2011–12 in Indian football

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Football in India
Season2011–12
Men's football
I-LeagueDempo
Second DivisionUnited Sikkim
Federation CupSalgaocar
Durand CupChurchill Brothers
Super CupSalgaocar
2010–11 India 2012–13

The 2011–12 season is the 133rd season of competitive football in India since the Durand Cup started in 1888.

The season began on the 8 September 2011 with the Federation Cup.

Promotion and Relegation[edit]

Teams relegated from I-League

Teams promoted to I-League

Events of the season[edit]

6 May 2011: Shillong Lajong make the first transfer of the season by transferring Anil Gurung to Nepali club Manang Marshyangdi Club.[1]

2 June 2011: Mohun Bagan make the first big signing and maybe the biggest signing of the season by signing three time I-League golden boot winner Odafe Onyeka Okolie to a $320,000 a year deal.[2]

7 June 2011: Chirag Computers expel their relationship with United Sports Club.[3]

13 June 2011: Churchill Brothers make three of the next big signings of the season by signing both Roberto Mendes Silva and India internationals Jagpreet Singh and Xavier Vijay Kumar.[4]

18 June 2011: Dempo make the fifth biggest signing of the season by signing Indian footballer golden boot runner-up Anil Kumar from Viva Kerala FC.[5]

22 June 2011: Churchill Brothers make the sixth biggest signing of the season by signing Gabon international Henry Antchouet while Shillong Lajong make the seventh biggest signing of the season by signing Johnny Menyongar from United Sikkim.[6][7]

29 June 2011: Viva Kerala FC rename themselves as Chirag United Club Kerala after signing a sponsorship deal.[8]

7 July 2011: Pune retain Jeje Lalpekhlua from Indian Arrows after a one-year loan spell.[9]

3 August 2011: United Sports Club is renamed Prayag United S.C. after signing a six-year sponsorship deal.[10]

29 September 2011: Salgaocar win the 2011 Federation Cup with a 3-1 victory over last season's winners East Bengal.

18 October 2011: East Bengal win the 2011 Indian Super Cup over Salgaocar 9-8 in penalties after the match ended 0-0.

10 April 2012: HAL is officially relegated from the I-League after losing 4–6 to Pune at the Bangalore Football Stadium. This was further made true when Mumbai drew with Pailan Arrows. This means that on April 10 that HAL was 13 points below Mumbai who occupied the last 2012–13 I-League spot and with HAL at 23 games meant that HAL could only win 9 points.

Clubs Removed[edit]

  • JCT, folded due to financial difficulties.

Name Changes[edit]

India national football team[edit]

2011 SAFF Cup[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification[edit]

I-League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dempo (C) 26 18 3 5 59 21 +38 57
2 East Bengal 26 15 6 5 46 22 +24 51 2013 AFC Cup Group stage[a]
3 Churchill Brothers 26 14 6 6 47 28 +19 48 2013 AFC Cup Group stage[b]
4 Mohun Bagan 26 13 8 5 51 32 +19 47
5 Pune 26 13 7 6 44 34 +10 46
6 Salgaocar 26 12 8 6 32 19 +13 44
7 United SC 26 11 9 6 41 29 +12 42
8 Sporting Goa 26 11 7 8 53 43 +10 40
9 Air India 26 9 5 12 29 37 −8 32
10 Shillong Lajong 26 7 7 12 24 44 −20 28
11 Mumbai 26 7 3 16 31 52 −21 24
12 Chirag United Kerala (R) 26 6 2 18 28 50 −22 20 Relegation to 2013 I-League 2nd Division[c]
13 Pailan Arrows 26 2 10 14 17 40 −23 16
14 HAL (R) 26 1 5 20 19 68 −49 8 Relegation to 2013 I-League 2nd Division
Updated to match(es) played on 6 May 2012. Source: IndiaFooty.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ East Bengal, the winner of the 2012 Indian Federation Cup, qualified for the 2013 AFC Cup.
  2. ^ Dempo refused to enter the 2013 AFC Cup, so they were replaced by Churchill Brothers.[11]
  3. ^ Pailan Arrows were not relegated in the season as they were a developmental team.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GoalNepal.com - A Division League: LH MMC Snaps Anil Gurung
  2. ^ The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Sports | Odafe comes to Bagan with hope and promise
  3. ^ I-League: No Unity At Chirag United As Sponsors And Officials At Loggerheads - Goal.com
  4. ^ Churchill Bros signs 5 players including the Chirag United duo, IBN Live News
  5. ^ Dempo rope in Anil Kumar - Times Of India
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-09-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Shillong Lajong Swoops United Sikkim’s Johnny Menyongar | iSikkim
  8. ^ Viva Kerala get Chirag boost - Times Of India
  9. ^ SPORTAL.com.au | Sports News, Videos, Fixtures, Results | SPORTAL Archived August 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ I-League: United Sports Club To Be Rechristened As ‘Prayag United’ - Goal.com
  11. ^ "AIFF to approach Churchill Brothers to participate in the AFC Cup". goal.com. 30 November 2012.