Indian Super League

From Del Piero to Pires: 5 World Cup winners to have played in the ISL

Arjun Singh Devgan
Del Piero won the World Cup in 2006
Del Piero won the World Cup in 2006 / Alex Livesey/GettyImages
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The Indian Super League (ISL) is without doubt the best and most competitive league in India, with the league overtime becoming a boon for the country as it not only led to development of youngsters, but has also given us players who will go on and play for the nation in the future.

The ISL is also known for a number of top foreign stars choosing to participate in the league, with their arrival not only helping in grabbing eyeballs, but also they ensured that the Indian players could learn from their experience and achievements.

Here, we look at the various World Cup winners who have played in the league.

1. David Trezeguet (France)

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CUP-FR98-FRA-KSA-TREZEGUET / PEDRO UGARTE/GettyImages

1998 World Cup winner

Played for FC Pune City

Goals scored for Country: 34

Goals scored in ISL: 2

2. Robert Pires (France)

Robert Pires
Robert Pires of France / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

1998 World Cup winner

Played for FC Goa

Goals scored for Country: 14

Goals scored in ISL: 1

3. Alessandro Del Piero (Italy)

Alessandro Del Piero
Semi-final Germany v Italy - World Cup 2006 / Alex Livesey/GettyImages

2006 World Cup winner

Played for Delhi Dynamos

Goals scored for Country: 27

Goals scored in ISL: 1

4. Alessandro Nesta (Italy)

Italy's Alessandro Nesta vies on front o
Italy's Alessandro Nesta vies on front o / FABRICE COFFRINI/GettyImages

2006 World Cup winner

Played for Chennaiyin FC

Appearances made for Italy: 78

Appearances made in ISL: 1

5. Marco Materazzi (Italy)

Marco Materazzi
AS Photo Archive / Alessandro Sabattini/GettyImages

2006 World Cup winner

Played for Chennaiyin FC

Appearances made for Italy: 41

Appearances made in ISL: 7

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