ISL Players Salaries 2024-21

The Indian Super League (ISL) is India’s biggest domestic football tournament and recently the federation has released the list with ISL players salaries. The list also revealed the highest-paid footballer in ISL 2024/21.

Many might not be aware that India has its own football league called I-league since 1996 as no one paid attention to football due to the mega following of cricket. Though it was the privatisation of sport that helped it gain its due popularity.

Yes, in 2013 the Ambanis inaugurated Hero ISL when big cricketers such as MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Sourabh Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar decided to own football teams and create a privatised Indian League for the fans.

The cash studded league outshined I league and even saw big international marquee players playing for the league, it also created a platform for the youngsters to show their talent as millions were watching them.

ISL Players Salaries 2024-21

Each year the league is getting bigger and better and the team owners don’t hesitate in spending big at cost of winning the title. But as per the latest salaries released by ISL, here are the highest earners from the Indian football league.

PlayerSalary (Per Season)Team
Mohamed Larbi6.3 CroresMumbai City FC
Maximiliano Barreiro6.3 CroresNortheast United
Dario Vidosic5.9 CroresATK Mohun Bagan
Javi Hernandez5.9 CroresATK Mohun Bagan
Roy Krishna 5,9 CroresATK Mohun Bagan
Bartholomew Ogbeche4.7 CroresKerela Blasters
Marcelinho4.7 CroresHyderabad F.C
Modou Sogou4.7 CroresMumbai City FC
Giles Barnes4.7 CroresHydrabad F.C
Edu Bedia4.3 CroresF.C Goa

Thus Mohamed Labri, the Turkish international who represents Mumbai City FC is the highest-paid footballer in ISL along with Maximiliano Barreiro from Northeast united as they both will be getting a whopping 6.3 crore rupees this season for their services.

Highest-Paid Indian Player Contracts in ISL 2024/21

Michael Soosairaj1 Crore 76 LakhATK Mohun Bagan
Rahul Bheke 1 Crore 96 LakhBengaluru FC
Udanta Singh1 Crore 96 LakhBengaluru FC
Sandesh Jhingan1 Crore 96 LakhKerala Blasters
Mohammad Nawaz2 Crore 35 LakhFC Goa
Dheeraj Singh2 Crore 35 LakhATK Mohun Bagan
Gurpreet Singh2 Crore 35 LakhBengaluru FC
Subrata Pal2 Crore 75 LakhJamshedpur FC
Amrinder Singh3 Crore 14 LakhMumbai City FC
Sunil Chhetri3 Crore 14 LakhBengaluru FC

As usual, the man himself, The Indian Captain Sunil Chhetri this year also topped the list of Highest earners in ISL but along with Amrinder Singh.

However, what’s motivating to see is that two 19 years olds Mohammad Nawaz and Dheeraj Singh have also made it to the list.

Indian Super League 2024/21 Teams

ATK Mohun BaganSourabh Ganguly
BengaluruJSW Group
Chennaiyin FCMS Dhoni,Abhishek Bachhan
East BengalShree Cement
GoaVirat Kohli, Hritik Roshan
HyderabadRana Daggubatti
JamshedpurTata Steel
Kerela BlastersSachin Tendulkar (former owner)
Mumbai CityRanbir Kapoor
Northeast UnitedJohn Abraham
OdhisaGMS inc.

ISL has one long-debated salary rule that no team is allowed to spend more than 16.5 Crores on the total salaries of the ISL players. The order is in place to keep in check that no team should spend blindly to win the trophy and violate the financial fair play.

Football is the fastest growing sport in our country after cricket. India with a population of 1.3 billion citizens has never been able to excel at football, with always looking up to the western countries and leagues for inspiration.

However, after the development of the Indian Super League, many eyeballs in our country as well as around the world have given attention to Indian football.

Disclaimer: The above information about the ISL players salaries are based on the analysis, research and reports released by the officials.