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.

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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.