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Abhishek Mishra


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About me

I first kicked a soccer ball when I was 12. My early exposure to playing the sport earned me many accolades at the zonal and district levels. I still remember my first goal, where I scored a 90+5 minute header like Sergio Ramos did in the 2014 Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. Except for the fact that I’m 6’1’’ and played as a No. 9. I am a die-hard fan of Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona. Ironically, engineering or architecture was the plan, but I couldn’t let my impeccable knowledge of soccer go to waste. So here I am, an experienced soccer writer at EssentiallySports after covering 1000+ articles on Wrexham AFC's exquisite revival and Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami journey. Soccer isn’t my only forte, as I also play and stay active in various sports, such as basketball and tennis. Shockingly, as a Blaugrana, I’m a Rafael Nadal fan.