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Kerala Blasters sign Iain Hume for 2017-18 Indian Super League season

Iain Hume, who is the all-time top scorer in the ISL with 23 goals across three seasons, was a part of the Kerala franchise in the first season of the tournament before moving to ATK.

football Updated: Jul 24, 2017 16:44 IST
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Iain Hume played for Kerala Blasters in the first season of Indian Super League (ISL) before joining ATK.(AFP/Getty Images)

Kerala Blasters announced on Monday that Canadian striker Iain Hume will be representing the two-time finalists in the next season of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Hume, who is the all-time top scorer in the ISL with 23 goals across three seasons, was a part of the Kerala franchise in the first season of the tournament before moving to ATK.

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The 33-year old striker is a huge fan favourite when it comes to the ISL and during his first stint with Kerala Blasters, he scored five goals to win the Hero of the League award. However, he decided to join ATK at the end of that season and was an integral part of the team that won the title last season.

Kerala Blasters had a good outing at the ISL Player Draft on Sunday as they signed fifteen players for the next season -Prashanth K, Rino Anto, Lalruatthara, Milan Singh, Arata Izumi, Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, Jackichand Singh, Siam Hanghal, Lalthakima, Pritam Kumar Singh, Samuel Shadap, Loken Meitei, Karan Sawhney and Ajith Sivan.

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They had already retained the services of defender Sandesh Jhingan and forward CK Vineeth before the draft and they can still sign six more foreign players before the start of the season.