Indian Super League is coming back with his 3rd season and it scheduled to take place on 1st October 2016. ISL has been great tournament since it’s getting a positive reaction by Indian football fans. However, after two successful edition, there are some top big names got into this tournament. The total eight teams will be participating in this tournament. In previous seasons, Alessandro del Piero, David James, Nicolas Anelka, Robert Piers, Freddie Ljungberg these big names played in the league. This year also there some of the best players to watch out for in the ISL 2016.
However, In 2016 season of the ISL, all the team owners spent good amount and signed big football stars. In ISL 2016, the players like Florent Malouda, Helder Postiga, Diego Forlan signed by teams like Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune etc. There few other big names who associated with ISL from the first season. So let’s have a look at the top 10 best players in ISL 2016.
10. Apoula Edel (FC Pune City)
This Cameroon-born Armenian has been signed by FC Pune City in ISL 2016. Whereas, He won Golden glove in last years ISL. Apoula Edel one of the best goalkeepers in the league. However, he was part of the Atletico de Kolkata. Last year he was also part of the Chennaiyin FC who won the last year title.
9. Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC)
Mizoram born striker is the star player of the Indian football team. Jeje scored 8 goals in Bagan’s winning Federation Cup campaign and also 4 goals in the I-League. Although, He was felicitated for his performance with Indian Player of the Year title. He is 2nd highest Indian goal scorer in ISL history. He is the first Indian footballer in the list of top 10 best players in Indian Super League 2016.
8. Florent Malouda (Delhi Dynamos)
Former Chelsea midfielder and marquee player of the Delhi Dynamos. However, last year because of his creative tactics and plans Delhi made into semis. Delhi Dynamos retain him as the marquee player for ISL 2016 also and this is not surprising because he deserves to be there. He is the big name in the Indian Super League 2016.
7. Eugeneson Lyngdoh (FC Pune City)
India’s the best midfielder in ISL till now. Whereas, He was one of Pune FC most impressive players last year.Eugeneson’s career changed when he went to Bengaluru FC from Rangdajied back in 2014. Although, He was the winner of 2015 AIFF Player of the Year award.
6. Eidur Gudjohnsen (FC Pune City)
Another former Chelsea player and most experienced footballers in the ISL. Whereas He had a great career with FC Barcelona and Chelsea club. Also, his experience will help Antonio Habas and FC Pune City. He is not only valuable player in the tournament but also one of the top ISL players.
5. Sunil Chhetri (Mumbai City FC)
Sunil Chhetri the most successful Indian footballer from home soil. Chettri is the top name in the I-League he plays for Bengaluru FC. Last year Mumbai FC signed him and he scored 7 goals which also includes one hat-trick. Now he is the most successful Indian footballer in ISL.
4. Iain Hume (Atletico de Kolkata)
The former Leicester City striker will be definitely star player for the Kolkata. Previously had great success with Kerala Blasters team. Whereas in the 2nd season he scored 11 goals to become the 2nd highest goalscorer after Stiven Mendoza. This year he moving to the Kolkata team and they will be expecting something good from Hume.
3. Lucio (FC Goa)
The Brazilian centre-back, a World Cup winning team member he is a living legend in the FC Goa. FC Goa coach Zico rely on his captainship. Whereas he played more games than any other marquee player in the tournament until now. He ranked 3rd in the list of top 10 best ISL players.
2. Helder Postiga (Atletico de Kolkata)
The striker from Portuguese who played for teams like Valencia and Tottenham Hotspurs. He was got injured in the first season of the ISL. But Sourav Ganguly made sure that this legend will make his come back to his team. There is single doubt he is one of the top ISL players.
1.Diego Forlan (Mumbai City FC)
Diego Forlan is the best player in ISL 2016 so far. He has an awesome career as a footballer at his back and played for some big clubs like Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Atletico Madrid. He was also nominated for Best player of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Mumbai City FC has bright chances of winning this year title because they have star players in the team.Whereas, He was a two-time winner of Pichichi Trophy and European Golden Shoe.