Six years ago, India got its premier football league known as Indian Super League. Naturally, many Indian cities decided to take part in this competition and created teams using all the available resources. Moreover, following the footsteps of the world’s most renowned football squads, each of the Indian clubs decided to invest in players who they believed would score a lot of goals.
Conveniently for them, various players from other countries accepted the proposal to build their career in the ISL. Moreover, they took the job seriously and did exactly what they were brought in for — score goals.
If you’re up for some further reading about the ISL, the ISL winners list can be a great starting point. Yet, if you are interested in finding out who the top five players in the history of the ISL are when it comes to the number of scored goals, feel free to read on.
1. Ferran Corominas
FC Goa can proudly say that it was home to the best goal scorer in the history of the ISL. Ferran Corominas, also known as Coro, is a Spanish footballer who joined the ISL and quickly proved what he was capable of.
In 57 matches played, Coro has managed to score a total of 48 goals and secure position number one on the ISL list of top scorers. Moreover, Coro is a two-time Golden Boot winner who also helped his team win the Super Cup in 2019.
2. Sunil Chhetri
Sunil Chhetri is living proof that India does not necessarily have to bring strikers from other parts of the planet. Not only is this Indian professional football player the second-in-line top scorer in the ISL, but he’s also doing a great job in the Indian national football team.
Apart from being an astonishing goal scorer with 41 scores in 79 games, Chhetri has also been named the AIFF Player of the Year six times. If he keeps up the good work, he has a chance to reach position number one as the best ISL goal scorer in the history of the competition. In other words, Bengaluru FC should be more than happy to have him as a part of the team.
3. Marcelo Pereira
Position number three on our list is currently occupied by Marcelo Pereira who prefers to be called Marcelinho. Coming from the warm Rio de Janeiro, Marcelinho apparently didn’t find it hard to adjust to the Indian climate. In fact, he thrived during his time spent in the second-most populous country and wrote 31 goals to his name after giving his best in 68 matches. Additionally, winning the Golden Boot in 2016 made Marcelinho one of the all-time favorite players of the ISL.
4. Bartholomew Ogbeche
Bartholomew Ogbeche came from Nigeria and worked his way up this list by scoring goals whenever he got a chance. Currently playing for Mumbai City FC, Ogbeche has participated in 40 matches and scored 29 goals. He was also very close to winning the ISL Golden Boot but missed it the last time. Nevertheless, with such a talent and hard work, he might be holding it in his hands this season.
5. Iain Hume
Iain Hume scored only one goal less than Ogbeche, which secured him the fifth spot on this list. Right from the start, Hume made it clear that he had great plans for his career in the ISL. Apparently, he had it all figured out, as he managed to win the ISL with Atlético de Kolkata. Right now, Hume is a member of FC Pune City and has filled his portfolio with 28 goals in 69 ISL matches.