Abneet Bharti



  • RonnyRonny 4782 Points
    why are u obessesd with EPL,La Liga etc..this seems like the most realistic signing that an Indian youngster has done..we need more players in playing 11 in legaues like Poland,Turkey,Sweden,Norway,Denmark,Belgium,Ukraine etc...that would be more than enough to take Indian football forward
  • The real AGThe real AG 3046 Points
    edited July 2015
    It will be a "Youth Contract" if he signs with any team in Europe. Anybody under 18 cannot sign a professional senior contract, and with a youth contract, additional issues such as schooling, guardian (probably with a foster family), re-location will need to be taken care of by the parent club.
  • RonnyRonny 4782 Points
    see his twitter page..looks like the kid has been doing fine without hyping himself up too much
  • rudrarudra 2733 Points
    I think there are agents who are doing the hyping up work. I am not sure, but I think there were lot of promotion from the agents during his Real Valladolid inclusion. In any case these are self driven rather than clubs actually looking for him. 
    Hint : Family got money.
  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13654 Points
    Of course.... of course.
  • RonnyRonny 4782 Points
    family money got him to Singapore and Spain but these future contracts they are all based on his hardwork right??
  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13654 Points
    edited July 2015
    Martin Tyler in 2020: Bharti comes on now for his debut for Chelsea and there is a shot of coach John Terry with Bharti's father... seems to be recieving a big bag of cash there.
  • Happy birthday to indian future stare abneet bharti
    Nice article on abneet bharti by suyyash upadhyaya
    Abneet Bharti: meet the youngest Indian to make it to European pro football
    SUYASH UPADHYAYA @suyashu |14 July 2015 The player
    Abneet Bharti, born in Nepal to Indian parents, turns 17 on 14 Jul
    Is a defender who has played for youth teams in Singapore and for Spain's Real
    Has appeared for trials at Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany and other German second
    division clubs Since he is a minor and his parents live in Poland, under FIFA rules he can't play
    He is set to become only the fifth Indian to play professionally in Europe. The club
    Podbeskidzie Bielsco-Biala has recently got promoted to the Polish top division, the
    It has signed a sponsorship deal that will make it financially strong
    Podbeskidzie has agreed to give Bharti a one year-plus-one year extension contract This is so that once he's 18, Bharti can try his luck and play in the German Bundesliga When Abneet Bharti turns 17 on 14 July, he'll receive a gift that all Indian footballers of
    his age wish for - a professional contract with a team in a top-level European league. Bharti is set to sign up with Podbeskidzie Bielsco-Biala of the Polish top division, the
    Ekstraklasa, making him the youngest Indian ever to sign a professional contract with a
    European football club. The league features top teams like Wisla Krakow, Lech Poznan
    and Legia Warsaw. For the talented defender himself, there could be no bigger moment. He has an
    impressive six-feet-one-inch frame, which makes him suited to play at the centre back
    position. He can also play as a central defensive midfielder or a full back. But biggest plus point of his game is his tenacity and a willingness to put himself into
    challenging positions on the pitch and do the hard work. For a country whose footballers struggle to be taken seriously around the world, this
    could come as a big shot in the arm. After all, he will be just the second Indian in history
    to sign a contract with a top-division team in Europe, after Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who
    is contracted to the Norwegian Tippeligaen club Stabaek FC. Early years
    Bharti was born in Nepal to Indian parents and spent a large part of his childhood in
    Nigeria and Italy, before he moved to Delhi at the age of 12, when he picked up football
    seriously. Owing to his parents being in transferable occupations, Bharti then shifted to Singapore,
    where he earned his first youth contract at the age of 13 with top-tier side Geylang
    United's under-14 team. Making an impression with his performances for Geylang, he was soon picked up by an
    even bigger club in Singapore - Balestier Khalsa - and represented their U-16 team, a step
    up in age and level. Spanish sojourn
    Things fell in place for Bharti to make his first foray into Europe when a scout from the
    now-second division Spanish side Real Valladolid saw him playing for Balastier Khalsa. He was invited for a trial in Spain by Valladolid, and impressed the club, which decided to
    take him on board for its U-16 team. However, he was unable to get on to the official
    roster as he was not eligible for a work permit at the age of 15, under FIFA regulations
    regarding the protection and international transfer of minors. He trained with the Valladolid U-16s on a regular basis, and impressed the club so much
    that he was fast-tracked into the U-19 set up. He represented both the U-16 and U-19
    Valladolid teams in friendly matches, and honed his technical skills. Twisty road to Poland
    It was while playing for Valladolid that scouts from all over Europe started taking an
    interest in Bharti. He underwent trials with German top-division (Bundesliga) club Eintracht Frankfurt and
    the recently-promoted SV Darmstadt, and second division clubs FSV Frankfurt and TSV
    1860 Munich. However, his parents were moving to Poland, and under FIFA regulations, minors are only
    allowed to sign professional contracts with clubs if their parents reside in the same
    country. Nothing tangible came of the trials with the German clubs, even as Bharti attended
    another trial with Belgian giants RSC Anderlecht, who are still said to be monitoring his
    progress. In the light of this, scouts from Bielsco-Biala came at the most opportune time. He was
    invited for a trial at the Polish outfit, which was so impressed with him that he was
    offered a straight three-year contract. However, Bharti still harbours dreams of playing in the Bundesliga, the third-best league
    in Europe according to European football body UEFA's rankings. He has an impressive six-feet-one-inch frame, which makes him suited to play at the
    centre back position With a year to go till he turns 18 and is finally eligible to get an independent work
    permit, a one year + one year extension contract has been agreed. Podbeskidzie Bielsco-Biala will start the season in the Polish first division after having
    been promoted last year. They have just signed a lucrative sponsorship deal with Polish
    property development firm Murapol, which will make them one of the most financially-
    strong clubs in the league. Indians in Europe
    This move has put Bharti firmly in the conversation about Indians who have plied their
    trade in Europe. In fact, he is set to become the fifth person, after Mohammed Salim,
    Bhaichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, and Sandhu, to get a chance to play in Europe. Salim, a bare-footed wonder from Kolkata, played two unofficial matches for Scottish
    giants Celtic FC in 1936, as recorded by various sources. Bhutia had turned out for Bury FC of the English third division from 1999 to 2001, but his
    time there was plagued by injuries, and he was unable to make much of an impact. In 2009, Chhetri was on the verge of moving to English Championship (second division)
    side Queens Park Rangers, with a three-year contract signed and terms agreed, when the
    UK government refused to grant him a work permit. The UK only permits non-EU players if the player's country is ranked within the top 70 of
    the FIFA rankings, which India was not. (Thankfully, there is no such regulation in Poland
    and in other leagues across Europe, which works to Bharti's advantage.) Chhetri eventually went ahead and had a brief stint with the US Major League League side
    Sporting Kansas City (then called Kansas City Wizards) and with Portuguese giants
    Sporting Lisbon's B team. As far as Bharti's national team link goes, he was invited to be a part of the Indian U-16
    training camp when he was 14, but could not join it due to logistical complications. However, he could soon be turning out in the blue of India, and his performances for his
    new club could definitely further the cause of Indian football on the global stage.
    reddevil87The real AGkartik91
  • archakarchak 2081 Points
    @rathorevarun4 don't just copy paste the whole article... share the link with only a relevant section of it
  • rudrarudra 2733 Points
    edited July 2015
    Abneet Bharti could not join India u16, not because of logistical reasons, but because he could not impress in his trials. and it was not an 'invited stint'!

    This much I can confirm.

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