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ISL 2017: Full list of foreign signings made by every ISL franchise

In this article, we take a look at all the foreign players signed for ISL season 4.


John Johnson will be at Bengaluru for the fifth season in a row
John Johnson will be at Bengaluru for the fifth season in a row

Since the dawn of the ISL in 2014, foreign signings have been a marquee feature of the league. From the likes of Alessandro Del Piero to Diego Forlan, a plethora of veteran footballers has graced the league. With the upcoming season just around the corner, the teams look in good shape adding the required arsenal through their respective foreign signings.

In this article, we take a look at all the foreign players signed by the ten clubs for the 2017-18 ISL season so far. The list will be updated with every completed transfer.


ATK


Keane
Keane is the highest-scoring Irishman ever

Robbie Keane

Age: 37

Nationality: Irish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key stat: All-time record scorer for the Republic of Ireland national team with a total of 68 goals.


Jose Egas Dos Santos Branco

Age: 30

Nationality: Portuguese

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Have experience of playing in Portugal’s top flight football division, Primeira Liga


Conor Thomas

Age: 23

Nationality: English

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Was signed by Liverpool as a teenager but failed to break into their first team


Jussi Jaaskelainen

Age: 42

Nationality: Finnish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key stat: Played over 400 Premier League games for Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United



Chennaiyin FC

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Raphael Augusto was the best midfielder in the ISL last season

Raphael Augusto

Age: 26

Nationality: Brazilian

Previous ISL experience: Played in ISL 2 and ISL 3 for Chennaiyin FC

Key stat: The midfielder made 12 appearances in his previous outing for the franchise


Rene Miheli?

Age: 29

Nationality: Slovenian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key stat: Youngest player ever to play for the Slovenia national team at just 19 years, one month and 17 days old


Íñigo Calderón

Age: 35

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key stat: 2-time runners up in Segunda División B with Alicante CF


Jaime Gavilan

Age: 32

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: Played in ISL-2 for ATK

Key stat: More than 200 La Liga appearances for Valencia, Getafe and Levante



Jamshedpur FC


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Sameehg Doutie won the ISL title last year

Sameehg Doutie

Age: 28

Nationality: South African

Previous ISL experience: Played in ISL-3 for ATK

Key fact: Winner of ISL-3 with ATK in his debut season


Emerson Gomes de Moura aka Memo

Age: 29

Nationality: Brazilian

Previous ISL experience: Part of Delhi Dynamos franchise in ISL-3 (didn’t make any appearance)

Key fact: Played for Brazilian club Santa Cruz


José Luis Espinosa Arroyo (Tiri) 

Age: 26

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: Played in ISL-2 and ISL-3 for ATK

Key fact: Winner of ISL-3 with ATK


Kervens Belfort

Age: 25

Nationality: Haitian

Previous ISL experience: Played in ISL-3 for Kerala Blasters

Key stat: No player attempted more dribbles than Belfort in ISL 2016


Andre Bikey

Age: 32

Nationality: Cameroonian

Previous ISL experience: Played in ISL-2 for NorthEast United, signed for FC Pune City in ISL-3 but pulled out due to injury

Key stat: Played more than 70 games in the Premier League for Reading


Trindade Goncalves

Age: 21

Nationality: Brazilian

Previous ISL experience: Played in ISL-3 for FC Goa

Key fact: Started out at Brazilian heavyweights Flamengo



Bengaluru FC

A-League Rd 17 - Brisbane v Western Sydney
Dimas Delgado arrives from Australia to the ISL

Dimas Delgado

Age: 34

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Has played for Barcelona B side


Erik Paartalu

Age: 31

Nationality: Australian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Represented Australia at the 2003 FIFA U-17 World Championship


Braulio Nobrega

Age: 31

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played for Spain U20 team


Antonio Rodríguez Dovale (Toni)

Age: 27

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played for FC Barcelona’s youth team from 2002-2005


Juan Antonio González Fernández (Juanan)

Age: 30

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played for Real Madrid B team from 2009-2011


John Johnson

Age: 28

Nationality: English

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played in the English Premier League for Middlesbrough


Miku

Age: 32

Nationality: Venezuelan

Previous ISL experience: None

Key stat: Has played 51 times for Venezuela scoring 11 goals



Delhi Dynamos

Cichero is a Venezuelan internationsl
Cichero is a Venezuelan internationsl

Gabriel Cichero

Age: 33

Nationality: Venezuelan

Previous ISL experience: None

Key stat: Regular in the national side with a total of 70 caps


Matias Mirabaje

Age: 28

Nationality: Uruguayan

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played for Uruguay U-20 team at the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt


Paulinho Dias

Age: 29

Nationality: Brazilian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played in Série A for Italian side Cruzeiro 



Kerala Blasters



Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Wes Brown is a for

Nemanja Laki?-Peši?

