ISL 2017: 5 stars with the highest following on social media
Since it's inception back in 2014, the Indian Super League has managed to attract some of the greatest ever players to have graced the field in world football. The tournament is only in its fourth edition at the moment and has already witnessed the likes of Alessandro Del Piero, Roberto Carlos, Robert Pires and Alessandro Nesta kicking the ball around on Indian soil.
The ongoing edition of the ISL has seen a huge overhaul in terms of the longevity of the tournament. With the addition of two new entrants, the competition is in its longest ever campaign and will go on for four months this time around.
Here, we take a look at five active ISL footballers with the highest fan following on social media! Kindly note that the number of likes on Facebook on their official pages has been used to rank the players.
#5 Romeo Fernandes - Delhi Dynamos
Facebook - 157,379, Twitter - 1,089, Instagram - 19.6K
The electrifying winger came into the spotlight during his time with FC Goa under Brazilian coach Zico. Romeo's impressive performances earned him a call-up to the Indian national team and was a key element in the FC Goa side that played the 2015 final against eventual winners Chennaiyin FC.
Romeo also became the first Indian to play professionally in South America at the senior level when he made an appearance from the bench during his loan spell at Brazilian club Atletico Paranaense.