Return of Indian football

The Indian Super League (ISL) is set to return to the fore with the season set to kick off on October 7. 

Last season's winners

Hyderabad FC were the champions of the trophy last time and the league winner's shield was won by Jamshedpur FC.

Who are the contenders?

This season, the major contenders in addition to last season's winners are ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC and Odisha FC.

Top players

With the season a week away, we take a look at some of the best players to take the field in India this time around!

Greg Stewart

The 2021-22 Golden Ball winner, centre-forward Greg Stewart made a major move as he was signed by Mumbai City FC.

Sandesh Jhingan

After winning the first major trophy with Bengaluru in 2017, Jhingan returns to the Blues after trophy-less stints at ATK Mohan Bagan and Kerala Blasters. 

Alvaro Vazquez

After an incredible season with the Kerala Blasters, FC Goa chose to replace Jorge Ortiz with Alvaro Vazquez.

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas 

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, who joined Jamshedpur FC, is a former Arsenal product who is a versatile attacker and can play both as a striker and a winger. 

After lifting the ISL Winners Shield with Jamshedpur FC last season, Narender Gahlot made a move to Odisha FC.

Narender Gahlot

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