Indian Super League

Introduction

The Indian Super League is the premier football competition in the country where the elite Indian football stars and some of Asia’s top talents ply their trade. A total of 11 teams compete in this league cum knockout format tournament with each club playing 20 matches in the league stages before the playoffs begin.

Since its inaugural season in 2014, the Indian Super League (ISL) has gradually become one of the most successful franchise-based sports leagues in the country after the Indian Premier League. The past seven seasons have seen some high-profile coaches and players gracing the Indian football league to produce world-class action.

There have been four different winners in the Indian Super League tournament so far – Atletico de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC, Bengaluru FC and Mumbai City FC – all of whom boasting of huge fan bases. Apart from the celebrated ISL winners, the Indian Super League clubs like Kerala Blasters, FC Goa, Jamshedpur FC and others have seen big fan groups mushrooming in different parts of the country. 

Indian Super League 2021-22 schedule, fixtures and venues

Starting from November 2021, the Indian Super League will go on till March 2022. So far, only the first-half fixtures have been released by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The remaining fixture will be released later.

DateDayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
November 19, 2021FridayATK Mohun Bagan vs Kerala BlastersPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
November 20, 2021SaturdayBengaluru FC vs NorthEast United FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
November 21, 2021SundaySC East Bengal vs Jamshedpur FC Tilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
November 22, 2021MondayMumbai City FC vs FC GoaPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
November 23, 2021TuesdayHyderabad FC vs Chennaiyin FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
November 24, 2021WednesdayOdisha FC vs Bengaluru FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
November 25, 2021ThursdayNorthEast United FC vs Kerala BlastersPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
November 26, 2021FridayFC Goa vs Jamshedpur FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
November 27, 2021SaturdaySC East Bengal vs ATK Mohun BaganTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
November 27, 2021SaturdayMumbai City FC vs Hyderabad FCPJN Stadium, Fatorda9:30 PM IST
November 28, 2021SundayBengaluru FC vs Kerala BlastersAthletic Stadium, Bambolim 7:30 PM IST
November 29, 2021MondayNorthEast United vs Chennaiyin FCPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
November 30, 2021TuesdayOdisha FC vs SC East BengalTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 1, 2021WednesdayATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FCPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 2, 2021ThursdayJamshedpur FC vs Hyderabad FC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim 7:30 PM IST
December 3, 2021FridayChennaiyin FC vs SC East BengalTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 4, 2021SaturdayNorthEast United FC vs FC GoaPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 4, 2021SaturdayBengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim9:30 PM IST
December 5, 2021SundayKerala Blasters vs Odisha FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 6, 2021MondayJamshedpur FC vs ATK Mohun BaganAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 7, 2021TuesdaySC East Bengal vs FC GoaTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 8, 2021WednesdayHyderabad FC vs Bengaluru FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim 7:30 PM IST
December 9, 2021ThursdayMumbai City FC vs Jamshedpur FCPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 10, 2021 FridayOdisha FC vs NorthEast United FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 11, 2021SaturdayATK Mohun Bagan vs Chennaiyin FC PJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 11, 2021 SaturdayFC Goa vs Bengaluru FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim9:30 PM IST
December 12, 2021SundaySC East Bengal vs Kerala BlastersTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 13, 2021MondayHyderabad FC vs North East United FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 14, 2021TuesdayOdisha FC vs Jamshedpur FC Tilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 15, 2021WednesdayMumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FCPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 16, 2021ThursdayBengaluru FC vs ATK Mohun BaganAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 17, 2021FridayNorthEast United FC vs SC East BengalPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 18, 2021SaturdayChennaiyin FC vs Odisha FCTilak Maidan Staidum7:30 PM IST
Decemebr 18, 2021SaturdayFC Goa vs Hyderabad FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim9:30 PM IST
December 19, 2021SundayMumbai City FC vs Kerala BlastersPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 20, 2021MondayJamshedpur FC vs Bengaluru FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 21, 2021TuesdayNorthEast United FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan PJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 22, 2021WednesdayChennaiyin FC vs Kerala BlastersTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 23, 2021ThursdayHyderabad FC vs SC East BengalAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 24, 2021FridayOdisha FC vs FC GoaTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 26, 2021SundayKerala Blasters vs Jamshedpur FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
December 27, 2021MondayNorthEast United FC vs Mumbai City FCPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 28, 2021TuesdayHyderabad FC vs Odisha FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
December 29, 2021WednesdayATK Mohun Bagan vs FC GoaPJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
December 30, 2021ThursdayChennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC Tilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 2, 2022SundayKerala Blasters vs FC GoaTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 2, 2022 SundayJamshedpur FC vs Chennaiyin FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim9:30 PM IST
January 3, 2022 MondayOdisha FC vs Mumbai City FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 4, 2022TuesdayBengaluru FC vs SC East BengalAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
