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.