Players with the most caps for the Indian Football team
India have had a football team before independence and the most successful period for Indian football was in the early years between 1948 and 1970, after which the decline has been steady and true. The focus on football has gained a significant boost in the more recent past, with the U-17 World Cup being held in the country right now.
The Colts have a long way to go before really establishing themselves despite impressing many in their two games so far. Here we look at the players with the most caps in Indian football and see who the youngsters will look to emulate.
#5 Gouramangi Singh (71 caps and 6 goals)
At 5th place is current India defender Gouramangi Singh. He has played for many clubs in his career and currently is with NEROCA FC in the I-League. He was one of the highest paid footballers in India during his time at Churchill Brothers and has scored crucial goals for India over the course of his career including one in the final of the Nehru Cup in 2012.
Singh plays the role of a central defender, naturally as the right-sided centre-back. He was the backbone of the national side from his debut till late 2013, from where his games have dried up. He played for FC Pune City in the ISL and at 31, he still has some miles to go before hanging up his boots.