Mumbai, Dec 12: Indian players have scored 23 goals, only three less than Brazilian imports from all teams, in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL) that concluded with the round-robin stage on Wednesday. Brazilian players, led by eight strikes from Chennaiyin FC‘s sharp shooter Elano Blumer, have notched up 26 goals overall.
Indian players – led by FC Goa‘s Romeo Fernandes and Chennaiyin FC’s Jeje Lalpekhlua have found the target thrice each – have tallied 23 in all. Players from France and Spain are tied with 11 goals apiece, said an ISL release today. A total of 121 goals have been scored from 56 games in the round-robin phase of the eight-team event.
Brazil (26 goals): Elano Blumer (Chennaiyin FC) – 8; Gustavo dos Santos (Delhi Dynamos FC) – 5; Andre Santos (FC Goa) and Bruno Pelissari (Chennaiyin FC) – 4 each; Andre Moritz (Mumbai City FC) – 3; Guilherme Felipe de Castro (NorthEast United FC) and Pedro Gusmao (Kerala Blasters FC) 1 each.
India (23 goals): Romeo Fernandes (FC Goa) and Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC) – 3 each; Baljit Sahni and Cavin Lobo (both Atletico de Kolkata) – 2 each; Dhanachandra Singh and Balwant Singh (both Chennaiyin FC), Milagres Gonsalves and CS Sabeeth (both Kerala Blasters FC), Subhash Singh, Lalrindika Ralte, Abhishek Yadav, Sushil Singh and Syed Nabi (all Mumbai City FC), Manish Bhargav (Delhi Dynamos FC), Durga Boro and Seminlen Doungel (both NorthEast United FC) – 1 each.
France (11 goals): Youness Bengelloun, Gregory Arnolin (both FC Goa), Nicolas Anelka (Mumbai City FC) and David Trezeguet (FC Pune City) 2 each; Bernard Mendy (Chennaiyin FC), Johan Letzelter (Mumbai City FC) and Robert Pires (FC Goa) – 1 each.
Spain (11 goals): Koke (NorthEast United FC) 4, Luis Garcia (Atletico de Kolkata) 2, Borja Fernandez, Jofre Mateu, Arnal Llibert (all Atletico de Kolkata), Cristian Hidalgo (Chennaiyin FC) and Bruno Arias (Delhi Dynamos FC) 1 each.
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