Luke Thomas during his early days for the club. He left them in season 2018-2019 for Stoke City’s Under 21 side and was straight away sent out on loan to develop with him joining Stafford Rangers for a full season. He returned to the club and left immediately for AEK Larnaca permanently where he spent 2 seasons and left for loan again.  

A season at Karmiotissa didn’t go as planned with him returning to his permanent employers with whom his contract expired this season. He is currently linked with Cypriot side Doxa Katokopias and linked with fellow South Asian Adil Nabi who joined the side just some weeks ago. He also was on the scoresheet last week with expectations of both the players hoping to get more synergy built when playing together.

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