First edition of Premier Futsal League India 2016 are set to begin in next 15th July, 2016 where total six franchise teams will take part. This teams represents six different cities in India. Each team has collected total twelve to thirteen players where among them total five players will get chance to play in main event. The five players will consists of three international futsal players, a local Indian player and a marquee player.
Though, it will be the multi-national tournament, so many foreign players which approximately 56 from 21 different countries are collected who are going to play with six franchise teams.
Let’s have a look below where the participating teams squad of Premier Futsal League (PFL) 2016 in India is given.
# Chennai 5s Players List:
- Marquee Player – Falcao (Brazil)
- Futsal Players – Espindola (GK), Vampeta, Pula, Hemni, Manel Rion, Sean
- Indian Players – Faraz Abdul Azzez, Yash, Younus Pasha, Rohit Suresh (GK), Anupam
- Coach – Ney Pereira
- Owner – The Hindu
- Representing City – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
# Mumbai 5s Players Squad:
- Marquee Player – Ryan Giggs (United Kingdom)
- Futsal Players – Pablo, Foglia, Luis Amado (GK), Kevin, Angellot, Federico Perez
- Indian Players – Jo Paul Bence (GK), Shubham Mane, Chanpreet, Sai Nikhil, Mohammed Ahtesham Ali
- Coach – Felice Mastropierro
- Owner – DC Design
- Representing City – Mumbai, Maharashtra
# Kochi 5s Team Squad:
- Marquee Player – Michel Salgado (Spain)
- Futsal Players – Neto, Casalone (GK), Chagiunha, Gekabert, Deives Moraes, Emil
- Indian Players – Basil, Muhammed Ameer, Yeshwant Kumar (GK), Stalin Daniel, Ansh
- Coach – Sergio Sapo
- Owner – ES Entertainment
- Representing City – Kochi, Kerala
# Kolkata 5s Players List:
- Marquee Player – Hernan Crespo (Argentina)
- Futsal Players – Saad, Cidao (GK), Gabriel, Majdoub, Cirilo, Dida
- Indian Players – Amit Pal (GK), Mohammed Islam, Subrata Dey, Akshay Nair, Pradeep Shaw
- Coach – Christian Roldan
- Owner – Grassroot Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
- Representing City – Kolkata, West Bengal
# Goa 5s Players Squad:
- Marquee Player – Ronaldinho (Brazil)
- Futsal Players – Bebe (GK), Vander Carioca, Camilo, Burrito, Adonias, Georgievsky
- Indian Players – Vatsal (GK), Michael Silva, Caitano, Praveendran, Fredsan Marshall
- Coach – Octavio Gomes De Oliveira Junior
- Owner – Viiking Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd
- Representing City – Margao, Goa
# Bengaluru 5s Team Squad:
- Marquee Player – Paul Scholes (United Kingdom)
- Futsal Players – Elias (GK), Maxi, Romulo, Nabil, Easy Man, Anatoliy
- Indian Players – Abhishek R (GK), Zaib, Jonathan, Anto Rushith S, Sathya Kumar
- Coach – Juan Jose Bernal Cierre
- Owner – Puneeth Rajkumar
- Representing City – Bengaluru, Karnataka
Alessandro Rosa Vieira who is also known as Falcao is a former Brazilian futsal player. He is going to particiapte in Premier Futsal competition in India with team Chennai 5s as a marquee player.
Besides him, Paul Scholes who is former English football player is collected by Bengaluru 5s as a marquee player. Renowned Brazilian player Ronaldinho will also take part in this inaugural futsal competition in India. He will play for the team Goa 5s which makes them one of the top favourite in this tournament.
Wing wizard Ryan Giggs will play for Mumbai 5s, legend of Real Madrid Michel Salgado will play fo Kochi 5s and former Argentine striker Hernan Crespo will play for Kolkata 5s. This combination will make the tournament more challenging.