The fifth season of Indian Super League (ISL) is just a month away as it is set to commence from September 29th. The two-time ISL champions from Kolkata, ATK is all geared up to start off their pre-season training in Valencia, Spain this time around from August 21st for a month long tenure under new yet ever so experienced British Coach, Steve Coppell who had his previous stints with Kerala Blasters FC & Jamshedpur FC at the ISL.

ATK, now has a formidable squad for this upcoming season and starts certainly as contenders for their 3rd title having had a woeful season last time around finishing 9th in a 10-team league.

As of now, the squad as a whole comprise of:

ATK Team List 2018-19

Goalkeepers

  • Debjit Majumder🇮🇳
  • Arindam Bhattacharya🇮🇳
  • Avilash Paul🇮🇳

Defenders

  • Ricky Lallawmawma🇮🇳
  • Sena Ralte🇮🇳
  • John Johnson🇬🇧
  • Gerson Vieira🇧🇷
  • Arnab Mondal🇮🇳
  • Aiborlang Khongjee🇮🇳
  • Prabir Das🇮🇳
  • Ankit Mukherjee🇮🇳

Midfielders

  • Pronay Halder🇮🇳
  • Noussair El Maimouni🇲🇦
  • Eugeneson Lyngdoh🇮🇳
  • Malsawmzuala🇮🇳
  • Hitesh Sharma🇮🇳
  • Sheikh Faiaz🇮🇳
  • Komal Thatal🇮🇳
  • H. Lalmuankima🇮🇳
  • Cavin Lobo🇮🇳
  • Manuel Lanzarote🇪🇸
  • Jayesh Rane🇮🇳

Forwards

  • Balwant Singh🇮🇳
  • Kalu Uche🇳🇬

ATK are on the lookout for an impactful forward & rumours are on that they might rope in Brazilian Everton Santos who previously had a stint at the ISL with Mumbai City FC.

This is some squad to reckon with and the players who can be key to the team’s impending success are:

  • Manuel Lanzarote (Midfielder – LW)

  • Gerson Vieira (Defender – CB)

  • Noussair El Maimouni (Midfielder – CM)

  • John Johnson (Defender – CB)

  • Debjit Majumder (Goalkeeper)

  • Prabir Das (Defender – RB)

  • Sheikh Faiaz (Midfielder – RW)

Several others who can prove to be an important cog within the squad are Pronoy Halder, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Cavin Lobo among the midfielders, Arnab Mondal, Aiborlang Khongjee, Ricky Lallawmawma among the defenders.

ATK could well be playing a few pre-season matches with the B-team of Valencia in this stint, it would be interesting to figure out how they fare against them & what’s the team combination the management will be trying out proceeding into the main season.

One can certainly hope that the team will jell up well together in a month’s time and stay ready to hit the pitch injury-free and get going with back to back victories as we strive towards another season’s successful journey under Coppell & co. which now includes the likes of Sanjoy Sen in the mix too who has also been instrumental in shaping the squad this season.

Bon Voyage ATK..!! ❤️✈️

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