In pictures: Everything you need to know about ISL

12-Oct-2014

Marquee player: Spaniard Luis Garcia, who has come out of retirement to play for Atletico de Kolkata. The winger has played for clubs like Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Liverpool, with whom he won the Champions League in 2005. Has also scored four goals for Spain.
Squad: Subhashish Roy Chowdhry, Apoula Edel, Basillo Agudo (goalkeepers); Arnab Mondal, Biswajit Saha, Denzil Franco, Kingshuk Debnath, Nallappan Mohanraj, Josemi, Sylvian Monsoreau (defenders); Luis Garcia, Borja, Jofre Mateu, Climax Lawrence, Lester Fernandez, Sanju Pradhan, Rakesh Masih, Cavin Lobo, Ofentse Nato, Mamunul Islam, Jakub Podany (midfielders); Fikru Teferra, Baljit Sahni, Mohammed Rafi, Mohammed Rafique, Arnal Libert (forwards).
Coach: Antonio Lopez Habas, who has managed in Spain, Thailand and South Africa.
Owners: Ex-India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, Utsav Parekh.
Foreign club link: Reigning Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have a stake in the club.

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ABOUT THE GALLERY

A lowdown of all the eight clubs competing in the Indian Super League which begins today in Kolkata. So sit back and read about Indian football's new poster boys before watching the mega event