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ISL 2017: Countries with most representation in the league

Indian, Spanish and Brazilian players dominate the league

The Indian Super League runs contrary to it's name and for reasons that can and must be deemed right. The ISL is truly a global league in every sense of the word. Using any other adjective would defeat the purpose of the tournament - which is to take Indian football to the world. Sportskeeda takes a look at the countries most widely represented in the league.

#1 Wide array of players from countries with credible football leagues


South African Sameehg Doutie made the switch from ATK to Jamshedpur FC
South African Sameehg Doutie made the switch from ATK to Jamshedpur FC

Credit to the the league committee for placing a cap on the number of foreign recruits permitted in the starting eleven of every team. While it means more opportunities for Indian players, it also means teams had to carry out diligent research before picking up players to add to their foreign roster.

This season will see players from a wide range of countries - Portugal, South Africa, Haiti, Australia, England and Ghana, to name a few. It must be noted that the most if not all of the countries mentioned here have credible and solid football leagues.

As a result, the international recruits from these nations will bring with them a good amount of experience and exposure to the quality football. Hopefully, we shall get to see it being translated now on Indian soil.

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