The 2020/21 Indian Super League brought us some exciting action on the field as eleven teams battled for that one trophy in the seventh edition of the tournament. The city of Mumbai appeared to have dominated the competition before that as they went on to take home both the tournament shield and the ISL trophy that bears its name.
Mumbai City qualified for the knockout round as they topped the group stage with 12 wins, 4 losses and 4 draws, and went on to beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 to claim their first ISL Trophy. There are other prizes also given to certain players in the competition, so let’s see how the top 4 teams have dominated these slots.
Hero of the Federation – Roy Krishna
As the name suggests, Hero of the League was introduced to the man of the Hero Indian Super League in a particular edition. ATK top striker Mohun Bagan, Roy Krishna, has been named the hero of the 2020/21 League Awards for his exhilarating performances for the Bengal-based club. The Fijian striker not only has 14 impressive goals but also provided 8 assists, sending ATK Mohun Bagan into the Indian Super League final.
The Golden Shoe – Igor Angulo
The Golden Boot is awarded to the player who scores the most goals at the end of each season in the Indian Super League. FC Goa’s Igor Angulo won the 2020/21 award thanks to 14 goals in 21 appearances. Although he has been tied for ATK Mohun Bagan’s Roy Krishna, with both scoring 14 goals, the Spaniard won the prize for his better goal-per-minute ratio than his counterpart. his scent.
Angulo has scored 13 goals in the league campaign, and also successfully scored a penalty in the first leg semi-final against Mumbai City, but even his best efforts were not enough to get his side through. in last year’s ISL final.
Golden Gloves – Arindam Bhattacharya
ATK Mohun Bagan’s Arindam Bhattacharya won the 2020/21 Golden Glove, awarded to the best goalkeeper in the tournament. Standing firmly at the back for his side, Arindam Bhattacharya conceded just 15 goals in the entire league campaign, and added four more in the play-offs to finish with the record for least conceded alongside the Premier League. Mumbai City FC Amrinder Singh. However, Arindam won the prize, because of a higher minutes-to-goal ratio.
DHL Wins the Tournament – Alberto Noguera
The league’s DHL Victory Pass is awarded to the player with the most assists at the end of the Indian Super League season. FC Goa midfielder Alberto Noguera bagged the award for providing eight assists all season. The Spaniard was a key cog in the FC Goa squad throughout the season and helped the Bulls finish in fourth place in the league campaign. He edged out close competition from League Hero, Roy Krishna, who also had eight assists to his name. However, his lower rate per minute per assist helped him ultimately retain the award.
ISL emerging player – Lalengmawia
Lalengmawia, a young NorthEast United player, is considered the best upcoming talent of the Indian Super League 2020/21. The 20-year-old played all 22 games for Highlanders and scored a single goal from deep midfield for both coaches Gerard Nus and Khalid Jamil. He stood there like a rock in the middle of the park and made 93 tackles and 46 interceptions, lifting NorthEast to the finish line in the semifinals.
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