January 5, 2022WednesdayATK Mohun Bagan vs Hyderabad FC PJN Stadium, Fatorda7:30 PM IST
January 6, 2022ThursdayJamshedpur FC vs NorthEast United FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim7:30 PM IST
January 7, 2022FridaySC East Bengal vs Mumbai City FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 8, 2022  SaturdayATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FCPJN Stadium, Fartorda7:30 PM IST
January 8, 2022  SaturdayFC Goa bs Chennaiyin FCAthletic Stadium, Bambolim9:30 PM IST
January 9, 2022SundayKerala Blasters vs Hyderabad FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 10, 2022MondayMumbai City FC vs Bengaluru FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 11, 2022TuesdayJamshedpur FC vs SC East BengalBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 12, 2022WednesdayOdisha FC vs Kerala BlastersTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 13, 2022ThursdayChennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 14, 2022FridayFC Goa v s NorthEast United FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 15, 2022SaturdayATK Mohun Bagan vs Bengaluru FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 16, 2022SundayKerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 17, 2022MondayHyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 18, 2022TuesdayNorthEast United FC vs Odisha FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 19, 2022WednesdayFC Goa vs SC East BengalBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 20, 2022ThursdayKerala Blasters vs ATK Mohun BaganTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 21, 2022FridayJamshedpur FC vs Mumbai City FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 22, 2022SaturdayChennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 23, 2022SundayBengaluru FC vs FC GoaBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 24, 2022MondaySC East Bengal vs Hyderabad FC Tilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 25, 2022TuesdayMumbai City vs NorthEast United FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 26, 2022WednesdayBengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 27, 2022ThursdayOdisha FC vs Hyderabad FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 28, 2022FridayJamshedpur FC vs FC GoaBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 29, 2022SaturdayATK Mohun Bagan vs SC East BengalJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 30, 2022SundayKerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
January 31, 2022MondayNorthEast United vs Hyderabad FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 1, 2022TuesdayFC Goa vs Odisha FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 2, 2022WednesdaySC East Bengal vs Chennaiyin FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 3, 2022ThursdayMumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun BaganJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 4, 2022FridayKerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 5, 2022SaturdayBengaluru FC vs Jamshedpur FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 6, 2022SundayChennaiyun FC vs Mumbai City FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 7, 2022MondaySC East Bengal vs Odisha FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 8, 2022TuesdayHyderabad FC vs ATK Mohun BaganBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 9, 2022WednesdayNorthEast United FC vs Bengaluru FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 10, 2022ThursdayChennaiyin FC vs FC GoaTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 11, 2022FridayJamshedpur FC vs Kerala BlastersBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 12, 2022SaturdayMumbai City vs SC East BengalJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 13, 2022SundayOdisha FC vs ATK Mohun BaganTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 14, 2022MondayHyderabad FC vs FC GoaBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 15, 2022TuesdayKerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 16, 2022WednesdayATK Mohun Bagan vs Jamshedpur FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 17, 2022ThursdayBengaluru FC vs Odisha FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 18, 2022FridaySC East Bengal vs NorthEast UnitedTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 19, 2022SaturdayHyderabad FC vs Kerala BlastersJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 20, 2022SundayFC Goa vs Mumbai City FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 21, 2022MondayChennaiyin FC vs ATK Mohun BaganTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 22, 2022TuesdayJamshedpur FC vs Odisha FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 23, 2022WednesdaySC East Bengal vs Bengaluru FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 24, 2022ThursdayHyderabad FC vs Mumbai CItyJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 25, 2022FridayFC Goa vs ATK Mohun BaganBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 26, 2022SaturdayOdisha FC vs Chennaiyin FCTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 27, 2022SundayNorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
February 28, 2022MondayKerala Blasters vs SC East BengalTilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
March 1, 2022TuesdayBengaluru FC vs Hyderabad FCBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST
March 2, 2022WednesdayMumbai City FC vs Odisha FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
March 3, 2022ThursdayChennaiyin FC vs Jamshedpur FC Tilak Maidan Stadium7:30 PM IST
March 4, 2022FridayATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United FCJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7:30 PM IST
March 5, 2022SaturdayFC Goa  vs Kerala BlastersBambolim Athletic Stadium7:30 PM IST

Indian Super League Teams

ATK Mohun Bagan

There has been no change in performance for the Kolkata giants after ATK and Mohun Bagan merged to rechristen as ATK Mohun Bagan last season. Though ATKMB lost the Indian Super League title on the very last day of the season to Mumbai City FC, a title win seems just around the corner for Antonio Habas Lopez’s men. And the influx of talents this summer further makes them the title favourites in the Indian Super League 2021-22 season. After fan favourite Sandesh Jhinghan left the club following the end of the 2020-21 season to pursue his European dreams, ATKMB have bolstered their defence with proven names like Ashutosh Mehta, Amrinder Singh and Deepak Tangri. To further support striker Roy Krishna, one of the ISL top scorers, the team has also brought in Liston Colaco, Hugo Bumous and Bidyananda Singh.      

