The ISL or the Indian Super League is the biggest and the most popular football league in India. The format of the ISL is a bit different than that of the other top leagues in the world. 11 teams play each other in a double round-robin format. The top four clubs in the standings at the end of the regular season qualify for the play-offs. After the transfermarkt updated the recent values of the players, we bring you the ISL stats with the top 10 most valuable players in the ISL.
ISL Stats: Top 10 most valuable players in the Indian Super League
Let’s get to know all these players in detail.
1. Gary Hooper (₹49.99m)
Gary Hooper the Kerala Blaster FC centre-forward didn’t have a great last season. He scored 5 goals and provided 4 assists in 18 appearances. The 33 years old England international is the most valuable player in the league but suffered a huge drop in his value. Gary Hooper’s value dropped from ₹66.66 million to ₹49.99m, the largest drop in value this season. This is a ₹16.6m (-25%) drop in the value of the player. However, despite the devaluation, Hooper remains the most valuable player in the ISL.
2. Hugo Boumous (₹47.91m)
Hugo Boumous the Mumbai City attacking midfielder had a great season. He played a very crucial role in the title-winning run of Mumbai City FC. The 25-year-old has scored 2 goals and provided 9 assists in just 13 appearances. He was not a regular starter but still has a 31% goal contribution for his team. This resulted in a huge boost to his market value. He gained a whooping ₹8.33m to move up his value from ₹39.58m to ₹47.91m. A 21.1% gain in value took him closer than ever to be the most valuable player just behind Hooper.
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3. Bright Enobakhare(₹45.83m)
Bright Enobakhare the East Bengal centre-forward has impressed everybody this season. His skills and pace are unmatched in the league. Although his stats are not that great in comparison to other CF’s, he has gained a whooping ₹8.33m in value. This is also a 22.2% increase making him the third-highest valued player at ₹45.83m in the league. The Nigerian international has 3 goals and 1 assist in his 12 appearances with a 23% goal involvement. He is the only player on this list to carry a positive gain in the market.
4. Vincente Gomez (₹45.83m)
Kerala Blasters FC signed this 32-year-old Spanish international in 2020. The defensive midfielder has been their backbone in the midfield since then. Although his value dropped by -21.4% in the last update, he has been great for Kerala Blasters this season defensively. He has 2 goals and 1 assist in 19 appearances. The defensive midfielder has been in the starting xi 95% of the time and has almost played full time in every match. His value dropped by –₹12.50m from ₹58.32m and currently stands at ₹45.83m as the fourth most valuable player in the league.
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5. Isma (₹45.83m)
Chennaiyin FC centre-forward Isma had a decent season. With 4 goals and 1 assist in 16 appearances he made it to the starting xi half of the time. His ISL stats haven’t been as good as expected. The value of the 29-year old dropped by ₹8.33m (-15.4%) from ₹54.16m. He’s currently valued at ₹45.83m and is the only player from Chennaiyin FC to feature in this list.
6. Anthony Pilkington (₹41.66m)
Anthony Pilkington is the second player from SC East Bengal in this list after Bright Enobakhare. The attacking left winger scored 3 goals and provided 3 assists in 17 appearances. The 32-year old Irishman dropped his value slightly by 9.17% which is ₹4.17m less than his last value. Anthony’s previous value was ₹45.83m. His peak value was on July 2, 2013, when he was valued at a mind-boggling amount of ₹416.60m.
7. Idrissa Sylla (₹41.66m)
The NorthEast United FC attacking forward hasn’t been impressive at all this season. His ISL stats aren’t great. He scored only 2 goals and provided 1 assist in 16 appearances. An attacking player has to have more goal contributions. Sylla only has a 9% goal involvement. Idrissa Sylla’s market value dropped by ₹16.66m from ₹58.32m. He dropped his value by-28.6% which is the highest drop on this list.
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8. Cole Alexander (₹41.66m)
The Central midfielder of Odisha FC has 3 goals and 1 assist in 15 appearances. The South African international has dropped its value by -4.8%. His value dropped by –₹2.08m from ₹43.74m to ₹41.66m. His side had a very poor season finishing last in the league. The 31-year old featured in the starting xi 75% of the time but only has a goal participation rate of 16%.
9. Joao Victor (₹39.58m)
Joao Victor, the Hyderabad FC midfielder had a very decent season. His team finished 5th in the table and he played a crucial role in it. The defensive midfielder was part of the starting xi most of the time. He scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists in 17 appearances. He played the full match 84% of his time and was rarely substituted. However, his value dropped by ₹2.08m (-5%). His present value stands at ₹39.58m.
10. Alex (₹37.49m)
The central midfielder is the regular starter for Jamshedpur FC. Although, he hasn’t scored a single goal or assist still his manager trusts him. Alex plays a very crucial role in the mid-field and in building up a play. He links up with the team very well. He starts in the first xi 95% of the time and plays till the last minute almost every match. The Brazilian’s value dropped by 10% in the market which equals ₹4.17m. His old market value was ₹41.66m, and with the latest update, he stands at ₹37.49m.
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