2016–17 Indian Women's League season

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Indian Women's League
Season2016–17
ChampionsEastern Sporting Union
Matches played34
Goals scored183 (5.38 per match)
Top goalscorerSanju Yadav (Alakhpura)
Kamala Devi (Eastern Sporting Union)
15 goals
All statistics correct as of 14 February 2017.

The 2016–17 Indian Women's League season was the first season of the Indian Women's League, a women's football league in India. The season was scheduled to kick off with the preliminary rounds on 17 October 2016 in which the top two teams from the two groups qualified for the league proper.[1] In the final round four teams from qualifier joined by two direct entry teams. Eastern Sporting Union won the title in the inaugural season.

Preliminary round[edit]

Teams[edit]

Group A State Group B State
Alakhpura Harayana Eastern Sporting Union Manipur
Bodyline Maharashtra Jeppiaar Institute Pondicherry
New Quartz Kerala KRYPHSA Manipur
Rising Student Odisha Sudeva Moonlight F.C. Delhi
Royal Wahingdoh F.C. Meghalaya Uttar Pradesh F.C. Uttar Pradesh

Eastern Sporting Union and Rising Student Club entered final rounds by topping their groups, and Alakhpura and Jeppiaar Institute as group runners-up.[2]

Final round[edit]

The final round will be held from January 28 to February 14 at the Ambedkar Stadium. The league proper will follow a round robin format with the top four teams advancing to the semifinals.[3]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Rising Student 5 4 0 1 20 3 +17 12 Semi Final
2 Eastern Sporting Union 5 4 0 1 15 4 +11 12
3 Alakhpura 5 2 2 1 8 4 +4 8
4 Pune City 5 2 1 2 6 8 −2 7
5 Jeppiyar Institute 5 1 1 3 5 18 −13 4
6 Aizawl 5 0 0 5 5 22 −17 0
Source: AIFF
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) drawing of lots

Knock-out Stage[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Semifinals
Rising Student 2–0 FC Pune City
Eastern Sporting Union 4–1 Alakhpura
Final
Eastern Sporting Union 3–0 Rising Student

References[edit]

  1. ^ "INDIAN WOMEN'S LEAGUE PRELIMS TO KICK-OFF ON OCT 17". The All India Football Federation. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Eastern Sporting Union and Rising Student FC makes it to the Final round of the Indian Women's League 2017". The All India Football Federation. 27 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  3. ^ "AIFF launches professional league for women footballers". Outlook India. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.

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