The inaugural season of the Indian Super League laid the foundation stone for the new revolution of football in India and witnessed one of the best performances coming from the midfield. Here are the Top 5 Midfielders from the Indian Super League
1) Elano Blumer (Chennaiyin FC)
The Brazilian international had a wonderful debut season in ISL and showed his amazing skills, tricks and little bit of Samba Magic. Elano not only hold the midifield for Chennaiyin FC, but also scored 8 goals in the competition and won the Golden Boot Award. The 33 year old also scored 3 times from spot kicks which are the highest in Indian Super League. The Golden Boot Winner also showed amazing perfection in set pieces and his free kicks had the ability to turn the game around.
2) Luis Garcia
Atletico de Kolkata won the inaugral season of Indian Super League and Luis Garcia played a vital role as an architect for the ISL champions. The Liverpool legend showed some mesmerizing performance this season and with his unique passing skills he deteriorated several defences. Luis Garcia appeared 13 times for Kolkata this season and scored twice with two assists, though these stats are not jaw dropping but his ability to draw defenders out made him important in Kolkata’s attack.
3) Romeo Fernandes (FC Goa)
Romeo Fernandes is considered to be one of the brightest prospects in Indian football and the FC Goa midfielder justified this tag after a wonderful first season in ISL. The fleet footed winger, who can play on both flanks, has been a standout performer for the Goans in most occasions. His 2 assist, 3 goals, eleven shots on target are enough proof of the talent that he has. His ability to take on and beat defenders and outrun them with the pace has gained him a lot attention from fans.
4) Andre Santos (FC Goa)
Andre Santos turned out to be a revelation for Goa in the debut season of ISL. The former Arsenal left back was plucked out from his comfort zone in the back and was deployed in the midfield where he rarely played by coach Zico. And the Brazilian justified the coach’s decision by showing great performances in the absence of Robert Pires. Andre’s control with the ball and pace has often haunted the defence of the opposition team. The 31 year old showed brilliant form and scored 4 times in 12 appearances and also holds 3 assists to his name.
5) Bruno Augusto Pelissari (Chennaiyin FC)
The young attacking midfielder of Chennaiyin FC, who is an academy product of Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense gained the admiration of fans in the first season of Indian Super League with his great form. Bruno announced his arrival in the Indian Super League after he scored a wonderful curler against Kerala Blasters, and has been one of the key players in the side. The 21 year old scored 4 goals for the Chennaiyin outfit in 11 appearances and also had 18 shot on target, Chennaiyin FC’s coach Marco Materazzi was successful in capitalizing the Brazillian’s attacking power after deploying him behind Balwant Singh and Jeje Lalpekhlua and made one of the deadliest trio of Indian Super League.