North East United FC 2017 Team
ISL team North East United FC
Northeast United FC squad 2017 is placed here. NorthEast United FC will hope they can overturn their lacklustre last season of the Indian Super League when they enter the 2017-18 edition of the competition. They finished fifth in the standings last season, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the semi-finals. NorthEast United FC match tickets have been made available online.
NorthEast United FC Key Players: Didier Zokora, Nicolas Velez, Subrata Paul
The Northeast United decided to make to do without their coach from the previous season, Nelo Vingada, after their early departure from the competition. They have brought in Portuguese, Joao Carlos Pires de Deus in the managerial role for this season.
Rowllin Borges, India’s defensive midfielder, was retained before the ISL Draft, and so was the 24-year-old goalkeeper, TP Rehenesh. He can be expected to be the first-choice option for Northeast United this season as well.
Entering the draft in the third round, Northeast United went for Holicharan Narzary and then brought in defender, Nirmal Chettri, before Lalrindika Ralte was acquired in round five.
Among the others, the side has Ravi Kumar, Gurusimrat Gill and Gurpreet Singh are their other goal-keepers while Robert Lalthlamuana, Reagan Singh, Abdul Hakku will act as their defenders along with Chettri.
Striker Seminlen Doungel will hope the likes of Holicharan Narzary, Rowlin Borges, Lalrempuia Fanai and Sushil Meitei can provide him with some good service in this fourth ISL season.
What Happened in ISL 3
Last season, team owner John Abraham had outlined that he expected his team to play some attractive football under Vingada, the Portuguese coach, who had been brought in for the third edition.
Northeast United had five Brazilians while Subrata Pal was a part of the squad as well along with Rehenesh TP. Gustavo Lazzaretti and Mailson Alves were in the defence with Wellington Priori and Fabio Neves Florentino completing their Brazilian contingent.
Former Ivory Coast skipper Didier Zokora, who has appeared in three World Cups for his national team, was the marquee player for NorthEast United last season. His compatriot Romaric joined him at his new club.
Katsumi Yusa, Sasha Aneff, Nicolas Velez and Emiliano Alfaro completed the list of foreign players on the roster. Argentine striker Velez, who top-scored for NorthEast United in season two with five goals was also a part. NorthEast United FC roster is placed below.
Northeast United FC Players List 2017
Northeast United FC Squad 2017: Rowllin Borges, TP Rehenesh, Holicharan Narzary, Nirmal Chhetri, Lalrindika Ralte, Robert Lalthlamuana, Sieminlen Doungel, Reagan Singh, Ravi Kumar, Gursimrat Gill