Rahul Bheke
Born: 6 December 1990, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Joined BFC: 23 July 2017

From being left out at the Indian Super League draft three years ago to scoring the winner in the final at his hometown, life really did come full circle for Rahul Bheke. A versatile defender with a long throw in his arsenal, Bheke was the Blues’ second pick at the Indian Super League draft of 2017. Capable of playing in all four defensive positions, Bheke was named the Players’ Player of the Season and Goal of the Season in his second season with the Blues, the latter for his 117th minute header which won Bengaluru its maiden Indian Super League title. In what was a delayed but a just reward for his efforts, Bheke was called up to the Senior Indian National Team squad for the Kings Cup in Thailand, where he made his debut for the Blue Tigers.