India's Premier Lifestyle Destination For Men.


ISL: The Race For The Golden Boot

ISL Golden Boot Race Contenders
A A A tT

The Indian Super League has seen plenty of goals scored in the last six seasons and the race for the Golden Boot has always been a hotly contested one. This season, there is only a gap of three goals between five players which makes things even more interesting. Here is a look at who is leading the race:

1. Igor Angulo, FC Goa


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Igor Angulo (@igorangulo)

The Spanish midfielder who joined FC Goa from Polish side Gornik Zabrze in the summer has been truly exceptional. Angulo leads the list with his ten goals in fourteen appearances and has rescued FC Goa every time with his clinical finishing. He is considered to be one of the cleverest forwards in the League’s history and the striker tends to cause problems for his opponents with his rapid movement with and without the ball inside the box.

2. Roy Krishna, ATK Mohun Bagan


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Roy Krishna🇫🇯🇳🇿 (@roykrishna21)

The Fiji international is on the list of the top scorers for the second year running. With nine goals this season already, his total tally of goals in the Indian Super League goes to twenty-four goals. The 33-year-old who is still at his best has a 0.64 rating of goals scored per game. Krishna has developed a strong understanding with David Williams upfront and is one of the club’s go-to players whenever the chips are down and has been the man to watch in ATK Mohun Bagan’s first season in the ISL.

3. Adam Le Fondre, Mumbai City FC


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Adam Le Fondre (@a1f1e9)

One of the reasons behind Mumbai City FC’s success is their on-loan striker from Sydney FC, Adam Le Fondre. The British center forward has bagged eight goals in his fifteen appearances for the club. The 34-year-old believes that if the team is closer to achieving its goals, players will subsequently be closer to reaching their own set standards. Le Fondre says if Mumbai City FC is closer to winning the ISL, he is likely to be in contention for the golden boot at the end of the season.

4. Nerijus Valskis, Jamshedpur FC


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Nerijus Valskis (@valskis21)

In his debut season in the ISL with ATK, Valskis emerged as the top scorer, scoring fifteen goals and winning the Golden Boot. Things haven’t changed for him this season, and after signing a two year deal with Jamshedpur FC, the Lithuanian goal scorer has scored eight goals in his fifteen appearances with his new side. The 33-year-old could make the difference that’s needed to help Jamshedpur FC acquire a crucial playoff spot.

5. Diego Mauricio, Odisha FC


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Diego Mauricio (@di_mauricio_)

Right behind Valskis is the Brazilian center forward Diego Mauricio who plays for Odisha FC. The club stands at the bottom of the table with a total of thirteen goals scored, of which seven were scored by Mauricio. The 29-year-old hasn’t scored any of his goals from the penalty spot and has been a lone bright spark in an otherwise dull campaign for Odisha FC this season.