Since the inception of the Indian Super League in 2014, we have witnessed many players from the European countries who came to try a new path in their football careers. So, when calculating the number of foreign players who have come to ISL, we will find that most footballers will be from Spain. Eight four players arrived from there to play in India in the first season. Spain has continuously gifted us many talented players to bless the Indian football grounds. As we expect, many of those players play in the midfield position. There are no better players than the Spaniards who can teach the Indian players how to control the game with their legs and football. The midfield generals from Spain always try to keep their elegance to make Indian football more beautiful. Spanish players are always an unavoidable part of ISL betting.
The all-time top scorer of the Indian Super League is a Spanish player, one of the best players ISL has ever seen. Former Espanyol player Ferran Corominas, shortly called Coro. In 2006, he won the Copa del Rey with Espanyol, and he was also a part of the U-19 Spanish team, which won the European Championship.
With Coro, we witnessed another Spanish player, Edu Bedia’s beautiful game, a highly talented midfielder. He was a former player of Barcelona B, and that Barca touch was evident in his game. He and Coro were teammates in FC Goa. They were considered as one of the dangerous duos in ISL. With Edu Bedia providing the ball for Coro, it was easy for him to rain goals on the opponent’s post. Their combination was a joy to watch for the Indian football fans and a nightmare for the opponents.
When we look at the managers, we can see that India is one of the most preferred regions for football for the Spaniards. In 2020, seven managers were from Spain. The clubs have a tendency to select coaches who give importance to possession-based attacking. They have also been successful in ISL by winning multiple titles.
Carles Cuadrat is one of the Spanish managers who have been very successful as a manager in ISL. He was a player turned manager who played in the lower teams of FC Barcelona. In his first season as the ISL side Bengaluru FC manager, he led the team to their maiden title.
Another Spanish manager who is considered one the best is Sergio Lobera, a former Barcelona B player. At the beginning of his coaching career, he was the assistant coach of FC Barcelona for one month. With the ISL side Mumbai City FC, he won the league title and the super league title in one year.