Chris Dagnall came in as a replacement for Iain Hume who was set to depart from the club. The addition of another Englishman to the Kerala Blasters setup proved to be pretty cognitive as the then newly appointed coach, Peter Taylor also previously coached the English U-20 team previously. Even Dagnall scored 6 goals during his Indian stint with KBFC. The English duo of Dagnall-German proved to be very crucial for the Blasters who were (unfortunately) struggling at the bottom of the table.
The Kerala boy, CKV was instrumental in Kerala Blasters’ 2016 season. After a 3 year long tenure with Bengaluru FC where he also plied his trade on the Continental stage, in the AFC cup. Having earned his spot in the first team after a breif loan at KBFC, CK Vineeth made sure that he kept the scoreboard ticking. With 5 goals out of 9 games, he managed to cement his name in the teamsheet after coming up from the bench v/s FC Goa which also marked the debut for his home club. Adding a feather to his cap, Vineeth also ended the campaign as the top Indian goal scorer of the season.
2017-18 》IAIN HUME
The 2017-18 season marked the homecoming of Humettan. Life came a full circle for Humey as he traveled back to Kerala having spent the 2016 season with ATK. The Canadian made sure to make his presence felt as he started the season with a superb hat trick. Although it wasn’t a fruitful season for the club, Hume ended the season with 5 goals out of 13 games he played.