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5 one season wonders in ISL history

  • Players who faded away after impressing in just one season.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 14:57 IST

The Indian Super League, one of the top football leagues in India along with I-League, is well into its 5th season and there have been a number of star performers over the course of the tournament. Some of them have been the icons of ISL owing to their consistency over the years while some have merely been a one season show and failed to replicate their ISL performances for more than one season.

Here are 5 people who could only gather limelight for one year:

#1 Elano Blumer

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Elano Blumer

Elano was the highest goal-scorer in the maiden Indian Super League season by a fair margin. The Brazilian midfielder had scored eight goals in the tournament while no other player scored more than five goals.

However, he could not replicate his performance in the next season. The Chennaiyin midfielder scored only four goals in 15 games in the 2015 season though his number of assists rose up from one to four.

His goal conversion rate dropped from 21% to 11% and so did his number of passes per game by dropping from 42 to 37. Perhaps, age was taking a toll on him as the then 33-year-old played only 16 more games in club football after his second season with ISL and did not manage to score a single goal in them.

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