Top 10 Best Football Players in India in 2021

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Best Football Players in India:- It is very hard to choose the best football player in India because every player has his strength and weaknesses. So we cannot judge them like Sunil Chhetri is better than Udanta Singh, but we can differentiate them on their achievements.

That’s what I have done today, I have made this list of the top 10 best football players in India based on their achievements. Each of these players has a huge fan following and they are among the famous football players of India.

1) Sunil Chhetri

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Best Football Player in India – Sunil Chhetri

Sunil Chhetri is at the 1st position in our list of best football players in India. He is born in 1984 in Secunderabad in a very lower-middle-class family. Nowadays Sunil is performing as a captain in the Indian national football team.

He is India’s highest goal scorer and the world’s 2nd highest goal scorer after Ronaldo. In addition to that, he is also one of the fittest players in India, maybe because of his healthy diet.

Sunil has millions of followers on social media, and thousands of fans are waiting for his one autograph. His miraculous goals in national & international matches made him the best footballer in India.

Sunil Chhetri has played 115 international matches in his career and scored over 72 goals. Due to this, he is also named as an Asian icon in 2018 on his 34th birthday. Due to his tremendous performance in football matches, he is honored with the Arjuna award in 2011 and the Padma Shri award in 2019.

Current Club – Bengaluru FC

Ground Position – Centre Forward

Height & Weight – 1.7 Meter & 70 Kg

2) Udanta Singh

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2nd Best Football Player in India – Udanta Singh

Udanta Singh is the 2nd best football player in India. His career was started at Tata football academy. Currently, he is playing for the Bengaluru FC and the Indian national football team. Singh is the golden boot winner of 2019 which makes him among the top football players in India. Udanta had scored his first international goal against Chinese Taipei in the match of 2018.

Current Club – Bengaluru FC

Ground Position – Forwarder

Height & Weight – 1.71 Meter & 65 Kg

3) Sandesh Jhingan

3rd best football player sandesh jhingan doing celebration after winning the match
3rd Best Football Player in India -Sandesh Jhingan

Sandesh Jhingan is the 3rd Best Football Player in India. He is the brother of great football player Vivek Gulati. He had done his initial training at Stephen academy. In many interviews, Sandesh said that Stephen academy is the seed of his huge success.

He is the defender of the Indian national football team. He joined ATK Mohun Bagan FC which is one of the finest football clubs in India.

Current Club – ATK Mohun Bagan FC

Ground Position – Defender

Height & Weight – 1.88 Meter & 82 Kg

4) Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

4th best football player Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Goalkeeping in the match
4th Best Football Player in India – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is at the 4th position in our list of best football players in India. Gurpreet started his training when he was only 8 years old. Like Sandesh Jhingan, he has also started his career with Stephen academy in the year 2000.

In 2009 he made his first debut in an international match against Iran. It was the first time when he was chosen as a captain for an international match against Puerto Rico in 2016. In addition to that, Sandhu is the first Indian player who appeared in the UEFA Europe League.

Current Club – Bengaluru FC

Ground Position – Goalkeeper

Height & Weight – 1.98 Meter & 90 Kg

5) Jakichand Singh

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5th Best Football Player in India – Jakichand Singh

Jakichand Singh is the 5th name on our list of best football players in India. He is a midfielder in our Indian football team and Mumbai FC. Currently, Jakichand is playing for Mumbai FC but earlier he had also played for Pune. Jaki made his international debut in the year 2015 against Nepal. He played a total of 18 matches with no yellow or red card.

Current Club – Bengaluru FC

Ground Position – Midfielder

Height & Weight – 1.6 Meter & 58 Kg

6) Jeje Lalpekhlua

best footballer Jeje Lalpekhlua in bengal jersey
6th Best Football Player in India – Jeje Lalpekhlua

Jeje is the 6th Best Football Player in India. He is a professional footballer born in a very small village of Mizoram. He was born in a family of footballers so he always got support from his father jeje sr, who is also a professional footballer.

Due to the support of his family and his hard training, he had scored around 95 goals in his whole football career. In addition to that, he is the 2nd highest goal scorer in India after Sunil Chhetri. Nowadays, he is playing for the Indian national football team and Chennaiyin FC.

Current Club – SC East Bengal

Ground Position – Forward

Height & Weight – 1.76 Meter & 75 Kg

7) Sahal Abdul Samad

footballer Sahal Abdul Samad in kerela club jersey
7th Best Football Player in India – Sahal Abdul Samad

He is a 24-year-old professional footballer born in the United Arab Emirates. Sahal recently joined the Kerela blaster football club in the year 2020. with that, he is also playing for the Indian national football team. He primarily plays as a midfield attacker with his right foot. His 89 goals in his 57 matches made him one of the best footballers in India.

Current Club – Kerala Blasters FC

Ground Position – Midfield

Height & Weight – 1.76 Meter & 70 Kg

8) Rahul Bheke

8th best football player Rahul Bheke with Small Beard wearing bengaluru club jersey
8th Best Football Player in India – Rahul Bheke

Rahul Bheke is among the top Indian football players. He plays as a defender in Indian National Team and Bengaluru FC. His professional career was started in 2011. He made his international debut in 2019 as a professional defender.

Current Club – Bengaluru FC

Ground Position – Defender

Height & Weight – 1.8 Meter & 85 Kg

9)Amrinder Singh

best footballer Amrinder Singh Wearing mumbai city FC jersey
9th Best Football Player in India – Amrinder Singh

Amrinder Singh is at the 9th position in our list of best football players in India. Singh plays as a goalkeeper in our Indian national football team. He started his career in sports wing academy, and later on, he had also played for the Punjab state team.

Amrinder had joined the Mumbai city football club in 2017. Singh started his international career in 2014 and he has represented India in the 2014 Asian games.

Current Club – Mumbai City FC

Ground Position – Goalkeeper

Height & Weight – 1.86 Meter & 80 Kg

10) I.M. Vijayan

10th best football player IM vijayan wearing kerela blasters jersey
10th Best Football Player in India – IM Vijayan

IM Vijayan is the best player in the history of Indian football. I have listed him in the 10th position because he is a former Indian football player. People also call him blackbuck because of his dark skin.

He primarily plays as a center forwarder and striker. Vijayan was also nominated as a captain from the year 2000 to 2004. He scored 40 goals in 79 matches of his whole international career.

Current Club – Not in Any Club [ Retired ]

Ground Position –  Forwarder & Striker

Height & Weight – 1.8 Meter & 69 Kg

Conclusion

So here we end with our list of the best football players in India. These all players have worked hard to reach these positions. If you are a fan of any of the above players then comment below the name.