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ISL 2018-19: 5 Strikers with the most goals in the history of the tournament

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2.94K   //    02 Feb 2019, 13:46 IST

Coro, Ian Hume, and Sunil Chhetri are leading the race to finish as ISL's all-time goalscorer (Image Courtesy: ISL)
Coro, Ian Hume, and Sunil Chhetri are leading the race to finish as ISL's all-time goalscorer (Image Courtesy: ISL)

Ferran Corominas pipped Ian Hume's record of scoring the most number of goals in the ISL history after converting a penalty in the 79th minute to guide the Gaurs to a 2-0 victory over the Islanders.

What is more astonishing is the fact that the Spaniard forayed into the Indian waters only the previous season. In Spain, the 36-year-old spent the entirety of his career as a right-winger. However, Sergio Lobera deployed him centrally and, he didn't disappoint.

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Currently, three strikers are at the forefront of the race to finish as the highest goalscorer in the history of the tournament but others are not far behind. On that note, here are 5 strikers with the most goals in the ISL tournament since its inception.


#5 Jeje Lalpekhlua

Jeje Lalpekhlua has scored 22 goals from 64 matches (Image Courtesy: ISL)
Jeje Lalpekhlua has scored 22 goals from 64 matches (Image Courtesy: ISL)

Jeje Lalpekhlua is fifth on the list and the second when only Indian strikers are taken into consideration.

A Chennaiyin FC loyalist, the Mizo Sniper has been with the Marina Machans since its inaugural 2014 season. Unlike the previous name and the names coming after, Jeje didn't have a particularly stellar season where he showcased his prolific striking skills.

Instead, it was his continuity in the first four seasons which ensured he scored goals from time to time. In the 2017-18 season, he scored nine goals in 20 matches for Chennaiyin FC, becoming the first Indian to finish as the top goalscorer of a championship winning side.

However, his form in the ongoing season is dreadful, to say the least. In 11 matches and 556 minutes he has been in the pitch, he couldn't score a single goal nor provide an assist.

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