The Indian Super League (ISL) started in 2014 with 8 teams. From the 2017-18 season, it became the top division league in India. Also, it was made a 10 team’s league. The excitement and competition of this league are still the same from the very first season, though the league has further been expanded to 11 teams.
Chennaiyin FC defeated Jamshedpur FC by 2-1 in a highly thrilling contest. This match had seen an Indian guy coming up top between all those talented foreigners in both teams. Anirudh Thapa became the first Indian to score in ISL this season and also made an entry in one of the fastest goal-scorers’ lists after he scored in the very first minute of the game on Tuesday.
In this article we will look at top 5 fastest goals in ISL history.
1. Jerry Mawihmingthanga – 23 seconds (Jamshedpur FC vs Kerala Blasters FC, 2018)
Jerry Mawihmingthanga is the fastest goal scorer of ISL. The 23-year-old attacking midfielder found the net in just 23 seconds against Kerala Blasters FC in 2018. Former Indian striker Ashim Biswas shot was deflected and Jerry capitalized on that and scored the fastest goal of the ISL history.
2. Chris Dagnall – 29 seconds (North-East United FC vs Kerala Blasters FC, 2015)
The Englishman made it to the list after scoring a goal at the 29th second against North-East United FC in 2015.
3. Mohammed Rafi – 48 seconds (FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC, 2015)
Another Kerala Blasters FC player on the list. He also joined the list in the same season as Chris Dagnall. He is in the 3rd position after scoring at the 48th second of the match.
4. Anirudh Thapa – 52 seconds (Jamshedpur FC vs Chennaiyin FC, 2020)
Anirudh Thapa is the newest addition to the list after Tuesday’s game against Jamshedpur FC.
Chennaiyin FC midfielder Rafael Crivellaro passed the ball to Esmael Goncalves after dispossessing Jitendra Singh. Esmael then found out an unmarked Anirudh Thapa with a lovely cut back into the box. Anirudh Thapa made no mistake to squish that into the net.
5. Wim Raymaekers – 53 seconds (Delhi Dynamos FC vs Chennaiyin FC, 2014)
Wim Raymaekers is also on the list. Interestingly he is the only defender on the list with a goal at the 53rd second of the game against Chennaiyin FC in the inaugural edition of ISL.