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Top 5 players who have played in the Indian Super League.

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August 25, 2022
Top 5 players who have played in the Indian Super League.

The Indian Super League was created in 2013, and they immediately wanted to make a significant impact on world football by signing international stars to give a spotlight to the league that was being born and needed worldwide attention. With the popularity of cricket, it was necessary to make a lot of noise and invest a lot of money, it was achieved and international stars who have won everything they have played have stepped on the Indian pitches to sow the seeds of a league that is growing day by day.

Here are betting tips that help us to bet on our favorite sport with the highest odds and with a lot of certainties as it is safe and secure. The main idea for recruiting these superstars was to create a seed for the growth of the Indian player because what better way to raise the level than to be taught by the best?


These are the top 5 players in the Indian Super League.


  1. Dimitar Berbatov


The Bulgarian excelled with Manchester United and Bayer Leverkusen, in fact, his career in Europe was brilliant. He won titles and was always considered a star player wherever he played. After a very good spell in Monaco, he went to Greece with PAOK where he spent one season, where he was also outstanding, he surprised everyone by signing with Kerala Blasters. Berbatov had not played for a year and the offer of the Indian Super League attracted him a lot because apart from the economic aspect, it was a very good opportunity to continue playing on the pitch. The striker envisioned himself scoring goals by the bucketload and in the first game he scored, everything seemed to be perfect. But after one season he left the team, mainly because he never played in his natural position, which is a striker. The coach, David James, used him as a midfielder and Berbatov did not like that and decided to retire after leaving Kerala.


  1. Robert Pires


The France 98 World Cup winner had a very distinguished career in Europe, especially with Arsenal where he was part of The Invincibles who won the Premier League without losing a single game. Pires had retired in 2011, but against the odds in 2014, he announced his return to the pitch at the age of 40 to star for FC Goa. When he told his agent that he wanted to return to play, he had offers from MLS and Qatar but opted for India as he wanted to help grow football in the country. His team finished second but was eliminated from the playoffs by Atlético de Kolkata. The Frenchman could only play 8 games for the club, where he scored only one goal. Injuries and age prevented him from enjoying more of his talent, which was still a lot, on the Indian pitches.


  1. Freddie Ljungberg


Another member of the Invincibles who stunned football in 2004, the Swede is among the greatest English club players of all time. He is also part of his country’s history as one of the greatest Swedish players ever to play the game. After his departure from Arsenal, he was signed by West Ham where he played one season well, but injuries caused him to leave, and he was thought to have retired. He spent a few months in extra-football activities in the United States until Seattle Sounders beat several teams such as Roma and Monaco. In MLS, his career was not bad, but injuries were becoming more extensive. He went to Scotland where he could only play 7 games for Celtic and then Japan where he played 8 games and decided to retire. Like Pires, he announced his comeback in 2014 to join Mumbai City. He had prepared hard to recover from his injuries and give his best in the Indian league, but back problems forced him into retirement with only 4 games played. He did, however, leave many seeds planted in the players he played with.


  1. Diego Forlán


The Uruguayan was a great player, and best of all, he was a professional in every sense of the word, wherever he went he shone for his style of play and seriousness on the pitch, he never understood football in any other way. After a brilliant career in Europe where he filled his trophy cabinet with trophies, he went to Brazil to play for three seasons at the highest level. The Uruguayan liked challenges and traveled to Japan, where for two seasons he was the orchestrator of Cerezo Osaka. He had the luxury of returning to his country to play for Peñarol where he won a league championship. He was still at a spectacular level, and it was when Mumbai City spoke to him, that he did not hesitate to sign with the Indian Super League club.

In Mumbai, he showed why he was one of the greats, he only signed for three months, but that was enough to leave the team at the top of the competition and get into the playoffs where they, unfortunately, lost to Atlético de Kolkata. Forlan speaks highly of his experience in India, where he played only 12 games but scored 5 goals and showed his professionalism and intensity in every game he played.


  1. Alessandro del Piero


World Champion, Italian Champion, European Champion, he won everything with Juventus. He is one of the best players of The Vecchia Signora and of Italian history. Needless to say, Del Piero is a living legend. When he left Juve he went on an adventure in Australia where he did not do badly at all, in fact, he is considered one of the best players in the history of Sydney FC. That speaks for the high level he was at. In August 2014, already without a team, many clubs from all over the world were looking for him because his adventure in Oceania surprised everyone, he had a lot of football and Del Piero wanted to play a little more before retiring. He decided to sign with Delhi Dynamos to embark on an adventure, rejecting many offers from the United States and Mexico. Pinturicchio knew he might not have much football left and signed a short contract, but he wanted to make history.


He showed a lot of quality in Delhi and scored a great goal from a free kick that reminded us of his time in Serie A and with the Italian national team. Unfortunately, his team failed to qualify for the playoffs as they missed out by just one point. He thought about renewing his contract, but he said enough was enough, and he turned his attention to his family and his business. But there is no doubt that his quality will be remembered a lot in Delhi, as he gave his all as he did at Juventus.


Who of these players would you have liked to see in their prime in the Indian Super League? Who else do you remember?

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