In the wake of the new season, we take a look at five of the highly rated foreign players in the upcoming season of the ISL.
5. Roy Krishna
Fiji national football team's captain Roy Krishna brings in a plethora of experience in the Indian Super League with his side ATK.
The 32-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Kolkata giants and has scored four goals already in pre-season. With Edu Garcia beside him, ATK will be a force to be reckoned with in this season of the Indian Super League.
4. Bartholomew Ogbeche
Former NorthEast United superstar Bartholomew Ogbeche ensured that he had quite a sensational debut season in the Indian Super League's last campaign.
The Nigerian shifted loyalties for this season as he joined Kerala Blasters for the upcoming campaign and he has already become a fan favourite at the club.
Kerala were in desperate need of a goal-scoring outlet after last season's disappointments and Ogbeche could prove to be a master-stroke for the Yellow Brigade this season.
3. Carl McHugh
Centre-back by trait, Carl McHugh was signed by ATK in May this year with the intention of solidifying two positions.
McHugh is a versatile player who can play both left-back and central midfield positions. The 26-year-old joined ATK after a three year stint at Motherwell.
His experience and technical capability could prove to be a major asset for ATK this season.
2. Ferran Corominas
There is no doubt in calling him the best foreigner in Indian Super League history!
FC Goa striker Ferran Corominas is the highest goalscorer in ISL history, with an astonishing 34 goals in 40 matches, which included him beating Iain Hume's record on his way to legendary status in the league.
After winning the ISL golden boot for two seasons in a row, there is no doubt that he is one of the favourites to win it this season too, especially considering the way Goa have grown by leaps and bounds in the last couple of seasons.
1. Asamoah Gyan
Ghanaian football legend Asamoah Gyan joined NorthEast United as he bids to start a new adventure in his illustrious career in the game.
The 33-year-old was part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup squad and famously missed the penalty against Uruguay in extra-time after Luis Suarez deliberately handled the ball.
Gyan also comes into the Highlanders' side with the experience of having played in Asia, in China and UAE respectively and will definitely be a threat.