Mohammad Sajid Dhot – Indian professional footballer

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Mohammad Sajid Dhot - Indian footballer

Mohammad Sajid Dhot (born 10 December 1997) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a defender for DSK Shivajians in the I-League. He belongs to Dhot subcaste of Kamboj community.

Career

Born in Punjab, Dhot started his footballing career at the Chandigarh Football Academy, under the coaching of Harjinder Singh. Dhot eventually, along with the rest of the India under-17 side, moved to the United States to train at the IMG Academy for a year. While in the US, Dhot played in tournaments such as the IMG Cup and the Dallas Cup. After returning to India, Dhot joined the AIFF Elite Academy and played for the side in the I-League U19.

Mohammad Sajid Dhot
Mohammad Sajid Dhot – Playing football

Before the 2015–16 I-League, Dhot signed for the newly established side, DSK Shivajians. He made his professional debut for the side on 14 February 2016 against Salgaocar.

Dhot was part of the India under-13 and under-14 sides that took part in the AFC football festivals. His performance during the festival helped Dhot earn his year abroad in the United States. Dhot soon represented India at the under-16 level. Dhot has also represented India at the under-19 level.