ISL 2017/18: Highest paid Indian players in the league
The ISL which is in its fourth season disclosed the salaries of the players plying their trade in the league. While Venezuelan forward Miku is the highest paid footballer earning Rs 3.17 crore in the five-month affair, there are a lot of Indian players who have bagged exciting deals.
Let's take a look at the highest paid Indian players in the ISL:
#5 Eugeneson Lyngdoh (Rs 1.1 crore)
Hailed as the best midfielder of the country in recent times, Eugeneson Lyngdoh is a livewire inside the rectangle. After two stints with Rangdajied United and two years with Shillong Lajong FC, the Meghalaya born settled in Bengaluru FC, who were an I-League club back in those days.
He was then bought by FC Pune City on loan from Bengaluru FC in the 2015 ISL auctions. After plying his trade for the Pune outfit, Lyngdoh finally shifted his base to Kolkata as ATK came calling in the 2017 ISL Draft and picked up the midfielder.
Lyngdoh's speciality is his ability to make long runs along the ground and create chances for the forwards.
He was a vital member of Bengaluru FC during their major title triumphs. Lyngdoh was awarded the AIFF Player of the year in 2015 and also the I-League midfielder of the year in 2014-15. The playmaker who has also been part of the Indian National football team on 17 occasions was roped in by defending champions ATK for a handsome amount.