2008–09 I-League

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I-League 2008-09
League I-League
Sport Association football
Duration 2008-2009
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) Zee Sports
I-League season
Champions Churchill Brothers SC
Top scorer Odafe Onyeka Okolie
I-League seasons

The I-League 2008-2009 season began on 26 September 2008 and finished on 16 April 2009 with a break in December for the Federation Cup and Durand Cup. Most games this season were played on Saturday's and Sunday's to attract larger crowds. After a successful first season for the I League, the second season featured 12 teams from four different cities - again this would be expanded in the 2009-10 season to 14 teams.

The champion in the I-League qualified for the AFC Champions League 2010 qualifying playoffs in 2010, while the bottom two teams were relegated to I-League 2nd Division for the next season.

Gallery[edit]

Teams[edit]

Locations of games played in the 2008-09 I-League season
Club Manager Location Stadia
Air India IndiaBimal Ghosh Mumbai Cooperage Ground
Churchill Brothers SC MoroccoKarim Bencharifa Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
Dempo SC IndiaArmando Colaco Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
East Bengal IndiaManoranjan Bhattacharjee Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium
JCT FC IndiaSukhvinder Singh New Delhi Ambedkar Stadium
Mahindra United IndiaDerrick Pereira Mumbai Cooperage Ground
Mohammedan SC Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium
Mohun Bagan BrazilCarlos Roberto Pereira Da Silva Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium
Sporting Clube De Goa NigeriaCliffort Chukwama Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
Vasco S.C. Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Churchill Brothers 22 13 7 2 53 23 +30 46 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Mohun Bagan 22 13 4 5 30 20 +10 43
3 Sporting Goa 22 13 4 5 28 20 +8 43
4 Dempo 22 8 7 7 35 26 +9 31
5 Mahindra United 22 8 7 7 28 22 +6 31
6 East Bengal 22 7 7 8 31 26 +5 28 2010 AFC Cup group stage 1
7 Mumbai 22 7 7 8 22 27 −5 28
8 Chirag United 22 6 8 8 20 26 −6 26
9 JCT 22 6 7 9 19 22 −3 25
10 Air India 22 5 9 8 21 26 −5 24
11 Mohammedan 22 5 7 10 17 31 −14 22 Relegation to 2010 I-League 2nd Division
12 Vasco SC (R) 22 2 4 16 14 49 −35 10

Updated to games played on 16 April 2009.
Source: http://www.indianfootball.com/specials/ileague/index.phpl
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. East Bengal qualified for the 2010 AFC Cup as 2009–10 Indian Federation Cup winners.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Home and away season[edit]

Round 1[edit]




27 September 2008
18:30 IST
Mohun Bagan 1 – 2 Mumbai FC
Pachau Lalam Puia Goal 77' Abel Hammond Goal 9'
Kalia Kulothungan Goal 24'



Round 2[edit]







Round 3[edit]







Round 4[edit]







Round 5[edit]







Round 6[edit]







Round 7[edit]







9 November 2008
Air-India 1 – 0 JCT FC
Samson Singh Goal 86'

Round 8[edit]







Round 9[edit]







Round 10[edit]






26 November 2008
JCT FC 2 - 3 Mumbai FC

Round 12[edit]


23 January 2009
Mumbai FC 0 - 3 Mohun Bagan AC
Cooperage Ground, Mumbai

23 January 2009
JCT FC 2 - 1 Dempo Sports Club
Guru Nanak Dev Stadium

24 January 2009
Chirag United Sports Club 0 - 0 East Bengal Club
Saltlake Stadium, Kolkata

24 January 2009
Mahindra United 1 - 3 Churchill Brothers SC
Cooperage Ground, Mumbai

25 January 2009
Air-India 1 - 1 Mohammedan Sporting Club
Cooperage Ground, Mumbai

25 January 2009
Sporting Clube de Goa 0 - 1 Vasco Sports Club
Fatorda Stadium, Margao

Round 13[edit]







Round 14[edit]






7 February 2009
East Bengal Club 3 - 1 Air-India
Yakubu Goal 49'
Sunil Chetri Goal 56'
Sanju Pradhan Goal 81'
Subhash Singh Goal 88'

Round 15[edit]



14 February 2009
Vasco Sports Club 1 - 4 East Bengal Club
Sherzod Nazarov Goal 52' Sunil Chhetri Goal 29' Goal 90',
Yakubu Goal 46' Goal 56'


14 February 2009
Mahindra United 0 - 0 JCT FC


Round 16[edit]



20 February 2009
Churchill Brothers SC 9 -1 Vasco Sports Club
Odafe Onyeka Okolie Goal 42' Goal 50'Goal 57' Goal 82'Goal 89' Goal 90'


21 February 2009
JCT FC 0 - 1 Chirag United Sports Club
Ayeni Bidemi Daniel Goal 38'

22 February 2009
East Bengal Club 3 - 0 Mohun Bagan AC
Syed Rahim Nabi Goal 22' Goal 40' ,
Sunil Chhetri Goal 47'
Salt Lake Stadium
Attendance: 90,000

Round 17[edit]




28 February 2009
Mumbai FC 1 - 1 Air-India
Kalia Kulothungan Goal 38' Emmanuel Ovieghara
Cooperage, Mumbai

28 February 2009
East Bengal Club 2 - 2 Mohammedan Sporting Club
Nirmal Chhetri Goal 48'; Sunil Chhetri Goal 54' Okoro Goal 4'; Eugene Gray
Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Referee: Shaji Kurian


Round 18[edit]


4 March 2009
Churchill Brothers SC 3 - 1 Mohun Bagan AC
Odafe Onyeka Okolie Goal 45', Ogba Kalu Nnanna Goal 57', Goal 77' Jose Ramirez Barreto Goal 28'

Referee: Pradeep Kumar (Tamil Nadu)




7 March 2009
JCT FC 1 - 1 Air-India

8 March 2009
Vasco Sports Club 1 - 2 Mumbai FC
Kalia Kulothungan Goal 89',Abhishek YadavGoal 10'

Round 19[edit]


14 March 2009
Air-India 1 - 3 Mahindra United
Sushil Kumar Singh Goal 56'



15 March 2009
Mumbai FC 2 - 3 Churchill Brothers SC
Anees Kutty Goal 15'

28 March 2009
JCT FC 1 - 1 Mohun Bagan AC

Round 20[edit]


21 March 2009
JCT FC 2 - 0 Sporting Clube de Goa
Paul M. Nwachukwu Goal 11', Jagpreet singh Goal 81'

22 March 2009
Mohammedan Sporting Club 2 - 0 Mumbai FC
Satyajit Bose Goal 14'


22 March 2009
Air-India 1 - 0 Vasco Sports Club
Singam Subash Singh Goal 67'

23 March 2009
Dempo SC 3 - 2 Mahindra United
Arata izumi Goal 1',Sushil Kumar Singh Goal 65'

Round 21[edit]







Round 22[edit]




16 April 2009
JCT FC 1 - 0 Mumbai FC

16 April 2009
East Bengal Club 2 - 2 Dempo SC
Yakubu Yusif Goal 12'
I. Addo Goal 60'
C. Antao Goal 21'
Beto Goal 22'


Top scorers[edit]

As of 23 March 2009
Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Nigeria Odafe Onyeka Okolie Churchill Brothers SC 24
2 Brazil Jose Ramirez Barreto Mohun Bagan 10
Nigeria Felix Chimaokwu Churchill Brothers SC
4 India Sunil Chhetri East Bengal Club 9
Nigeria Ranty Martins Soleye Dempo SC
Nigeria Chidi Edih Mahindra United
Ghana Yakubu Yusif East Bengal Club
8 India Singam Subash Singh Air India 7
India Sushil Kumar Singh Mahindra United
India Kaila Kulothungan Mumbai FC
Nigeria Elijah obagbemiro junior Sporting Clube de Goa
12 India Baichung Bhutia Mohan Bagan 6
Nigeria Nnanna Churchill Brothers SC
India Joseph Pereira Sporting Clube de Goa

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