Rahul Shankar Bheke is an Indian professional Football who was born on 6th December, 1990 in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
He plays as a right back for the club Bengaluru FC and has been a part of teams like FC Pune City and Kerala Blasters in the ISL. Bheke also spent a season at Kolkata giants East Bengal.
Having played his youth football at Mahindra United, Rahul Bheke made his professional debut with the Mumbai side Air India in 2011.
Rahul then moved out of his hometown as he played for Kerala Blasters, East Bengal and FC Pune City.
He made his debut for Bengaluru FC in August, 2017 as the right back.
A versatile defender, Rahul can slot into any position across the backline with ease. A strong guard at the back, the twenty-six-year-old adds an extra dimension in attacks with his long and powerful throw-ins.
At Bengaluru, Rahul is seen to be one of the best right backs in the country. He also made his AFC Cup debut and has been integral in maintaining a strong backline.
He has been doing a great job in being a solid defender.
The Bengaluru fans have instantly adopted Bheke as a favourite, even naming him Bhekenbauer, in a cheeky reference to German legend Franz Beckenbauer.