Jeje Lalpekhua: When you are born into a football crazy family, it runs in your blood and becomes a part of your lifestyle. That is exactly the life this boy from a small village called Hnahthial in Mizoram lived through growing up. His father and brother have also played football too and represented Model Sports Club. He went up through the ranks quickly with the potential he had and eventually rose to prominence when he got his Indian cap in 2011. With the ISL getting players into the forefront, we get to see him more regularly as a regular feature and a title winner.
Jeje’s primary role is that of a forward. He drifts into pockets of space and gets into goal scoring opportunities at times and when he is not scoring goals, he is often drawing defenders away. He has a knack of scoring in the important games like the winning goal in the SAFF cup and the ISL final and often also coming off the bench and making an impact when India plays one striker.
Jeje is in the prime of his career and at 30 years he is going to be one of the players that carries india into the next phase of its transition with Chettri’s career seeing its twilight. He has at this age already had 56 caps for his country and already scored 23 goals. For Chennaiyan in the Indian Super League he has scored 23 goals too in 69 games
Jeje is a devoted family man. He is unmarried but spends a lot of time with his family in Mizoram in his free time.
In 2015-16 he was announced the FPAI best player of the year and has won the Indian Super league twice with Chennaiyan and the I League with Mohan Bagan.
While he is not playing, he is often promoting his state and its activities. He is perhaps the most famous son of the Mizoram Soil and takes great pride in his being.