Referring to the place to rest after losing the ideal performance for players, everyone must immediately think of America, China or Qatar. However, few people know that India is also a promising land for the stars who have stepped onto the other side of their career.
During the early years of the Indian Super League (ISL), this country had seen many famous names in the world football come here, making the tournament attract more attention.
Elano Blumer | Chennaiyin
Elano arrived at Chennaiyin at ISL in 2014. With 8 goals scored, he finished the season as top scorer. In the next season, the Brazilian midfielder owned 4 goals and 4 assists after 15 appearances, contributing to the team to win the first domestic title.
Helder Postiga | Atletico de Kolkata
On October 3, 2015, Postiga had their first match at the ISL tournament in Atletico de Kolkata. In the opening game, he left the impression with a double against Chennaiyin club but injury forced him to end the season from there. In August 2016, the Portuguese striker returned to Kolkata, after a brief stint at Rio Ave. This time, he made 11 appearances, scored 2 goals and had 3 assists, helping the team to win the championship for the second time.
Lucio | Goa
Throughout his career, the Brazilian midfielder played for many major football teams such as Bayern Munich, Inter Milan or Juventus, before moving to Asia. In 2015, he moved to the ISL and spent two years playing there, at the same time acting as an image representative for the club.
David Trezeguet | Pune City
Trezeguet is a great striker in the history of both Juventus and the French national team. He and Les Bleus became the winners of the 1998 World Cup, while also scoring the decisive goal to help this team to the throne at Euro 2000.Trezeguet became the face of Pune City in 2014. He scored 2 goals in eight appearances, before announcing his retirement in January 2015.