ISL Stats: Most Valuable players in the Indian Super League

After the current update in the transfer market, we bring you the top 10 most valuable players in the Indian Super league and their ISL stats.

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ISL Stats: Most Valuable players in the Indian Super League

After the current update in the transfer market, we bring you the top 10 most valuable players in the Indian Super league and their ISL stats.

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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

ISL Stats: Most Valuable players in the Indian Super League | SportzPoint

Let’s get to know all these players in detail.

1. Gary Hooper (₹49.99m)

Gary Hooper is Kerala Blasters FC's newest sharp shooter in ISL 2020/21
Gary Hooper
Image – SportsAdda

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)

ISL 2020-21: AIFF hands Mumbai City FC's Hugo Boumous additional two-match  ban; Edu Bedia cleared of biting charges-Sports News , Firstpost
Hugo Boumous
Image – Firstpost

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)

ISL 2020-21 | SC East Bengal's Bright Enobakhare: Scoring does not depend  on your position, but on how you play | Indian Soccer Land
Bright Enobakhare
Image – Indian Soccer Land

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 sign Spanish midfielder Vicente Gómez - The Away End
Vincente Gomez
Image – The Away End

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)

Isma - Player profile 20/21 | Transfermarkt
Isma
Image – transfermarkt

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)

ISL 2020-21: SC East Bengal register first-ever ISL win after beating  Odisha FC 3-1 - Sports News
Anthony Pilkington
Image – India Today

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)

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Idrissa Sylla
Image – Alchetron

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 penalty was the turning point of the game,' says Odisha FC head coach  Gerald Peyton after loss to ATK Mohun Bagan
Cole Alexander
Image – Sportskeeda

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)

Hyderabad FC sign Joao Victor | Football News - Times of India
Joao Victor
Image – Time of India

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)

ISL: Jamshedpur FC add midfielder Alexandre Monteiro de Lima - Telugu Bullet
Alex
Image – Telegu Bullet

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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