Football in India is an emerging sport no longer. There are local teams and clubs all over the country and it has produced some of the richest Indian footballers as well as the best. We would be taking a look at some of the top Indian footballers who are rich and prolific in their game.
Richest Indian footballers in 2021
Let us now have a look at some of the best Indian footballers from this list,
1. Sunil Chhetri
One of the best Indian footballers that this country has produced is Sunil Chhetri. He is one of the absolute gems of this country and he has also received proposals to join international football clubs. He is part of the Indian national squad for 16 years now and he has scored 72 goals in 115 appearances. Currently, he played with Bengaluru FC in ISL. Chhetri was renowned for ‘Asian Icon’ by AFC on his 34th birthday.
2. Thoi Singh
Thoi Singh is one of the richest Indian footballers on the list and was part of the Indian Under 19 squad World Cup Squad. He currently plays as a midfielder in Chennaiyin Football Club in the Indian Super League. He has made 71 appearances for the team and has even scored 4 goals. Thoi started his career in the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy for his state Manipur and since then he has played many games throughout his Senior career.
3. Rino Anto
Rino Anto is one of the top Indian footballers who plays as a right-back for SC East Bengal in the Indian Super League. He was part of the Bengaluru FC before and has appeared in 14 games for them so far. He is also part of the Indian national football team and is yet to score a breakthrough for them. Rino also played for the prestigious Mohun Bagan squad for two years.
4. Eugeneson Lyngdoh
Eugeneson is one of the top talents amongst the Indian footballers and is a part of the Indian national team since 2015. When it comes to his club career, he plays as a midfielder for East Bengal and has played 2 games for them so far. His best figures were during 2006-11 when he was part of Rangdajied United where he scored 18 goals in 70 appearances. He has played 24 games for the national team to date.
5. Karanjit Singh
Karanjit Singh hails from Hoshiarpur, Punjab, and is one of the richest Indian footballers in the country. He is part of the Indian national squad since 2015 and has played 17 games for them. He is also part of the Chennaiyin FC and has played 45 games for his team so far. Singh was a key player when it came to the team’s victory against Afghanistan in the 2011 SAF Cup.
6. Arata Izumi
Arata Izumi is a retired Japanese football player who played for India during 2013-14 and was part of 9 international matches. He played as a midfielder and was part of many amazing football clubs like Mahindra United, Atletico de Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune City, Kerala Blasters, and so on. He currently coaches the Reliance Foundation Young Champs team, and played his last league match with Kerala Blasters, and announced retirement from his professional career in 2018.
7. Seityasen Singh
Irom Seityasen Singh is one of the best Indian footballers of his generation and is part of the Indian national football team since 2015. He plays as a winger and concerning his current club, he plays with Kerala Blasters and has made 21 appearances with them. He has even scored 2 goals for them and was nominated as an Emerging Player of the Match which resulted in his inclusion in the national squad.
8. Anas Edathodika
Anas Edathodika is an absolute gem if you consider the names of top Indian footballers. He plays as a center-back and is part of the Indian national team since 2017. He played club football with multiple squads including Atletico de Kolkata, Kerala Blasters, Mohun Bagan, and so on. In the Indian Super League, he was picked up by Delhi Dynamos first and then in the following season by Jamshedpur.
9. Jackichand Singh
Jackichand Singh is an Indian professional footballer hailing from Manipur and plays as a midfielder for the team. He is part of the Mumbai City FC and has played 6 games for them so far. His national team appearances are 19 and he has even scored 2 goals for them. He was instrumental in qualifying India for the AFC Cup and his first-ever goal as a professional came against Puerto Rico which they won by 4-1.
10. Robin Singh
Robin Singh is an Indian forward and is part of the national squad since 2012. He was also part of the Under-23 squad in 2011. He is currently on loan with the club Real Kashmir and has made 7 appearances for them, and has scored a goal for them as well. Robin scored his first goal against Chinese Taipei on the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers scoring on the 90th minute and handing a 2-1 defeat to the rivals.
When it comes to choosing the best Indian footballers from the lot or the richest; it is a bit tough as every one of them has showcased their talent for their country and their club. These are the players who make this a beautiful game for India as soccer is considered as one.