The king of sports in Europe “football” is increasingly present in the second most populous country in the world (in India), but it still has a long way to reach glory. A national reference is needed … and that could be you.
What do I have to do to succeed in Europe?
The first thing is to realize the great advantage you have compared to other young Europeans and Latin Americans whose dream is to belong to a professional club: having grown up in an environment less contaminated by the thousand and one opinions that are given about football . In this way, the assimilation of game concepts is much simpler, although it requires dedication and time. However, with the methodology of the Tactical Periodization taught in Soccer Inter-Action, which are shared by organizations such as the succesfull FC Porto or such successful technicians as José Mourinho – two times champion of the Champions League -, you will be able to train yourself to be ready for tests in professional entities.
Football players’ agencies seek talent for the Indian market
So, with the right methodology to prepare yourself as an elite footballer already implemented, it’s time to give your heart and show what you’re worth. For that the help of professionals will be vital, so nutritionists, psychologists and physiotherapists will accompany you – together with the coaches – in the difficult battle to fulfill the dream of being part of the staff of a club of the best European leagues. With all this, it will be your turn to breathe football day and evening until you and the Academy’s technical specialists see you ready for your first test.
Does football in India have a future?
Absolutely yes. India is undoubtedly one of the most passionate countries when it comes to sports. Field hockey, Cricket and Polo are currently the majority, but there is no doubt that football is gaining presence. And not little. In fact, just over a year ago there was a before and after for this sport in India: the celebration of the U17 World Cup, which was the first time that this country has hosted a FIFA tournament.
In India there are two leagues in the first division;
- Hero Indian Super League; with 10 Clubs and 284 football players with 25.7% of foreign players.
- I-League; with 11 Clubs and 369 football players with 22.8% of foreign players.
The second Indian division reactivated;
- I-League 2nd Division in 2017; with 18 Clubs and 487 football players.
Before this international event, Indian football also entered strongly into the hearts of lovers of this sport thanks to the recruitment of several legendary soccer players. And in the 2014/2015 season players of the likes of Trezeguet, Anelka, Del Piero, Materazzi, Pires, Ljunberg or Capdevilla. The latter, champion of Europe and the World with Spain, declared in fact on the day of his retirement that he would have liked to repeat in the SuperLiga of India because “the stadiums were always full and with a lot of football atmosphere”, something very significant of the importance that this sport increasingly has in that country.
Finally, we must not forget the importance of local heroes, those fotballers who, thanks to their love for football, have made their way with the mission of further promoting this sport. Baichung Bhutia, Mehtab Hossain and striker Sunil Chhetri – who came to belong to Sporting Club Portugal – are the most important so far … something that you have in your power to change.
Hero Indian Super Leagues;
|Club||Team||Age||Foreig||Total market value||ø-market value|
|284||26,7 Años||73||32,45 mill. €||114 miles €|
|FC Pune City||30||27,0||8||4,10 mill. €||137 miles €|
|Mumbai City FC||25||27,3||7||4,00 mill. €||160 miles €|
|FC Goa||28||27,2||8||3,63 mill. €||129 miles €|
|NorthEast United FC||26||26,3||7||3,63 mill. €||139 miles €|
|Chennaiyin FC||33||26,6||8||3,38 mill. €||102 miles €|
|Delhi Dynamos FC||27||25,4||7||3,30 mill. €||122 miles €|
|ATK||30||27,4||7||3,03 mill. €||101 miles €|
|Bengaluru FC||31||27,2||7||2,88 mill. €||93 miles €|
|Jamshedpur FC||25||28,6||7||2,58 mill. €||103 miles €|
|Kerala Blasters FC||29||24,9||7|
Club Team Age Foreig Total market value ø-Market value
- Churchill Brothers SC 44 27,6 14 1,53 mill. € 35 miles €
- Gokulam Kerala FC 39 27,1 13 1,20 mill. € 31 miles €
- East Bengal FC 30 28,0 5 1,18 mill. € 39 miles €
- NEROCA FC 30 27,2 9 1,08 mill. € 36 miles €
- Mohun Bagan AC 34 26,5 8 900 miles € 26 miles €
- Chennai City FC 39 27,2 10 650 miles € 17 miles €
- Shillong Lajong FC 30 24,1 6 500 miles € 17 miles €
- Aizawl Football Club 39 26,3 8 425 miles € 11 miles €
- Real Kashmir FC 42 25,3 7 200 miles € 5 miles €
- Minerva Punjab FC 22 24,8 4 125 miles € 6 miles €
- Indian Arrows FC 20 18,4 0 – –
369 26,1 Años 84 7,78 mill. € 21 miles €
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