Another season of Indian Super League is underway with teams battling it out to win the coveted trophy. The league has been graced by some of the top stars of the yesteryears. The likes of Alessandro Del Piero,r Joan Capdevila, Luis Garcia, Freddie Ljungberg, Diego Forlan are some of the players to have taken the field.
There is one team in the league who have had players who went onto becoming a household name. We are talking none other than Kerala Blasters the team that has had the high profile stars plying their trade in the league over the years. We look at some of the players who made their name for themselves plying for the yellow brigade.
The Grenada forward came through the Queens Park Rangers academy but was never able to nail down a place in the squad.
The forward set the field on fire for Kerala Blasters in the 2015 season scoring 6 goals in 9 appearances. In the next season as he failed to score goals in the 14 matches he played. He even went to Ebbsfleet United in order to find his scoring touch but managed to make only one appearance. The 26-year old currently plays for the I-League side Gokulam Kerala.
The Spanish midfielder who was a product of the La Masia academy is a versatile player who can play as a central midfielder, right winger, left winger, left back and right back as well.
In his two seasons for Blasters, Josu made 25 appearances in which he bagged 1 goal and provided 6 assists in his stay. He is also remembered for infamous red card during a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of FC Goa. The 25-year old is currently plying his trade in Segunda Division B-the third tier of Spanish football.
The French player from was a solid center-back who went onto make 30 appearances for the club split across two seasons, the 2014 season and the 2016 season. Before playing for the Kerala side he represented Auxerre for five seasons, making a total of 162 appearances.
He helped the club reach the final in the two seasons he played but wasn’t able to push the club to win their first title in either of the situations.
He scored 1 goal and provided the assist for 4 goals during his stay at the club. The 38-year old retired after a brief spell with Mosta FC
The Canadian forward is regarded as one of the best foreign imports of the Indian Super League since its inception and is the all-time leading goalscorer in the league. Hume was the first Kerala Blasters player to score a goal in the Indian Super League.
He is the joint all-time top scorer in the club’s history with 10 goals in 29 matches. After playing for Kerala Blasters in the inaugural season, the 34-year old won the trophy after signing up by Atletico de Kolkata. He made a comeback to the Kerala-based side in the fourth season but yet again he made a move to play for FC Pune City.