ISL 2018-19: Top 15 Indians missing in action this season

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These 15 Indians were a part of the Indian Super League in 2017-18 but will be absent from the fifth edition of the tournament...

  1. Pune FC

    Munmun Lugun - Delhi Dynamos

    The defender made nine appearances for Delhi Dynamos last season but has not found a place in the squad this time around. 
  2. Abhra Mondal - Bengaluru FC

    The shot-stopper featured in only one game for the ISL 2017-18 runners-up when Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was shown the red card against FC Goa. He has now joined East Bengal.
  3. ISL

    Fulganco Cardozo - Chennaiyin FC

    The former India left-back is now a free agent after his contract expired at current ISL champions Chennaiyin. He was used only once by John Gregory in a dead rubber against Mumbai City at the end of the league phase.
  4. ISL

    Arnab Das Sharma - Delhi Dynamos

    The goalkeeper got his opportunity following Albino Gomes' injury early in the 2017-18 season. He made six starts but also came off from the bench thrice to accommodate a foreign outfielder, replacing Spaniard Xabi Irureta. He now plies his trade at Gokulam Kerala FC. 
  5. Amey Ranawade - FC Goa

    The 20-year-old was named in the bench only twice during ISL 2017-18 but got his playing time in the Super Cup. The defender has now moved to I-League side Mohun Bagan.
  6. ISL

    Ashim Biswas - Jamshedpur FC

    The veteran India striker was a surprise pick by then newly-formed ISL side Jamshedpur FC in 2017-18. In seven appearances, he managed to score once. The 34-year-old was last seen playing at Tollygunge Agragami in the Calcutta Football League.
  7. ISL

    Mehtab Hossain - Jamshedpur FC

    Another senior member at Jamshedpur, an injury-plagued season limited Hossain's involvement in ISL 2017-18. He then joined Mohun Bagan, won the Calcutta Football League and announced his retirement from the game.
  8. ISL

    Sandip Nandy - Kerala Blasters

    In 2016 ISL final, Sandip Nandy almost turned hero for Kerala Blasters but in 2017-18, he warmed the bench the whole season. The 43-year-old is a free agent.
  9. ISL

    Sahil Tavora - Mumbai City FC

    After making a mark in FC Goa, Tavora sized up a move to Mumbai City in 2017-18. But a lack of playing time now sees the 22-year-old join Portuguese third-division side GDSC Alvarenga
  10. ISL

    Abhinas Ruidas - Mumbai City

    The winger moved out of Kolkata for the first time in his career and clocked up 12 appearances in ISL 2017-18. That could not stop the Bengal-born from returning to his roots as he joined Mohun Bagan.
  11. ISL

    Lalchhawnkima - Mumbai City FC

    Post his performances at Delhi Dynamos in 2016, Kimkima as he is popularly known, moved to Mumbai. After being deemed surplus to requirements, he was loaned out to Aizawl FC for the second part of the season. Now he is at Mohun Bagan.
  12. ISL

    Jewel Raja Shaikh - FC Pune City

    In 2017-18, Jewel became only one of two Indians to feature in all the four playoffs of the ISL since its inceptions. However, after only playing a bit-part role, the 28-year-old fancied a move to Mohammedan Sporting for the Calcutta Football League.
  13. ISL

    Baljit Sahni - FC Pune City

    The powerhouse from Punjab will be missing from the ISL for the first time ever. He is currently a free agent.
  14. ISL

    Lalrindika Ralte - NorthEast United

    The Mizoram midfielder made his way out of his beloved East Bengal for the first time since 2012. After a disappointing season with the Highlanders, he has returned to the Red and Golds in an aim to win an I-League at last.
  15. ISL

    Malemngamba Meitei - NorthEast United

    The Manipuri winger made seven appearances in ISL 2017-18 and was loaned out to 2nd Division I-League side TRAU FC later in the season. He has returned to his native land in the I-League with NEROCA FC.