Foreign Players to Watch in ISL 20/21

The overseas professionals are producing screamers on the pitches of Goa, India

The Indian Super League season 20/21 is already on, with Mumbai City FC leading the first position, accompanied by ATK Mohun Bagan in the second. In the third stand, Chhetri’s Bengaluru FC is struggling hard to upset the table-toppers, whereas NorthEast United comfortably sits at the fourth position. The second half of the season is yet to begin, but as of now, all the four sides look incredibly strong on the paper and the pitch. The reason behind their accomplishment is a bunch of skilled young Indian players who are devoting their all to raise the standard of the Indian Super League. Not to forget, it’s the experience and prestige of the foreign players because of which, ISL is being noticed by athletes and squads from Europe.

In this feature, have a read about the foreign players who are putting their best to push the Indian Super League and the teams.

Roy Krishna

The Fijian striker is a known personality, as this is not his first season in the Indian Super League. In the 19/20 season, Krishna played for ATK and scored 15 goals along with six assists. His contribution helped ATK pickup their third ISL crown. In this season, Krishna is on fire for ATK Mohun Bagan as he has already five goals out of seven games.

Hugo Boumous

From France, midfielder Hugo Boumous joined the Indian Super League in 17/18 season for Goa. In the 19/20 season, he had a great run for Goa as he scored 11 goals and assisted 10 times. This time around, the Frenchman is playing for Mumbai and has assisted four times in five games. Being a midfielder, the player has a passing accuracy of 77.49 per cent, which is truly remarkable.

Cleiton Silva

After spending a substantial amount of time playing football in countries like Mexico, Thailand and China, the midfielder from Brazil has joined Bengaluru F.C this season. Being a midfielder, Silva has recorded three goals along with one assist at the time of penning this article. 217 passes and a passing accuracy of 66.82 shows his contribution in strengthening the overall gameplay of the team.

Kwesi Appiah

There are better performers than Kwesi, but he enters this list because of his immeasurable contribution to the club of NorthEast United, who is presently in the fourth position. A former Crystal Palace player, Appiah has served the Ghana international side and for NorthEast United, the forward has reached three goals out of eight outings.

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