Cricket is the most popular sport in India,as a result football always had to take the backseat in the country.India has so far produced many legendary football players. Once there was a golden age (1950’s and 1960’s) for the Indian football team. But due to lack of investment and proper planning, the standard of Indian football decreased.However football in India is slowly coming into the conscience of an average sports fan after a spell in the wilderness, with the new Indian Super League and the success of I-League clubs like Bengaluru FC in Asian tournaments.Today we will throw light on India’s greatest footballers ever.
Let’s take a look at India’s greatest footballers ever:-
The Goan born midfielder is one of the finest to play for India. In a wide-ranging career, Climax has played for clubs like Salgoacar, East Bengal and Dempo among others.
Climax Lawrence has been an exemplary servant for the Indian national team for a decade playing in the attacking midfielder position. As a player, he is known as a fierce attacking midfielder, but outside the field, he is considered to be very humble and patient player because he was never seen complaining about Coaches.
He made his international debut in 2002 under Stephen Constantine (during his first stint as Indian coach). The finest moment of his career came in the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup final, where he scored a 91st-minute winner against Afghanistan.
He announced his retirement from national team on 1 February 2012.However he plays in the I-league for Mumbai.