Winger Udanta named Bengaluru FC’s footballer of the year

The 20-year-old winger who has been with Bengaluru for three seasons now, turned out to be a vital cog in BFC coach Albert Roca’s scheme of things.

Karnataka cricketer Shreyas Gopal with Udanta Singh, who was named the ‘Players’ Player of the Season’ as well as the ‘Fans’ Player of the Season’ at the annual Bengaluru FC Awards Night held in Bengaluru.   -  Special Arrangement

Winger Udanta Singh capped off a fantastic year by winning the ‘Players’ Player of the Season’ as well as the fans’ Player of the Season title at the annual Bengaluru FC awards night here on Friday.

The 20-year-old winger who has been with Bengaluru for three seasons now, turned out to be a vital cog in Albert Roca’s scheme of things and his consistent performances made him a unanimous choice in the dressing room and the stands.

Joining the youngster with two awards of his own was skipper Sunil Chhetri, who on Thursday, walked away with the ‘Top scorer of the season’ and the ‘Goal of the Season’ gong, while Nishu Kumar was adjudged the most-improved player.

With a fully functional residential academy in place, this season’s awards night also included recognition for the best players in the Under-14, U16 and U18 academy sides.

Defender Nihal Iqbal picked up the U-14 award while Lalrinzuala Lalbiaknia and Ajay Chhetri picked up the U-16 and U-18 awards, respectively.

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