🇮🇳 ISL 2020/21 Season Review: Mumbai City, ATKMB, NorthEast Utd, FC Goa, Jamshedpur and more

We’ve finally come to the end of the ISL season after Mumbai City FC beat ATKMB to clinch the trophy on Saturday but we look back at the season in general and review the statistics, the teams who stood out and as well looking at the changes expected for the next ISL season…


Youngest captain :white_check_mark:

Hero of the Month - February :white_check_mark:

Emerging Player of the Month - February :white_check_mark:

ISL Emerging Player of the Season - HeroISL 2020-21 :white_check_mark:

Another feather in the cap for NorthEast United’s Lalengmawia :raised_hands:


Powered ATKMB to a Runners-Up finish in HeroISL 2020-21 with :two::two: goal contributions!

Roy Krishna :clap:


Leading the charts in successful tackles & forward passes in HeroISL 2020-21 :chart_with_upwards_trend:

Ahmed Jahouh at his commanding best for the Islanders :raised_hands:


#ThankYouGoa for playing a vital part in ensuring a safe & successful HeroISL season :pray:


2100 - Mumbai City FC captain, Amrinder Singh played more minutes than any other player in HeroISL 2020-21.

Mainstay :large_blue_circle::trophy:


ATKMB’s Arindam Bhattacharya wins ISL 2020-21 Golden Glove award :gloves:

List of Past Golden Glove winners

2019 – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Bengaluru FC

2018 – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Bengaluru FC

2017 – Subrata Paul, Jamshedpur FC

2016 – Amrinder Singh, Mumbai City FC

2015 – Apoula Edel, Chennaiyin FC

2014 – Jan Seda, FC Goa


Lalengmawia (NorthEast United FC)

Previous Winners

2019-20: Sumit Rathi (ATK)

2018-19: Sahal Abdul Samad (Kerala Blasters)

2017-18: Lalruatthara (Kerala Blasters)

2016: Jerry Lalrinzuala (Chennaiyin FC)

2015: Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC)

2014: Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters)


ISL Hero of the League - Golden Ball winner 2020-21 Roy Krishna (ATK Mohun Bagan)

  • 14 goals and 8 assists in 23 games

Previous Winners

2019-20: Hugo Boumous (FC Goa)

2018-19: Ferran Corominas (FC Goa)

2017-18: Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC)

2016: Florent Malouda (Delhi Dynamos)

2015: Stiven Mendoza (Chennaiyin FC)

2014: Iain Hume (Kerala Blasters)


ISL 2020-21 Winners, Runners Up and Semifinalists

League Winners Shield - Mumbai City FC

Winners: Mumbai City FC

Runners up: ATK Mohun Bagan

Semi-finalists: NorthEast United FC and FC Goa

Previous ISL winners

2014: ATK FC

2015: Chennaiyin FC

2016: ATK FC

2017-18: Chennaiyin FC

2018-19: Bengaluru FC

2019-20: ATK FC


ISL Golden Boot 2020-21

Igor Angulo (FC Goa) - 14 goals from 21 games

The next four on the list:

Roy Krishna (ATK FC) - 14 Goals from 23 games

Diego Mauricio (Odisha FC) - 12 goals from 20 games

Adam Le Fondre (Mumbai City FC) - 11 goals from 23 games

Aridane Santana (Hyderabad FC) - 10 goals from 18 games

Previous Winners

2014: Elano (Chennaiyn FC)

2015: Stiven Mendoza (Chennaiyin FC)

2016: Marcelinho (Delhi Dynamos)

2017-18: Ferran Corominas (FC Goa)

2018-19: Ferran Corominas (FC Goa)

2019-20: Nerijus Valskis (Chennaiyin FC)


DHL Winning Pass of the Season 2020-21 Alberto Noguera (FC Goa)

Previous Winners

2016: Sameehg Doutie (ATK)

2017-18: Udanta Singh (Bengaluru FC)

2018-19: Arnold Issoko (Mumbai City FC)

2019-20: Hugo Boumous (FC Goa)


𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐊 :muscle:

Rowllin Borges had the most interceptions & recoveries by a Mumbai City FC player in HeroISL 2020-21 :clap:


Top Indian goal-scorers from Hero ISL 2020-21

Sunil Chhetri


The least surprising aspect about this list of leading Indian goal-scorers from Hero ISL 2020-21 is that the evergreen Sunil Chhetri tops it. The personification of consistency, Chhetri continues to be India’s top marksman despite Bengaluru FC not enjoying the best of campaigns. The Indian legend top-scored for the Blues with eight goals and also provided two assists for the former Hero ISL champions. One of Bengaluru FC’s best players in an otherwise underwhelming campaign, Chhetri remains the benchmark for all aspiring Indian strikers to meet.


Bipin Singh


If Chhetri topping this list was expected, Bipin Singh’s inclusion comes as a surprise since not many would have predicted him to be among the top-five Indian goal-scorers at the start of the campaign. Bipin enjoyed a coming-of-age season with the Islanders and received praise from head coach Sergio Lobera as well as national coach Stimac. Scorer of the only hat-trick in Hero ISL 2020-21, Bipin also netted the winning goal for Mumbai City FC in the final. He scored six goals and provided four assists, putting him equal with Chhetri in terms of goal contributions.


Manvir Singh


Manvir Singh is another Indian talent who enjoyed a fine season. Playing for ATK Mohun Bagan, Manvir was a constant threat to opposition defences throughout the season. He was a headache for fullbacks to deal with in the wide areas and scored some spectacular goals courtesy of his quick feet and searing pace. The Indian international scored six goals for the Mariners and provided three assists for them in what was his most productive Hero ISL campaign yet.


Ishan Pandita


One Indian talent who stood out despite not enjoying much gametime was FC Goa forward Ishan Pandita. Playing his first campaign in the Hero ISL, Pandita didn’t look out of place whenever given the opportunity to impress by the Gaurs’ head coach Juan Ferrando. Used as a substitute, Pandita made the most of his limited chances by scoring important goals to help his team earn crucial points. His ability to net vital goals as a substitute became uncanny at one point with a sense of expectation surrounding his entry into games. Pandita netted four goals for FC Goa despite being on the pitch just for 131 minutes in Hero ISL 2020-21.


Halicharan Narzary


Halicharan Narzary was one of Hyderabad FC’s most influential players, especially in the first half of the campaign during which he was unplayable at times. The Indian winger was a big goal threat for Manuel Marquez’s men and scored some spectacular goals for Hyderabad FC. He caused all sorts of trouble for opposition fullbacks in some matches, proving to be a handful to deal with. Even though his form tailed off a bit towards the latter half of the league stage, Narzary scored more goals (4) than any other Indian player from Hyderabad.


@Jay @Amit Which of this Indian Players were you most impressed with during the just concluded ISL season


Bartholomew Ogbeche has been one of the most consistent players in the ISL over the last three years. :nigeria::muscle:

The Nigerian had another Great Season.