Indian Football | Top 5 Indian Origin Players In Top Leagues

Indian football team may not have sparkled on the world stage but few Indian’s have made it big. Indian’s have settled almost every where in the world. Today we going to look at 5 Indian origin players who play in the top leagues and nations. The player mentioned in this feature are active players. Some of them have already represented the nation of their birth.

The player mentioned in this feature are active players representing the top nation of their birth.

Neil Taylor: (Wales National football team)

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The welsh international Neil Taylor has his roots in the football hub of India Kolkata. His mother Shibani Chakraborty is from Kolkata, India.

Neil Started playing at League two for Wrexham before moving to Swansea City. He helped Swansea to get promoted to the premier league in 2011/12 season. Neil recently joined Aston Villa in championship division after spending several years in the premier league.

Taylor has played 39 times for Welsh Senior team and few occasion for Great Britain. His best moment came when he scored a goal against Russia in UEFA Euro 2016. That his only international goal so far in his career.

Taylor travels to Indian quite a few times to visit Kolkata.

Rajiv Van La Parra: (Huddersfield Town: Premier league)

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Van La Parra does not really have a clear connection with India. He was named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Indian prime minister. His ancestors were Indians before they moved to Surinam.

He has represented Dutch junior national team at multiple occasion but yet to find a place in the senior team. The winger is part of Huddersfield town who playing in the premier league for the first time in their history.

Harmeet Singh: (Norway Football team)

Harmeet Singh is one of the popular names in the list. He made a lot of headlines when he announced his interest in playing for India.

Harmeet has played 7 times of Norway senior team. His famous match was a friendly match against Barcelona playing for Valerenga where he scored a goal. Singh has fallen down since those days, he now plays in Swedish top division for Kamar FF.

The defensive midfield could have been an asset if he had decided to play for India. An Indian Super league team might lure him to Indian Soil.

Danny Bath: (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Daniel Tanveer Bath is probably first Indian origin player to captain an English side.  The Wolves captain earlier had expressed his desire to play for Indian national team. Unfortunately, the residency rules in India will not make it easy for him to give up his English passport. He was in Mumbai earlier this year.

The center back had started his career at wolves and ever since then have developed into a fine defender. The 6ft 3inch defender is still eligible to represent India.

Luther Singh: (S.C Braga, South African National Team)

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Luther Singh is one of the brightest talents in South Africa. The forward made his debut against Angola for the senior team. Singh has joined one of the biggest clubs in Portugal S.C Braga.

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The above names may not be eligible to represent India but enough to show that Indian’s can do wonders at the higher stage. Which player you feel we missed out to include. What do you think about Players of Indian origin? should the Indian government change their policy and allow Indian origin players? Comment down below and let us know.

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