The Indian Super League Season 3 is almost here and fans of Northeast United are craving for the opening ceremony which will be held in Guwahati on 1 October. The opening match will be played between Northeast United and Kerala Blasters.
Here are the 11 Foreign Recruits of Northeast United whose performances will be key to the success of Northeast United FC this season.
He is best known for his stint at United Arab Emirates Football League where he scored 17 goals in 24 matches. Northeast United needs him to boost their offence.
A Uruguayan national, he is always on top of his game making him one of the players you need to look out for this season.
The highest scorer of the club is back to the Northeast United camp. He has worked on his finishing which means that we will be able to see him create some magic on the field. A crowd favourite, it will be interesting to see how many times he scores for Northeast United.
The marquee man of Northeast United is one of the highest capped players of Ivory Coast which means he has the needed experience to lead the team to its maiden title.
Romaric who is also from Ivory Coast has a robust presence in midfield. It will be interesting to see him with his country mate Zokora and how they dominate the midfield.
This is one of the most interesting signing for Northeast United. Priori has good knowledge of Asian conditions and though he is a defensive midfielder, he has the knack of scoring some stunning goals.
Known as the Samurai of the team, the attacking midfielder has scored 51 goals in his 60 appearances for legendary team Mohun Bagan. Thus, he can be the X factor the club needs.
A Brazilian defender, he will be the central shield for the team. His co-ordination with the Indian defenders will be crucial for Northeast United’s defence.
The former Chennain FC defender from Brazil will be playing for Northeast United in the third season of ISL. Young and energetic, his role will be known only with progression of the league.
The 29 year old has played for Gwangju FC in the Korean K – League. His presence will strengthen the midfield of Northeast United.
Having him as the third goalkeeper in the team with an already strong goalkeeping side is a bonus. Along with Rehenesh TP and Subrata Pal, he will be responsible for the all-important job of blocking shots made by the opponents.