ISL reaches the Rs. 7.22 crore mark in its first ever player auction


Mumbai: The Indian Super League Players Auction, the first ever auction of football players in India, saw the eight franchises battle it out for 10 of India’s finest players in Mumbai earlier today.

Ten players who have featured for the Indian national team and had missed the Indian Super League’s (ISL)inaugural season went under the hammer for the eight teams in the first-of-a-kind auction. UK based Charlie Ross began the auctioneer proceedings by making clear the rules of the process. What followed next was a test of business skills and a fight between the franchises to pick the players of their choice.11709665_10204342308059647_2581295397530060051_n

Charlie Ross was at his best as the auctioneer that witnessed Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri bagging the highest bid,a whopping Rs. 1.20 Crore from Team Mumbai City FC.EugenesonLyngdohthe 28 year old midfielder came a close second by breaking through the 1 crore ceiling, winning a bid price of Rs 1.05 crore successfully bought over by FC Pune City following a round of bids from Mumbai City FC, Atletico de Kolkata and NorthEast United FC.

Details of the players and auction bid price is as below:

Sr No Player Buying Team Base Price  Auction Fee
01 Sunil Chhetri Mumbai City FC Rs. 80 Lakhs  Rs. 1.20  Crore
02 EugenesonLyngdoh FC Pune City Rs. 27.50 Lakhs  Rs. 1.05  Crore
03 RinoAnto Atletico de Kolkata Rs. 17.50 Lakhs  Rs. 90 Lakh
04 Thoi Singh Chenaiyin FC Rs. 39 Lakhs Rs. 86 Lakhs
05 Arata Izumi Atletico de Kolkata Rs. 40 Lakhs Rs. 68 lakhs
06 Karanjit Singh Chennaiyin FC Rs. 60 Lakhs Rs 60 Lakhs
07 Seityasen Singh NorthEast United FC Rs. 20 lakhs Rs 56 Lakhs
08 Robin Singh Delhi Dynamos FC Rs. 40 Lakhs Rs. 51 lakhs
09 Jackichand Singh FC Pune City Rs. 20 Lakhs Rs. 45 Lakhs
10 AnasEdathodika Delhi Dynamos FC Rs. 40 Lakhs Rs. 41 lakhs


RinoAnto, India’s best rightback turned out to be the dark horse of the ISL bagging a surprise bid price of Rs 90 lakhs when he was picked up by Atletico de Kolkata. Charles Ross was in total rhythm for Rino’s bid bringing up the amount to Rs. 90 lakhs from the base price of Rs. 17.50 lakhs. Chennaiyin FC grabbed a sweet deal with Karanjit Singh, the only available goal keeper at the auction for his base price of Rs. 60 lakhs. Chennaiyin FC also bid successfully for Thoi Singh, the 24 year old talented midfielder for Rs 86 lakhs.

The much anticipated second season of the Indian Super League (ISL) will kick off on the 3rd of October with its opening match to be played between Chennaiyin FC and Atletico de Kolkata, winners of the first season of the ISL at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai.