Real Kashmir FC 2020-21 Home (DANISH #10) Jersey/Shirt
This is an Adidas Real Kashmir FC 2020-21 home jersey featuring the name and number of star midfielder Danish Farooq Bhat.
Real Kashmir compete in the I-League, one of the two co-existing premier football leagues in India and are based in Srinagar, the capital of the region of Jammu & Kashmir. The club was founded in 2016 and failed to make it past the group stages of their inaugural league season in 2016-17 after finishing 3rd on goal difference. The following season, they improved significantly under the guidance of Scottish manager David Robertson and won the 2017-18 I-League 2nd Division title, thus becoming the first team from Kashmir to be promoted to the I-League. Real Kashmir have performed strongly since their promotion, finishing 3rd in the 2018-19 season and 4th in the 2019-20 season. The club won the 2020 IFA Shield Title defeating George Telegraph 2-1 in the final.
Danish Farooq Bhat is currently the leading player in Kashmiri football and is nicknamed the ‘Kashmiri Ronaldo’ by local fans. He began his senior career with I-League 2nd Division side Lonestar Kashmir in 2015 before signing with Real Kashmir prior to their first season in 2016. The 25-year-old attacking midfielder is one of just two Kashmir-born players to be a regular member of the Real Kashmir starting squad and his strong form in recent seasons has put him into contention for a call-up to the India national team, which would make him just the second player from Kashmir to represent India after Mehrajuddin Wadoo.