We all know that The Indian Super League (ISL) is a powerful platform that strives to promote the growth of football in India. The first edition didn’t disappoint and we came across quite a few footballers who put up a grand game that enamoured critics and fans alike. With the second edition of the league starting on October 3rdlet us have a look at 5 players considered as extremely worthy opponents in ISL 2015.
1. Jackichand Singh:
The 23-year-old lad, who made his National team debut in early 2015, has been associated with I-League Club Royal Wahingdoh for the last 4 years. Quite interestingly, this is the first time he will be playing for FC Pune City as a winger.Hailing from a humble background, his rise in this sport has been widely. Jackichand says he draws inspiration from fellowManapuri striker, Renedy Singh.
Winning Bid:Rs 45 Lakh to FC Pune City
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2. Robin Singh:
A member of team Delhi Dynamos, Robin is known for a very peculiar trait—playing with his left foot—a quality that makes him stand out on the field!Although he has scored a goal just once in 20 international matches, he is a beast of a striker whose specialty is using his physical stature to bully defenders. Let’s see what ISL 2015 has in store for him!
Winning Bid:Rs 51 Lakh to Delhi Dynamos
3. Eugeneson Lyngdoh:
One of the most sought after players of the year, Eugene, as he is publicly known, is known for his speed on the field,and was voted as the best mid-fielder of I-league last year. As always, this 28-year-old is a definite attraction at the ISL 2015 as he gears up to play for FC Pune City as a central midfielder.
Winning Bid: Rs 1.05 crore to FC Pune City
4. Sunil Chhetri:
This wildly popular 31-year old has been around in the football circuit for over a decade. He is the captain of the Indian national football team and their highest goalscorer of all time with 50 goals. A record-holding goalie, Chhetri plays for team Mumbai City as a striker in the ISL. In this edition, he will also be coached by former Chelsea player Nicolas, new manager of the team—something more to look forward to this year!
Winning Bid: Rs 1.2 Crore to FC Mumbai City
Rino made his national team debut on 11 June 2015 against Oman in a Group D game of the 2018 World Cup qualifier. Known for his perfect footwork on-field and his innate ability to cross-hit, he plays for Atletico de Kolkata FC as a defender. Anto is also considered one of the country’s best right-back players.
Winning Bid: Rs90 Lakh to Atletico de Kolkata
With such promising names being a part of the second edition of ISL, we are sure football enthusiasts and critics are more than excited to watch their favorites give compelling performances in the months to come. Till then, let’s keep our eyes and ears open for more news!