Bhubaneswar, (Debashis Sundaray): From Kendujhar Town to far-flung Germany, Ankit Bhuiyan, one of the future of Odisha football, has left his mark on his extraordinary talent. But at the age of 14, he has made a name for himself in the world of football. After doing a lot at the junior level, the senior is ready to show his magic in football. Instead of striking and defending, glamorous players have chosen difficult and important roles as goalkeepers on the football field. Ankit, who fell in love with goalkeeping on the advice of a coach for a long and strong body, aims to become an international goalkeeper in the future. “Odisha FC” is set to play a key role in Ankit’s hopes of touching the sky. Recognizing his unique talent, the club has included Ankit in its senior squad since last season. Like Shubham Sadangi, Ankit has repeatedly said that he has the ability and ability to play for the Indian team. He also uses it as a source of inspiration, working day and night to make his abilities even stronger and to completely overcome his weaknesses.
Ankit’s sporting career began in 2010 after he joined Kit International School. Mother Sangeeta Bhuyan and Aja used to play while they were studying. So naturally he had a weakness for sports. Kit’s sports infrastructure, which has already gained fame as one of the country’s leading sports factories, also prompted him to concentrate more on the sport. Two or three years later, he chose football as his favorite sport. It was in 2013 that he decided to pursue a career in football. On the advice of coach Sushil Bishwal, he chose goalkeeping as his favorite football category for his physical fitness. In 2015, he was selected to train in Germany, performing well at the U-Dream Football Camp in U Mumbai. Ankit was among the only 14 players selected from all over India. After returning to India in 2016 with a two-and-a-half-year training in Germany, he joined the Delhi Dynamics (later named Odisha FFC) in the Under-19 team that year. He then joined the Indian Super Cup in Bhubaneswar as a goalkeeper. Of course he didn’t get a chance to play the match. The experience he gained from this, however, greatly increased his confidence. Being in the senior team of Odisha FC in the 2019-20 season was no less a blessing for him. Here he came in contact with a much older and more experienced player than himself. Learned a lot from them.