Bio

About Anas Edathodika

Born in Malappuram, Kerala, Edathodika began to take up football as a serious activity when he was in the tenth grade when he joined the Malappuram U14s. While playing football, Edathodika also worked as an auto-driver who would drive people around town for Rs. 180 a day.He then joined the football team of NSS College Manjeri, where he groomed his skills under Dr. P.M. Sudhir Kumar. Eventually he was spotted by former India international Feroz Sherif while playing in an inter-collegiate game. Sherif advised Edathodika to attend the trials for I-League 2nd Division side Mumbai which Edathodika did. He passed the trials and was signed by the club on a one-year deal.

After one season with Mumbai, Edathodika managed to lead the club to promotion to the I-League.After helping the club gain promotion he was re-signed by the club on a three-year deal. While at Mumbai, Edathodika credited his former head coach Dave Booth for making him the defender he is today.

In I-League

After playing for four seasons with Mumbai Edathodika signed for rivals Pune F.C. of the I-League on a two-year deal on 23 July 2011. On his signing, Pune's Head of Operations, Chirag Tanna, said "We have been tracking Anas's progress since the last two years and we are glad that he has signed a two-year contract". One of his first matches for the club came up in a friendly against English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers at the Balewadi Sports Complex on 7 October 2011. However, the match did not last long for Edathodika as he was sent off after 15 minutes for his second yellow card for a rough tackle on Mauro Formica

Anas had his best season yet in his footballing career in which he started in all 26 matches for Pune in the I-League, helping the Pune defence concede only twenty-six goals that season. Due to this feat Edathodika managed to win the Pune Football Club Player of The Year award for 2012–13.In winning the award, he became the first Indian to win the club's biggest award and also the first defender to win it. As another reward for his impressive two seasons at the club Edathodika was offered a two-year contract extension by the club which he accepted.

In ISL

Delhi Dynamos snapped up Anas Edathodika for Rs 41 Lakh during the 2015 ISL auction. He was a permanent fixture at the back for Delhi in his first season with the club and will have a major role to play for the Lions in Hero ISL 2016 as well.

Statitics
Club Season League / Cup Appearance goals
MOHUN BAGAN 2017-2018 AFC CUP 4 0
Mohun Bagan 2017-2018 I-LEAGUE 16 0
Delhi Dynamos 2016-2017 ISL 11 0
Delhi Dynamos 2015-2016 ISL 14 1
Pune 2014-2015 I-LEAGUE 10 0
Pune 2013-2014 I-LEAGUE 17 0
Pune 2012-2013 I-LEAGUE 26 0
Mumbai 2010-2011 I-LEAGUE 1 1