Goa: Another exciting Indian Super League (ISL) season concluded with Mumbai City FC beating ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 to claim the IPL at the Fatorda Stadium on Saturday.
There was a lot of talent on display all through this season. However, all major season award winners belonged to the teams that made it to the top four. As the season culminated on what was the biggest season yet with a whopping 115 matches on view, here's the list of award winners.
Roy Krishna (Hero of the League)
Although Roy Krishna was unable to help ATK Mohun Bagan lift the title, his 14 goals and eight assists were helped him to win the Hero of the League award. The Fijian was among the best players for his club. He was also the runner-up in the Golden Boot contest.
Arindam Bhattacharja (Golden Glove)
Arindam Bhattacharja from ATK Mohun Bagan won the Golden Glove award after a close battle with Mumbai City FC's Amrinder Singh. Arindam conceded 19 goals this season, the least by any of the goalies. Both players hold up 10 clean sheets for their respective clubs but the Arindam edged his Mumbai City FC teammate with his higher minutes per goals conceded (108.94).
Igor Angulo (Golden Boot)
Spanish striker Igor Angulo scored a number of important goals for FC Goa in his first season with the club. His 14 goals ensured that Gaurs qualified for their sixth Hero ISL semi-finals appearance. The forward faced close competition from Krishna but won the trophy amid his lower minutes per goal scored (117.50) compared to the Roy’s 147.28.
Lalengmawia (ISL Emerging Player of the League)
Lalengmawia's performances helped NorthEast United FC to the semi-finals, their second ever. Appearing in all the 22 matches for the Highlanders this season, the 20-year-old midfielder was also a solid defensive presence, making 93 tackles and 46 interceptions for his side. He scored one goal as well and had a strong passing accuracy of 74.47 per cent. He was Hero of the Month as well as Emerging Player of the Month for February.
(With inputs from IANS)