Premier Futsal League: Team of the tournament
After 10 days of entertaining and exciting Futsal, the Premier Futsal tournament has come to an end. Ryan Giggs’ Mumbai 5s came out on top of Kochi in the penalty shootout in the final after a thrilling 40 minutes that ended with the score 1-1. The tournament was a pure entertainer as we were lucky to witness legendary players like Ronaldinho and Paul Scholes who took the field along with the young Indian players.
Over the ten days, many players have stolen the show with some fantastic Futsal but there were a few who were consistently the best throughout the tournament. Here are the best players who have made it to our team of the tournament.
1) Goalkeeper: Luis Amado (Mumbai)
The 40-year-old goalkeeper was at the centre of Mumbai’s winning moments as he scored his penalty and saved his counterpart Casalone’s effort. Luis Amado came into the tournament after 134 games for the Spanish national Futsal team and a bag of experience from his 15 years at Inter Movistar.
During the tournament, Amado has been Mumbai number one choice keeper and has not let his team down. Despite conceding a goal in every game of the tournament, Amado has made many crucial saves, especially against Chennai 5s in the group stages. He is confident with the ball at his feet but is not very adventurous as his style of play is very conventional and composed.
His ball distribution has also been fantastic, especially the long passes toward the wings. His performances earn him a place in the team of the tournament as the number one choice goalkeeper.