ISL 2017/18: 5 best performers in the Indian Super League

ISL 2017/18: 5 best performers in the Indian Super League
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The fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL 2017/18) is approaching the season end, with franchises struggling hard in order to qualify for the ISL 2017/18 semi-finals next month. With Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri’s team Bengaluru FC, already entering the semi-finals on Friday (February 9), we take a look at 5 best performers in the Indian Super League’s fourth season (ISL 2017/18).

Here, we list down 5 best performers of the 4th season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2017/18):

1.Ferran Corominas, Games: 13 | Goals: 13 | Assists: 3

The 35-year-old Spanish footballer plays as a striker for FC Goa in ISL 2017/18, and is the leading goal-scorer in the fourth season of of the Indian Super League. Corominas, fondly known by his FC Goa teammates as ‘Coro’ has scored goals at an excellent average of 1 goal per match, in the ISL 2017/18 season, so far in the 13 matches that he has played.

Also, although Corominas’ forte is attacking, he also can make sweet assists that convert into thrilling goals, when it’s not him who’s scoring. Wearing the jersey number 8, Corominas is not only the highest goal scorer of his team, but the whole Indian Super League 2017/18.

2. Miku, Games: 14 | Goals: 11

Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores, commonly known as Miku, is a Venezuelan footballer who plays as a striker for ISL club Bengaluru FC. The 32-year-old spent most of his career in Spain, having played for a host of clubs and starting with Valencia. In La Liga, he also represented Getafe and Rayo Vallecano, and won a Scottish double while on loan at Celtic in 2013.

Miku has scored 11 goals for Bengaluru FC in ISL 2017/18 so far, and has a goal conversion rate of 37%, which roughly means that the Venezuelan scores a goal in every 3 attempts.

3. Sunil Chhetri, Games: 15 | Goals: 9 | Assists: 2

Sunil Chhetri is the footballing ideologue of India. In simple words, Chhetri is one of the most prominent names in India, when it comes to football. Playing for Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri has scored 9 goals so far, apart from 2 assists as well, in the total 15 games that he has played this ISL 2017/18 season.

Sunil Chhetri is both, India’s most-capped player, and India national team’s all-time top goal scorer with 56 goals in 97 appearances. He is also the current captain of the national football team.

4. Marcelo Pereira, Games: 13 | Goals: 8 | Assists: 7

Marcelo Leite Pereira, known as Marcelinho by his teammates, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for the Indian Super League (ISL 2017/18) club FC Pune City as a winger. Playing for Delhi Dynamos in Indian Super League 2016 season, Marcelinho had become the top scorer of the tournament, and had also won the Golden Boot.

A true all-rounder, Marcelo is a footballing whiz, with equal knack for scoring and orchestrating the game. Playing 13 matches for the ISL 2017/18 club Pune City, the 30-year-old has scored 8 goals, and has been the key passer with 7 assists as well.

5. Manuel Lanzarote, Games: 13 | Goals: 8 | Assists: 5

Lanzarote is a 34-year-old Spanish professional footballer who plays as a left winger for one of the leading Indian Super League clubs, FC Goa. Lanzarote has had his fair share of rich footballing experience directly from the heartland of football, Spain, and is proving to be a showpiece in the top-tier of the Indian football league.

Having played 13 games for FC Goa this ISL 2017/18 season, Manuel Lanzarote has scored 8 goals while being behind the conversion of 5 more, with key assists as key moments, making him one of the best performers of the fourth edition of the Indian Super League.

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