Chhetri, Anas, Debjit win I-League individual awards

Khalid Jamil, who guided Aizawl FC to its historic I-League victory, was bestowed with the 'Syed Abdul Rahim Best Coach Award'.

The most coveted award of I-League 2016-17, the 'Hero of the League', went to Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri, who scored seven goals in the season.   -  K. Murali Kumar

Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Debjit Majumder, defender Anas Edathodika and Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri were among the recipients of the Hero I-League 2016-17 individual awards, which were decided through votes cast by coaches and captains of the respective ten teams.

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Debjit Majumder, with eight clean sheets, won the Best Goalkeeper award of this season while his team-mate Anas Edathodika, who recently made his international debut, won the prestigious 'Jarnail Singh Best Defender' of Hero I-League 2016-17 award.

Alfred Kemah Jaryan, the lynchpin of Aizawl FC's title-clinching midfield, was adjudged as the Best Midfielder, while Shillong Lajong’s Aser Pierrick Dipanda Dicka grabbed the Best Striker award thanks to his tally of 11 goals in 18 matches.

Best Emerging Player award was inducted by the AIFF this season to encourage the youngsters and Jerry Lalrinzuala of DSK Shivajians won the award this season.

Khalid Jamil, who guided Aizawl FC to its historic I-League victory, was bestowed with the 'Syed Abdul Rahim Best Coach Award'.

The most coveted award of I-League 2016-17, the 'Hero of the League', went to Bengaluru FC skipper Sunil Chhetri, who scored seven goals in the season.

Meanwhile, Churchill Brothers FC Goa, which made a comeback to the fray after a hiatus, win the 'Fairplay Award' of Hero I-League 2016-17.

DSK Shivajians FC and Bengaluru FC share the 'Best Organiser Award' this season on the basis of points awarded by the respective AIFF Match Commissioners.

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