The Indian Super League’s surprise packages

Nowadays, it’s almost unheard of to find any footballing legend who retires at the top of their game. With the likes of the MLS, UAE and the Chinese Super League all offering a final well-paid hurrah to any ageing superstar.

It’s common that if you search any random league, you’re probably going to find the odd 40-year-old former World Cup winner, and India was no different. Formed in 2014, the Indian Super League opened its doors to some of football’s most iconic players.

Here are the top 10 footballing legends who have enjoyed a quick cameo in India.

With over 100 major trophies and nearly 1000 international appearances between them, there is no doubt that in 2014, the Indian Super League was the home to any legend who just wasn’t ready to hang up their boots.

However, with such a star-studded list we were bound to have a few who just didn’t make the cut. Honorable mentions and a spot on the bench will go to, Jermaine Pennant, David James, and Reading legend, Nicky Shorey.