Football has become a trending sport in India after cricket and it is widely watched by youngsters. Footballers are the ones who have made it a top game to be followed in the country. Every player has their own strength and weakness hence it is tough to pick the best footballer from the Indian football team. Yet with Indian Football reaching heights, we have noted down the best football players in India.
- Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri is one of the prolific goal scorers on the Indian football team. He has reached a position in the top 5 international goal scorers. Ranking third following the leader Cristiano Ronaldo and second-placed Lionel Messi, the Indian team captain Chhetri holds a record of 77 international goals and 123 caps. The 37-year-old is one position ahead of the Golden Shoe winner and Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. The striker is a captain to both the Indian national football team and the Indian Super League side Bengaluru FC.
- Bhaichung Bhutia
Second, on our list is Bhaichung Bhutia, considered to be a gem in the Indian football team. Sikkimese Sniper is known as the best striker during his time with his unique shooting skills in football. He is famous off the field also winning the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa season 3. He has won SAFF Championship thrice and AFC Challenge Cup in 2008.
- Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Next on the list of best footballers in India is goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, born on 3 February 1992 plays for the Indian club Bengaluru FC. He was only 8 wat he started football training with Stephen academy in the year 2000. Sandhu is the fifth Indian after Mohammed Salim, Baichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, and Subrata Pal to play professionally in Europe. Sandhu is the first Indian player who appeared in the UEFA Europe League. He has also captained a friendly match between India and Puerto Rico in 2016.
- Jeje Lalpekhlua
Jeje Lalpekhlua is another famous footballer player in India who plays for both Chennaiyin and the India national football team. Born in a small village of Mizoram to a football fanatic family Lalpekhlua has always received guidance and support from his brother and father. He is the second-highest Indian goalscorer in the Indian Super League since its inception and he is the record highest goalscorer for Chennaiyin FC.
- Udanta Singh
Indian professional footballer, Kumam Udanta Singh plays as a primary winger for Bengaluru FC in the ISL and the India national football team. Born in June 1996 Udanta started his career at Tata football academy. He led his team Bengaluru FC to reach ISL for the final second time in a row. Singh is the golden boot winner of 2019 which makes him among the top football players in India. Udanta had scored his first international goal against Chinese Taipei in the match of 2018.
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