Anwar Ali is an Indian football player, currently playing as Defender for United Sikkim F.C. of the I-League. He was discovered by JCT FC at very young age from a local Punjab club. Initially he used to play as a right back for his school DAV Jalandhar and also impressed in the 2002 Sub Junior Nationals. Anwar was part of the 2004 Punjab Santosh Trophy team that lost to Kerala in the final. Joga Singh, assistant coach of Punjab Police, recognized his potential to play as center back because of his height and strength in the air. From then on Anwar would start playing as a central defender and in 2005 he realized his dream of signing for JCT. In the National League, Anwar was one of the best defenders and his performances played a crucial role in JCT’s runner-up finish. His first tournament was the 2008 SAFF Cup but the AFC Challenge Cup can be considered as his major breakthrough tournament as it was in this competition that he established himself as a regular. Anwar Ali played for JCT FC in the I-League. He was awarded the most promising defender during Durand Cup 2006. For the 2009-10 I-League season, Anwar Ali signed for Dempo SC but he did not stay long as he left after one season. Before the 2010-11 I-League season and before the 2011 Asian Cup Ali signed with fellow I-League club Mohun Bagan A.C. Ali signed for United Sikkim F.C. of the I-League in 2012.