ATK were the champions twice and this time they are making every possible effort to save their champions position. For this they signed the Republic of Ireland’s legend Robert David Keane.
Keane holds numerous records for the highest number of goals i.e. 68 and for the highest number of caps i.e. 146 for the republic of ireland.
Keane played for the Republic of Ireland for almost 19 years and he is the only player in world football to have scored at least one goal per year in 19 consecutive years.
After his early career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, Keane changed clubs frequently. His performance at Leeds united and Intermilan were so poor that he finally settled at Tottenham Hot Spur. He played for the club from 2002 to 2008.
For the 2008-09 season, Keane was signed by Liverpool. He made only 19 appearances for the club from which he scored 5 goals.
After just one season at Liverpool, he was again signed by Tottenham Hotspur. His form went on declining and he only scored 11 goals from 41 appearances.
In 2011 he was signed by LA Galaxy. Here he displayed consistent performance. He played for the club from 2011-2016 and made 125 appearances from which he scored 83 goals.
Robbie Keane has captained republic of Ireland from 2006 till he retired in 2016.
Now ATK has Robbie Keane in their kitty.
This year there are two new entrants to ISL, they are Bengaluru Fc and Jamshedpur FC. The winner of this season gets a chance to play in the AFC cup. SO all the teams have bought best players they could.
We cannot say on paper that ATK is the strongest. But we hope Robbie Keane will meet the expectations of the club and fans and thus will help ATK in retaining its championship.