Are there any Indian footballers?

Can an Indian be a football player?

This is a list of Indian football players (both men and women), who are currently playing or have played in any competitive foreign football league.


Mohammed Salim Sunil Chhetri
Celtic FC Sporting CP B
Scottish Football League (top tier) Liga Portugal 2 (second tier)
Scotland Portugal
1936 2013–14

Who is the Indian best football player?

1. Sunil Chhetri. Sunil Chhetri is the best football player in India in 2021, playing the center-forward position as a striker or winger. His contribution to the Football world is impeccable.

Why can’t Indians play in Europe?

The lack of a decent platform at the grassroots level:-

These two academies that do exist, lack dynamic technical staff though they have good coaches. This is the main reason the growth of Indian football is so retarded, and why we languish consistently so low in FIFA rankings.

Can Indian players play in La Liga?

Eighteen year old Bengaluru boy Ishan Pandita has made India proud by becoming the first Indian player to get a professional contract from a Spanish La Liga club. … He has inked a one-year deal with newly promoted side Club Deportivo Leganes, who are 11th in La Liga.

Who is the legend of Indian football?

List of India international footballers

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# Name Goals
1 Sunil Chhetri 80
2 Bhaichung Bhutia 41
3 Shabbir Ali 23
Climax Lawrence 3

Does India play in FIFA?

India has never participated in the FIFA World Cup, although they did qualify by default for the 1950 World Cup after all other nations in their qualification group withdrew. … India also participates in the SAFF Championship, the top regional football competition in South Asia.

Is India qualified for FIFA?

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers 2022: India play out 1-1 draw against Afghanistan, enter Asian Cup third round qualifiers. … With seven points from eight matches, India finished third in Group E behind toppers Qatar and Oman, and ahead of Afghanistan (fourth in group with six points from eight matches).