Vile Parle Premier League (VPPL) Season 7 auction took place on March 5, 2017. VPPL is Mumbai’s biggest franchise based youth football league. The league in this edition has seen 1600 players registering for the league. VPPL comprises of 21 team owners.
In the auctions, close to 350 players were auctioned. 21 teams were a part of auctions which included 9 teams from Premier League and 12 teams from Championship League. Premier League is the 1st division league and Championship league is the 2nd division league which includes Under 21 players.
Vile Parle Premier League auctions take place on base points basis and not in money terms. The players are rated during trials and based on their trial ratings, base points are allotted to players. The bidding then happens on the basis of these base points and subsequently the players are auctioned.
Following are the highest bidded players in VPPL Season 7 auctions:
|Player Names||Teams Sold To||Points Bidded|
|Rayyan Shaikh||Parle Messiahs||300|
|Melroy Assisi||Parle Jewels||270|
|Shubham Mane||Parle Lions||225|
The VPPL Season 7 auctions were graced by VPPL sponsors like New India Assurance, Play on Arena etc. VPPL also runs a football academy called Sporko Football Academy from which 5 students have been selected for Mumbai FC Under-14 team. Also, VPPL acts as a scouting partner for Mumbai FC, Mumbai’s only I-League tournament team.
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