Standing out in the team, their form was crucial in Bengaluru's run

Standing out in the team, their form was crucial in Bengaluru's run

Sunil Chhetri: The Bengaluru FC skipper started slowly. Playing out on the wing, a position that he has not played in prior to this season, Chhetri found it difficult to adapt.

But his form turned for the better after settling in, and is the joint-top goalscorer in the League, with 14 goals.

John Johnson: The rock at the heart of the BFC defence, Johnson has been a vital cog in how The Blues play their football.

Having that archetypal English attitude of running through walls for the team, Johnson has also emerged as a favourite with the fans.

Also with six goals to his name, the Middlesborough-born lad has easily been one of the League’s most consistent performers.

Sean Rooney: The heavily tattooed Australian striker carried the club in the early part with his goal-scoring exploits when Chhetri was still coming to grips.

He has also shown the nous for adaptability by playing on the right to accommodate Robin Singh in a central position.

Beikhokhei Beingaichho:  The Mizoram-lad with a tricky name has perhaps been the best success story of the year from a BFC perspective.

In the wilderness last year after East Bengal left him out, he has made a name for himself down the right wing with his intricate play, willingness to run and corner-taking abilities.

Being nominated for Fans Player Of The Year was well deserved.

Johnny Menyongar: At the base of the midfield, Menyongar has been one of the unsung heroes for the Bangalore-based team.

Effectively recycling possession when in the lead or driving the team forward with his deceptive running from midfield, the Liberian has been a genuine leader.