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Top 10 Best Players in the Durand Cup 2023

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Qualifying rounds for this tournament begin on 3 April, and after concluding ISL and Tri-Nation friendly tournaments, it is now time to focus on the Durand Cup. This tournament takes place every four years and was last hosted in 2019 when FC Goa was crowned champions. Check Top 10 Best Players in the Durand Cup 2023.

Furthermore, its champions will participate in an extra playoff against Gokulam Kerala. Winners of the 2021-22 I-Leagues. For a place in the group stage of the 2023-24 AFC Cup competition, making this unique chance available only to Durand Cup champions to participate.

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Top 10 Best Players in the Durand Cup 2023

As all clubs vie to capture silverware and qualify for AFC qualification. Most teams will field their primary group. With such talent and flair bursting through these teams, the tournament promises to be competitive and entertaining.

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These players become valuable addition at Durand Cup 2023 for their team. It needs someone capable of making up defensive gaps that were left by previous teammates leaving him outfield!

10. Dimi Petratos

Dimitri Petratos of ATK Mohun Bagan was one of the key elements in Juan Ferrando’s ISL title-winning side, providing leadership on both ends. His nine goals and seven assists also served as testaments to his importance.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth10 November 1992
Age30 Years
Birth placeSydney
CountryAustralia
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.76 m
Weight80 Kg
Family DetailsFather name:  Chris Petratos, Mother Name: Evangelos Petratos, Wife name: Samantha, Son name: Vangeli

9. Alisher Kholmurodov

Alisher Kholmurodov is one of Northeast United FC’s latest signings and is renowned for his versatility across the backline. Playing as a center-back, full-back, or central defensive midfielder if needed. Alisher previously represented three clubs in Tajikistan’s top division before coming to Northeast United FC.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth2 Mar 1997
Age26 Years
Birth placeTajikistan
CountryTajikistan
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.90 m
WeightNot Available
Family DetailsNot Available

8. Diego Mauricio

Diego Mauricio, Odisha’s Golden Boot winner in Indian Super League 2022-23. It is at the core of their attack and has played an invaluable role in their club’s glory this season. Scoring 12 goals with four assists across 20 league games alone, his heroics propelled Odisha into their very first playoffs ever!

NicknameThe Little Drogba
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth25 June 1991
Age32 Years
Birth placeRio de Janeiro
CountryBrazil
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.83 m
Weight80 Kg
Family Details Wife name: Mayara Bassan

7. Luka Majcen

Luka took home both awards after an outstanding league campaign that saw his side win the I League and earn promotion to the Indian Super League. It scored 16 goals this year in the I League competition. It is becoming one of the lethal attacking players of this division.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth25 July 1989
Age34 Years
Birth placeSlovenia
CountryBalkans
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.76 m
Weight67 Kg
Family DetailsNot Available

6. Cleiton Silva

Despite their poor showing throughout, Cleiton Silva was another stand-out performer from East Bengal’s 2017-18 league campaign. Cleiton scored 12 goals both joint highest while also providing one assist. Making him one of the Red and Yellow Brigade’s only bright spots despite all their misadventures in league play.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth3 February 1987 
Age36 Years
Birth placeSão Geraldo da Piedade,
CountryBrazil
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.75 m
Weight71 Kg
Family DetailsWife name: Kealia Watt

5. Dimitris Diamantakos

After experiencing an unusual and disappointing ISL campaign. The Kerala Blasters will be determined to stage an impressive comeback in the Super Cup. It will put great faith in the Greek star Diamantakos to lead their charge.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth5 March 1993
Age30 Years
Birth placePiraeus
CountryGreece
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.82 m
Weight75 Kg
Family DetailsNot Available

4. Juan David Castaneda

Juan David Castaneda of Sreenidhi Deccan is an extremely dangerous striker that must be monitored closely. This season alone in the I League, Castaneda has posted impressive numbers – 15 goals. The assists for Sreenidhi – making him one of the highest goal contributors with skill and flair to match.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth25 June 1991
Age32 Years
Birth placeRio de Janeiro
CountryBrazil
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.83 m
Weight80 Kg
Family DetailsNot Available

3. Lallianzuala Chhangte

Top 10 Best Players in the Durand Cup 2023
Aminou Bouba one of Top 10 Best Players in the Durand Cup 2023

Chhangte recently enjoyed his best season as a professional footballer. Winning both the ISL Shield and Golden Ball Awards. So, all clubs should remain alert to his presence during this year’s super cup tournament.

NicknameZuala
ProfessionFootballer
Date of BirthAugust 28, 1997
Age25 Years
Birth placeKawrtethawveng in Mizoram
CountryIndia
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.66 m
Weight60 Kg
Family DetailsBrother Name: Chhangte Van Lal Remtluanga

2. Aminou Bouba

Top 10 Best Players in the Durand Cup 2023

Aminou Bouba took home this season’s I League Defender of the Tournament Award. At 6 feet 3 inches tall and rock solid in defense for his club. Bouba provided formidable opposition for any opposing attack while making for solid work at center back for Subhankar Adhikari in tandem.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth28 January 1991
Age32 Years
Birth placeGaroua
CountryCameroon
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.93 m
Weight86 Kg
Family DetailsNot Available

1. Sunil Chhetri

Top 10 Best Players in the Durand Cup 2023

Sunil Chhetri was highly unlucky not to win the Indian Super League (ISL) Championship title after such an outstanding performance throughout the season. It rarely started, instead making most of his contributions as a sub. And coming on late against Kerala or Mumbai during crucial moments.

NicknameCaptain Fantastic
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth3 August 1984
Age39 Years
Birth placeSecunderabad, Telangana
CountryIndia
Education and schoolASUTOSH COLLEGE
Height1.70 m
Weight70 Kg
Family DetailsFather Name:  K. B. Chhetri, Mother Name: Sushila Chhetri, Wife Name: Sonam Bhattacharya

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