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Top 5 Best Defenders in ISL Indian Super League 2023-24

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Since the Indian Super League‘s inception, it has been characterized by strong defenders. Teams with a history of success in the ISL have had a solid defense. Some of these athletes gained attention and lived to the hype. Check Top 5 Best Defenders in ISL Indian Super League 2023-24

While others built up their audience gradually through consistent performances. The Indian Super League is scheduled to begin on September 21 and finish in March 2024. We will be looking at five ISL 2023 players to watch.

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Top 5 Best Defenders in ISL Indian Super League 2023-24

Defenders of International is known for its recognition, distribution, as well as placement.  Best Defenders not only meets all the criteria for a defensive player, but he has also shown that he can score from set pieces, adding another dimension to the performances exhibited on the field. 

The dynamic play style of the full-back, which blends defensive steadiness with an offensive flair, made him a noteworthy player last season. A strong left foot and the ability to cross with precision are what allow him to produce precise passes.

Top 10 Best Defenders ISL 2023-24Player Name
10.Roshan Singh
9.Mehtab Singh
8.Ashish Rai
7.Hormipam Ruivah 
6.Subashish Bose
5.Anwar Ali
4.Aakash Sangwan
3.Slavko Damjanovic
2. Mourtada Fall
1.Akash Mishra

5. Anwar Ali

Ali scored two goals and made one last season. Ali also had 36 tackles (25 interceptions), 80 clearances (34 blocks), and 25 blocked shots. The 23-year-old has been in great form since joining Mohun Bagan Super Giant, who was the mainstay of their Durand Cup triumph and AFC Cup Qualifiers.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth28 August 2000
Age23 Years
Birth placeAdampur, Punjab
Country India
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.79m
WeightNot Available
Family DetailsNot Available

4. Aakash Sangwan

Sangwan quickly became a versatile footballer during his time playing for Chennaiyin FC.  This creates goal-scoring opportunities for his team. Sangwan led all defenders with five assists during the ISL 2022-2023 season. He also contributed to Marina Machan’s defensive strength by making 63 tackles with 33 interceptions, clearing 36 goals, and blocking 41. 

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth28 October 1995
Age27 Years
Birth placeJind, Haryana
Country India
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.78 m
Weight70 kg
Family DetailsNot Available

3. Slavko Damjanovic

The Montenegrin defender is full of potential. Slavko Damjanovic, a physical and quick defender, is difficult to beat. His excellent game-reading makes him a force. In the ISL Cup last year, he played a key role in helping Mohun Bagan Super Giant to win. Few strikers managed to beat this defensive rock. Damjanovic was recruited by the Mariners during the second half of the season.

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth2 November 1992
Age30 Years
Birth placeNikšić, Montenegro
CountryFR Yugoslavia
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.89 m 
Weight77 kg
Family DetailsNot Available

2. Mourtada Fall

Mourtada is a Senegalese who plays as a defender for ISL. The 6’3’’ tall defender who is expected to be an important part of the Juggernauts’ season will reunited with Sergio Lobera, at Odisha FC. Fall is 35 and has many years of experience he’d like to share. Odisha FC, as it embarks on its new journey under Lobera, will benefit greatly from his dominant presence and ability to read the game. 

NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth26 December 1987 
Age35 Years
Birth placeDakar
CountrySenegal
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.91 m 
Weight82 kg
Family DetailsNot Available

1. Akash Mishra

Akash has been the most consistent Hyderabad FC defender during the last two ISL seasons. Mishra checks all the boxes in terms of his positioning, off-the-ball moves, blocking crossings, and making timely challenges. Mishra’s accuracy crosses and high work rate contributes to the team’s success on offense. Mumbai City FC gives him the freedom to explore his team’s offensive capabilities.

Top 5 Best Defenders in ISL Indian Super League 2023-24
Akash Mishra is one of the Top 5 Best Defenders in ISL Indian Super League 2023-24
NicknameNot Available
ProfessionFootballer
Date of Birth27 November 2001
Age21 Years
Birth placeBalrampur, Uttar Pradesh
CountryIndia
Education and schoolNot Available
Height1.79 m 
Weight68 kg
Family DetailsNot Available

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