Bengaluru FC

After a forgettable season last time, where Bengaluru FC saw their title-winning manager Carles Cuadrat getting sacked mid-season and the club eventually finishing a lowly seventh in the points table, the Blues will look to regain their lost glory this time. With Sunil Chhetri still pulling their ship despite being at the wrong side of 30, BFC will look to have one last go before the captain, leader and legend decides to hang his boots. Bengaluru FC have brought in five new overseas players this summer to help with their cause and have all the firepower to challenge for a playoff spot. New manager Marco Pezzaiuoli started his stint at BFC with an underwhelming AFC Cup campaign but has since had a better understanding of the squad.

Chennaiyin FC

Another former Indian Super League title-winner, who had a dismal campaign last season, is Chennaiyin FC. With a blunt attack, the Marinamachans could score only 17 goals in 20 league matches, which consequently saw them finish eighth in the league table. However, like Bengaluru FC, CFC are eyeing a strong comeback this season with a new coach and management as well. CFC’s new coach Bozidar Bandovic comes at the back of a stupendous campaign with Thailand’s Buriram United and the Supermachans have every right to be excited. Midfielder Anirudh Thapa now has a new partner in Poland’s Ariel Borysiuk, who is expected to play the anchor role. CFC have also brought in the experienced Jobby Justin to stop the goals drying up. 

SC East Bengal

SC East Bengal’s entry into the Indian Super League at the very last moment saw the Indian Super League getting its first Kolkata derby last season. However, the Kolkata giants couldn’t replicate their archrivals ATK Mohun Bagan’s domineering run in the league as their little preparation time saw them finish ninth in the points table. The season-end called for a change and SCEB did exactly that by roping Jose Manuel Diaz as their new coach apart from buying ISL Golden Glove winner Arindam Bhattacharya and renowned Indian talent Amarjit Singh Kiyam among others.     

FC Goa

Juan Ferrando is widely expected to go a step further in his second season of the Indian Super League with FC Goa after the Gaurs managed a semi-final finish last season. The team approaches this season at the back of a Durand Cup win, where they defeated Mohammedan Sporting, and with the team looking to bond together better from last season, Ferrando will be hoping to reach the final with a well-built team that has the perfect blend of youth and experience. The imports of Dylan Fox and Nongdomba Naorem from NEUFC and Kerala Blasters respectively, are expected to provide the missing balance to the Goa line-up.

Hyderabad FC

One of the few teams that performed beyond expectations last season was Hyderabad FC. Joining the Indian Super League only in 2019, Hyderabad FC have done brilliantly to climb the table in the subsequent years, with their best finish coming last season in the fifth position. Under coach Manolo Marquez, the Nizams registered the third-best defensive record in the league last season conceding just 19 goals in 20 games. And with names like Edu Garcia, Juanan and the super striker Barthomelow Ogbeche joining the side this season, Hyderabad FC are a genuine top-four contender.   

Jamshedpur FC

Without a doubt, Jamshedpur FC come as one of the most-balanced Indian Super League sides this season with a good mix of Indian and overseas talents in all three departments of the field. Having an experienced gaffer like Owen Coyle will further help the Red Miners’ cause as the Englishman has prior experience of reaching the ISL final with Chennaiyin FC. A number of proven ISL talents have also joined Jamshedpur FC like Eli Sabia, Anas Edathodika, Pronay Halder and Ishan Pandita, making them one of the most exciting teams to watch in the 2021-22 season.   

Kerala Blasters

After a tenth-place finish in the 2020-21 season, Kerala Blasters have yet again taken the route of revamping the side – from players to the coaching staff. Consequently, Kerala Blasters fans now have a new head coach Ivan Vukomanovic who has brought in his own set of players. Of course, the likes of Sahal Abdul Samad and Rahul KP are still in the plans, but the club now has Alvaro Vazquez and Jorge Pereira Diaz upfront, Adrian Luna in the midfield, and Enes Sipovic at the defence among other summer imports. However, while flexing their financial muscle hasn’t been a problem for the Blasters, doing it the most efficient way has definitely been an issue. This season too, the Tuskers will start the campaign on a staggering uncertainty.

