Who is Manisha Kalyan? The first Indian to play in UEFA Champions League

In tumultuous times when AIFF is banned by FIFA and Indian football is in a mess, it is Manisha and her historic feat that has gotten football in limelight for all the right reasons

Manisha Kalyan became the first Indian footballer to play in UEFA Women's Champions League. Photo: @IndianFootball
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Manisha Kalyan became the first Indian footballer to play in UEFA Women's Champions League. Photo: @IndianFootball

Abhishek Singh New Delhi
On August 18, when Manisha Kalyan got off the bench to play for Apollon Ladies FC as a substitute for Marilena Georgious, she created history by becoming the first Indian to play in UEFA Women’s Champions League. However, this is not the only first that the Indian women’s football team striker has achieved so far.

Apollon Ladies are Women’s Club champions of Cyprus, based out of Limassol, the capital city of the island nation. They are taking part in the UEFA Women’s Champions League Qualification Round. They beat Riga SFK of Latvia in their first match and would now play

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First Published: Aug 20 2022 | 5:56 PM IST

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