We all know about the most speculated players of India Super League 2020-21 season – Sunil Chhetri, Federico Gallego, Roy Krishna, and the list goes on and on. These are the players that grabbed the headlines due to their impressive ISL record.
But what about those players who put in the work week-in, week-out and yet rarely received the level of recognition their performances deserved.
As the Indian football media continues to focus on big names, in this article we take a look into those unsung heroes who due to their exceptional performances, went on to become talismanic players for their respective clubs.
1. Diego Mauricio – Odisha FC
Ever since the inception of the Indian Super League, countless Brazillian footballers have come to India to participate in the tournament. The last edition of the premier football competition in India was no other exception. Many Brazillian footballers played an instrumental role in uplifting the performances of their respective clubs and prominent among them was Diego Mauricio. Although for Odisha FC last season was one to forget the same cannot be said for Diego Mauricio considering his individual statistics.
The Rio De Janeiro-born forward played 11 matches for Odisha FC where he scored 12 goals. A few years ago Mauricio was a famous name among the Flamengo supporters. He made his professional debut for Flamengo and went on to play 54 matches for the Brazilian side. As clubs start preparing for the upcoming season, fans of Odisha FC will definitely want to see this former Brazilian U20 international among their favorite club’s squad.