Chennaiyin FC forward Jeje Lalpekhlua has won the 2016 FPAI (Football Players Association of India) Indian Player of the Year Award.
Jeje is currently enjoying the best spell of his career having won the Indian Super League with Chennaiyin, I-League with Mohun Bagan and SAFF Championship with the Indian national team in the last 12 months.
Since June 2015, Jeje has scored 20 goals in 43 appearances at club and international level including six for Chennaiyin in ISL 2015 which saw him win the best Indian player accolade. Five of those six goals were scored in a run of four straight games.
Jeje bagged a brace in India’s semi-final victory over Maldives in the 2015 SAFF Championship and also scored one and created the winner in the final against Afghanistan.
Currently on loan from Chennaiyin at Mohun Bagan, Jeje created a new record of most goals by an Indian in a single edition of the AFC Cup. He is currently on five goals in that competition and could still add to his tally.