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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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491 126
Baichung Bhutia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Baichung Bhutia Forward

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2
534 146
Sunil Chhetri is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sunil Chhetri Forward

3
518 142
I. M. Vijayan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
I. M. Vijayan Forward

4
304 90
Subrata Pal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Subrata Pal Goalkeeper

5
229 81
Jeje Lalpekhlua is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Jeje Lalpekhlua Forward

6
145 61
Renedy Singh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Renedy Singh Midfielder

7
117 54
Gostha Pal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Gostha Pal

8
10 0
Shyam Thapa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
ManasThapa added Shyam Thapa

9
109 54
Sailen Manna is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sailen Manna Defender

10
45 8
Sandesh Jhingan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Sandesh Jhingan Defender

11
137 72
Gouramangi Singh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Gouramangi Singh Defender

12
118 62
Peter Thangaraj is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Peter Thangaraj Goalkeeper

13
94 49
Pradip Kumar Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

14
16 1
V. P. Sathyan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
JishithGangadharan added V. P. Sathyan

15
64 28
Krishanu Dey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Krishanu Dey Midfielder

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16
40 12
C. V. Pappachan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
densil-jacob added C. V. Pappachan

17
57 25
Neville D'Souza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Neville D'Souza Forward

18
37 7
Arnab Mondal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Arnab Mondal Defender

19
64 35
Deepak Mondal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Deepak Mondal Defender

20
50 24
Satyajit Chatterjee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Satyajit Chatterjee Midfielder

21
35 13
Israel Gurung is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
densil-jacob added Israel Gurung

22
86 55
Pappachen Pradeep is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Pappachen Pradeep Midfielder

23
33 9
Syed Nabi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Syed Nabi Defender, Midfielder

24
7 0
Chuni Goswami is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

25
36 17
Lalkamal Bhowmick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Lalkamal Bhowmick Midfielder

26
58 31
Irungbam Surkumar Singh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

27
51 26
Shanmugam Venkatesh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Shanmugam Venkatesh Midfielder

28
25 6
Subhash Bhowmick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Subhash Bhowmick

29
113 79
Jibon Singh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Jibon Singh Defender, Midfielder

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30
26 7
Balwant Singh is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Balwant Singh Forward

31
23 5
Dipendu Biswas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Dipendu Biswas

32
22 8
Sahu Mewalal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Sahu Mewalal Forward

33
40 24
Raju Gaikwad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Raju Gaikwad Defender

34
21 5
Sangram Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Sangram Mukherjee Goalkeeper

35
26 10
Sandip Nandy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Sandip Nandy Goalkeeper

36
70 55
Climax Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Climax Lawrence Midfielder

37
30 18
Robin Singh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
hritam-brahmachari added Robin Singh Forward

38
19 10
U.sharafali is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
densil-jacob added U.sharafali

39
39 24
Holicharan Narzary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

40
16 4
Lenny Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Lenny Rodrigues Midfielder

41
31 22
Alvito D'Cunha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Alvito D'Cunha Midfielder

42
7 1
Jo Paul Ancheri is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Jo Paul Ancheri Forward, Midfielder

43
16 5
Tushar Rakshit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Tushar Rakshit

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44
38 28
Abhishek Das is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Abhishek Das Defender

45
50 40
Abdul Ghafoor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Abdul Ghafoor Midfielder

46
29 20
Shouvik Ghosh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Shouvik Ghosh Defender

47
41 33
Bikramjit Singh is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Bikramjit Singh Midfielder

48
46 39
Anthony Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Anthony Barbosa Midfielder

49
4 2
Mehtab Hossain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Mehtab Hossain Midfielder

50
5 2
Steven Dias is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Steven Dias Midfielder