Bengaluru FC is delighted to announce that they have signed the services of Kashmiri striker Danish Farooq on two-year contract. The forward has become the first Kashmir player to sign for Bengaluru FC and he will join the team ahead of the AFC Cup playoff stage match against Eagles FC.
The two year contract will keep the 25-year old forward till 2022-23 season at the club. Danish kick started his football youth career with J&K Bank Academy where he played in different age groups and led the team to 12 titles.
Danish also played Lonestar Kashmir in the Hero I-League second division, and then went on to play a season for Real Kashmir.
“BFC is one of the best clubs in the country, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to be a part of it. My immediate challenge is to do well in the AFC Cup and the Hero Indian Super League [Hero ISL]. My ultimate goal is to achieve success with the club and to grow as a player,” said Danish.
Danish was the joint top-scorer for Snow Leopards in Hero I-league 2nd Division and thus played an instrumental role for the club in helping them clinching the title.
“Having played with Real Kashmir for five years, I am glad to know that Bengaluru FC was monitoring my progress. When I got a call from my agent, who told me that BFC was interested in signing me, we felt it was the best option for me to grow as both a player and to showcase my talent at the highest level,” added Danish.
“Danish has the experience of playing in many positions; as a striker, a winger and gives us a lot of options in attack. He’s a good character, has gelled well with the team and with his style of football gives the team a bit of technical quality. Danish was the captain of one of his previous teams, and also brings a bit of his leadership onto the pitch” said Blues Head Coach Marco Pezzaiuoli.
The Blues will face Club Eagles FC in an AFC Cup playoff match on August 15 in Maldives.