Dhanpal Ganesh is an Indian footballer, who plays professional football for Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League. Born on 13 June 1994 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Ganesh plays as a defensive midfielder.
Ganesh is the first player to sign with Pune after passing out from the Pune F.C. Academy in 2011. On 18 December 2011, He made his professional debut for the club against Churchill Brothers at the Fatorda Stadium. On 18 April 2012, he made his first start for the club in the I-League.
On 23 June 2012, Dhanpal made his debut for the India Under-23 team against Lebanon U-23 in the 2013 AFC U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers, where India won 5–2.
Ganesh’s senior side debut came on 17 March 2015 against Nepal. He had played five games as of now, without scoring any goals.
Ganesh was loaned by Pailan Arrows for the 2012–13 I-League season and on 28 August 2012, he made debut for Arrows in the Durand Cup. In a match against Mumbai on 6 October 2013, he made his league debut for Pailan Arrows.
In the 2013-2014 season, Ganesh was back at Pune. He kept up his good form and made his debut in the AFC Champions League against Hanoi T&T.
In the 2014 Durand Cup, he scored his first senior goal for Pune and made a win over Churchill Brothers.
He was selected to play for Chennaiyin FC in the 2015 Indian Super League and continued to play for the team to date.