Mizoram: Five facts on 18-year old Chennaiyin defender Jerry Lalrinzuala


AIZAWL: Mizoram has always had a huge reserve of talent in terms of football and the latest sensation is 18-year-old Jerry Lalrinzuala who has been a regular starter for defending ISL Champions Chennaiyin FC. Here are some facts on the young player.

#1. He was initially rejected by the state team during trials not just once but twice but he didn't shy away from pursuing his dream of being a footballer.

#2. The young player was a part of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Elite Academy and was picked up by the ISL Champs from there.

#3. He had a nervy start to the ISL season but has found his footing and has been named Emerging Player in 4 matches which is the record this season.

#4. He was one of five players from the AIFF U-19 category to train at French club FC Metz.

#5. He has started 8 out of 10 ISL matches and played 776 minutes so far, the most from any teenager in the league.

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