Hero ISL 2020-21 season came to an end recently as the Mariners fell just short of clinching the trophy as they conceded a last-minute winner against Mumbai City FC in the final. Nevertheless, the season, in general, was one to be proud of and many players stood out throughout the year.
In this piece, we’ll give season ratings to all the ATK Mohun Bagan players who had at least ten appearances or more in the Hero ISL 2020-21 season.
ROY KRISHNA – 9.5/10
Hero of the League winner of the season, Roy Krishna was fantastic in ATKMB’s debut season in the Indian Super League. He was the highest goalscorer for the Mariners as well as the highest assist provider in the season. He was right up there with the very best in the league and deserves the highest rating for any player in the squad.
MANVIR SINGH – 9/10
India’s future star, Manvir Singh had a breakthrough season in the ISL. The forward’s game improved leaps and bounds this season and scored his fair share of goals from the wings. His link-up play with Roy Krishna and David Williams got better as the season progressed and was the best Indian player on display for the Mariners.
ARINDAM BHATTACHARJA – 9/10
Golden Glove winner of Hero ISL 2020-21 season, Arindam Bhattacharja was brilliant for the majority part of the season. He had the best minutes to goals ratio in the league and kept 10 clean sheets overall. There were plenty of occasions where he kept his team in the game and helped them clinch some important points.
CARL MCHUGH – 9/10
The unsung hero of this ATK Mohun Bagan team, Carl McHugh had an extremely good season in the middle of the park for the Mariners. He was always available for his manager and gave it his all on the pitch for his team. He even did a job on the centre-back position in the crucial semi-final clash against NorthEast United FC in the first leg.
DAVID WILLIAMS – 8.5/10
The Australian forward, David Williams took some time to get up to the pace when it came to his fitness standards early on in the season but finished the league as one of the in-form players in the team. He chipped in four goals in the season and some very important ones as well.
SANDESH JHINGAN – 8.5/10
Sandesh Jhingan was making a comeback to football after being a year away due to an unfortunate ACL injury. He had a memorable comeback season in the league he knows extremely well. Jhingan was the rock at the back for the Mariners throughout the season and continued to improve as the season progressed.
PRITAM KOTAL – 8.5/10
The leader on and off the field, Pritam Kotal had a special season with the Mariners. Was a part of a very successful back three and helped keep plenty of clean sheets for his side. He was a difficult player to come up against any winger in the league as he stacked up some great performances throughout the season.
TIRI – 8/10
The heart of the defence, Tiri had a debut season with ATK Mohun Bagan. He was the most composed player on the ball in the defence and often his long balls sparked some decent attacks for the Mariners. His ability to deliver precise long balls to the forward line was used efficiently throughout the season.
SUBHASHISH BOSE – 8/10
The left-back, Subhashish Bose took some time to get used to the wing-back position where Habas wanted him to play but by the end of the season the position was his own. He started adding creativity from the left wing-back position and defensively was as solid as ever.
JAVI HERNÁNDEZ – 7.5/10
The Spanish playmaker, Javi Hernandez would have hoped for more impact in the season but he showed his quality in the playoffs. He managed only one goal and one assist throughout the season but was the standout player in certain crucial encounters.
EDU GARCIA – 7/10
A season that started off on a promising note faded away early for Edu Garcia due to an injury that kept him out for the latter half of the competition. He did create plenty of chances in the eleven matches he featured in and also popped up with an important goal.
PRABIR DAS – 7/10
After the highs of the previous season, Prabir Das would be a tad bit disappointed with how this season went for the wing-back. He was constantly in and out of the team and failed to cement a place for himself in the XI.
PRONAY HALDER – 7/10
He was the calm head required in the middle of the pitch when a result needed to be secured for the Mariners. Pronay Halder brought that experience and calmness in crunch situations had seen off a few important results for his side.
JAYESH RANE – 6.5/10Another player who would be a little disappointed with how the season went for him would be Jayesh Rane. The playmaker didn’t have a particular role set out for him in the season and filled in whenever required. He is a much better player than the one we saw this season and will surely come back stronger in the next one.
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