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Top 10 Indian Players with Most Goals in Indian Super League

The Indian Super League (ISL) was founded in 2014 with the goal of taking Indian football to new heights. It paid off with the development of many new, young, and emerging players. However, there is one issue that the ISL has not been able to resolve: the dearth of Indian attackers in the league. There are a large number of foreign players among the top 10 players with most goals in the Indian Super League.

Attackers like Ferran Corominas, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Roy Krishna, Nerijus Valskis, and Igor Angulo have dominated the competition over the years in terms of goals scored. While their Indian rivals haven’t posed much of a threat, No Indian was able to win the golden boot award – the most goals scored in a season in the history of the ISL.

Despite all this, there are some serious attacking Indian talents in the league who have played their part and have provided goals. So, here are the top ten Indian players with most goals in Indian Super League.

10. Liston Colaco* – 9 Goals

Liston Colaco made his ISL debut with FC Goa in the 2017-18 season. After spending the first half of the 2019-20 season with FC Goa, he joined Hyderabad FC. During the 2020–21 season, he was a regular starter for Hyderabad. ATK Mohun Bagan signed him for a record amount for an Indian player in April 2021. 

9. Seiminlen Doungel* – 10 Goals

Seiminlen has represented NorthEast United FC, Delhi Dynamos FC, Kerala Blasters FC, FC Goa, and Jamshedpur FC throughout the years in the ISL. In the ISL 2017-18, during a match between NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC, he scored all three in a 3-1 win for NorthEast. This made him the club’s first-ever hat-trick scorer.

Also see : 5 Players With Most Appearances In Indian Super League(ISL)

8. Manvir Singh* – 10 Goals

In the 2017-18 season, Manvir Singh made his Hero ISL debut with FC Goa. Manvir assisted FC Goa in winning the ISL League Winners Shield in his third season with the club, as they finished first in the table. He is currently playing with ATK Mohun Bagan. Manvir Singh was a key player for ATKMB in the 2020–21 season. He helped the team reach the final by scoring 6 and assisting on 3 goals that season. With 10 goals in 79 matches, Manvir is 8th on the list of 10 Indian players with the most goals in the ISL.

7. Robin Singh – 11 Goals

Robin Singh has scored 11 goals in his 59 appearances in the ISL. The Indian international helped Delhi Dynamos reach the semis in his debut season in 2015. Since then, he has played for FC Goa, ATK, FC Pune City, and Hyderabad FC.

6. Jackichand Singh* – 13 Goals

Jackichand scored only two goals in his first two ISL seasons with the now-defunct FC Pune City and Mumbai City FC. He recorded two goals and three assists for the Kerala Blasters in the 2017-18 season. But his breakthrough season came after he moved to FC Goa the following season.

The attacking midfielder became one of FC Goa’s most significant players. He helped the team reach the final of the Hero ISL 2018-19, where they lost to Bengaluru. The 29-year old was part of the FC Goa team that won the Hero Super Cup in 2019 as well as the ISL League Winners Shield in the 2019-20 campaign. In FC Goa’s successful 2019-20 season, he had a total of eight goal contributions (5 goals + 3 assists) in 18 matches.

5. Bipin Singh* – 13 Goals

At No. 5 is Mumbai City FC’s Bipin Singh, with 13 goals from 67 appearances. Bipin made his ISL debut in the 2017-18 season with ATK FC. After that season, he joined Mumbai City FC. It was his excellent performance in the 2020–21 season that caught everyone’s eye. He scored six goals and provided four assists that season, which included a hat-trick (the only hat-trick of the 2020–21 season).

4. CK Vineeth – 13 Goals

CK Vineeth had a disappointing debut season in the ISL in 2015, in which he went nine games without scoring a goal for Kerala Blasters FC. The forward rebounded in 2016, scoring five goals and finishing as the top Indian goal scorer. His five goals and an assist helped Kerala reach the 2016 final.

The 2018-19 season was his final with the Blasters, with the second half of the season spent at Chennaiyin FC. After that season, he represented Jamshedpur FC and SC East Bengal.

3. Lallianzuala Chhangte* – 20 Goals

In 2016, Lallianzuala Chhangte debuted in the Hero ISL as a substitute for NorthEast United FC, which was his only appearance that year. But he appeared in all 18 matches for Delhi Dynamos FC in the 2017-18 season. The 24-year-old youngster joined Chennaiyin FC ahead of the 2019-20 season. He helped Chennaiyin FC to a runner-up finish that season by scoring seven goals. The winger’s seven goals that season were the second-highest by an Indian, only behind Sunil Chhetri.

With 20 goals in 88 games, Chhangte ranks 12th in the ISL’s all-time goal-scoring standings.

2. Jeje Lalpekhlua – 24 Goals

‘The Mizo Sniper’ is Chennaiyin FC’s leading goal scorer in the ISL. Jeje has played for Chennaiyin since 2014. In the 2015 season, he was directly involved in 9 goals (6 goals + 3 assists) in just 11 matches. He scored nine goals in the 2017-18 season and was the team’s leading scorer during their second championship season.

He has 24 goals in 76 matches, which puts him 2nd on the list of top 10 Indian players with most goals in Indian Super League.

Also see : Top Five Assists of all Time in ISL

1. Sunil Chhetri* – 47 Goals

In the number one spot is none other than the ‘Captain Fantastic’ himself, who has scored 47 goals in 105 appearances for Mumbai City FC and Bengaluru FC combined.

Chhetri holds the record for the most goals by an Indian player in a single season of the ISL when he scored 14 goals in the 2017-18 season with Bengaluru FC. In 2018–19, he led the Blues to the ISL title, and he was also the team’s leading scorer in 2019–20.

The Bengaluru FC skipper is currently only one goal away from the top spot of leading goalscorer in the history of the ISL, behind Coro, and will most likely overtake him this season. 

Top 10 Indian Players with Most Goals in Indian Super League

RankPlayerGames PlayedGoalsGOALS / GAME
1Sunil Chhetri 105470.45
2Jeje Lalpekhlua76240.32
3Lallianzuala Chhangte88200.23
4CK Vineeth60130.22
5Bipin Singh67130.19
6Jackichand Singh94130.14
7Robin Singh59110.19
8Manvir Singh79100.13
9Seiminlen Doungel88100.11
10Liston Colaco4090.23

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Sarwadnya Nirwane
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