With the ISL Fixtures beginning from the 20th October let’s look at some of the top Defenders this season:
Sandesh Jhingan is a professional Indian football player who plays for Kerala Blasters FC as well as the Indian national team as a defender. He is also the captain of Kerala Blasters and has captained the national side several times.
He is no doubt India’s best centre-back and one of ISL’s best. In the 76 matches he has played in the league, he has been on the field for 6806 minutes and has provided 4 assists in the process. With a 70.27% passing accuracy, he has provided for his club 194 tackles, 93 interceptions, 502 clearances and 97 blocks. He has accumulated 17 yellow cards and has never been red-carded in a match.It will be exciting to watch him in action this ISL 2019.
Rahul Bheke is an Indian professional footballer who plays for the national side as well as Bengaluru FC, his ISL club. He has been a part of Bengaluru’s winning campaign in the 2018-19 season and was an integral part of it. A right-back naturally, Bheke can play on both flanks.
As far as statistics are concerned, he has played 61 matches and scored 3 times with just 28 shots. Bheke also has 4 assists to his name. With a passing accuracy of 74.84%, Bheke stands out as a solid playmaker. He has made 170 tackles, 67 interceptions and 80 blocks. In his 61 matches, he has just accumulated 8 yellow cards and just a single red card.His performance this year will decide where the defending champions will end up on the ISL Points Table.
Albert Serran is a Spanish footballer who plays for Bengaluru FC as a centre-back. A part of the winning campaign in 2018-19 season of the league. He has played for Espanyol as well as Swansea City in the past.
In the 17 matches, he has played he has an assist to his name. He also has a passing accuracy of 88.06% which is unbelievable for a defender. Serran has defensively contributed 23 tackles, 20 interceptions and 13 blocks.
Another footballer from India, Subhashish Bose is a defender who plays for Mumbai City FC. This 24-year-old plays at the left-back position for the Islanders. Bose has had a solid track record in the 34 matches he has played in the league. He has provided 2 assists, 89 tackles, 35 interceptions and 58 blocks with just 6 yellow cards and one sending off to his name.
Lucian Goian is a Romanian professional footballer who plays for Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League. A centre-back naturally, Goian has played for Mumbai City FC in the past. In the 50 matches he has played, he has scored an impressive 3 goals.
As far as defensive ability is concerned, he has contributed with 246 tackles, 93 interceptions and 69 blocks while committing 78 fouls and accumulating 10 yellow cards. He has never been sent-off in the ISL.