2014 Indian Super League season

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Indian Super League
Season 2014
Champions Atlético de Kolkata
(First title)
Matches played 61
Goals scored 129 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorer Elano
(8 goals)
Biggest home win Mumbai City 5–0 Pune City
(18 October)
Biggest away win Mumbai City 0–3 Chennaiyin
(23 November)
Highest scoring Chennaiyin 5–1 Mumbai City
(28 October)
Longest winning run Goa
(4 games)
Longest unbeaten run Goa
(10 games)
Longest winless run Delhi Dynamos
Mumbai City
NorthEast United
(6 games)
Longest losing run Mumbai City
(3 games)
Highest attendance 65,000[1]
Atlético de Kolkata 3–0 Mumbai City
(12 October)
Lowest attendance 7,243[1]
Pune City 1–1 Chennaiyin
(11 November)
Average attendance 24,357[2]
2015

The 2014 Indian Super League season was the first season of the Indian Super League, the football league, since 2013. The season featured eight teams, each playing 14 matches during the regular season.

The regular season started on 12 October when Atlético de Kolkata defeated Mumbai City 3–0 at the Salt Lake Stadium.[3] The season ended on 20 December when Atlético de Kolkata defeated the Kerala Blasters in the final 1–0.[4] Mohammed Rafique was the lone goalscorer as the Kolkata club became the inaugural champions.

Teams[edit]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Team City/State Stadium Capacity
Atlético de Kolkata Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 68,000
Chennaiyin Chennai, Tamil Nadu Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 40,000
Delhi Dynamos Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 60,000
Goa Margao, Goa Fatorda Stadium 19,500
Kerala Blasters Kochi, Kerala Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 60,000
Mumbai City Mumbai, Maharashtra DY Patil Stadium 55,000
NorthEast United Guwahati, Assam Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium 35,000
Pune City Pune, Maharashtra Balewadi Stadium 12,000

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
Atlético de Kolkata Spain Antonio López Habas Spain Luis García Umbro Aircel
Chennaiyin Italy Marco Materazzi Sweden Bojan Djordjic TYKA Ozone Group
Delhi Dynamos Netherlands Harm van Veldhoven Netherlands Hans Mulder Lotto FreeCharge
Goa Brazil Zico France Robert Pirès Adidas Videocon d2h
Kerala Blasters England David James Puma Muthoot Group
Mumbai City England Peter Reid India Syed Rahim Nabi Puma Jabong.com
NorthEast United New Zealand Ricki Herbert Portugal Miguel Garcia Adidas HTC
Pune City Italy Franco Colomba France David Trezeguet Dida Various

Marquee players[edit]

Team Marquee
Atlético de Kolkata Spain Luis García
Chennaiyin Brazil Elano
Delhi Dynamos Italy Alessandro Del Piero
Goa France Robert Pirès
Kerala Blasters England David James
Mumbai City Sweden Fredrik Ljungberg
NorthEast United Spain Joan Capdevila
Pune City France David Trezeguet

Player drafts[edit]

Before the season began, the rosters were formed through two player drafts, based on the college draft system used in the United States. The first draft would be to sign the initial 14 Indian players and then the second one would be to sign seven foreign players.[5]

Domestic players draft[edit]

The domestic players draft took place within two days on 22 July and 23 July 2014 in Mumbai.[6] There were 84 players up for grabs during the draft that could be selected between six of the eight Indian Super League teams (Goa and NorthEast United selected from their respective I-League teams).[6] Close to 50% of the 84 players had played for India internationally.[6] The opening pick in the draft was Lenny Rodrigues by FC Pune City. Subrata Pal, Syed Nabi, and Gouramangi Singh were the most expensive picks during the draft.[6]

International draft[edit]

After the completion of the domestic draft, the international draft took place on 21 August 2014, also in Mumbai.[7] There were 49 players available for selection during the draft.[7] The first pick in the draft was former Inter Milan defender, Bruno Cirillo, who was selected by FC Pune City.[8]

