Ashish N. Pendse

Ashish N. Pendse



Journalist for more than 2 decades with Indian Express and Time of India group in India. Worked as Senior Assistant Editor and Chief Reporter at Marathi Language dailies of these groups.

National Footballer and football journalist. Written columns on football since FIFA World Cup 1994. Covered Pele, Maradona visits and FIFA U 17 World Cup anf various other events-tournaments.

Conceived India’s only football magazine in print format – Viva Football. Working as Concept and Executive Editor. RNI registered and Accredited with FIFA, AFC, AIFF, English Premier League, LaLiga

Launched football tourism project – Football Pilgrimage – had taken more than 50 Indian delegates to World Football Summit. It was for the first of its kind Indian representation at WFS. and on Spain and UK football tours.

Career Councillor, specialized in Sport Career.

Consultant to National Academy of Sports Management (NASM), India’s largest Sports and event management training institute.