In a little more than 48 hours, the Indian Super league (ISL) 2015 will begin in Chennai when defending champions Atletico de Kolkata will lock horns with the mighty Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Marina Arena Stadium in Chennai.
All the eight teams are done with their business and are all battle-ready. While new players have been added, some have been left out. The coaches are nearing the fag end of the permutations and combinations with their respective sides. The whistle is not far away, and these eight teams will battle it out for one prize, which is the coveted trophy of the ISL.
The expectations are ever higher from the players unlike the first edition of the ISL. Thus the management and the coaches have made clever choices ahead of the second season. Indian football fans will cheer their heart out when they get to see their favourite national and international players out on the pitch and playing at their sublime best.
Let us have a look at the squads of all the eight teams that will clash against each other for the ISL trophy:
1. Atletico de Kolkata:
Head Coach: Antonio Lopez Habas.
Foreigner: Juan Calatayud.
Indian: Amrinder Singh, Kunzang Bhutia, .
Foreigners: Josemi, Tiri.
Indians: Arnab Mondal, Denzil Franco, Mohan Raj Nallapan, Augustin Fernandes, Lalchhawnkima, Rino Anto.
Foreigners: Borja Fernandez, Ofentse Nato, Jaime Gavilan, Sameehg Doutie, Valmiro Lopes Rocha (Valdo), Javi Lara.
Indians:Jewel Raja, Syed Rahim Nabi, Clifford Miranda, Arata Izumi.
Foreigners:Iain Edward Hume, Helder Postiga.
Indians: Nadong Bhutia, Baljit Sahni, Sushil Kumar Singh.
2. Kerala Blasters:
Head Coach: Peter Taylor.
Foreigner: Stephen Bywater.
Indians:Sandip Nandy, Shilton Paul.
Foreigners: Carlos Marchena, Marcus Williams, Perone, Peter Ramage.
Indians: Ramandeep Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Saumik Dey, Gurwinder Singh, Nirmal Chettri.
Indians: CK Vineeth, Cavin Lobo, Ishfaq Ahmed, Mehtab Hossain, Peter Carvalho, Shankar Sampingiraj.
Foreigners: Joao Coimbra, Josue, Victor Herrero Forcada.
Foreigners:Antonio German, Chris Dagnall, Sanchez Watt.
Indians: Manandeep Singh, Mohammed Rafi.
3. Chennaiyin FC:
Head Coach: Marco Materazzi.
Foreigner: Apoula Edima Edel Bete.
Indians: A Nidhinlal, Karanjit Singh.
Foreigners: Eder, Mailson, Alessandro Potenza, Bernard Mendy.
Indians: Abhishek Das, Dhanachandra Singh, Justin Stephen, Lalmangaihsanga Ralte, Mehrajuddin Wadoo.
Foreigners: Raphael Augusto, Bruno Pelissari, Elano, Manuele Blasi
Indians: Dhanapal Ganesh, Godwin Franco, Harmanjot Khabra, Thoi Singh, , Zakeer Mundampara.
Foreigners: Fikru Teferra, Stiven Mendoza.
Indians: Balwant Singh, Jayesh Rane, Jeje Lalpekhlua.
4. FC Pune City:
Head Coach: David Platt.
Foreigner: Steve Simonsen.
Indians: Arindham Bhattacharya, Lalit Thapa.
Foreigners: Diego Colotto, Roger Johnson, Nicky Shorey.
Indians: Govin Singh, Pritam Kotal, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Gurjinder Kumar, Gouramangi Singh.
Foreigners: Didier Zokora, James Bailey.
Indians: Manish Maithani, Israil Gurung, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Sushanth Matthew, Bikash Jairu, Lenny Rodrigues, Fanai Lalrempuia.
Foreigners: Yendrick Ruiz, Kalu Uche, Adrian Mutu, Tuncay Sanli, Wesley Verhoek.
Indian: Jackichand Singh.
5. North East United FC:
Head Coach: Cesar Farias.
Foreigner: Gennaro Bracigliano.
Indians: Lalthuammawia Ralte, Rehenesh TP.
Foreigners: Cédric Hengbart, Miguel Garcia.
Indians: Marlangki Suting, Aiborlang Khongjee, Yumnam Raju, Zohmingliana Ralte, Reagan Singh, Robin Gurung.
Foreigners: Simão Sabrosa, Silas, Bruno Herrero Arias.
Indians: Kondwani Mtonga, Sanju Pradhan, Boithang Haokip, Seityasen Singh, Siam Hangal, Alan Deory.
Foreigners: Diomansy Kamara, Boubacar Sanogo, Nicolas Velez, Francis Dadzie.
Indian: Holicharan Narzary.
6. Mumbai City FC:
Head Coach: Nicolas Anelka.
Indians: Subrata Paul, Debjit Majumder, Albino Gomes.
Foreigner: Frantz Bertin, Darren O'Dea, Aitor Fernandez Lopez.
Indians: Ashutosh Mehta, , Keegan Pereira, Pavel Cmov,Kingshuk Debnath, Rowilson Rodrigues.
Foreigners: Juan Aguilera, Cristian Bustos, Selim Benachour, Andre Moritz.
Indians: Pratesh Shirodkar, Brandon Fernandes, Gabriel Fernandes, Lalrindika Ralte, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai,Sampath Kuttymani.
Foreigners: Frederic Piquionne, Nicolas Anelka, Sony Norde.
Indian: Sunil Chhetri.
7. FC Goa:
Head Coach: Zico.
Indians: Laxmikant Kattimani, Luis Barreto, Keenan Almeida.
Foreigners: Lúcio, Grégory Arnolin.
Indians:Nicolau Colaco, Raju Gaikwad, Narayan Das, Roy Debabrata.
Foreigners: Jonatan Lucca, Léo Moura, Jofre, Léo Rocha.
Indians: Bikramjit Singh,, Pronay Halder, Mandar Rao Desai, Denson Devadas, Romeo Fernandes.
Foreigners: Victor Simões, Reinaldo, Darryl Duffy.
Indians: Chinadorai Sabeeth, Joaquim Abranches, Thongkhosiem Haokip, Victorino Fernandes.
8. Delhi Dynamos:
Head Coach: Roberto Carlos.
Foreigner: Toni Doblas.
Indians: Subhasish Roy Chowdury, Ravi Kumar.
Foreigners: Roberto Carlos, John Arne Riise, Chicao.
Indians: Anwar Ali, Anas, Prabir Das, Naoba Singh, Robert Lathlamanua.
Foreigners: Serginho Greene, Hans Mulder, Gustavo, Florent Malouda.
Indians: Francis Fernandes, G Vignesh, Zodingliana Ralte, Souvik Chakraborty, Snehaj Singh.
Foreigners:Vincius Ferreria, Richard Gadze.
Indians: Robin Singh, Adil Nabi, Seminlen Doungel.