Indians just behind Brazilians in top ISL goal-scorers' list
Indian players have scored 23 goals, only three less than Brazilian imports from all teams, in the Indian Super League Football tournament that has entered the knock out phase now.
Mumbai: Indian players have scored 23 goals, only three less than Brazilian imports from all teams, in the Indian Super League Football tournament that has entered the knock out phase now.
Brazilian players, led by eight strikes from Chennaiyin FC's sharp shooter Elano Blumer, have notched up 26 goals overall.
Indian players -- led by FC Goa's Romeo Fernandes and Chennaiyin FC's Jeje Lalpekhlua who have found the target thrice each -- have tallied 23 in all.
Players from France and Spain are tied with 11 goals apiece, said an ISL release on Friday.
A total of 121 goals have been scored from 56 games in the round robin phase of the football event.
Notable goal-getters from Brazil (26 goals): Elano Blumer (Chennaiyin FC) 8, Gustavo dos Santos (Delhi Dynamos FC) 5, Andre Santos (FC Goa) and Bruno Pelissari (Chennaiyin FC) 4 each, Andre Moritz (Mumbai City FC) 3 (hat-trick), Guilherme de Castro (North East United FC) and Pedro Gusmao (Kerala Blasters FC) 1 each.
India (23): Romeo Fernandes (FC Goa) and Jeje Lalpekhlua (Chennaiyin FC) 3 each, Baljit Sahni and Cavin Lobo (both Atletico de Kolkata) 2 each.
France (11): Youness Bengelloun, Gregory Arnolin (both C Goa) 2 each, Nicolas Anelka (Mumbai City FC) and David Trezeguet (FC Pune City) 2 each, Bernard Mendy (Chennaiyin FC) and Johan Letzelter (Mumbai City FC), Robert Pires (FC Goa) 1 each.
Spain (11): Koke (North East United FC) 4, Luis Garcia (Athletico de Kolkata) 2, Borja Fernandez, Jofre, Arnal Llibert (all Athletico de Kolkata), Cristian Hidalgo (Chennaiyin FC) and Bruno Arias (Delhi Dynamos) 1 each.