5 ISL sides who entered into partnerships with top European clubs – 21Sports News

Football is slowly graining ground in terms of popularity as a sport in India, and a number of top foreign clubs across Europe have in the past and currently looked to take advantage of this fact and take steps to build their brand in the country.

A host of top European clubs have got into partnerships with Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League sides and here we take a look at some of them.

English premier football league outfit L

English premier football league outfit L / DESHAKALYAN CHOWDHURY/GettyImages

Leicester City in 2004 became the first Premier League club to enter into a partnership with an Indian side as they signed a three-year deal which would see top Indian players travel to train in England.

East Bengal also took part in a tournament in England but their partnership was mutually terminated after Leicester’s relegation from the PL.

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