5. Odei Onaindia-Hyderabad FC
Odei Onaindia was not among the top Spanish footballers who joined Indian Super League season 2020-21 but the former Athletic Bilbao academy graduate soon became a key player for the Nizams. The 31-year-old Spaniard made 20 appearances for Hyderabad FC last season where surprisingly he got only one yellow card. Odei Onaindia was undoubtedly one of the players responsible for Hyderabad FC’s successful run last season. He has every tool a modern centre back needs: pace, stamina, composure, pinpoint delivery, and defensive intelligence. Odei Onaindia remained in pole position to start for the Nizams last season. At 31, Odei is slowly coming out of his prime years fast, but his technical ability means he’ll still be capable of playing at the top level for a few seasons yet.