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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2 1,054 309 I. M. Vijayan Forward I.M. Vijayan is an actor.
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4 351 84 JishithGangadharan added V. P. Sathyan Vatta Parambath Sathyan, popularly known as V. P. Sathyan, was a captain of the India national football team who played in the centre back position. He was named the 1995 AIFF player of the
5 563 193 Subrata Pal Goalkeeper Subrata Pal, often known as Subrata Paul, is an Indian footballer currently playing for I-League club Salgaocar on loan from Indian Super League club Mumbai City FC.
6 308 73 Kallol Dasgupta added Sandesh Jhingan Defender Sandesh Jhingan is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Sporting Goa in the Indian I-League on loan from Kerala Blasters FC in the Indian Super League. A versatile ...more
7 502 158 Jeje Lalpekhlua Forward Jeje Lalpekhlua is an Indian footballer who currently plays for Mohun Bagan in the I-League. He scored the only goal in a win against Afghanistan in the SAFF Cup group stage match in Bangladesh. ...more
8 336 146 Renedy Singh Midfielder Potsangbam Renedy Singh or just Renedy Singh is an Indian professional football player, who plays in midfield position for Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia on loan from Kerala Blasters FC.
9 136 47 densil-jacob added C. V. Pappachan C. V. Pappachan is a former Indian football player from Thrissur, Kerala. He captained India in a couple of tournaments.
10 213 101 Gostha Pal
11 124 51 Krishanu Dey Midfielder Krishanu Dey was an Indian footballer from Kolkata, India. He was an attacking midfielder and was known as the "Indian Maradona" among his fans due to his footballing skills and
12 169 95 Sailen Manna Defender Sailendra Nath Manna, known popularly as Sailen Manna, was an Indian International Footballer and is considered to be one of the best defenders India has ever produced. He has represented and ...more
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14 170 91 Peter Thangaraj Goalkeeper Peter Thangaraj was an Indian football player. Thangaraj played for the Indian national side at the 1956 Melbourne and 1960 Rome Olympics. He was Voted Asia’s best goalkeeper in 1958. Thangaraj ...more
15 184 101 Gouramangi Singh Defender Moirangthem Gouramangi Singh is an Indian professional association football player who plays as a center back for Bharat FC team.
16 65 25 Jo Paul Ancheri Forward, Midfielder Jo Paul Ancheri is a leading Indian football player and was the former Indian Football team Captain. He was named the AIFF Player of the Year by the All India Football Federation in 1994 and
17 133 74 Pappachen Pradeep Midfielder Naduparambil Pappachen Pradeep is an Indian footballer. A defender by trade, Pradeep hails from Thodupuzha in Kerala. He was also the captain of India's U23 team.
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20 77 23 Kallol Dasgupta added Arnab Mondal Defender Arnab Kumar Mondal is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a Centre back for East Bengal in the I-League.
21 76 37 densil-jacob added Israel Gurung
22 79 44 Satyajit Chatterjee Midfielder Satyajit Chatterjee is a Indian former footballer and coach. He was born in Bally in the Howrah district of West Bengal.
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24 39 18 ManasThapa added Shyam Thapa
25 36 16 Mehtab Hossain Midfielder Mehtab Hussain is an Indian footballer who plays for East Bengal in the I-League as a Defensive Midfielder. Hossain has represented India several times. He was born in a Bengali Muslim family.
26 65 39 Raju Gaikwad Defender Raju Eknath Gaikwad is an Indian footballer who plays as a center back for East Bengal in the I-League and the India national football team.
27 88 60 Deepak Mondal Defender Deepak Kumar Mondal or just Deepak Mondal is an Indian professional football player currently playing for East Bengal F.C.. He plays as a defender and is known for his high work rate which was ...more
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29 93 66 Climax Lawrence Midfielder Climax Lawrence is an Indian professional football player. He plays as a midfielder for Mumbai in the I-League.
30 62 38 hritam-brahmachari added Robin Singh Forward Robin Singh is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a Forward for Bengaluru FC in the I-League. Big, strong and aerially very effective, Robin is a target man.
31 54 32 Lalkamal Bhowmick Midfielder Lalkamal Bhowmick is an Indian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Mohun Bagan in the I-League.
32 46 14 JishithGangadharan added C.K. Vineeth Midfielder C.K. Vineeth is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Bengaluru FC in the I-League.
33 54 23 Kallol Dasgupta added Sandip Nandy Goalkeeper Sandip Nandy is an Indian footballer who currently plays for the Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters as a goalkeeper. He has also represented India a number of occasions.
34 53 23 Kallol Dasgupta added Balwant Singh Forward Balwant Singh is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a Striker for Mohun Bagan in the I-League.
35 35 10 MubashirRoyal added Anas Edathodika Defender
Delhi Dynamos and Mohun Bagan defender Anas Edathodika, who had been consistent throughout the season, was named the best Indian footballer of the year, having led his team to semi-final in Indian Super League (ISL) and second best positions in I-League and Federation Cup. Anas Edathodika is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a Central Defender and captain for Pune in the I-League.
Delhi Dynamos and Mohun Bagan defender Anas Edathodika, who had been consistent throughout the season, was named the best Indian footballer of the year, having led his team to semi-final in Indian Super League (ISL) and second best positions in I-League and Federation Cup.Anas Edathodika is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a Central Defender and captain for Pune in the I-League.