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6 Popular players who were Bengaluru FC new striker Curtis Main's teammate

Bengaluru FC sign Curtis Main ISL transfer rumours 2023-2024

After the departure of their main man upfront Roy Krishna, Bengaluru FC, the one time Indian Super League champion, has today officially announced the signing of their striker, the English striker Curtis Main from the Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen on a free transfer.

Despite having a quality striker like Roy Krishna, the goals were hard to come by for the Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-2023 season, atleast in the first half of the season.

Despite that, after a strong comeback in the 2nd half helped Bengaluru FC not only reach the Hero ISL Playoffs, but also reached the final getting past Kerala Blasters and Mumbai City FC in the process. However, they lost to ATK Mohun Bagan in the final.

Their main striker Roy Krishna was only able to score 6 goals in the Indian Super League. Young Shivasakti Narayan then stepped up in the 2nd half and he also scored 6 goals, where as legendary Indian striker Sunil Chhetri was below par.

The club let of Krishna earlier, who has now joined Odisha FC, and now they have got their main man. English striker Curtis Main will join the Blue as their top striker, who has proved track record of scoring goals.

He has scored 21 goals in the 133 Scottish Premiership appearances, 15 goals in the League One and 8 goals in League Two. He is also capable of providing assists when he is not scoring, which him a perfect replacement for Krishna.

6 Popular players who were Bengaluru FC new striker Curtis Main's teammate

However, something very interesting about Curtis Main is that, he has played with several players who are counted as top players around the world today. Today in this article, we will take a look at 5 popular names who have been Curtis Main's teammate, interestingly, 2 of them currently plays in the Indian Super League (ISL) itself.

Sam Johnstone

The first name in our is one of the current goalkeepers of the England football team, Sam Johnstone, who plays for the Crystal Palace in the English Premier League (EPL). Sam has played for some top clubs in the Premier League, but he was once a teammate of Curtis.

It was not a very long association though. When Main signed for the Doncaster team during the 2014-2015 season, Sam had joined Doncaster on loan from Manchester United. However, the loan was terminated in January.

Dan Burn

Next name on the list is none other than current Newcastle United FC left-back Dan Burn. Burn and Main were a teammate when both the players played for the Darlington Football Club from the year 2009 till 2011 and both the players were sold on the very same transfer window, though to different clubs.

Scott McKenna

The next player in our is the current Nottingham Forest centre-back Scott McKenna. Both Main and McKenna were a teammate during their days playing together for the Aberdeen side in the Scottish Premiership. While McKenna is a Aberdeen youth product, Main played for the team for about 2 years, joining them in 2019.

Bartholomew Ogbeche

The next player in our list is a player who is still playing in the Indian Super League, and it's none other than the league's all-time top goal scorer, Bartholomew Ogbeche. Both the players were teammate for the Middlesbrough FC during their stint with the team in 2011. Main joined the team in July while Ogbeche joined the team late, early October. They were teammates for a season only though since Ogbeche left the club next summer window.

Carl McHugh

Another current Indian Super League player who was a teammate of Curtis Main is Mohun Bagan Super Giant's midfielder Carl McHugh. They both played together for the Motherwell team in the Scottish Premiership. While McHugh was with the team from 2016, Main joined the team in 2018 and played for about one and half season together. They both changed club in 2019 when McHugh came to India and Main joined Aberdeen.

Peter Hartley

Another Indian Super League player who has been a teammate of Curtis Main is former Jamshedpur FC captain Peter Hartley. The duo played together a considerable amount of game for Motherwell. Infact, the duo were signed on the same January transfer window in 2018 after Hartley's loan deal was made permanent. Hartley doesn't play in the Hero ISL anymore after his stint with Jamshedpur FC.

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