Early Life of Rino Anto
Rino Anto was born on 3rd January in the year 1988. He was born in Thrissur District of Kerala. Rino Anto is a product of the famed Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand where he graduated from in 2008.
Career of Rino Anto
Rino Anto is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a right back for Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League on loan from I-League club Bengaluru Football Club.
Rino Anto in I League
Rino Anto began his career from 2008 to 2010. Rino Anto played professionally in the I-League with Mohun Bagan Athletic Club before being released on 23rd February 2010. Then, from 2010 to 2012, Rino Anto played with Salgaocar S.C in the I-League, scoring once against Kingfisher East Bengal F.C. at the Fatorda Stadium in a league match on 19th May 2011 in which he found the net in the 33rd minute as Salgaocar Football Club won 3-2.
Rino Anto with Salgaocar Football Club
Rino Anto also played one match for Salgaocar Football Club in the AFC Cup on 10 April 2012 against Jordan League side Al-Wehdat in which he started and played only for 32 minutes, earning a yellow card, before being subbed off for Augustin Fernandes as Salgaocar went on to lose the match 1-2.
Rino Anto with Quartz
After playing two seasons with Salgaocar Football Club in the I-League, Rino Anto signed for Quartz of the I-League 2nd Division in their search for promotion to the I-League.
Rino Anto with Kerala Football Team
After not even being able to play in the 2nd Division, Rino Anto joined the Kerala football team that played in the 2013 Santosh Trophy in which he reached the final before losing to Services football team 3-4 on penalties.
Rino Anto with Mohun Bagan Football Club
Then on 5th June 2013 it was reported that Rino Anto, along with Wahid Sali, had signed with Mohun Bagan and thus return to the I-League for the 2013-14 season. However, on 24th June 2013, it was reported that Rino Anto had been released from Mohun Bagan Football Club, less than 20 days after signing with the club on his second spell as the club could not afford his salary. He made no appearances with the club.
Rino Anto in World Cup
On 25th February 2015, new Indian coach Stephen Constantine included Rino Anto in the shortlist of 32 players for World Cup qualifier match against Nepal. However, due to his injury, he failed to make it into the shortlist of 26 players when Constantine declared in early March.
Rino Anto in Indian Super League
Rino Anto made his national team debut on 11th June 2015 against Oman in a Group D game of the 2018 World Cup qualifier in a 1-2 loss at home in Bengaluru.
(Last Updated on : 12-10-2015)
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