Mehrajuddin Wadoo

Mehrajuddin Wadoo
Personal information
Full name Mehrajuddin Wadoo
Date of birth (1978-02-12) 12 February 1978
Place of birth Sarai Balla Srinagar, India
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chennaiyin FC
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Jammu & Kashmir Police
2002–2003 HAL
2003–2004 ITI Limited
2004–2007 Mohun Bagan 63 (7)
2007–2011 East Bengal 55 (4)
2011–2012 Salgaocar 13 (1)
2012–2013 Mohun Bagan 7 (2)
2013–2014 Mohammedan 13 (0)
2014 FC Pune City 10 (6)
2014–2015Bharat FC (loan) 11 (1)
2015– Chennaiyin 18 (2)
National team
2005–2011 India 32 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:16, 20 December 2015 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:03, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Mehrajuddin Wadoo (Kashmiri: मेहराजुद्दीन वाडू (Devanagari), مہراج الدین وڈُو (Nastaleeq)) (born 12 February 1978 in Sarai Balla, Amira Kadal, Srinagar) is an Indian football player from the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir who represents the Indian national team and Sporting Clube de Goa. Sarai Balla has provided maximum number of footballers from the valley who have made very big mark in national and international football.


Early career

He did his early schooling at Muyeen Public School, Sarai Balla, Iqra Masjid up to class X and later joined Sri Pratap High School, Srinagar. He did his BA IInd year from Amar Singh College. He started playing football from a very early age and when he turned 8, he was motivated by his father, Mohd Sultan Wadoo, who had represented J&K in Santosh Trophy to pursue football rather than cricket.

Mehraj joined Iqbal Sports Club in 1996. He was member of U21 team of J&K and was noticed at the National level as a result.

Senior career

Mehrajuddin started out as a striker but then was converted into a defender, and can easily play as a defensive midfielder position. He started out with Iqbal Sports and then moved to J&K Police and then professionally at a league-level with HAL, ITI, Sporting Goa, Mohun Bagan, East Bengal.


He scored the winning goal against Bangladesh in the SAFF Cup finals at Karachi in December 2005. He was also a member of the Indian squad that won Nehru Cup 2007, the AFC Challenge Cup 2008 and the Nehru Cup in 2009.



Statistics accurate as of 16 December 2011.

National teamYearAppsGoals
India 200521

International goals

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 December 2005 Jinnah Sports Stadium, Islamabad, Pakistan  Bangladesh 1–0 2–0 2005 SAFF Cup
2 7 September 2010 Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi, India  Namibia 1-0 2-0 Friendly

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