Jamkhansiam Siam Hanghal is an Indian professional footballer who currently plays for the Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos as a midfielder.
Born on 26th May 1993, Hanghal plays in the midfield and came through the youth ranks of Tata Football Academy.
His best moments as a player all came when he donned the Bengaluru FC jersey as he won 2 I-League titles and a Federation Cup in his three-year spell.
Hanghal began his football career at the Tata Football Academy before being offered a contract by the Delhi based Pailan Arrows to play in the I-League.
His first season for the Arrows was in the 2012-13 season. But he didn’t feature in any matches for them in the season which forced him to seek a loan move to get some game time under his belt. In 2013, Hanghal was loaned to the 2nd Division side DSK Shivajians.
After his spell, he was signed by the newly formed Bengaluru FC in the 2013-14 I-League season. He went on to represent them in 38 matches finding the net on two occasions.
After failing to make his debut with the Pailan Arrows in his first season of the top division, he made his mark with Bengaluru FC against the mighty Mohun Bagan.
He played the whole 90 minutes as the spoils were shared by both the teams. He scored his first professional goal on 23rd October 2013 against Dempo as they won the match 3-1.
A year later, Hanghal has represented India at the under-23 level for India.
Rise to glory
The NorthEast United of Indian Super League made contacts to sign him on loan and the loan move was sanctioned in July 2015.
He made his debut against Kerala Blasters and went on to make 12 appearances for the Men in White as they narrowly failed to qualify for the final stages of the tournament.
On 2 August 2016 Hanghal signed with defending Champions Chennaiyin for the 2016 ISL season.
On 2nd October 2016, he made his debut against Atlético de Kolkata as a 90th-minute substitute.
On 20th October, he earned his first start against his former side, NorthEast United which saw him win the Emerging player of the match award.
He made a total of 10 appearances as Chennaiyin FC finished second bottom of the table.
After featuring for Mumbai FC in 11 I-League games, he was signed by the local rivals Kerala Blasters in the 9th round of the 2017–18 ISL Players Draft.
On 3rd December 2017, he made his debut in the match against Mumbai City as a 65th-minute substitute. He has already made 8 appearances for the club in 16 matches.