Mumbai City FC

Defending Indian Super League champions Mumbai City FC might not be the favourites coming into the new season despite their historic campaign last time. After MCFC lifted the ISL title for the very first time in the 2020-21 season the club saw star coach Sergio Lobera leaving, who was followed by goalkeeper Amrinder Singh. Though new coach Des Buckingham comes with a glittering resume, the influx of new summer signings Igor Angulo, Jackichand Singh and Lalengmawia Ralte (Apuia) will take their time to get going.  

NorthEast United FC

The Highlanders were one of the few teams who performed beyond expectations in the prolonged last season, although it came after the early sacking of manager Gerard Nus. However, NorthEast United FC  have finally found their guide in Khalid Jamil who led the side to a semi-final finish last time and is expected to do one better this time. With veterans Federico Gallego and Subhashish Roy providing the foundation for the side, the Highlanders will be a force to reckon with. 

Odisha FC

After finishing at the bottom of the table last season, Odisha FC did the most obvious thing of revamping their management and bringing in new players. They had conceded 44 goals in 20 league matches last time and have made amends for it by bringing in defenders Hector Rodas and Victor Mongil. However, while the measures taken by the Juggernauts are progressive, it doesn’t make them playoff favourites. The new imports will take their time to gel in under new manager Kiko Ramirez, a Spaniard with no Asian football experience.          

ISL 2021-22 full squad list

ATK Mohun Bagan

Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh (captain), Avilash Paul, Arsh Anwar Sheikh

Defenders: Sumit Rathi, Tiri, Ashutosh Mehta, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Deepak Tangri, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj

Midfielders: Bidyananda Singh, Joni Kauko, Carl McHugh, Hugo Boumous, Ricky Shabong, Abhishek Suryavanshi, SK Sahil, Lenny Rodrigues, Engson Singh, Kiyan Nassiri

Forwards: Roy Krishna, David Williams, Liston Colaco, Manvir Singh

Bengaluru FC

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lara Sharma, Sharon Padattil 

Defenders: Alan Costa, Pratik Chaudhari, Wungngayam Muirang, Sarthak Golui, Ajith Kumar, Parag Shrivas, Roshan Singh, Yrondu Musavu-King, Muhammed Inayath 

Midfielders: Bruno Ramires, Jayesh Rane, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Iman Basafa, Danish Farooq Bhat, Rohit Kumar, Ajay Chhetri, Ashique Kuruniyan, Damaitphang Lyngdoh, Biswa Darjee 

Forwards: Prince Ibara, Sunil Chhetri (captain), Harmanpreet Singh, Edmund Lalrindika, Udanta Singh, Namgyal Bhutia, Leon Augustine, Cleiton Silva, Bidyashagar Singh, Akashdeep Singh, Sivasakthi Narayanan 

Chennaiyin FC

Goalkeepers: Vishal Kaith, Samik Mitra, Debjit Majumder, Devansh Dabas

Defenders: Reagan Singh, Salam Ranjan Singh, Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Deepak Devrani, Davinder Singh, Slavko Damjanovic, Balaji Ganesan

Midfielders: Ninthoinganba Meetei, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Ariel Borysiuk, Anirudh Thapa (captain), Germanpreet Singh, Aman Chetri, Melroy Assisi, Subhadip Majhi

Forwards: Johnson Mathews, Rahim Ali, Jobby Justin, Mirlan Murzaev, Suhail Pasha, Vladimir Koman, Lukasz Gikiewicz

SC East Bengal

Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharya (captain), Sankar Roy, Suvam Sen

Defenders: Daniel Gomes, Joyner Lourenco, Raju Gaikwad, Adil Khan, Hira Mondal, Ankit Mukherjee, Goutam Singh, Tomislav Mrcela, Franjo Prce, Sarineo Fernandes, Akashdeep Singh

Midfielders: Jackichand Singh, Sourav Das, Angousana Wahengbam, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Md Rafique, Lalrinliana Hnamte, Bikash Jairu, Amir Dervisevic, Darren Sidoel, Romeo Fernandes, Songpu Singsit, Loken Metei

Forwards: Balwant Singh, Thongkhosiem Haokip, Naorem Mahesh, Siddhant Shirodkar, Daniel Chima Chukwu, Antonio Perosevic, Subha Ghosh Head Coach: Jose Manuel Diaz

FC Goa

Goalkeepers: Naveen Kumar, Hrithik Tiwari, Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem

