Atletico de Kolkata, which won the very first season of Indian Super League, has made few changes in this season (2016). If you have been in touch with Atletico de Kolkata, you may know about few changes in the squad as well as management. However, if you do not know about Atletico de Kolkata squad for ISL 2016, here you go. Although they won the first ISL trophy, they failed to win over Chennaiyin FC in the semi-final. However, a new season is about to start and here is the squad of Atletico de Kolkata for 2016.

Atletico de Kolkata Squad for ISL 2016

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Coach:

Atletico de Kolkata has signed a new head coach and replaced the former coach aka Lopez Habas. This season, you can find Jose Francisco Molina as the head coach, who is the former coach of Villarreal.

Goalkeepers:

  • Debjit Majumder: He has played for various teams including United Sikkim, East Bengal as well as Mohun bagan. Talking about the ISL, he joined Mumbai City FC in 2015 but this year, he has signed on a deal with Atletico de Kolkata.
  • Shilton Paul: He has played for the national team of India. Apart from that he was the captain of Mohun Bagan, when they lifted the I-league title in 2014-15 season. Regarding ISL, he played for Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters in past two years.
  • Dani Mallo: This Spanish goalkeeper has played for Braga, Falkirk, Girona, Lugo etc. He also played for the national Spanish team. However, this is his first time in ISL.

Defenders:

  • Arnab Mondal: Arnab Mondal is an important asset of Atletico de Kolkata since the first season and he has played a vital role in both of the seasons. Also, he was the captain of India national team when they played against Oman in 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.
  • Jose Luis Espinosa Arroyo: This former Atletico Madrid B team player has joined Atletico Kolkata in this season. This 25 years old Spanish defender started his career with Cadiz.
  • Keegan Pereira: This 28 years old Indian footballer has played for Salgaocar, Bengaluru FC etc. He started his ISL career with Mumbai City FC and this season, he has signed on a deal with Atletico de Kolkata.
  • Kingshuk Debnath: He started ISL with Atletico de Kolkata but he spent the last season with Mumbai City FC. However, ATK has signed him again for this season.
  • Pablo Gallardo: Another Spanish defender, who spends his youth career at Sevilla. He also played for Sporting Goa. However, now he will be part of Atletico de Kolkata.
  • Prabir Das: This young right back from Bengal has played for FC Goa, Dempo, Mohun Bagan as well as Delhi Dynamos. However, ATK has signed him for this season.
  • Pritam Kotal: This Indian international has played for Pailan Arrows. Apart from, he was a part of Mohun Bagan and Pune City FC. However, he is about to spend this season at Kolkata.
  • Robert Lalthlamuana: This new signing of Atletico de Kolkata has played for Churchill Brothers, East Bengal, and Delhi Dynamos.

Midfielders:

  • Bidyananda Singh
  • Bikash Jairu: This Indian winger has played for Mumbai Tigers, Salgaocar, East Bengal and Pune City FC.
  • Bikramjit Singh: he spent two years with Mohun Bagan and FC Goa. However, now he joined Atletico de Kolkata.
  • Borja Fernandez: He is another great player of Atletico de Kolkata, who has spent his career in different prestigious clubs including Real Madrid, Valladolid, Eiber etc. He has played for Kolkata in ISL in first as well as second season. ATK has not missed him in this season as well.
  • Javier Lara Grande: Atletico de Kolkata signed him in 2015 and he will be a part of this team in this season.
  • Lalrindika Ralte: This Indian international has played for Churchill Brothers, East Bengal as well as Mumbai City FC. Now, he will play for Atletico de Kolkata.
  • Ofentse Nato: This Botswana international has been playing for Atletico de Kolkata since 2014 and he will play for ATK in this upcoming season.
  • Sameehg Doutie: This 27 years old South African winger was a part of ATK in 2015 season. This club has retained this player in this season as well.
  • Sheikh Jewel Raja: This central midfielder from Bengal will be playing for Atletico de Kolkata like he did in 2015.
  • Stephen Paul Pearson: in 2014, Stephen Paul Pearson has played for Kerala Blasters. However, Atletico Kolkata has signed him for this season.

Forwards:

  • Abhinash Ruidas: This left winger has played for East Bengal in 2015. Nevertheless, ATK has signed him for this season of ISL.
  • Helder Postiga: Helder Postiga is the marquee player of Atletico de Kolkata, who has played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo. Talking about the clubs, he has played for Valencia, Porto, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio etc.
  • Iain Hume: After Kerala Blasters 2014, Iain Hume joined Atletico de Kolkata in 2015. This Canadian striker will feature for ATK in ISL 2016.
  • Juan Belencoso: This 35 years old Spanish striker has been signed by Atletico de Kolkata for ISL 2016.

So, this is the Atletico de Kolkata squad for ISL 2016. Hope you love this squad.

Image Source: ISL Official Website