Some of the names in the list have also won the league.

The Indian Super League has improved in terms of quality over the years. It is always high on entertainment across every edition. Across the seven editions, the ISL have seen some incredible attackers feature as the highest scorers in the league.

Players from India and foreign countries have scored many goals in the process of achieving success for their sides. While the best of the best domestic players have featured in the history of the tournament, some foreign players have also left their mark and become fan favourites.

Here are the top five highest scorers in the history of the ISL.

5. Roy Krishna – 29 goals*

ATK Mohun Bagan
Krishna is one of the best strikers in the ISL at the moment

ATK Mohun Bagan’s Roy Krishna is in the fifth spot among the highest scorers in the history of the ISL. The scoring rate of the striker is simply incredible because he has only spent two full seasons in India. The Fiji international has scored 29 goals and also assisted 14 times in 44 appearances.

Roy Krishna is set to continue with the Mariners in the next campaign, which will be his third season in the league. He was instrumental in ATK’s league triumph in the 2019/20 season, scoring 15 goals. He scored 14 goals in the second season in India with ATK Mohun Bagan, guiding them to the final of the tournament. 

4. Marcelinho – 33 goals*

Marcelinho
Marcelinho joined ATK Mohun Bagan on loan from Odisha FC last season

The Brazilian is next up on the list with 33 goals to his name. Marcelinho joined the ISL with Delhi Dynamos in 2016. The winger scored 10 goals in 15 games that term, winning the golden boot in the process. He has also played for Hyderabad FC, Odisha FC and ATKMB since then.

Marcelinho scored only two goals in the 2020/21 campaign, struggling to feature under Stuart Baxter. He joined ATKMB for the latter part of the season on a loan and got more playing minutes under his belt. The attacker has joined Esporte Clube Taubaté in Brazil but has assured to be available for the ISL once the new season starts.

3. Bartholomew Ogbeche – 35 goals*

Sergio Lobera Bartholomew Ogbeche
Ogbeche has played for three teams in the ISL

Mumbai City FC’s Bartholomew Ogbeche is occupying the third spot among the highest goalscorer in the history of the ISL. The Nigerian marksman has scored 35 goals and made six assists in 57 appearances. He made his debut during the 2018-19 campaign for NorthEast United, scoring 12 goals in the process.

The 36-year-old joined Kerala Blasters in his second season and continued the goalscoring form. He scored 15 goals in 16 games for the Yellow Army before joining the Islanders ahead of the 2020/21 season. He helped guide his current employers to their maiden ISL trophy. 

2. Sunil Chhetri – 47 goals*

Chennaiyin Bengaluru
Chhetri needs only one goal to become the highest scorer in the ISL of all time

Sunil Chhetri is the only Indian to feature in the list of five highest scorers in the history of the ISL. The India international has scored 47 goals and assisted nine in 94 appearances for Mumbai City FC and Benagluru FC combined.

The Bengaluru FC captain is still playing at his peak despite being 36-year-old. Interestingly, he is only a goal behind the leading goalscorer. He will most likely overtake the leader in coming season and become the highest goalscorer, which will be a moment of pride for India. 

1. Ferran Corominas – 48 goals

Coro left FC Goa to join Atletico Baleares last season

Ferran Corominas is currently occupying the top spot among the highest scorers in the history of the ISL with 48 goals. The Spaniard joined the ISL in 2017/18 and scored 18 goals in 20 games for FC Goa, winning the golden boot in the process. He followed up his incredible debut season by scoring 16 goals during the 2018/19 season, winning the golden boot yet again. The Spaniard scored 14 goals in his final season in India before departing the Goan club. 

The forward has 64 goal contributions (48 goals and 16 assists) in 57 games, which shows he was in a league of his own. The 38-year-old left the Gaurs ahead of the 2020/21 campaign, joining Atlético Baleares last season.

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