The 100 club: Sunil Chhetri, Amrinder Singh join elite list of players to make century of Hero ISL appearances

Sunil Chhetri and Amrinder Singh made their 100 appearances in Hero Indian Super League (ISL) as  ATK Mohun Bagan takes on Chennaiyin FC and Bengaluru FC goes up against FC Goa in a double header Saturday.

The duo became the sixth and sevent players respectively to cross this milestone in the Hero ISL. 

Amrinder is the first goalkeeper to bring up his century in terms of the appearances while Chhetri is the first forward to achieve this feat. 

The two long serving players in Indian football join the 100 club that already has some prominent names in it. 

Here's a look at the players who have made 100 or more appearances in the Hero ISL.

Mandar Rao Dessai

The fullback was the first player to reach the 100 mark. He is the most capped player in the league with 117 appearances. He made his Hero ISL debut with FC Goa in 2014 as a loanee from Dempo SC. On 2 December 2020, he made his hundredth appearance while playing for Mumbai City FC against SC East Bengal. The 29-year-old has only played for FC Goa and Mumbai City FC in his Hero ISL career.

Narayan Das

The man from Bengal hit the century mark on 22 January 2021 as he donned an SC East Bengal jersey and geared up to take on Mumbai City FC. The fullback made his Hero ISL debut in the 2014 season with FC Goa against Chennaiyin FC. Over the years, he has played for FC Goa, Pune City FC, Delhi Dynamos, Odisha FC, SC East Bengal and Chennaiyin FC. Currently, he has made 110 appearances.

Lenny Rodrigues

The 34-year-old made his Hero ISL debut in Pune City FC’s first match of Hero ISL against Delhi Dynamos back in 2014. After spending three seasons with them, he went on to play for Bengaluru FC, FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan. He made his hundredth appearance on 14 February 2021 as ATK Mohun Bagan defeated Jamshedpur FC 1-0. As of yet he has played in 110 matches.

Harmanjot Khabra

The man from Punjab made his Hero ISL debut in the 2014 season after joining Chennaiyin FC on loan from SC East Bengal. He assisted a goal in his first match for the club. Later, he joined Bengaluru FC and then Kerala Blasters FC. The fullback reached the hundredth appearances milestone on 28 January 2021 while playing for Bengaluru FC against Hyderabad FC. He has 106 appearances in the league till now.

Pritam Kotal

The fullback made his hundredth Hero ISL appearance in the 2021-22 season as he stepped on the field for ATK Mohun Bagan’s clash against Mumbai City FC on 1 December 2021. Kotal made his debut in the league with Pune City FC’s match against Mumbai City FC in the inaugural 2014 season. Afterwards, he played for Atletico de Kolkata, Delhi Dynamos, and ATK Mohun Bagan. He has played in 101 matches till now.

Amrinder Singh

The goalkeeper made his Hero ISL debut with Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) against Chennaiyin FC in the 2015 season. Later on he signed for Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan. The man from Punjab will hit the milestone today as ATK Mohun Bagan lock horns with Chennaiyin FC.

Sunil Chhetri

The Indian national team captain will make hundredth appearance in today’s match between Bengaluru FC and FC Goa. Chhteri made his Hero ISL debut with Mumbai City FC against Chennaiyin FC in the 2015 season. After a couple of seasons with MCFC, he moved to Bengaluru FC and has been there since then.

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