Social News XYZ     

Chennaiyin FC sign 19-year-old talented defender Bikash Yumnam

Chennaiyin FC sign 19-year-old talented defender Bikash Yumnam

Chennai, Jan 16 (SocialNews.XYZ) Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced the signing of an exciting young prospect - defender Bikash Yumnam.

The 19-year-old football prodigy, who is rated as one of India's most intriguing prospects, will join the Marina Machans for his maiden Hero Indian Super League campaign.


"I'm really excited to be part of Chennaiyin FC. I am thankful to the management for this opportunity and really looking forward to the season," Yumnam commented.

The Manipur-born central defender was the first Indian to feature in world's leading newspaper, The Guardian's list of next generation footballers in 2020, which also had players from the prominent clubs like Manchester City, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain.

A multi-year contract with the two-time ISL champions will provide a great opportunity for Yumnam to showcase his talent in India's premier football league as he will be playing along with some of the seasoned defenders including Senegalese star Fallou Diagne, Iran's Vafa Hakhamaneshi and India's Narayan Das.

Yumnam has been a regular in the Indian youth teams, having played for U-16, U-19 and U-20 sides. He was part of the 2022 SAFF U-20 Championship-winning Indian team and also participated in the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Qualifiers 2023 in October last year.

At 16, Yumnam made his professional debut for Indian Arrows in the I-league in 2019 before moving to RoundGlass Punjab FC. The player has spent more than 2000 minutes on the pitch in 29 I-league appearances so far, registering one goal and one assist.

Yumnam will be eligible for the selection when Chennaiyin take on ATK Mohun Bagan in their next Hero Indian Super League 2022-23 match in Chennai on January 21.

Source: IANS

Facebook Comments
Chennaiyin FC sign 19-year-old talented defender Bikash Yumnam

About Gopi

Gopi Adusumilli is a Programmer. He is the editor of SocialNews.XYZ and President of AGK Fire Inc.

He enjoys designing websites, developing mobile applications and publishing news articles on current events from various authenticated news sources.

When it comes to writing he likes to write about current world politics and Indian Movies. His future plans include developing SocialNews.XYZ into a News website that has no bias or judgment towards any.

He can be reached at

%d bloggers like this: