Sponsoring by Hero, Indian Super League (ISL) is also known as Hero Indian Super League nowadays. Indian Super League is one of the two professional football league based in India. It was founded in 21st October, 2013 and since then this competition used to held in September to November. Total Eight (8) teams have competed here since inaugural season. Almost two season have already passed away of this newly established football tournament where the time has come for the third season.
Participating Teams List:
|Pune City||Wadhawan Group, ACF Fiorentina, Hrithik Roshan, Rama Varma||Pune, Maharashtra||Balewadi Sports Complex||David Platt|
|NorthEast United||John Abraham||Guwahati, Assam||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium||Cesar Farias|
|Mumbai City||Ranbir Kapoor, Kayque G. Saldanha, Bimal Parekh||Mumbai, Maharashtra||DY Patil Stadium||Nicolas Anelka|
|Kerala Blasters||Sachin Tendulkar, MP Group, PVP Ventures||Kochi, Kerala||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)||Terry Phelan|
|Goa||Goan Football Club Pvt. Ltd.||Margao, Goa||Fatorda Stadium||Zico|
|Delhi Dynamos||DEN Networks||Delhi||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Delhi)||Roberto Carlos|
|Chennaiyin FC||Abhishek Bachchan, Vita Dani, M S Dhoni||Chennai, Tamil Nadu||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai)||Marco Materazzi|
|Atletico de Kolkata||Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd.||Kolkata, West Bengal||Salt Lake Stadium||Antonio Lopez Habas|
Chennaiyin FC and Atletico de Kolkata are the two most successful team in ISL where they both won one title each and also Chennaiyin FC is the defending champion by defeating FC Goa by scoring 3-2 goals in 2015 season final.
The owners of the team Chennaiyin FC are famous Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, Vita Dani and skipper of Indian national cricket team MS Dhoni which are very hopeful for the team’s future.
# Previous Winner:
|1.||Atletico de Kolkata||Kerala Blasters FC||2014|
Each franchise team would play total fourteen (14) matches with rest seven (7) opponent two times both home and away. Total 56 matches used to held in group stage and top four teams would qualify for semi final. This matches used to held in eight (8) different stadium in India.
Hero MotoCorp was announced the leading sponsor of this ISL tournament. Hero was given three years deal from 2014 to 2016. Maruti Suzuki has signed the deal as associate sponsor. Official partner goes to PepsiCo India and Amul along with Puma and the Muthoot Group.
ISL is currently under control of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and their mission is to improve their playing standards and will be a global football power where they would qualify for the next FIFA World Cup 2026.
Hero Indian Super League is currently examined the world fifth (5th) largest and popular football tournament after La Liga, Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A. Day by day, it’s popularity is increasing.
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