Aditi Chauhan, the female Indian goalkeeper created history after being chosen the best Asian footballer as an Indian for the first time so far. The award ceremony was organized by the FA England at historic Wembley Stadium on Friday evening. The 23-year old Indian goalkeeper who hails from Delhi has been studying sports management in Loughbough University for last two years and while playing for her University team in a friendly match she stole the attention of the goalkeeping coach of West Ham Mr Roberto Julian.

Aditi told from London over phone on Saturday, “I am truly indebted to Jullian. I could not have succeeded without his tutelage and continuous inspiration in West Ham. Initially, my beginning with West Ham in the women’s EPL was not glittering. But gradually I settled with my performance, even had been chosen player of the match against Lewes FC. All this success should go to Jullian and my other coaching staffs who had continuously inspired me to perform.”

 

The goalkeeper who has represented Indian national team for consecutive 10 years wants to establish in English football before materializing her actual dream. That is to play at least for one season in Germany. She said, “My most favorite goalkeeper is Manuel Neuer. If I really break through by joining any Bundesliga club in future, my dream of meeting Neuer and asking for some tips from him can come true.”

Aditi who was one of the key members of the gold medal winning Indian team in the SAF football championship in Sri Lanka also has another dream of giving something back to women’s football in India. She said, “Despite the fact that women’s football in India has a much better ranking than the ranking of the country’s men’s football team, women’s football is not being nurtured properly. I have a dream that in future I want to create an opportunity for potential young women footballers so that they could play in abroad like me.”

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