Top 10 players with the most appearances in the ISL

Pritam Kotal is the player with the most appearances in the history of the Indian Super League. Let's see who are the other players on the Top 10 list.

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Top 10 players with the most appearances in the ISL

Since the arrival of ISL in 2014, it has produced many incredible players. Some of these players were upcoming talents who have been utilized heavily by the clubs and as a result, they have now gone on to make the most appearances in the ISL. Some of the domestic players have been regular starters across the 10 editions. In this article, We'll see the Top 10 list of players with the most appearances in the ISL.

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Top 5 players with the most appearances in the ISL

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Kerala Blasters defender Pritam Kotal has been one of India's most consistent performers since the inception of the ISL. Among the players to have made the most appearances in the ISL, Pritam Kotal currently stands in first position with 152 appearances.

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East Bengal's Mandar Rao Desai is the second player with the most number of appearances in the history of the ISL. He also became the first player to record more than 100 appearances in the league. The defender has featured for FC Goa, Mumbai City FC, and East Bengal so far. Desai was one of the integral members of the Mumbai City squad which won their maiden league title in the 2020-21 season.

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Amrinder Ranjit Singh plays as a goalkeeper for Indian Super League club Odisha FC. Odisha FC brought him from Mohun Bagan in the 2022 ISL season. Before moving to Odisha FC in September 2022, Singh made 22 league appearances in total at Mohun Bagan Super Giant. Even before that, Amrinder led Mumbai City FC to their maiden ISL title in the 2020-21 season. He is the third player with the most appearances in the history of the ISL.

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The second top goal scorer of ISL has the 4th most appearances in the competition. The Indian Football Legend has appeared in 141 games. Sunil Chhetri's brilliant run at the international level has been reflected in the way he's performed in Indian domestic football.

The early years saw Chhetri set the I-League on fire and become the highest Indian goal scorer in the league in 2017, he hasn't lost any intensity since moving to the Indian Super League (ISL) in 2015.

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One of India's most experienced defensive midfielders, Lenny occupies the fifth spot on the list of players with the most appearances in the ISL. The 36-year-old has played 141 games in the Indian top flight for erstwhile FC Pune City, Bengaluru FC, FC Goa, ATK Mohun Bagan, and most recently Odisha FC. Rodrigues has scored five goals in 141 appearances.

Top 10 players with the most appearances in the ISL

# Player Nation Club Minutes Goals Appearances
1 Pritam Kotal Right-Back India 5 Clubs 13.381 5 152
2 Mandar Rao Desai Left-Back India 3 Clubs 10.731 5 145
3 Amrinder Singh Goalkeeper India 4 Clubs 13.043 0 145
4 Sunil Chhetri Centre-Forward India 2 Clubs 11.424 58 141
5 Lenny Rodrigues Defensive Midfield India 5 Clubs 10.125 5 141
6 Sandesh Jhingan Centre-Back India 4 Clubs 11.902 1 136
7 Harmanjot Khabra Right-Back India 4 Clubs 11.301 2 135
8 Rahul Bheke Right-Back India 4 Clubs 11.234 7 132
9 Narayan Das Left-Back India 5 Clubs 10.856 0 132
10 Lallianzuala Chhangte Right Winger India 4 Clubs 9.63 30 124

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