AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: As the year 2020 draws to a close, Indian football fans have the opportunity to choose their 'Blue Tigers Team of the Decade' from a galaxy of stars who have represented the Senior National Team and won many laurels for the nation in the last 10 years.
This will be followed by the fans voting to choose their Women’s National Team of the decade.
The period has seen the Indian senior men's team move forward together and compete at two AFC Asian Cups in 2011 and 2019, and win a number of International competitions such as the Nehru Cup, Hero Intercontinental Cup and the SAFF Championships. It has featured numerous memorable performances and victories, along with the Blue Tigers breaking into the Top 100 of the FIFA World Ranking -- the highest being 97 in 2018.
Choosing from a list of 29 players, fans can vote for their picks in each position, namely -- goalkeeper (1), full-backs (2), centre-backs (2), wingers (2), centre-midfielders (2) and strikers (2) -- to form their first XI. The players with the most votes in each position will then enter the fans' Team of the Decade.
To make your picks, you can click here and vote for your favourite players. Voting closes on Sunday (January 3, 2021) at 10 PM IST.
The nominees are as follows:
GOALKEEPERS: Subrata Paul, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Karanjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
FULL-BACKS: Syed Rahim Nabi, Nirmal Chhetri, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Narayan Das.
CENTRAL DEFENDERS: Mahesh Gawli, Gouramangi Singh, Arnab Mondal, Sandesh Jhingan, Anas Edathodika.
WINGERS: Steven Dias, Francis Fernandes, Clifford Miranda, Udanta Singh, Halicharan Narzary.
CENTRAL MIDFIELDERS: Climax Lawrence, Mehtab Hossain, Lenny Rodrigues, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Anirudh Thapa, Rowllin Borges.
STRIKERS: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Robin Singh, Balwant Singh.