The third edition of the mega-franchise Hero Indian Super League, starring the best players in the country has reached its climax. 2016 has seen a lot of ups and downs in terms of matches, unexpected goals, star performances and what not. Unlike the game of cricket, football in India is gaining popularity day by day, thanks to the efforts of ISL and involvement of some big personalities like Sachin Tendulkar, Amitabh Bachchan, and Saurav Ganguly.
This season so far, Mumbai City FC is topping the ranking table with 22 points in 13 matches, followed by Delhi Dynamos at 20 points in 13 matches. These two teams have meticulously secured their positions for the Semi-Final stage matches. Atletico De Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC are both sitting at 18 points in 13 matches are waiting to qualify for the semis here.
On the other hand, there have been some amazingly set-apart players who are in the contention of winning the hearts of the audience all around. As we approach the end of the season with just four matches left in the league, these players have surpassed all our expectations and show a great caliber in the coming times.
This Atletico Kolkata’s defender has enhanced his reputation this particular season and has made 27 saves in 13 matches. For someone who has been a part of all the matches letting in just 14 goals is commendable.
Marcelo Leite Pereira
Commonly known as Marcelinho, this season has contributed 9 goals and 5 assists whilst playing for Delhi Dynamos.
Anibal Zurdo Rodriguez
This veteran Mexican striker is a part of Pune City FC and has already scored 5 goals in 11 matches. With his team out of the qualifiers, he made sure they put up a good show, every time he played.
This Mumbai City FC’s central defender has been an absolute solid rock for the team with his successful 63 tackles. He has also won 22 aerial battles and made 29 crucial interceptions which make him a strong contender of the list.
As India is all geared up to host the U-17 Football World Cup in 2017, ISL in its 3rd season will boost the morale of the young players and the possible prospects of the sport in the country. Spare yourselves some change from the monotony of cricket stardom and book your ISL tickets with BookMyShow and get some amazing discounts with Freecharge.