Record Makers: The youth lighting up the stage in Hero ISL 2021-22

Getting consistent opportunities is what every young player dreams about. This Hero Indian Super League (ISL) has seen those dreams become a reality as 142 U-23 players featured in the Hero ISL 2021-22.

These young players have repaid the faith of their respective clubs by performing consistently throughout the season. U-23 players have produced 38 goals and 34 assists in this edition of the Hero ISL, which is the highest goal contribution by U-23 players in Hero ISL history! This number becomes more impressive when considering only the U-21 players as they contributed to 15 goals and 11 assists as well.

Read: Young Turks make a mark: U-21 stars who impressed throughout Hero ISL 2021-22

Season

Players

Goals

Assists

Shots

Shots on Target

2014

29

11

12

188

102

2015

29

12

12

131

70

2016

34

5

8

64

25

2017-18

84

16

32

212

81

2018-19

99

29

22

345

111

2019-20

120

26

32

380

127

2020-21

133

28

20

400

110

2021-22

142

38

34

483

131

Also Read: Making each second count: U-23 stars who played the most number of minutes in Hero ISL 2021-22 season

Looking deeper into the fine print, we can see that the youngsters have taken a record-high number of shots as well as shots on target. They have not only broken down doors on the pitch but have also done so off it. The rise of the youth in the league has just begun, and there are no signs of it slowing down.

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