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.
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.