Danish Farooq Bhat
Danish Farooq is a Kerala Blasters FC midfielder who has played in the vast majority of the side's Indian Super League games in 2023/2024, making 14 appearances overall and accumulating 1,107 minutes of playing time. He has been selected in the starting XI in 13 of these appearances across their 15 fixtures and been used as a substitute on one occasion. Farooq last made an appearance in a league game on February 16, playing 90 minutes for Kerala Blasters FC versus Chennaiyin FC in a 1-0 defeat. In total, he has scored two Indian Super League goals in 2023/2024, making him tied as the club's third-top league scorer, and chipped in with one assist. He has been booked six times, tied for the most in the league this season. It was against NorthEast United FC on October 21 when Farooq last scored, netting in a 1-1 draw. His opening goal of the campaign came in the 2-1 loss against Mumbai City FC on October 8. Kerala Blasters FC, who have 26 points are in fourth position in the standings, entertain FC Goa on February 25 the next time they are in Indian Super League action. In last season's Indian Super League, Farooq played in six games for Kerala Blasters FC. Prior to joining Kerala Blasters FC in January 2023, Farooq made 27 league appearances in total at Bengaluru FC, scoring four goals and providing two assists.