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ISL: 41 Indian players retained, 23 signed from open market

A total of 41 Indian players have been retained by ISL franchises and 23 players were signed in open market ahead of the second edition of Indian Super League. 

Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, FC Pune City and Kerala Blasters FC have retained the maximum number allowed by signing six Indian players while Delhi Dynamos and NorthEast United FC have retained five each, defending champions Atletico de Kolkata have retained four where as Mumbai City FC have retained only three Indian players.

Each franchise can have 22 players which consists of 13 Indian players and 9 International players including one marquee. The Governing council has announced that each franchise can retain minimum of one to six Indian players and buy remaining players from open market.

FC Goa have brought 5 Indian players from open market which means they currently have 11 Indian players out of a possible 13, Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters FC each have 9, Chennaiyin FC with 8,  Delhi Dynamos, FC Pune City and NorthEast United with 7 each, Mumbai City FC have 6 Indian players in their roster.

ISL Clubs Indian player list for 2015

Atletico de Kolkata

Players Retained : Arnab Kumar Mondal; Baljit Sahni; Denzil Franco; Nallapan Mohanraj.

Signings from open market: Nadong Bhutia; Jewel Raja; Sushil Kumar Singh; Syed Rahim Nabi; Clifford Miranda.

Chennaiyin FC

Players Retained : Jayesh Rane; Abhishek Das; Harmanjot Singh Khabra; Jeje Lalpekhula; Dhanachandra Singh; Balwant Singh.

Signings from open market: Godwin Franco; Mehrajuddin Wadoo

Delhi Dynamos FC

Players Retained : Francis Fernandes; Anwar Ali; Syhlo Malsawmtluanga; Robert Lathlamuana; Souvik Chakraborty.

Signings from open market: Subhashish Roy Chowdhury; Seiminlen Doungel.

FC Goa

Players Retained : Romeo Fernandes; Mandar Rao Desai; Laxmikant Kattimani; Narayan Das; Debadrata Roy; Bikramjit Singh

Signings from open market: Pronay Halder; CS Sabeeth; Denson Devadas; Joaquim Abranches; Raju Gaikwad.

FC Pune City

Players Retained : Lenny Rodrigues; Arindham Bhattacharya; Ravanan Dharmaraj; Israil Gurung; Pritam Kotal; Manish Maithani.

Signings from open market: Gourmangi Singh.

Kerala Blasters FC

Players Retained : Sandesh Jhingan; Ishfaq Ahmed; Mehatab Hossain; Gurwinder Singh; Saumik Dey; Sandip Nandy.

Signings from open market: Mohammed Rafi; Nirmal Chettri; Ramandeep Singh.

Mumbai City FC

Players Retained : Subrata Paul; Subhash Singam Singh; Lalrindika Ralte.

Signings from open market: Gabriel Fernandes; Kingshuk Debnath; Rowlin Rodrigues.

NorthEast United FC

Players Retained : Rehnesh TP; Aiborlang Khongjee; Robin Gurung; Boithang Haokip; Alen Deory.

Signings from open market: Sanju Pradhan; Holicharn Narzary.

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