India has always had a strained relationship with football but there have been some players with Indian links who have been able to showcase their talent. 15-year-old Yan Dhanda was recently in the news as a talented youngster with Indian connections who plies his trade for the Liverpool youth team. Here is a list of 5 footballers of Indian origin who have been able to showcase their talent on the field.
#1 Vikash Dhorasoo
Born to an Indo-Mauritian parents originally hailing from Andhra Pradesh, Dhorasoo is undoubtedly the most successful Indian origin footballer to play football.
The 40-year-old amassed 18 caps for the France National Team and was even part of their 2006 World Cup squad but was left on the bench throughout the tournament.
Dhorasoo spent most of his time with Ligue 1 clubs Le Havre and Lyon but also played for Italian giants AC Milan and current French champions Paris Saint Germain. After retiring from the game in 2007 Dhorasoo became the chairman of French club L 'Entente SSG.