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ISL’s Clinical Finishers: The Top 5 Goal Scorers of The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 Season

The 2023-24 season of the Indian Super League (ISL) was a goal-fest, with an impressive total of 374 goals scored over the eight-month-long campaign, averaging 2.76 goals per match. Forwards displayed exceptional skill and finesse, significantly contributing to this record-breaking tally.

From powerful strikes from outside the box to cheeky Panenka penalties, from last-minute headers to exquisite free kicks, the season showcased a diverse array of goal-scoring techniques. The competition among the league’s top scorers was fierce, with each matchday featuring exciting battles for dominance on the goalscoring charts.

Mumbai City FCs Argentine forward Jorge Pereyra Diaz scored 10 Goals. Image Credits ISL Official Website ISL's Clinical Finishers: The Top 5 Goal Scorers of The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 Season
Mumbai City FC’s Argentine forward, Jorge Pereyra Diaz scored 10 Goals. Image Credits – ISL Official Website

As the tenth edition of the ISL concludes, let’s highlight the standout performers who illuminated the league with their goal-scoring prowess.

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Top 5 Goal Scorers of The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 Season

5. Noah Sadaoui of FC Goa – 11 Goals

Noah Sadaoui. Image Credits ISL Official Website ISL's Clinical Finishers: The Top 5 Goal Scorers of The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 Season
Noah Sadaoui. Image Credits – ISL Official Website

Noah Sadaoui played a crucial role in FC Goa’s return to the playoffs after a three-season hiatus. The Moroccan winger-forward netted 11 goals and provided five assists in 23 appearances, highlighting his significant impact for the Gaurs. Known for his lightning speed down the flanks, impressive footwork, and dynamic playmaking skills, Sadaoui proved to be a versatile and standout performer for Manolo Marquez’s side.

4. Diego Mauricio of Odisha FC – 11 Goals

Diego Mauricio. Image Credits ISL Official Website ISL's Clinical Finishers: The Top 5 Goal Scorers of The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 Season
Diego Mauricio. Image Credits – ISL Official Website

Although Krishna often stole the spotlight throughout the season, Diego Mauricio had a standout campaign with Odisha FC, tallying 11 goals in 23 appearances. Mauricio’s versatility to operate both as a striker and a wide winger has been instrumental in Sergio Lobera’s tactical setup. Renowned for his sharp movement inside the box, powerful strikes from close range, and agile dribbling, the 32-year-old forward made a significant goal-scoring contribution for the Kalinga Warriors.

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3. Jason Cummings of Mohun Bagan SG – 12 Goals

Jason Cummings. Image Credits ISL Official Website ISL's Clinical Finishers: The Top 5 Goal Scorers of The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 Season
Jason Cummings. Image Credits – ISL Official Website

In his debut season in the ISL, Australian World Cupper Jason Cummings emerged as the top goal-scorer for the Mariners, surpassing Dimitri Petratos in this regard. Cummings showcased his innate ability to pose a potent threat to opposing defenders and consistently found himself in goal-scoring positions, proving to be a game-changer for Mohun Bagan SG on multiple occasions. The Aussie forward notably scored in the Mariners’ ISL League Shield-winning match and their 1-3 loss in the ISL Cup final, underlining his impact throughout the season.

2. Roy Krishna of Odisha FC – 13 Goals

Roy Krishna. Image Credits ISL Official Website ISL's Clinical Finishers: The Top 5 Goal Scorers of The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 Season
Roy Krishna. Image Credits – ISL Official Website

Displaying maturity and extensive experience, veteran forward Roy Krishna played a crucial role in Odisha FC’s historic semi-final appearance, a significant milestone in the club’s journey. Known for his attacking prowess, Krishna’s dedication, leadership, and calmness in front of goal were key in propelling his team forward. Partnering effectively with Diego Mauricio in the frontline, the Fijian demonstrated his ability to lead the attack. Despite impressive statistics comparable to Diamantakos, Krishna secured the second spot in the goal-scoring chart due to his participation in more matches.

1. Dimitrios Diamantakos of Kerala Blasters FC – 13 Goals

Dimitrios Diamantakos. Image Credits ISL Official Website ISL's Clinical Finishers: The Top 5 Goal Scorers of The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 Season
Dimitrios Diamantakos. Image Credits – ISL Official Website

In his second season in India, Greek forward Dimitrios Diamantakos secured the ‘Golden Boot’ accolade. Despite facing challenges arising from the unavailability of key players, Diamantakos stood out in the Blasters’ forward line, playing a crucial role in Kerala Blasters FC’s third consecutive playoff qualification. With an impressive tally of 13 goals in just 17 appearances, Diamantakos leads the elite list of highest goal-scorers of the season.

The Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 season witnessed an abundance of talent and excitement, with remarkable performances from top goal-scorers like Dimitrios Diamantakos, Roy Krishna, Jason Cummings, Diego Mauricio, and Noah Sadaoui. Their contributions not only lit up the league but also added to the spectacle and thrill of football in India. As we reflect on their achievements, we eagerly anticipate the next season, hopeful for even more memorable moments on the field.

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