Do you remember for which all ISL clubs your favourite Indian players have played for? Here is a list of 10 players you probably have forgot played for these ISL clubs. Check it out.
Naveen Kumar – Kerala Blasters FC
You all might know Naveen Kumar who played for FC Goa in the ISL. But may have forgotten that he actually played for Kerala Blasters in the 2018-19 ISL season.
Naveen started his career with Pailan Arrows and debuted in the I-League with Arrows in the 2011-12 season. He then played for Mohun Bagan, Salgaocar FC, and Churchill Brothers before signing for FC Goa in the 2017-18 season. After one year, he joined Kerala Blasters on a free transfer and played five matches for them before returning to Goa on loan in the next season. Then, again signed for the Gaurs in a permanent deal and was with them till 2022. He signed for East Bengal on loan before the start of this season, but, sustained an injury.
Prabir Das – FC Goa
Yes, you heard it right. 19-year-old Prabir Das made his Indian Super League debut with FC Goa in the very first season. Prabir was also part of the Delhi Dynamos’ squad in the 2015 season but, did not play any game.
The former Dempo SC and Mohun Bagan right-back is a two-time ISL champion with ATK FC. He spent two seasons with ATK Mohun Bagan from 2020-22 before moving to Bengaluru FC and winning the 2023 Durand Cup. The 29-year-old is expected to join Kerala Blasters ahead of the next season.
Brandon Fernandes – Mumbai City FC
The captain of FC Goa, who is with the Gaurs for the past six years, Brandon Fernandes debuted in the ISL with Mumbai City FC in the 2015 season, playing just two matches for the Islanders.
After two seasons in the Hero I-League with Mohun Bagan AC and Churchill Brothers respectively, he returned to the ISL with FC Goa in the 2017-18 season. Brandon has played a total of 91 matches for Goa, scoring 8 goals and assisting 22 times.
Rahul Bheke – Kerala Blasters FC
Bheke, known for his long throws made his Indian Super League debut with Kerala Blasters FC, where he was a regular starter for the club. He then shift sides and joined FC Pune City the next season. He was on loan at both clubs from East Bengal FC.
From 2017, he played four seasons with Bengaluru FC and won the Super Cup and the ISL trophies. For the past two seasons, he plays for Mumbai City FC and is expected to continue with the Islanders for one more season.
Halicharan Narzary – FC Goa
The Assam-born winger, Halicharan Narzary started his career with Pailan Arrows and joined Dempo SC in 2013. He joined FC Goa on loan from Dempo in the inaugural ISL campaign and played three matches for the Gaurs.
Narzary has also represented NorthEast United, Kerala Blasters, Chennaiyin FC, and Hyderabad FC in the ISL. The 29-year-old former Indian International is expected to join Bengaluru FC as per reports.
Sumeet Passi – NorthEast United FC
The versatile footballer, Sumeet Passi, who primarily plays as a forward can also play as a full-back or wing-back. His ISL debut was with NorthEast United FC in the second season, in which he played four matches for the Highlanders.
He played three seasons for Jamshedpur FC from 2017-2020, before joining I-League side RoundGlass Punjab FC. Passi signed for East Bengal FC ahead of the 2022-23 season and featured for them in 17 matches across all competitions.
Sahil Tavora – Mumbai City FC
The versatile midfielder from Goa, Sahil Tavora made his Hero ISL debut with FC Goa in 2016 and scored two goals. In the next season, he joined Mumbai City FC and featured for the Islanders mainly as a substitute.
After a year stint with Portuguese side GD Alvarenga, Sahil Tavora joined Hyderabad FC in 2019. He scored the late equalizer goal for the Nizams in the 2021-22 ISL final against Kerala Blasters, becoming ISL Winner. He extended his contract with Hyderabad till 2024 after the title-winning campaign.
Farukh Choudhary – Kerala Blasters FC
Kerala Blasters FC signed young Farukh Choudhary from Lonestar Kashmir FC in the 2016 season, where he gained valuable experience and also made his ISL debut.
Ahead of the 2017-18 season, Jamshedpur FC picked Farukh from the player draft. He spent three seasons with the Red Miners, before moving to Mumbai City FC in 2020, however, he rejoined Jamshedpur FC during the 2021 January transfer window, after a short spell with Mumbai City.
Lallianzuala Chhangte – NorthEast United FC
One of the hot prospects of Indian football, Lallianzuala Chhangte made his ISL debut with the Highlanders in 2016, coming in as a substitute. His breakthrough season was the 2017-18 edition of the league when he featured in Delhi Dynamos FC’s all 18 matches.
After two seasons with Delhi, he joined Chennaiyin FC and immediately become an integral part of the club. He signed for Mumbai City FC on a loan deal in January 2022, later signing a permanent contract. He won the ISL League Shield with the Islanders in the 2022-23 season.
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Debjit Majumder – Mumbai City FC
How can someone forget the 2016 season of ATK, in which the heroics of Debjit Majumder in front of the net won them the ISL trophy? But, do you know? Before joining ATK, Debjit made his ISL debut with Mumbai City FC in 2015, where he made just two appearances.
Debjit has won two I-League trophies with Mohun Bagan AC in the 2014-15 and 2019-20 seasons. The 35-year-old has also featured for East Bengal F in the ISL and currently plays for Chennaiyin FC.