ISL Team List 2017-18

ISL 2017-18 Team List- Three New Teams added To Indian Super League

ISL Team List 2017

The fourth edition of the Indian Super League will see 10 teams featuring in the competition. In a statement made on this Thursday, Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), the organizers of the Indian Super League have announced that they will be inviting bids from prospective owners for one of 10 listed cities. The ISL teams consist of 10 franchises located in various parts of India. Teams include Atletico de Kolkata, ​Jamshedpur FC, ​Delhi Dynamos, ​Kerala Blasters, NorthEast United FC, ​​FC Goa, Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City. Each team is allowed to sign 8 foreign players with one of them being a marquee player.

The ISL’s statement proclaimed that under sanction from the AIFF, its governing body,FSDL would be inviting bids from interested entities for a maximum of three new teams to be added into the ISL roster from the fourth season onward, that is in 2017-18.

The tender for bids will be named ‘Invitation To Bid’ (ITB) and it will be available for all parties on working days between 12th-24th May 2017.

This comes only a few days after the ISL was in talks with the AIFF to expand to a 7 month format. In the meantime, two of Kolkata’s biggest clubs, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, along with Bengaluru FC have been reassured by the AIFF top brass that the I-League remains the top most division in the country with its winners qualifying for the Asian Champions League.

Mohun Bagan have also clarified that they will not be buying a team in the ISL. This brings to an end speculation that the ISL could preempt the I League as the nation’s foremost footballing division.

“Bids are invited from prospective team owners in respect of 10 cities i.e. Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Cuttack, Durgapur, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Ranchi, Siliguri and Thiruvananthapuram. “Subject to the ITB, one to three new winning bidders shall be enrolled and awarded the right to participate in the Indian Super League,” the statement added.

A major takeaway from the announcement is that Kolkata, being the footballing capital of the country has been selected to have a second team in the ISL, even though the second team would be unable to play any home games in the city for the next two seasons.

The ISL also said that any interested party must fulfill their stringent eligibility criteria which is mentioned in the ITB.

These criteria include future plans for operations of the team in the league, business model to be used and the specific measures to help develop the sport of football at the grassroots level in the region or city for which the party hope to win their bid. The last date for submission of the ITB with all relevant documents is 25th May 2017.

Followed closely by news that the ISL is set to be the first ever Indian football league to be featured in the next edition of the hugely popular FIFA game from the stable of EA Sports, this is a joy for all the cities which currently do not have a team of their own in the ISL but could soon get one.

With owners like Abhishek Bachchan, M.S. Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly, the celeb quotient of the league is all set to rise with the induction of new owners and new fans.

The next logical step for the ISL would be to expand to a seven-month format with games on weekends, like every other major league in the world. While that looks to be off the cards for now, watch this space for more on the ISL.

​Jamshedpur FC

Player Position
Anas Edathodika Defender
Subrata Paul Goalkeeper
Mehtab Hossain Midfielder
Souvik Chakraborti Midfielder
Robin Gurung Defender
Bikash Jairu Midfielder
Jerry Defender
Shouvik Ghosh Defender
Sairuat Kima Defender
Sanjiban Ghosh Goalkeeper

​Delhi Dynamos FC

Player Position
Albino Gomes Goalkeeper
Pritam Kotal Defender
Lallianzuala Chhangte Midfielder
Lalhmangaisangha ‘Sena’ Ralte Defender
Seityasen Singh Defender
Pratik Chowdhury Defender
Vinit Rai Midfielder
Romeo Fernandes Midfielder
David Ngaihte Midfielder
Sukhadev Patil Goalkeeper

​Kerala Blasters FC

Player Position
CK Vineeth Striker
Sandesh Jhingan Defender
Prashanth Karuthadathkuni Striker
Rino Anto Defender
Lalruatthara Defender
Milan Singh Midfielder
Izumi Arata Midfielder
Subhashish Roychowdhury Goalkeeper
Jackichand Singh Midfielder
Siam Hangal Midfielder
Lalthakima Defender

NorthEast United FC

Player Position
Rowllin Borges Midfielder
TP Rehenesh Goalkeeper
Holicharan Narzary Midfielder
Nirmal Chettri Defender
Lalrindika Ralte Midfielder
Robert Lalthamuana Defender
Seminlen Doungel Striker
Reagan Singh Defender
Ravi Kumar Goalkeeper
Gursimrat Gill Defender

​FC Goa

Player Position
Laxmikant Kattimani Goalkeeper
Mandar Rao Desai Midfielder
Narayan Das Defender
Pronay Halder Midfielder
Chinglan Sana Singh Defender
Brandon Fernandes Midfielder
Seriton Fernandes Midfielder
Pratesh Shirodkar Midfielder
Naveen Kumar Goalkeeper
Mohamed Ali Defender

​Bengaluru FC

Player Position
Sunil Chhetri Striker
Udanta Singh Striker
Nishu Kumar Defender
Malsawmzuala Defender
Lalthuammawia Ralte Goalkeeper
Rahul Bheke Defender
Harmanjyot Khabra Midfielder
Subhashish Bose Defender
Alwyn George Midfielder
Lenny Rodriguez Midfielder
Zohmingliana Ralte Defender
Thongkosiem Haokip Striker

​Atletico de Kolkata

Player Position
Debjit Majumdar Goalkeeper
Prabir Das Defender
Eugeneson Lyngdoh Midfielder
Jayesh Rane Midfielder
Keegan Perreira Defender
Shankar Sampingiraj Midfielder
Anwar Ali Defender
Hitesh Sharma Midfielder
Robin Singh Striker
Rupert Nongrum Midfie

Chennaiyin FC

Player Position
Jeje Lalpekhlua Striker
Karanjit Singh Goalkeeper
Jerry Lalrinzuala Defender
Anirudh Thapa Midfielder
Thoi Singh Midfielder
Bikramjit Singh Midfielder
Dhanachandra Singh Defender
Germanpreet Singh Midfielder
Fulganco Cardozo Defender
Pawan Kumar Goalkeeper
Keenan Almeida Defender

Mumbai City FC

Player Position
Amrinder Singh Goalkeeper
Sehnaj Singh Midfielder
Rakesh Oram Midfielder
Balwant Singh Striker
Arindam Bhattacharya Goalkeeper
Raju Gaikwad Defender
Avinash Ruidas Midfielder
Sahil Tavora Midfielder
Aiborlang Khongjee Defender
Sanju Pradhan Midfielder
Zakeer Mundampara Midfielder

FC Pune City

Player Position
Vishal Kaith Goalkeeper
Ashique Kuruniyan Midfielder
Adil Khan Midfielder
Kean Lewis Midfielder
Lalchhuanmawia Fanai Defender
Jewl Raja Midfielder
Nim Dorjee Tamang Defender
Isaac Vanmalsawma Midfielder
Harpreet Singh Midfielder
Wayne Waz Defender
Kamaljit Singh Defender


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