Indian Arrows' 16-year-old Jitendra Singh becomes I-League's youngest ever goal scorer

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The defender who hails from West Bengal scored in the match against Shillong Lajong on Boxing Day in New Delhi...

The All India Football Federation (AIFF)'s development side, Indian Arrows produced the latest player to rewrite the history books in the I-League. Defender Jitendra Singh became the youngest ever goal-scorer in the history of the I-League when he broke the deadlock in his team's encounter against Shillong Lajong in New Delhi.

Jitendra was 16 years, 6 months and 13 days old when he scored on Tuesday afternoon, earlier having represented the nation in it's first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup appearance in October 2017 at home.

The youngster who learnt the trade at Kolkata-based United SC's academy teams before he was picked up by the AIFF scouting network played two games in the World Cup as he started the first match against the USA and returned for the game against Ghana after being dropped for the Colombia game.

William Asiedu Jitendra Singh Minerva Punjab FC Indian Arrows I-League 2017/2018
 
The record was earlier held by Minerva Punjab's Baoringdao Bodo, set last year when he scored against Mumbai FC aged  17 years, 3 months and 18 days old.

The Indian Arrows recorded their second win of the campaign with a 3-0 result. Floyd Pinto was in-charge of the team while head coach Luis Norton de Matos was on leave for Christmas.

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