A total of 3.5 billion people around the world follow football, making it the most popular sport in the world. The sport is also very popular in India. Find out which Indian footballers will be the richest in 2022.
Richest Indian Footballers In 2022
There have been several Indian footballers who have become wealthy this year. Indian football players, however, are underrated based on their stats. Listed here are some of the top athletes in their respective fields. Find out more about them by reading on. Share your favorite athlete in the comments section.
10. Robin Singh
In this list of the 10 richest Indian footballers, Robin Singh is ranked number 10. Singh was born in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, and started playing cricket and football in an academy there when he was just nine years old. As a young player, he participated in many tournaments with the team.
When Singh was thirteen years old, he had to choose between either football or cricket and chose cricket because it was the sport he liked best out of the two. Singh’s parents provided him with the necessary support as he began attending St. Stephen’s cricket academy in Chandigarh.
9. Jackichand Singh
Jackichand Singh, at number 9 on this list of Richest Indian Footballers, has made his country proud by scoring numerous goals. In the Indian Super League, Telem Jackichand Singh is a winger for FC Goa. He was born on 17 March 1992 in Delhi.
As a professional, Jackichand debuted for Royal Wahingdoh in the Federation Cup against Churchill Brothers on 19 September 2011 in the 2nd division of the I-League.
In the 53rd minute, Jacki scored the second goal to give Wahingdoh victory. In the group stage of the Federation Cup, Jackichand played twice more, scoring once more, but failing to qualify for the knockout stages.
8. Anas Edathodika
The Indian footballer is one of the most famous and richest in the country. As a tenth grader, Edathodika began to take up football seriously when he joined the Malappuram U14s. Aside from playing football, Edathodika also drove people around town for Rs. 180 a day as an auto-driver.
After joining the football team, he was clinically trained by Dr. P.M. Sudhir Kumar, who coached the team. During an intercollegiate match, Feroz Sherif discovered him.
7. Seityasen Singh
We have Seityasen Singh at number 7 on this list of Richest Indian Footballers. He is very modest and very talented. The Indian Super League (ISL) team he joined in 2019 is Kerala Blasters.
NorthEast United’s striker, who happened to be one of 10 Indian players included in the auction, plays in the 2015 Indian Super League. For his outstanding performances, he won four Emerging Player of the Match awards and was then called up to the National Team.
6. Arata Izumi
Our sixth Richest Indian Footballers name, Arata Izumi, is one of the most enthralling players on this list. Mahindra United of the Indian Football League, which replaced the old National Football League, signed Izumi in 2007.
He missed six months of the 2007–08 I-League campaign due to an injury.
The following season, he managed to score one goal and get two assists in eight games. During Izumi’s 16 games in the I-League the following season, he scored 1 goal and provided 5 assists. The Durand Cup had been won by Arata and Mahindra in that year.
5. Karanjit Singh
Karanjit Singh was born on 8 January 1986 in Hoshiarpur, in the Punjab province of India. Karanjit began playing football at the age of 15. Sukhwinder Singh, the former national coach, spotted him at one of the local tournaments.
He was subsequently called up for JCT FC in 2004. Karanjit Singh is ranked number 5 in this list. Singh joined the team after Subrata Pal was red-carded from the United Arab Emirates match on 23 July 2011.
India defeated Afghanistan 4-0 to win the SAFF Cup 2011 on 11 December 2011. The defender began all five of India’s matches during the tournament and kept three clean sheets while conceding two goals. India’s chances were saved by Singh during the Final.
4. Eugeneson Lyngdoh
He is the fourth richest Indian footballer on this list. Eugène Lyngdoh plays as a central midfielder for ATK in the Indian Super League. He was born in Shillong, Meghalaya, on 10 September 1986. He created a buzz after being signed by Pune City for $214,431 (Rs. 1.05 crore) in the Indian Super League player drafts on 10 July 2015.
Eugeneson’s technical ability was commendable, and David Platt explained how Pune City was able to pay him so handsomely for his services.
He was named Player of the Year by the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) on 28 September 2015. A spectacular header by Lyngdoh was the winner for Lyngdoh in his fifth match of the Indian Super League, in a 1–1 draw at FC Goa.
3. Rino Anto
The next in line is Rino Anto. In the Indian Super League, Rino Anto plays as a right-back for Bengaluru FC. He was born in 1988. Previously, he played for Bengaluru FC in the I-League.
He graduated from the renowned Tata Football Academy in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, where he was born, in 2008, in Thrissur, Kerala. Anto played with Mohun Bagan in the I-League from 2008 to 2010. He was released by the club on 23 February 2010.
2. Thoi Singh
The Indian footballer is among the wealthiest in the country. He plays for Mumbai in the I-League on loan from Chennaiyin in the Indian Super League as a central midfielder. Khangebam Thoi Singh was born on 5 October 1990 in Mumbai.
It is truly amazing how strong, tenacious, and able Thoi is. As a national-level under-16 sub-junior player, he started his career representing Manipur in the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy. His first professional deal was with the Chennai-based Indian Bank, where he played for them in the 2nd Division of the I-League.
1. Sunil Chhetri
Last but not least, we have Sunil Chhetri, the richest Indian footballer. Among the finest players, India has produced is Chhetri. He has started receiving foreign club proposals since October 2008. Chhetri said that “everything is not confirmed as of yet, but yes, I do believe that I am on my way.”
There was a chance he would sign with England. Unfortunately, a move never materialized. Football became one of the most popular sports in India thanks to him, in addition to his immense popularity.
That concludes our list of the Top 10 Richest Indian Footballers. Leave a comment below telling us about your favorite player.