Brought up by a father who was a national level sprinter, Vinit Rai’s footballing career started in Assam. He was roped in by the Tata Football Academy at a tender age of 13. He was picked up by Kerala Blasters for Hero ISL 2016 for whom he played two games. He then represented Minerva Punjab FC in Hero I-League 2017. His exploits with the Delhi Dynamos in 2017-18, where he played 13 matches, rewarded him with a call-up for the Hero Intercontinental Cup preparatory camp. He made his national debut in the SAAF Suzuki Cup 2018.