Running the show: Best players of the Reliance Foundation Development League 2022
The inaugural season of the Reliance Foundation Development League witnessed an outpour of incredible talent, with players thriving to prove their potential on a distinctive platform.
As Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC made the top-two, cruising to the NextGen Cup in UK, with the former being crowned as the champions, players were lauded not just for their determination and on-pitch performances but also for their leadership and the fight they put on for their respective sides.
With the conclusion of the first-ever-kind of league, let us have a look at the best players of the RFDL:
Robin Yadav - Bengaluru FC
The defender has been a saviour in the backline for the Blues in their title-winning campaign. The #18 started each and every match, playing full ninety minutes, and also has a goal to his tally in their whooping 5-0 victory against Mumbai City FC.
Lalchungnunga - Hyderabad FC
The midfielder poses a massive threat to the opponents with his versatility. The joint-top scorer for his side with two goals in his kitty, the 21-year-old has toiled hard for his team, be it in the attack or in the defence.
Bekey Oram - Bengaluru FC
Oram spearheaded the Blues attack with fellow forward Rahul Raju. The 18-year-old thrived in the Blues’ system and racked up four goals to his tally - second most for any Bengaluru FC player.
Vincy Barretto - Kerala Blasters FC
The 22-year-old got the ground running for his side right from the start, with a goal against Hyderabad FC. The midfielder displayed a cracking performance up top as he notched up three goals including a crucial match-winning goal against Chennaiyin FC.
Rahul Raju - Bengaluru FC
The attacker was lethal when it came to scoring goals, bagging the golden boot in the league with seven goals, Raju was a nightmare for defenders with his brilliant finishing and threatening presence in the box. The forward massively contributed to his side’s title-winning campaign, coming up clutch in determining matches.