Icon player Michael Chopra excited to play in ISL

Aug 17, 2014, 05:35 IST | IANS

Indian origin English footballer Michael Chopra on Saturday confirmed his participation in the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League from October. Chopra will feature in the ‘central international player pool’ for the players’ draft to be held here on August 21.

Michael Chopra
Michael Chopra

“I am delighted to be part of the new Indian Super League. It’s an exciting time for Indian football and an honour for me to be involved in this new era,” said the former Newcastle United striker. Chopra (3) is a product of the Newcastle United and has played for England at all age category competitions starting with U-16.

He also represented England at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship. Chopra has played for Sunderland, Cardiff City, Ipswich Town, Blackpool among other clubs. He has over 300 club appearances at senior level and scored 100-plus goals so far.

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