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Chennaiyin 14 6 5 3 24 20 +4 23 2014 Indian Super League Semi-finals
2 Goa 14 6 4 4 21 12 +9 22
3 Atlético de Kolkata 14 4 7 3 16 13 +3 19
4 Kerala Blasters 14 5 4 5 9 11 −2 19
5 Delhi Dynamos 14 4 6 4 16 14 +2 18
6 Pune City 14 4 4 6 12 17 −5 16
7 Mumbai City 14 4 4 6 12 21 −9 16
8 NorthEast United 14 3 6 5 11 13 −2 15
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) play-off match


Result table[edit]

Home ╲ Away ATK CFC DD FCG KB MUM NEU FCPC
Atlético de Kolkata 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–3
Chennaiyin 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 5–1 2–2 3–1
Delhi Dynamos 0–0 4–1 1–4 0–1 4–1 0–0 0–0
Goa 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–0 2–0
Kerala Blasters 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
Mumbai City 2–1 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 5–0
NorthEast United 0–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Pune City 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 10 December 2014.
Source: Indian Super League Fixtures
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Finals series[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Semi-finals Final
                         
4 Kerala Blasters 3 1 4  
1 Chennaiyin 0 3 3  
    4 Kerala Blasters 0
  3 Atlético de Kolkata 1
3 Atlético de Kolkata (pen.) 0 0 0 (4)
2 Goa 0 0 0 (2)  

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Final[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Average home attendances[edit]

Note: Table lists in order of average attendance.
Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Kerala Blasters 392,886 61,323 34,657 49,111 n/a
2 Atlético de Kolkata 316,195 65,000 21,550 45,171 n/a
3 NorthEast United 200,296 31,770 25,530 28,614 n/a
4 Mumbai City 158,142 28,000 18,197 22,592 n/a
5 Chennaiyin 176,757 25,317 16,567 22,095 n/a
6 Goa 144,524 19,752 16,652 18,066 n/a
7 Delhi Dynamos 109,993 18,268 13,000 15,713 n/a
8 Pune City 55,015 8,427 7,243 7,859 n/a
League total 1,590,292 65,000 7,243 26,505 n/a

Updated to games played on 20 December 2014
Source: Official club websites and Indian Super League

Highest attendances[edit]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Stadium
1 Atlético de Kolkata 3–0 Mumbai City 65,000 12 October 2014 (2014-10-12) Salt Lake Stadium
2 Kerala Blasters 0–1 Chennaiyin 61,323 30 November 2014 (2014-11-30) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
3 Kerala Blasters 3–0 Chennaiyin 60,900 13 December 2014 (2014-12-13) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
4 Kerala Blasters 2–1 Atlético de Kolkata 57,296 21 November 2014 (2014-11-21) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
5 Atlético de Kolkata 1–1 Delhi Dynamos 55,793 19 October 2014 (2014-10-19) Salt Lake Stadium
6 Atlético de Kolkata 0–0 Goa 53,173 14 December 2014 (2014-12-14) Salt Lake Stadium
7 Kerala Blasters 1–0 Goa 49,517 6 November 2014 (2014-11-06) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
8 Atlético de Kolkata 0–0 Chennaiyin 46,288 14 November 2014 (2014-11-14) Salt Lake Stadium
9 Kerala Blasters 1–0 Pune City 44,532 9 December 2014 (2014-12-09) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
10 Kerala Blasters 0–0 NorthEast United 43,299 4 December 2014 (2014-12-04) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Source: [1]

Statistics[edit]

Goalkeeping[edit]

Rank Player Club Cleansheets
1 Czech Republic Jan Šeda Goa 7
2 India Subrata Pal Mumbai City 6
3 Belgium Kristof Van Hout Delhi Dynamos 5
England David James Kerala Blasters
India Rehenesh TP NorthEast United

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Brazil Moritz, AndréAndré Moritz Mumbai City Pune City 5–0[9] 18 October 2014

Awards[edit]

Hero of the Match[edit]

