India international defender Sandesh Jhingan wins 2020 Arjuna award in the football category. The award will be handed over to the player on August 29.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) had recommended the names of India internationals Sandesh Jhingan and N. Bala Devi to the Government of India but the Indian Women's football team star missed out.
Arjuna Awards are given to honour excellence in sports by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in India.
Before Jhingan 26 other footballers had won the prestigious award in the past.