English-born ‘Player of Indian Origin’ Netan Sansara is set to join Danish first division (second tier of Danish football) club FC Vestsjælland depending on obtaining the necessary Danish work permit. 22 year old Netan Sansara joins FC Vestsjælland after a successful trial a few weeks ago and would join the club on a one year contract. FCV have Indian co-owners in Anglian Football owned by Dubai-based Anglian Holdings, who also are shakeholders in I-League club Shillong Lajong FC.
Anglian Football is working to create opportunities in professional football in Europe for Indian footballers and for footballers of Indian origin with the signing of Netan by their co-owned club FCV can be seen as a first step in that direction.
Netan Sansara had his first break in professional football with his home town club Walsall FC, for whom he made 40 appearances in the English League One. During this time, his performances culminated in him representing England at Under-18 and Under-19 level, making his debut against Holland at Yeovil Town’s Huish Park and him being the first full Asian-born footballer to represent England with Michael Chopra being only half-Indian.
After leaving Walsall FC, Netan played for Dundee FC (Scotland) and non-league English club Corby Town, before making his move to Cyprus last summer to play for second division side PAEEK FC and after a successful season there he now moves to Denmark for a new chapter in his playing career.
Published with permission from Arunava about Football.