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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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533 143
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
537 149
I. M. Vijayan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
I. M. Vijayan Forward

3
562 160
Sunil Chhetri is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sunil Chhetri Forward

4
318 94
Subrata Pal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Subrata Pal Goalkeeper

5
243 85
Jeje Lalpekhlua is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Jeje Lalpekhlua Forward

6
20 1
V. P. Sathyan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
JishithGangadharan added V. P. Sathyan

7
153 64
Renedy Singh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Renedy Singh Midfielder

8
54 10
Sandesh Jhingan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Sandesh Jhingan Defender

9
124 58
Gostha Pal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Gostha Pal

10
111 57
Sailen Manna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Sailen Manna Defender

11
120 62
Peter Thangaraj is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Peter Thangaraj Goalkeeper

12
137 73
Gouramangi Singh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Gouramangi Singh Defender

13
94 50
Pradip Kumar Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

14
64 28
Krishanu Dey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Krishanu Dey Midfielder

15
41 13
C. V. Pappachan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
densil-jacob added C. V. Pappachan

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16
57 25
Neville D'Souza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Neville D'Souza Forward

17
37 7
Arnab Mondal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Arnab Mondal Defender

18
38 14
Israel Gurung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
densil-jacob added Israel Gurung

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
87 55
Pappachen Pradeep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Pappachen Pradeep Midfielder

22
33 9
Syed Nabi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Syed Nabi Defender, Midfielder

23
7 0
Chuni Goswami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time

24
59 31
Irungbam Surkumar Singh is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Irungbam Surkumar Singh

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

27
115 79
Jibon Singh is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Jibon Singh Defender, Midfielder

28
27 7
Balwant Singh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Balwant Singh Forward

29
24 5
Dipendu Biswas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Dipendu Biswas

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30
25 6
Subhash Bhowmick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Subhash Bhowmick

31
41 24
Raju Gaikwad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Raju Gaikwad Defender

32
11 1
Shyam Thapa is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
ManasThapa added Shyam Thapa

33
22 8
Sahu Mewalal is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Kallol Dasgupta added Sahu Mewalal Forward

34
22 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
19 11
U.sharafali is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
densil-jacob added U.sharafali

38
30 20
Robin Singh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
hritam-brahmachari added Robin Singh Forward

39
40 25
Holicharan Narzary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Holicharan Narzary Forward

40
16 5
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 24
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 2
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 7
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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29 20
Shouvik Ghosh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Shouvik Ghosh Defender

45
38 29
Abhishek Das is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Abhishek Das Defender

46
50 41
Abdul Ghafoor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Abdul Ghafoor Midfielder

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
5 2
Steven Dias is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Steven Dias Midfielder

50
39 33
Khelemba Singh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from India of All Time
Khelemba Singh Defender