A look at the highest scoring defenders in ISL history

Arjun Singh Devgan
Adil Khan is one of the highest scoring defenders in ISL history
Adil Khan is one of the highest scoring defenders in ISL history / SAJJAD HUSSAIN/GettyImages

The 2021/22 season of the Indian Super League (ISL) is set to start soon with the competition scheduled to kick-off on 19 November, with ATK Mohun Bagan taking on Kerala Blasters FC in the opener.

The competition since it's inception in 2014 has seen a number of top defenders ply their trade in India, but there have been very few of them who have the capacity to not only defend but also chip in with important goals at crucial moments.

Mumbai City FC centre-back, Mourtada Fall is known as a goalscoring defender in footballing circles and is currently the highest scoring defender in the history of Indian Super League with 13 goals to his name in 62 appearances.

On loan SC East Bengal centre-back, Adil Khan comes in second on the list as he has netted six goals in 68 appearances with Mumbai left-back, Mandar Rao Dessai coming in third with six goals, though he has taken 114 appearances to score those goals.

There are five defenders who come in next netting five goals so far, though Mendy and Mailson have taken lesser games to score their respective games as compared to the likes of Lucian, Juanan and Rahul.