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List Rules Vote for who you think is the best Indian soccer player.

Here are the best soccer players from India of all time. This list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from India, along with photos when available. This list of best Indian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. Featuring soccer players from Indian football clubs like Mohun Bagan A.C., East Bengal F.C., and Dempo S.C., the list has all the greatest footballers from India.

If you're searching for a particular famous Indian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for. Bhaichung Bhutia, I. M. Vijayan, and Sunil Chhetri are among the legendary Indian football players included in this list. This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Indian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Indian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of India in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Indian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Sunil Chhetri is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sunil Chhetri Forward

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Baichung Bhutia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Baichung Bhutia Forward

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I. M. Vijayan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
I. M. Vijayan Forward

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Subrata Pal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Subrata Pal Goalkeeper

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Jeje Lalpekhlua is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Jeje Lalpekhlua Forward

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Renedy Singh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Renedy Singh Midfielder

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Gouramangi Singh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Gouramangi Singh Defender

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Sailen Manna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sailen Manna Defender

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Peter Thangaraj is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Peter Thangaraj Goalkeeper

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Pradip Kumar Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Gostha Pal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Gostha Pal

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Krishanu Dey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Krishanu Dey Midfielder

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Sandesh Jhingan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sandesh Jhingan Defender

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C. V. Pappachan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Neville D'Souza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Neville D'Souza Forward

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Deepak Mondal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Deepak Mondal Defender

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Arnab Mondal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Arnab Mondal Defender

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Israel Gurung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Israel Gurung

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Syed Nabi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Syed Nabi Defender, Midfielder

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Satyajit Chatterjee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Satyajit Chatterjee Midfielder

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Pappachen Pradeep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Pappachen Pradeep Midfielder

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Shanmugam Venkatesh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Shanmugam Venkatesh Midfielder

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Jibon Singh is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Jibon Singh Defender, Midfielder

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Lalkamal Bhowmick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Lalkamal Bhowmick Midfielder

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Sahu Mewalal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sahu Mewalal Forward

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Irungbam Surkumar Singh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Sandip Nandy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sandip Nandy Goalkeeper

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Balwant Singh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Balwant Singh Forward

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Subhash Bhowmick is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Sangram Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sangram Mukherjee Goalkeeper

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U.sharafali is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
U.sharafali

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Raju Gaikwad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Raju Gaikwad Defender

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V. P. Sathyan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Dipendu Biswas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Climax Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Climax Lawrence Midfielder

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Alvito D'Cunha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Alvito D'Cunha Midfielder

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Robin Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Robin Singh Forward

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Lenny Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Lenny Rodrigues Midfielder

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Holicharan Narzary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Bikramjit Singh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Bikramjit Singh Midfielder

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Tushar Rakshit is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Abdul Ghafoor is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Abdul Ghafoor Midfielder

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Shyam Thapa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Shyam Thapa

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Shouvik Ghosh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Shouvik Ghosh Defender

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Chuni Goswami is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

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Jo Paul Ancheri is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Jo Paul Ancheri Forward, Midfielder

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Mehtab Hossain is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Mehtab Hossain Midfielder

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Abhishek Das is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Abhishek Das Defender

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Anthony Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Anthony Barbosa Midfielder

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Khelemba Singh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Khelemba Singh Defender