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  • Indian Super League 2015 ~ International Signings

    The Indian Super League returns for a second season in October 2015. DESIblitz rounds up all the international players signed to each of the eight teams.

    On October 3, 2015, the Indian Super League will return for a second season.

    Notable international players will continue to feature in the league to draw global interest.

    On October 3, 2015, the Indian Super League will return for a second season.

    Like its inaugural season, the 2015 season will again consist of eight teams.

    They include Atlético de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC, Delhi Dynamos, Goa, Kerala Blasters, NorthEast United, Mumbai City and Pune City.

    Notable international players will continue to feature in the league, with the aim to draw interest from around the world.

    While the 2014 season used a draft format, this year sees a Marquee Player being assigned to each team, who are then required to sign a minimum of eight and maximum of 10 foreign players.

    DESIblitz finds out which top international players will be joining the Indian Super League for its second season.

    Atlético de Kolkata

    • Juan Calatayud ~ Spain
    • Josemi ~ Spain
    • Tiri ~ Spain
    • Borja Fernandez ~ Spain
    • Javi Lara ~ Spain
    • Jaime Gavilán ~ Spain
    • Valmiro Lopes Rocha ~ Spain
    • Helder Postiga (marquee) ~ Portugal
    • Ofentse Nato ~ Botsuana
    • Sameehg Doutie ~ South Africa
    • Iain Hume ~ Canada

    Chennaiyin FC

    • Apoula Edel ~ Armenia
    • Alessandro Potenza ~ Italy
    • Marco Materazzi ~ Italy
    • Manuele Blasi ~ Italy
    • Elano (marquee) ~ Brazil
    • Éder ~ Brazil
    • Mailson Alves ~ Brazil
    • Raphael Augusto ~ Brazil
    • Bruno Pelissari ~ Brazil
    • Bernard Mendy ~ France
    • Stiven Mendoza ~ Colombia
    • Fikru Teferra Lemessa ~ Ethiopia

    On October 3, 2015, the Indian Super League will return for a second season.Delhi Dynamos

    • Chicão ~ Brazil
    • Roberto Carlos (marquee) ~ Brazil
    • Gustavo Marmentini ~ Brazil
    • Toni Doblas ~ Spain
    • John Arne Riise ~ Norway
    • Hans Mulder ~ Netherlands
    • Florent Malouda ~ France/French Guina
    • Adil Nabi ~ England
    • Richard Gadze ~ Ghana
    • Serginho Greene ~ Netherlands

    Goa

    • Elinton Andrade ~ Brazil/Portugal
    • Lucio (marquee) ~ Brazil
    • Jonatan Lucca ~ Brazil/Italy
    • Leo Moura ~ Brazil
    • Victor Simões ~ Brazil
    • Reinaldo ~ Brazil
    • Grégory Arnolin ~ France
    • Jofre ~ Spain
    • Darryl Duffy ~ Scotland
    • Luciano Sabrosa ~ Brazil

    On October 3, 2015, the Indian Super League will return for a second season.Kerala Blasters

    • Peter Ramage ~ England
    • Marcus Williams ~ England
    • Sanchez Watt ~ England
    • Chris Dagnall ~ England
    • Antonio German ~ England
    • Stephen Bywater ~ England
    • Carlos Marchena (marquee) ~ Spain
    • Pulga ~ Spain
    • Josué Currais Prieto ~ Spain
    • Erwin Spitzner ~ Brazil
    • Bruno Perone ~ Brazil
    • Joao Coimbra ~ Portugal

    Mumbai City

    • Nicolas Anelka (marquee) ~ France
    • Cristian Bustos ~ Spain
    • Juan Aguilera ~ Spain
    • Frantz Bertin ~ Haiti
    • Sony Norde ~ Haiti
    • Darren O’Dea ~ Ireland
    • André Moritz ~ Brazil/Italy
    • Selim Benachour ~ Tunisia
    • Frédéric Piquionne ~ France
    • Pavel ?movš ~ Czech Republic

    NorthEast United

    • Miguel Garcia ~ Portugal
    • Silas ~ Portugal
    • Simão (marquee) ~ Portugal
    • Gennaro Bracigliano ~ France
    • Cedric Hengbart ~ France
    • Kondwani Mtonga ~ Zambia
    • Bruno Herrero ~ Spain
    • Diomansy Kamara ~ Senegal
    • Boubacar Sanogo ~ Ivory Coast
    • Nicolás Vélez ~ Argentina
    • Francis Dadzie ~ Ghana

    Pune City

    • Adrian Mutu (marquee) ~ Romania
    • Steve Simosen ~ England
    • Roger Johnson ~ England
    • Nicky Shorey ~ England
    • James Bailey ~ England
    • Diego Colotto ~ Argentina
    • Didier Zokora ~ Ivory Coast
    • Tuncay Sanli ~ Turkey
    • Yendrick Ruiz ~ Costa Rica
    • Adrian Mutu ~ Romania
    • Kalu Uche ~ Nigeria
    • Wesley Verhoek ~ Netherlands

    On October 3, 2015, the Indian Super League will return for a second season.Defending champion, Atlético de Kolkata, will undoubtedly hope to claim the title again, after last season’s 1-0 victory over Kerala Blasters.

    With an exciting international line up, all teams will strive to deliver a stellar performance and help the League continue to grow in prestige.

    The Indian Super League will run for two months until December 6 with the finals taking place from December 11 to 20.

    Reannan is a graduate of English Literature and Language. She loves to read and enjoys drawing and painting in her free time but her main love is watching sports. Her motto: “Whatever you are, be a good one,” by Abraham Lincoln.

    Images courtesy of AP



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