Indian Super League, Round 1
Kicking off our 2020-21 campaign of the Hero Indian Super League against Odisha FC tonight gives us a chance to bring you up to speed with some interesting numbers from around our roster.
The number of minutes Joao Victor has racked up in his professional career. He has 51 La Liga appearances for RCD Mallorca with noteworthy wins against Atletico Madrid and Sevilla under his belt. He has played a staggering 20,302 minutes of professional football till date, and it will all come in handy in this unprecedented season.
26 Clean Sheets
Subrata Paul has drawn 250 saves between the sticks; highest in Hero-ISL history. Our Number Uno also has 26 clean sheets in 85 league games–again at the top!
The number of goals between Aridane Santana (9) and Marcelinho (7) last season. The strikers sported opposite colors in the last edition of the ISL, before they swapped squads this off-season. But they remain the spearheads of their new attack in our first game week.
With both teams prioritizing youth development, There are 36 U23s registered in both squads for the upcoming campaign. At least 10 of them are expected to take the field on Monday evening.
114 games for India
With 114 games for India between the likes of Subrata Paul, Halicharan Narzary, Adil Khan, Hyderabad FC have loads of experience to bank on within their Indian contingent.