Shahib Somwarpet Ameer: The next big name in the World of Mini Football

Shahib Somwarpet Amir son of Ameer Konnur Bashir Shab, runs a dry fruit shop and represented India as a Vice Captain in Socca World Cup 2022, held in Hungry, Budapest. Shahib hails from Karnataka and is 27 years old. Born in Kodagu, Bangalore, Shahib comes from a middle-class family. His father is a small businessman and his mother, Noorjan Somwarpet Ameer is a homemaker. Shahib has one brother and two sisters. Shahib is 5.4 ft tall. Shahib started his football career with Kodagu League and is currently playing for ADE football club super division at Karnataka state football association.

Shahib completed his D-license coaching license in the year of 2018 from the all-India football federation and has played several matches so far and has been popularly named Goal Machine. Some of his list of matches include the Karnataka state team in the 49th junior national championship Dr.B.C.Roy Trophy as a defender and secured one score. Played for Pre-University State-Level Football Tournament in Belgaum as an attacking midfielder and secured 8 scores. Played State Level Under 17 Football Championship at Bijapur as a captain. Represented Mangalore University Football team at the University of Calicut and Kerala as a Midfielder. Represented Bangalore University football team at Pondicherry. Played Karnataka state PYKKA football championship held at Tumkur ( Karnataka ) in 2010 as a vice-captain. Represented Karnataka state football team in all India Sub Junior Football Championship as a captain at Chandigarh. Played for the postal department football club at A division in the year at Karnataka state football association as a Striker. Played for the postal department football club at A division in the year 2019 and 2020 at Karnataka state football association. Represented the super division team Madaam FC at Gujarat State Football Association as a midfielder. Represented India at an Indo-Nepal international friendly match under Indian Sports Federation in the year 2021 as a captain. Represented KV Sports India at SIAM FC International Week Trails and International Tournament Football Championship in Bangkok ( Thailand ) as a captain.

Talking about his recent tour in Budapest Shahib says, “Football is not just a sport it is like emotion for me. I feel blessed that I could participate in Socca World Cup 2022. I will be forever thankful to Mr. Kartik Vashist, who guided me to fulfill my dreams. I dedicate my achievements to my family and God. Having said that, I worked hard to reach where I am today and would continue to do so. I wish to stay fit for a longer period and play for India. This year my focus will be to play ISL as it would be helpful for young players like us to achieve our goals”

Shahib’s message for all the young talent trying their luck in football is to stay fit, work hard and above all believe in god, respect your parents, and keep patients. Shahib is a huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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