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Wes Brown: Man United's treble dream, Marking Zidane and Ronaldo

Wes Brown played 362 times for Manchester United in a 16-year career at the club he grew up supporting. A treble winner in his first season, he left United in 2011 having won 14 trophies.

Now 38, he's playing in the Indian Super League with a Kerala Blasters side managed by his former United coach Rene Muelensteen and featuring former teammate Dimitar Berbatov.

ESPN FC sat down with him for an exclusive interview.

How do you look back on your football career?

I've had a great career. People say...

ISL stalemate: 2 matches, 0 goals but don't panic yet

This is the worst start ever to an Indian Super League (ISL) in terms of goals.

While 2014 and 2015 had opening matches that saw three and five goals respectively, last year's opener saw a moment of magic from NorthEast United's Katsumi Yusa that sent Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Stadium on its feet, and his team on their way to a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters.

This year had two decent match-ups on paper to get the season going -- a rematch of the 2016 final between Kerala and ATK but with a pronounced...

All you need to know about the ISL player draft

Former FC Pune City midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh will be one of the most prominent names in the draft pool.
Former FC Pune City midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh will be one of the most prominent names in the draft pool.

The Indian Super League (ISL) will conduct its Indian players' draft for the 2017-18 season in Mumbai on Sunday, with more than 200 footballers up for grabs for the 10 participating teams. A minimum of 134 players will need to be purchased by 10 teams across 15 rounds, with 13 of them needing to be U-21. Here's all you need to know about the draft on Sunday morning.

Team composition

All ISL teams are required to have a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 18 Indian players in their squad, which must include...

Marcelinho, Jhingan lead ESPN's ISL Team of the tournament

A round-up of the top 10 goals from ISL 2016.

The 2016 ISL is over and it's time to look back at the best players of the tournament. Some were obvious choices and some just about made it into the team. Fielding a 4-3-3 formation, here is ESPN's ISL 2016 Team of the tournament.

GK - Amrinder Singh - Mumbai City FC

Matches: 6 | Clean sheets: 5

Amrinder came into the tournament late after his AFC Cup exploits with Bengaluru FC, but once he became Mumbai's first choice, he kept five clean sheets out of the six games that he played. With a miserly...

Mohd Rafi and other great numbers from ISL 2016

Mohammed Rafi of Kerala Blasters FC celebrates his goal during the Final of the Indian Super League (ISL) season 3 between Kerala Blasters FC and Atletico de Kolkata held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, India on the 18th December 2016.
Mohammed Rafi became the third Indian to score a goal in the ISL final.


Drawn games involving Atletico de Kolkata this season, including the final. They have beaten their own record for most games drawn by a team in one season - nine, set in 2014. In both years, they would go on to lift the ISL trophy.


Mohammed Rafi became the third Indian to score a goal in the ISL final, following Mohammed Rafique for Atletico de Kolkata in 2014, and Thongkhosiem Haokip for FC Goa last year. Only Rafique saw his team go on to win the final.


Percentage of all ISL playoff matches...

The Jewel that silenced Kochi

Jewel Raja celebrates scoring the winning penalty for ATK.
Jewel Raja scored the winning penalty for ATK.

Vineeth and Postiga's flop show, Jewel Raja's winning penalty and more, here are five takeways from the night that Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters to win their second ISL title.

The legend of the Kochi press box

A day before before the final, ISL organizers repeatedly instructed journalists to "please arrive at the stadium hours before kick-off". For good reason, too. Immersed in a sea of yellow, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was rocking long before a ball was kicked, with fans desperate to...