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All about Indian Super League

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First time ever in India there is going to be a professional franchise based soccer league will be taken place in November this year. Let us get all the details about this Indian Super League for soccer.

All about Indian Super League

Brief Information:

Sport: Soccer

Country: India

Confederation: AFC

Total Number of Teams: 8

Founded in: 2014

Television Partners: Star Sports

Official Website:

What is Indian Super League?

India is lagging far behind the major international soccer teams of the world. The reason given for this is the lack of competitiveness in the infrastructure of Indian soccer. So the giant corporate companies of India like Reliance and IMG joined hands to bring franchise-based Indian Super League soccer and it will kick off from the 19th September, 2014. The Indian Super League will be in tune with the Indian Premier League or IPL and with the Major League Soccer of the USA. There will be 8 franchises across India who will participate in the Indian Super League by representing their areas.

Format of Indian Super League

  • Hero MotoCorp Ltd will have the title sponsorship for next 3 years.
  • There will be 8 franchises
  • Each team can have 22 members squad
  • The formation of each team will be 1 foreign marquee player, 7 foreign players, 14 domestic Indian players and 4 local Indian players.
  • The tournament will be having a round-robin format in each team, which will play against each other in ‘home’ and ‘away’ bases.
  • After completion of round-robin, top 4 teams will play for the playoffs. (Semi Finals and Final).
  • Semi Finals will be two legged – home and away.
  • The Final will be single leg.
  • Franchises were awarded not to the highest bidder, but to the bidder who came with a plan on how it will spend money on its teams.
  • Each city has a reserve price of INR. 12 crore.
  • Kolkata team will have a reserve price of INR. 18 crore.
  • At least 2 Crore rupees must be spent on the grassroots level football by each franchise during the first year.

Indian Super League Franchises

All about Indian Super League

Team: Atletico de Kolkata


Owners: Sourav Ganguly, Harshavardhan Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka, Utsav Parekh and Atletico Madrid.

Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata

Team: Chennaiyin FC


Owners: Abhishek Bachchan, MS Dhoni

Stadium: Sree Kanteerava Stadium

Team: FC Goa


Owners: Venugopal Dhoot, Dattaraj Salgaocar, Shrinivas Dempo

Stadium: Fatorada Stadium

Team: NorthEast United FC


Owners: John Abraham, Shillong Lajong

Stadium: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

Team: Kerala Blasters


Owners: Sachin Tendulkar, Prasad V Potluri

Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Team: Mumbai City FC


Owners: Ranbir Kapoor, Bimal Parekh

Stadium: DY Patil Stadium

Team: FC Pune City


Owners: Salman Khan, Wadhawan Group

Stadium: Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex

Team: Delhi Dynamos


Owners: DEN Networks

Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

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