Chennaiyin FC won the second season of India Super League aka ISL 2015. However, their performance was always up to the mark under the management of the Italian coach, Marco Materazzi. In the last season, they dismissed Atletico de Kolkata in semi-final and FC Goa in the final. Although other players played really well but Mendoza stole the show with a last minute goal against FC Goa in the final. However, Chennaiyin FC has made couple of changes in this season. Let’s find out the Chennaiyin FC squad for ISL 2016.
Chennaiyin FC Squad for ISL 2016
Head Coach: Marco Materazzi
- Karanjit Singh: This 30-years old Indian international has spent 6 years in Salgaocar. However, he joined Chennaiyin FC in 2015 and in 2016, you can find him in the same team.
- Pawan Kumar: He has played for JCT’s youth setup along with Salgaocar, Bengaluru FC and Mumbai FC.
- Duwayne Kerr: This Jamaican international goalkeeper has joined Chennaiyin FC in 2016.
- Abhishek Das: This right back from Bengal has played for East Bengal, United Sikkim as well as Mohun Bagan. Now, he will be playing for Chennaiyin FC.
- Bernard Mendy: This French international has been playing for Chennaiyin FC since 2014 and he will spend 2016 season at the same club.
- Dhanachandra Singh: He has played for Churchill Brothers, Air India, Mumbai FC, Mohun Bagan etc. And now, he will be playing for Chennaiyin FC.
- Eder Monteiro Fernandes: Chennaiyin FC signed this Brazilian defender in 2015.
- Eli Sabia: Another Brazilian defender has played for Santos, Sampaio Correa etc. Now, Chennaiyin FC has signed him for ISL 2016.
- Jerry Lalrinzuala
- John Arne Riise: This Norwegian international has played for Liverpool, AS Roma, Fullham United as well as Delhi Dynamos. Now, Chennaiyin FC has signed him.
- Mehrajuddin Wadoo: Another Indian defender, who played for Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Mohamedan, FC Pune City etc.
- Nallappan Mohanraj: This Indian international from Tamil Nadu has played for Atletico de Kolkata in the last season. Now, he has joined Chennaiyin FC.
- Prosenjit Chakraborty
- Anirudh Thapa
- Baljit Sahni: This midfielder has played two seasons in Atletico de Kolkata. Now he has joined Chennaiyin FC.
- Baoringdao Bodo
- Dhanpal Ganesh: This young midfielder has played for Pune FC as well as Pailan Arrows. Now, Chennaiyin FC has retained this player.
- Hans Mulder: This Dutch midfielder has played for Delhi Dynamos in last two seasons. However, now he will be playing for Chennaiyin FC.
- Harmanjot Khabra: This Indian international has been playing for Chennaiyin FC since 2014 and he will spend 2016 season at the same club.
- Manuele Blasi: This Italian midfielder has played for Juventus, AS Roma, Parma etc. Nonetheless, Chennaiyin FC has retailed this player in this season.
- Raphael Augusto: Like some other players, Chennaiyin FC has retained this player as well.
- Siam Hanghal: This former Bengaluru FC midfielder has played last season for northeast United. However, now Chennaiyin FC has signed him.
- Thoi Singh
- Zakeer Mundampara: This Keralian midfielder, who spent his career at Mohun Bagan, Salgaocar etc. is going to play for Chennaiyin FC.
- Bedashwor Singh: He played for U-14 and U-19 tea for India and he was also promoted by Chennaiyni FC in the list of players who for training in France.
- Daniel Lalhlimpuia: Another Indian international who spent 2015 in Bengaluru FC.
- Davide Succi: This Italian striker has played for Ravenna, Palermo and Cesana. He will be playing for Chennaiyin FC.
- Jayesh Rane: Another U-23 player of Indian national team has been playing for Chennaiyin FC since 2014 and they have retained him.
- Jeje Lalpekhlua: Another professional Indian footballer, who has played for Mohun Bagan, Dempo and Chennaiyin FC since 2013. He will be playing for this team again in this upcoming season.
- MacPherlin Dudu Omagbemi: This 31 years old Nigerian striker has played for Sporting Goa, Dempo, East Bengal etc. He spent 2014 in FC Pune City, 2015 in FC Goa. Now, he will be playing for Chennaiyin FC in 2016.
- Maurizio Peluso: Another Italian striker, who will be playing for Chennaiyin FC in 2016.
- Uttam Rai: very young striker from Dempo, who has been signed for Chennaiyin FC for ISL 2016.
So, as you can see that the head coach is same as the earlier season but there are few changes in the Chennaiyin FC squad for ISL 2016.
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