Match Hero of the Match Match Hero of the Match Match Hero of the Match
Player Club Player Club Player Club
Match 1 Spain Borja Fernández Atlético de Kolkata Match 21 Spain Luis García Atlético de Kolkata Match 41 Brazil André Santos Goa
Match 2 Greece Alexandros Tzorvas NorthEast United Match 22 France Nicolas Anelka Mumbai City Match 42 Senegal Massamba Sambou NorthEast United
Match 3 Italy Alessandro Del Piero Delhi Dynamos Match 23 India Milagres Gonsalves Kerala Blasters Match 43 Brazil Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 4 India Balwant Singh Chennaiyin Match 24 Nigeria Dudu Omagbemi Pune City Match 44 Greece Kostas Katsouranis Pune City
Match 5 Ethiopia Fikru Teferra Atlético de Kolkata Match 25 Brazil Elano Chennaiyin Match 45 France Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin
Match 6 Brazil André Moritz Mumbai City Match 26 Czech Republic Jan Štohanzl Mumbai City Match 46 India Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 7 Czech Republic Pavel Eliáš Delhi Dynamos Match 27 Scotland Stephen Pearson Kerala Blasters Match 47 Brazil Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 8 France Grégory Arnolin Goa Match 28 Colombia Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin Match 48 Nigeria Dudu Omagbemi Pune City
Match 9 France Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin Match 29 India Chinadorai Sabeeth Kerala Blasters Match 49 India Sandip Nandy Kerala Blasters
Match 10 India Cavin Lobo Atlético de Kolkata Match 30 France Youness Bengelloun Goa Match 50 India Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 11 Zambia Kondwani Mtonga NorthEast United Match 31 Spain Jofre Atlético de Kolkata Match 51 Brazil Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 12 Belgium Wim Raymaekers Delhi Dynamos Match 32 Greece Kostas Katsouranis Pune City Match 52 India Lalrindika Ralte Mumbai City
Match 13 Canada Iain Hume Kerala Blasters Match 33 Canada Iain Hume Kerala Blasters Match 53 India Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin
Match 14 Greece Kostas Katsouranis Pune City Match 34 Brazil André Moritz Mumbai City Match 54 Canada Iain Hume Kerala Blasters
Match 15 Brazil Elano Chennaiyin Match 35 Spain Luis García Atlético de Kolkata Match 55 Ethiopia Fikru Teferra Atlético de Kolkata
Match 16 Netherlands Hans Mulder Delhi Dynamos Match 36 Colombia Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin Match 56 Spain Koke NorthEast United
Match 17 Canada Iain Hume Kerala Blasters Match 37 Brazil Pedro Gusmão Kerala Blasters Match 57 India Ishfaq Ahmed Kerala Blasters
Match 18 India Jewel Raja Goa Match 38 India Romeo Fernandes Goa Match 58 France Grégory Arnolin Goa
Match 19 France Nicolas Anelka Mumbai City Match 39 Brazil Bruno Pelissari Chennaiyin Match 59 Republic of Ireland Colin Falvey Kerala Blasters
Match 20 India Rehenesh TP NorthEast United Match 40 Brazil Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos Match 60 Brazil André Santos Goa
Match 61 India Mohammed Rafique Atlético de Kolkata

End of season awards[edit]

Award Player/Club
Hero of the League Canada Iain Hume[10]
Golden Boot Brazil Elano[10]
Most Exciting Player Spain Luis García[10]
Fittest player Czech Republic Jan Štohanzl[10]
Golden Glove Czech Republic Jan Šeda[10]
Emerging Player of the League India Sandesh Jhingan[10]
Goal of the Season Greece Kostas Katsouranis[10]
Happy (Best) Fans Kerala Blasters[10]
Fair Play Award Delhi Dynamos[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "ISL Gives Indian Football a Re-launch Pad". New Indian Express. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Dutta, Subhasish (14 October 2014). "ISL 2014: Slick Atletico de Kolkata thump Mumbai City FC 3-0 in opener". IBN Live. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "ISL: Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters 1-0 to win title". Times of India. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Indian Super League football: Major signings on day 1 of players draft". One India. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d Mergulhao, Marcus (19 July 2014). "ISL domestic draft to include 40 national players". Times of India. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Mergulhao, Marcus (14 August 2014). "ISL: Draft for overseas players on August 21". Times of India. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "ISL - Round 1". Facebook. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Andre Moritz Nets First Hat-Trick as Mumbai City FC Rout FC Pune City 5-0". NDTV Sport. 18 October 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "ISL 2014: Full list of award winners". OneIndia. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 

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