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ISL 2018-19: Top 10 foreigners to watch out for

06:45 GMT+3 29/09/2018
Tim Cahill Cesar Ferrando Jamshedpur FC
Goal lists out 10 new foreigners to watch out for in this edition of ISL...

  • Francisco 'Xisco' Hernandez

    10. Xisco Hernandez

    The former Mallorca man with a lot of experience under his belt will be adding more creativity to Bengaluru FC’s midfield. The winger can also operate centrally in an advanced role as seen in BFC’s AFC cup games. Xisco will definitely be providing the X-factor for the 2017-18 finalists.
  • Andrea Orlandi ; APOEL

    9. Andrea Orlandi

    In Orlandi, Chennaiyin FC have signed a player who has vast experience of playing in Spain, England, Cyprus and Italy. He will provide a lot of creativity and set-piece expertise. Moreover, he is a left-footer. 
  • Miguel Palanca

    8. Miguel Palanca

    FC Goa’s new recruit Miguel Palanca has huge boots to fill as he looks to replace Manuel Lanzarote. The Spaniard who had played for Real Madrid at one point in his career will be looking to form a deadly combination with Ferran Corominas. The pair know each other from their Espanyol and Elche days and will be looking to take the ISL by storm.
  • Mario Arques

    7. Mario Arques

    The Men of Steel have made a very strong statement in the transfer window. The 26-year-old Arques will be looking to pull strings in the midfield. The Spanish international comes from the youth ranks of Villarreal and has played for the reserve teams of Elche, Villareal and Sporting Gijon.

  • Matej Poplatnik

    6. Matej Poplatnik

    Kerala Blasters FC responded to Dimitar Berbatov’s departure by signing Slovenian forward Matej Poplatnik. The 26-year-old will be looking to build on his impressive stint at NK Triglav Kranj where he netted 46 goals in 68 games. Head Coach David James will look forward to bring the best out of the Slovenian.
  • Jonathan Villa Pune CIty

    5. Jonathan Vila

    Having played in Spain for the majority of his career, Jonathan Vila won’t find it hard to adapt to a league with the majority of players and managers are Spanish. The former Celta Vigo man will be key to FC Pune City’s chances as he looks to boss the centre of the pitch.
  • Andrija Kaluderovic Brisbane Roar A-League 2014-15

    4. Andrija Kaluđerović

    Delhi Dynamos FC bolstered their frontline with the signing of Serbian Andrija Kaluđerović. The centre forward featured in the Serbian Superliga Team of the season and represented his country at the international level at his prime. 
  • Bartholomew Ogbeche Willem II Eredivisie

    3. Bartholomew Ogbeche

    In Bartholomew Ogbeche, NorthEast United FC signed a player who has a lot of experience playing in different leagues. The Nigerian forward will be motivated and the onus will be on him to find the goals for NEUFC.
  • Paulo Machado Dinamo Zagreb 25082015

    2. Paulo Machado

    Playing for the reserves of Porto while Jose Mourinho was the head coach, Paulo machado made it to the first team right after Mourinho left to Chelsea. The midfielder has played in the top tier of Portgual, France, Greece and Croatia. The 2003 U17 European Champion will look to make his mark from the centre of midfield for Mumbai.
  • Tim Cahill Jamshedpur FC

    1. Tim Cahill

    This man needs no introduction. Considered a legend by the Kangaroos and the blue part of Merseyside, Tim Cahill has arrived in Jamshedpur to leave his imprint on the ISL. The 38-year-old has one of the best CVs in the ISL and his experience is almost unmatched. The forward will be a crucial part of JFC’s campaign on and off the pitch.