Indian Super League finally became the premier football league of India, thanks to the relentless efforts of IMG Reliance together with the support of the All India Football Federation. Since its inception, many great footballers set their footprints on this emerging league helping it flourish in every direction. However, only a few of them have been able to leave a mark in the hearts of Indian football fans. Here in this article, we will try to look at the top scorer from every season of the Indian Super League.
1. Elano Blumer, Indian Super League 2014
Known for his extraordinary playing abilities, Blumer was among the very first Brazilians who came to Indian Super League. After having played for Manchester City and Brazil national football team, stakes were as high as they can be on Elano Blumer. But Elano defied all odds on him, and soon he became a household name among Chennaiyin FC fans. Elano played 11 matches for Chennaiyin FC in the inaugural season, where he found the back of the net eight times.
2. Stiven Mendoza, Indian Super League 2015
Stiven Mendoza had very impressive outings in ISL. The Columbian International is best known for his national team call-up after his stint with Ligue One side Amiens. During his first season with Chenaiyin FC, he almost played regularly for the club, featuring in 16 matches. For most instances, Mendoza was the right man at the right time for Chenaiyin FC as he guided the club to their maiden ISL trophy with his 13 goals.
3. Marcelinho Leitei, Indian Super League 2016-17
Marcelinho took the responsibility of scoring the highest number of goals for Delhi Dynamos, and he showed exactly why there is a massive demand for Brazilian footballers all around the globe with his ten goals from 15 matches for the Delhi Dynamoes. Known for his fox-in-the-box attributes, Marcelinho was the iconic player for Delhi Dynamos during his first season with the club.