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ISL 2020/21: Top Players to look out for this season


The level of joy and refreshment will strike back from 20th November. So be ready to encounter the best Indian football league in which some of the great teams are going to weigh up against one another. The sense of excitement will continue to be the same as the fans have been waiting for the start of the season of the ISL from the day the fixtures were announced.

Some changes were made to the team as well as managers. We will be seeing some of our favorite player’s debut for the first time in their new club jersey. ATK won the ISL title last season by winning the trophy 3 times in a row now. But as we all know, it’s ISL so the thrills and game-changing moments happen anytime. This year it will be a tough season as all the clubs look furious having a strong lineup.

Let’s have a look at some of the players to watch out for this ISL season:

5# Jeje Lalpekhlua (East Bengal FC)

Jeje Lalpekhlua created a name for himself since the start of ISL as he gave some excellent level of performances by firing some incredible goals. Jeje was a known name to play for the Chennaiyan FC where he became the highest goalscorer for the club back in 2015.

He is the 2nd highest Indian goal scorer in the Indian Super League. Jeje has a role to play for the new club East Bengal FC this season. He has an amazing record of scoring 20 goals in the I-League and 19 goals in the ISL.

4# Marcelinho (Odisha FC)

Marcelo Leite Pereira or Marcelinho is a known name who had an amazing season last year playing for the Hyderabad FC where he made 17 appearances. He is well known from his time playing for Pune City FC and Delhi Dynamos FC.

The Brazilian earned success in ISL when he became the league’s top scorer in the ISL 2016 season and won the Golden Boot playing for Delhi Dynamos FC. Now he will be seen playing in a new color with the Odisha FC side.

3# Roy Krishna (Mohan Bagan)

Roy Krishna is the striker captain of the ATK Mohan Bagan club. If you need to see some powerful level of attacking, then Roy Krishna is a great option. He scored 15 goals in 21 appearances for Mohan Bagan last season.

The Fijian has also played for some well-known clubs across the world. The Mohan Bagan forward has a major role to play for the club this season to compete with some great level of players in the league.

2# Sandesh Jhingan (Mohan Bagan)

Sandesh Jhingan is a name that is well recognized by each and every football fan. The man is just impressive in defense line. He joined Mohan Bagan this year after his 6 years of service playing for the Kerala Blasters where he made 78 appearances.

Jhingan won the emerging player of the year award in 2014 where he was well appreciated by the Kerala fans for his amazing performance. He also received Arjuna Award in 2020 for his outstanding achievement in sports. The entry of Sandesh Jhingan will make the Mohan Bagan team much stronger.

1# Bartholomew Ogbeche (Mumbai City FC)

Bartholomew Ogbeche is a famous name who has played for some well-known clubs like PSG, Alaves, and Middlesbrough. He joined the ISL back in 2018 playing with the NorthEast United side where he scored 12 goals in 18 appearances during his first season of ISL.

He was bought by Kerala Blasters where he continued to maintain his spark scoring 15 goals in 16 appearances. Recently the new Mumbai City FC manager Sergio Lobera gained the opportunity to add Ogbeche to his side and this year we will see him playing for the Mumbai City FC adding more strength to the attack.

So these were some of the best talents to watch out for this season. Let’s hope that this season provides the same level of thrills and excitement as every time.

Also Read: ISL 2020-21: Know Your Head Coaches

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