2011–12 in Indian football
|Second Division||United Sikkim|
|Durand Cup||Churchill Brothers|
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
Teams relegated from I-League
Teams promoted to I-League
Events of the season
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.
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.
- JCT, folded due to financial difficulties.
- Chirag United → United Sports Club
- Viva Kerala FC → Chirag United Club Kerala
- United Sports Club → Prayag United
|3 December 2011 SAFF Cup||India||1 – 1||Afghanistan||New Delhi, India|
|Chhetri 10'||Report||Arezou 5'||Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
|5 December 2011 SAFF Cup||India||5 – 0||Bhutan||New Delhi, India|
Miranda 44', 58'
Chhetri 69', 84'
|Report||Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Referee: Sukhbir Singh
|7 December 2011 SAFF Cup||India||3 – 0||Sri Lanka||New Delhi, India|
|Report||Warakagoda 90' (o.g.)||Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
|9 December 2011 SAFF Cup||India||3 – 1||Maldives||New Delhi, India|
|3:00 PM IST||Nabi 24'
Chhetri 70' (pen.)
|Report||Shamweel Qasim 32'||Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
|11 December 2011 SAFF Cup||India||4 – 0||Afghanistan||New Delhi, India|
|18:00 IST||Chhetri 70' (pen.)
S. Kumar 90+5'
|Report[permanent dead link]||Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Referee: Sukhbir Singh
|10 July International Friendly||Maldives||1 – 1||India||Male, Maldives|
|Chhetri 18'||Stadium: Rasmee Dhandu Stadium
|17 July International Friendly||Qatar||1 – 2||India||Doha, Qatar|
Kumar Singh 73'
|Stadium: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
|21 August International Friendly||Trinidad and Tobago||3 – 0||India||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago|
|Stadium: Hasely Crawford Stadium
|24 August International Friendly||Guyana||2 – 1||India||Providence, Guyana|
|Dias 36'||Stadium: Providence Stadium
|13 November International Friendly||India||1 – 1||Malaysia||Guwahati, India|
|Nabi 88'||Report||Safiq 42'||Stadium: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
|16 November International Friendly||India||3 – 2||Malaysia||Kolkata, India|
|Chhetri 39', 53'
|Report||Safee 45', 60'||Stadium: Salt Lake Stadium
|29 November International Friendly||India||0 – 5||Zambia||Goa, India|
Bwalya 69', 73', 90'
|Stadium: Fatorda Stadium
|10 January International Friendly||India||0 – 4||FC Bayern Munich||New Delhi, India|
|18:00 IST||Report||Gomez 14'
|Stadium: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Referee: Santosh Kumar
|23 February International Friendly||Oman||5 – 1||India||Muscat, Oman|
|15:00 IST||Mohammed 5'
Ajmi 7', 58'
|Report||Abranches 64'||Stadium: Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification
|23 July FIFA qualif.||United Arab Emirates||3 – 0||India||Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates|
|Al Kamali 21' (pen.)
Al Shehhi 29' (pen.)
Al Hammadi 82'
|Report||Stadium: Sheikh Khalifa International Stadium
Referee: Banjar Al Dosari (Qatar)
|28 July FIFA qualif.||India||2 – 2||United Arab Emirates||New Delhi, India|
|Report||Al Shehhi 39'
|Stadium: Ambedkar Stadium
Referee: Abdul Malik Bashir (Singapore)
||Qualification or relegation
|2||East Bengal||26||15||6||5||46||22||+24||51||2013 AFC Cup Group stage 1|
|3||Churchill Brothers||26||14||6||6||47||28||+19||48||2013 AFC Cup Group stage 2|
|12||Chirag United Kerala (R)||26||6||2||18||28||50||−22||20||Relegation to 2013 I-League 2nd Division 3|
|14||HAL (R)||26||1||5||20||19||68||−49||8||Relegation to 2013 I-League 2nd Division|
Updated to games played on 6 May 2012.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1East Bengal, the winner of the 2012 Indian Federation Cup, qualified for the 2013 AFC Cup.
2Dempo refused to enter the 2013 AFC Cup, so they were replaced by Churchill Brothers.
3Pailan Arrows were not relegated in the season as they were a developmental team.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
- GoalNepal.com - A Division League: LH MMC Snaps Anil Gurung
- The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) | Sports | Odafe comes to Bagan with hope and promise
- I-League: No Unity At Chirag United As Sponsors And Officials At Loggerheads - Goal.com
- Churchill Bros signs 5 players including the Chirag United duo, IBN Live News
- Dempo rope in Anil Kumar - Times Of India
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-09-05.
- Shillong Lajong Swoops United Sikkim’s Johnny Menyongar | iSikkim
- Viva Kerala get Chirag boost - Times Of India
- SPORTAL.com.au | Sports News, Videos, Fixtures, Results | SPORTAL Archived August 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- I-League: United Sports Club To Be Rechristened As ‘Prayag United’ - Goal.com
- "AIFF to approach Churchill Brothers to participate in the AFC Cup". goal.com. 30 November 2012.