Tahsin Mohammed Jamshid becomes first Indian-origin footballer to feature in Qatar Stars League

With his substitute appearance for Al Duhail during their game against Al Rayyan, he became the first Indian-origin player to participate in the league.

Saatvik Oberoi
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Tahsin Mohammed Jamshid made history as the first-ever Indian footballer to compete for Al Duhail in the prestigious Qatar Stars League. In Sunday's 2-0 loss against Al Rayyan, the 17-year-old earned his competitive debut for his team.

The young player has raised the bar for Indian football players by demonstrating his ability to compete in a top Asian league such as the QSL. He replaced Ibrahima Diallo, who is more well-known for his Premier League stints with Southampton from 2020 to 2023. He was able to contribute for his team during the final twelve or so minutes of the game.

The 17-year-old is a graduate of the renowned Aspire Football Academy in Qatar, which over the past ten years has produced many talented players for their national team. Because both of his parents are Indian and live in Qatar, where the 17-year-old had been born and raised, he has Indian ancestry. Both of his parents, Jamshid and Shaima, played varsity football in India prior to their respective careers.

It's interesting to note that Tahsin Mohammed Jamshid is also an Indian citizen, which allows him to represent his country internationally. His only passport is a temporary one from Qatar, most likely a "mission passport," which is required to compete in sports. 

The holders' citizenship appears to be transient because these passports appear to have unique expiration dates. The 17-year-old can choose to play senior level with the Blue Tigers since he hasn't yet featured alongside the Qatar senior team.

Tahsin Mohammed Jamshid, a player with a bright future?

Al-Duhail brought the 17-year-old on board following his success at the Aspire Academy and his impressive play for Qatar's U-17 squad. Tahsin actually started that game off the bench for the Qatar U-17 squad, which India's youth team encountered during the Qatar Exposure Tour.

The playmaker is a promising young player who can trouble his opponents with his cunning tricks. He is a natural left-winger who enjoys dribbling past opponents and taking use of his quick change of pace. Tahsin has a remarkable ability to score goals and often dances into fantastic positions in the last part of the game. Additionally, he enjoys using his final delivery to create opportunities for his teammates.