One of the most exciting aspects of football is to witness young talents coming through and leaving their mark at the highest level. They often find themselves competing with seasoned players, but rise to the occasion to cement their place in the team. In Hero ISL also, there are a few players with similar potential – who have displayed their capabilities in previous campaigns. Here are the list of Top 5 Youngest Debutants In ISL who all are ready to win our hearts with their performance:
5.Bidyasagar Singh (Bengaluru FC)- 23 years
After winning the 2020-21 I League Golden Boot with TRAU FC, Bidyasagar Singh attracted interest from several ISL clubs. However, Bengaluru FC finally signed him on a three-year deal. The 23-year-old striker possesses brilliant striking abilities and will be a definite option for his side. Subsequently, he was also part of the Blue’s in Durand and AFC Cup campaigns. Where he scored a combined 3 goals in 8 games. Especially, after Bengaluru FC’s seventh-place finish last season, he is definitely crucial for the Blue’s in this season.
4.Sanjeev Stalin (Kerela Blasters)- 20 years
Sanjeev Stalin is a 20-year-old full-back who joined Kerala Blasters earlier this year. He was part of the India U-17 team that created history at the 2017 U-17 World Cup. Stalin also played for AIFF’s development side Indian Arrows in the I-League. He has also represented the youth teams of Portuguese club C.D. Aves, and Sertanese before returning to Indian Football. After Kerala Blasters disastrous 10th place finish last season, Stalin joins Nishu Kumar and Sandeep Singh in the right side of the back four.
3.Ruivah Hormipam (Kerala Blasters) – 20 years
Ruivah Hormipam is a 20-year-old center-back, who most recently played for RoundGlass Punjab before joining Kerala Blasters in June. He is a promising young talent who’s played vital defensive roles throughout his career so far. During his time, with Indian Arrows and Punjab, he was well known for his brilliant defensive performances. Which includes, stunning tackles, marking, and timely clearances. This youngster was also part of KBFC’s Durand Cup squad and started in the game against arch-rivals Bengaluru FC.
2.Muhammed Nemil (FC Goa)- 19 years
He was one of the outstanding players in FC Goa’s Durand Cup campaign. He scored four goals in six games, spreading the Gaurs attack alongside Devendra Murgaonkar. Nemil tormented opponents with his attacking abilities. He possesses impressive skills for carrying the ball forward. He is outstanding at exploiting spaces and brilliant at finding the target. Apart from this, he also boasts of European experience having played for the Spanish side UDA Gramenet last season before returning to FC Goa.
1.Rohit Danu (Kerala Blasters)- 19 years
After a reviving last season, Hyderabad FC has made a name as a club that is nurturing young talent. The 19-year-old striker Rohit Danu is one of them. In 2019, he was signed by the Indian Arrows when he was just 16. Later, in 2020 he signed for Hyderabad FC on a three-year deal. His dribbling skills and the maturity he shows at such young age are something that makes him unique at this age. He is also a member of the current Indian U-23 squad and made his debut against UAE. Last season, he played 5 matches for HFC as a substitute. This season he is expected to be regular and has more impact on the pitch.
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