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Top 10 goal-scorers of Kerala Blasters across all competitions

Published at :May 24, 2024 at 4:56 PM
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Bishal Deb

Only two players from this list are still a part of Kerala Blasters.

Kerala Blasters, one of the most passionately supported football clubs in the Indian Super League (ISL), has been home to some exceptional talents over the years. Known for its vibrant fan base and the electrifying atmosphere at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, the club has witnessed numerous players etch their names in its history books through remarkable goal-scoring feats since its establishment in 2014.

Here are the top goal-scorers of Kerala Blasters across all competitions, a list that highlights the players who have consistently delivered goals and excitement to the Yellow Army.

10. Rahul KP (8 goals)

Top 10 goal-scorers of Kerala Blasters across all competitions Rahul KP
Rahul KP has a remarkable work ethic. (Courtesy: ISL)

Rahul KP, a product of the AIFF Elite Academy, has made his mark with Kerala Blasters through his relentless energy and versatility. Joining the team in the 2019-20 season, he has been an integral part of the squad ever since, scoring eight goals in 78 games and impressing fans with his work rate and ability to adapt to various attacking roles. Having previously represented India in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Rahul is widely regarded as a potential future star of the Indian national team.

9. Alvaro Vazquez (8 goals)

Alvaro Vazquez was a highlight of Kerala Blasters’ 2021-22 season, scoring eight goals in 23 games with his clever movements and clinical finishing. His experience proved invaluable, helping the team reach the ISL final in that season. His stunning long-range goal against NorthEast United FC was one of the best strikes of the season. Although his time with the club was brief, fans still fondly recall his memorable goals and the excitement he injected into the team’s play.

8. Jorge Pereyra Diaz (8 goals)

Jorge Pereyra Diaz, another foreign import, quickly became a crucial part of the Blasters’ attacking unit. In the 2021-22 season, with eight goals in 21 games, Diaz showcased his ability to score from almost any position. Diaz’s time with the Blasters was marked by several standout performances, where his goals often proved decisive in the outcome of the matches.

7. Rafael Messi Bouli (8 goals)

Top 10 goal-scorers of Kerala Blasters across all competitions Rafael Messi Bouli
Messi in action against Jamshedpur FC. (Courtesy: KBFC)

Cameroonian forward Rafael Messi Bouli scored 8 goals in just 17 games for KBFC in the 2019-20 ISL season. Bouli’s physical presence and aerial ability were critical to the team’s attacking play. His performance against Jamshedpur FC, where he scored a brace, stands out. His impact at Kerala Blasters was immediate and memorable, making his short stay a highlight for the club.

6. Sahal Abdul Samad (10 goals)

Sahal Abdul Samad, often hailed as one of India’s most talented midfielders, was a mainstay for Kerala Blasters from the 2017-18 to the 2022-23 season. During his tenure, he scored 10 goals in 97 appearances, and his contributions extended far beyond his goal-scoring tally. His journey from playing in the Santosh Trophy to becoming a regular for both Kerala Blasters and the Indian national team is truly inspiring. He currently plays for Mohun Bagan.

5. Iain Hume (10 goals)

Iain Hume, a legendary figure in Indian Super League (ISL) history, brought a wealth of experience and a keen eye for goal during his tenure with Kerala Blasters. He scored 10 goals in 29 appearances and played a pivotal role in the club’s early success. Hume’s presence on the pitch resonated deeply with the fans and solidified his place as a beloved figure in the Blasters’ history.

4. CK Vineeth (11 goals)

CK Vineeth, the local boy from Kerala, was one of the most influential players for KBFC from the 2015 to the 2018-19 season. During his time with the club, he scored 11 goals in 43 games, and his pace and finishing ability made him a constant threat to opposing defences. His memorable last-minute goals and passionate celebrations endeared him to the fans, creating a deep connection with the Yellow Army.

3. Adrian Luna (15 goals)

Top 10 goal-scorers of Kerala Blasters across all competitions Adrian Luna
Luna is a fan favourite at the Blasters. (Courtesy: ISL)

Adrian Luna continues to be a vital part of Kerala Blasters, bringing creativity and flair to the team. With 15 goals in 57 games, Luna’s ability to dictate the tempo of the game and his set-piece mastery makes him a standout performer. Before joining the Blasters, Luna had a varied career in South America and Europe, including a successful stint with Melbourne City in the A-League. The 32 year old is an extremely popular figure among the fans.

2. Bartholomew Ogbeche (15 goals)

Bartholomew Ogbeche had an extraordinary impact during his brief stint with Kerala Blasters in the 2019-20 season, scoring 15 goals in just 16 matches. His incredible goal-scoring rate and poacher instincts were a nightmare for opposition defenders. Ogbeche’s standout performances, including a hat-trick against Chennaiyin FC during his time at KBFC, showcased his exceptional finishing ability. He is also the all-time top goal-scorer of the ISL with 63 goals.

1. Dimitrios Diamantakos (28 goals)

Top 10 goal-scorers of Kerala Blasters across all competitions Dimitrios Diamantakos
Diamantakos recently parted ways with the club. (Courtesy: ISL)

Greek forward Dimitrios Diamantakos is the top scorer in Kerala Blasters’ history, with an impressive 28 goals in 44 appearances. Diamantakos’ clinical finishing and ability to perform under pressure have been crucial to the team’s recent success. His breathtaking finishes, including multiple match-winning strikes, have cemented his place as a hero among the Kerala Blasters’ fans. He recently parted ways with the side.