Age: 25

Nationality: Serbian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played in the lower tiers of Serbian football for Donji Srem


Iain Hume

Age: 33

Nationality: Canadian

Previous ISL experience: ISL-1 with KB, ISL-2, and ISL-3 with ATK

Key stat: All-time ISL record goalscorer with 23 goals


Courage Pekuson

Age: 22

Nationality: Ghanaian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Pekuson has represented the Ghana U23 side


Wes Brown

Age: 36

Nationality: English

Previous ISL experience: None

Key stat: Brown is a five-time Premier League champion with Manchester United


Paul Rachubka

Age: 36

Nationality: American

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played alongside current ATK head coach Teddy Sheringham at Manchester United and won the 2000-01 Premier League title


Mark Sifneos

Age: 21

Nationality: Dutch

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played at two-time Eerste Divisie champions RKC Waalwijk


Dimitar Berbatov

Age: 36

Nationality: Bulgarian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key stat: Two-time Premier League winner with Manchester United and Bulgaria's all-time top goal scorer



Mumbai City FC

Gerson Vieira has rejoined Mumbai City FC
Gerson Vieira has rejoined Mumbai City FC

Everton Santos

Age: 30

Nationality: Brazilian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Has formerly played for Ligue 1 club, Paris St. Germain


Rafa Jorda

Age: 33

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Semi-finalist in the Chinese FA Cup with Guizhou Renhe FC


Leo Costa

Age: 31

Nationality: Brazilian

Previous ISL experience: ISL-3 with Mumbai City FC

Key stat: Top scorer of 2014 Campeonato Paulista, with nine goals


Marcio Rosario

Age: 33

Nationality: Brazil

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played for Italian club Fluminense FC


Lucian Goian

Age: 34

Nationality: Romanian

Previous ISL experience: ISL-3 with Mumbai City FC

Key stat: Played 6 matches in the UEFA Cup for Dinamo Bucure?ti


Gerson Vieira

Age: 24

Nationality: Brazil

Previous ISL experience: ISL-3 with Mumbai City FC

Key stat: Winner of six different titles: Efipan in 2006, Gauchão Children and Cup Brazil U-15 in 2007, Copa Santiago in 2008, Brasileirão U-20 and Gauchão Youth in 2009


Achille Emana

Age: 35

Nationality: Cameroonian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Finished runner-up with Cameroon at the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2008 Africa Cup of Nations



FC Goa

AFC Asian Champions League - Brisbane v Muangthong United
Manuel Arana will link up with Sergio Lobera at FC Goa

Manuel Arana Rodriguez

Age: 32

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played in fourth-tier of Spanish football


Ahmed Jahouh

Age: 29

Nationality: Moroccan

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played in the African Champions League 


Bruno Pinheiro

Age: 29

Nationality: Portuguese

Previous ISL experience: ISL-1 with FC Goa

Key fact: Played in Portugal’s national youth teams


Ferran Corominas (Coro)

Age: 34

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played in the top two divisions of Spanish football


Sergio Juste (Chechi)

Age: 25

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Captained Barcelona's B side at the age of 22 in 2014


Manuel Lanzarote

Age: 33

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played alongside Lionel Messi at Barcelona B during his formative years


Edu Bedia

Age: 28

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played at Barcelona B for one season, scoring seven goals in 39 matches


Adrian Colunga

Age: 32

Nationality: Spain

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played at current Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion in the 2014-15 season


NorthEast United 

Noth East United are yet to make any foreign signings for the upcoming season.


FC Pune City

Marcelinho is arguably the best signing of the season
Marcelinho is arguably the best signing of the season

Emiliano Alfaro

Age: 29

Nationality: Uruguayan

Previous ISL experience: ISL-3 with NorthEast United

Key fact: Played under current Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone at San Lorenzo


Marcos Tebar

Age: 31

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: ISL-3 with Delhi Dynamos

Key fact: Played with Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka at Real Madrid in the 2009/10 season


Marcelo Leite Pereira (Marcelinho)

Age: 30

Nationality: Brazilian

Previous ISL experience: ISL-3 with Delhi Dynamos

Key stat: Top scorer and Golden Boot winner in ISL 2016


Rafael Lopez

Age: 32

Nationality: Spanish

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Played in Spain and Germany throughout his career and can play anywhere in defence


Jonatan Lucca

Age: 23

Nationality: Brazilian

Previous ISL experience: ISL-2 with FC Goa and ISL-3 with FC Pune City

Key fact: Product of the AS Roma Academy


Damir Grgic

Age: 25

Nationality: Croatian

Previous ISL experience: None

Key fact: Has played club football in Germany, Slovenia and Austria

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