Defenders: Leander D’Cunha, Saviour Gama, Sanson Pereira, Dylan Fox, Lalmangaihsanga (Papuia), Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Aibanbha Dohling, Mohamed Ali

Midfielders: Edu Bedia (captain), Muhammed Nemil, Alberto Noguera, Princeton Rebello, Danstan Fernandes, Alexander Romario Jesuraj, Redeem Tlang, Nongdamba Naorem, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Makan Winkle Chote, Christy Davis, Flan Gomes

Forwards: Devendra Murgaonkar, Jorge Ortiz, Airam Cabrera

Hyderabad FC

Goalkeepers: Laxmikant Kattimani, Gurmeet Singh, Lalbiakhlua Jongte

Defenders: Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan Gonzalez, Pritam Soraisam, Nikhil Prabhu, Nim Dorjee Tamang

Midfielders: Joao Victor (captain), Mohammad Yasir, Souvik Chakrabarti, Hitesh Sharma, Sahil Tavora, Nikhil Poojary, Edu Garcia, Mark Zothanpuia, Halicharan Nazary, Abdul Rabeeh

Attackers: Bart Ogbeche, Javi Siverio, Joel Chianese, Rohit Danu, Aniket Jadhav, Aaren D’Silva

Jamshedpur FC

Goalkeepers: Pawan Kumar, Vishal Yadav, Rehenesh TP

Defenders: Boris Singh Thangjam, PC Laldinpuia, Narender Gahlot, Peter Hartley (captain), Ricky Lallawmawma, Laldinliana Renthlei, Karan Amin, Sandip Mandi, Eli Sabia, Anas Edathodika

Midfielders: Jitendra Singh, Seiminlen Doungel, Pronay Halder, Alex Lima, Mobashir Rahman, Ritwik Das, Greg Stewart

Forwards: Nerijus Valskis, Jordan Murray, Komal Thatal, Farukh Choudhary, Ishan Pandita

Kerala Blasters

Goalkeepers: Albino Gomes, Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Muheet Shabir, Sachin Suresh

Defenders: Sandeep Singh, Nishu Kumar, Abdul Hakku, Hormipam Ruivah, Bijoy V, Enes Sipovic, Marko Lešković, Denechandra Meitei, Sanjeev Stalin, Jessel Carneiro (captain)

Midfielders: Jeakson Singh, Harmanjot Khabra, Ayush Adhikari, Givson Singh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Prashant K, Vincy Barretto, Sahal Abdul Samad, Seityasen Singh, Rahul K P, Adrian Luna

Strikers: Chencho Gyeltshen, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Álvaro Vázquez

Mumbai City FC

Goalkeepers:  Phurba Lachenpa, Mohammad Nawaz, Vikram Lakhbir Singh.

Defenders: Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade, Mehtab Singh, Mohammad Rakip, Naocha Singh, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Mourtada Fall (captain), Valpuia, Mandar Rao Dessai.

Midfielders: Cassio Gabriel, Brad Inman, Ahmed Jahouh, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Naorem Tondomba Singh, Chanso Horam, Asif Khan, Lalengmawia.

Forwards: Vikram Pratap Singh, Gurkirat Singh, Igor Angulo, Bipin Singh, Ygor Catatau, Pranjal Bhumij.

NorthEast United FC

Goalkeepers: Subhashish Roy Chowdhury (captain), Mirshad Michu, Nikhil Deka, Sanjiban Ghosh

Defenders: Patrick Flottman, Tondonba Singh, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohammed Irshad, Jestin George, Nabin Rabha, Mashoor Shereef, Nabin Rabha, Joe Zoherliana

Midfielders: Federico Gallego, Imran Khan, Khassa Camara, Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha, Hernan Santana, Sehnaj Singh, Pragyan Gogoi, Pragyan Medhi, Rochharzela

Forwards: Manvir Singh, VP Suhair, Mathias Coureur, Gani Nigam, Deshorn Brown, Lalkhawpuimawia, William Lalnunfela, Laldanmawia Ralte.

Odisha FC

Goalkeepers: Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Kumar, Kamaljit Singh.

Defenders: Gaurav Bora, Lalruathara, Sahil Panwar, Hendry Antonay, Lalhrezuala Sailung, Sebastian, Hector Rodas, Sahil Panwar, Deven, Victor Mongil

Midfielders: Javi Hernandez, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Vinit Rai (captain), Nandakumar Sekar, Isak Ralte, Thoiba Singh, Paul Ramfangzauva, Liridon Krasniqi, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Nikhil Raj.

Forwards: Aridai Cabrera, Jonathas, Akshunna Tyagi, Daniel Lalhlimpuia.