6 best ISL marquee signings

  • These players burst big holes in ISL clubs' pocket, but paid them off with vivid displays.
Shinoob Shinu
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Modified 04 May 2018, 01:22 IST

James was Kerala Blasters' marquee-cum-coach in the first season (Image credits: ISL)

ISL fans have seen numerous football legends playing for their favourite. These legendary players helped organizers attract mass audience into the galleries and helped the growing Indian youngsters learn a lot.

Even though many marquee signings failed to perform what they once did in Europe's finest pitches, they were another faction of marquee signings, who took their team in their shoulders.

They led the line for their team, inspired the teammates, as well as the audience. They were not at their prime best, but they made sure they committed the best they could.

In this article, we will take a look the six best ISL marquee signings.

#6 David James

The former Liverpool shot-stopper was the marquee signing of Kerala Blasters in the inaugural edition.

David James played a role of player-cum-coach for Kerala Blasters and played an important part in the team reaching the finals, where they lost to ATK.

James featured in 12 games for Kerala Blasters that season. The former English international pulled off some remarkable saves and his presence helped players like Sandip Nandy others learn a lot.

He was also their coach in the inaugural season. He, with the help of Trevor Morgan, built brilliant strategies and made the side capable of clinching the trophy.

However, destiny was to end up losing in the final.


James is currently the coach of Kerala Blasters' in a three-year deal. He took the charge at the helm after Kerala Blasters sacked Rene Meulensteen midway through the season.

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