2016 Atlético de Kolkata season

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Atlético de Kolkata
2016 season
Head CoachJosé Francisco Molina
StadiumRabindra Sarobar Stadium
Highest home attendance12575
Lowest home attendance10589
Average home league attendance11703
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The 2016 Atlético de Kolkata season was the club's third season since its establishment in 2014 and their third season in the Indian Super League. This season will also be the first in which the club is coached by Spaniard José Francisco Molina, replacing Antonio López Habas who served as head coach the previous two seasons.[1]

At the end of the season, Atlético de Kolkata came out as champions after defeating the Kerala Blasters in a penalty shootout, 4–3, during the final. The match had ended 1–1 after ninety minutes and extra time.[2]

Background[edit]

Atlético de Kolkata entered the 2015 season as the first defending champions of the Indian Super League. Their title defense began on 3 October 2015 against Chennaiyin. A brace my new marquee, Hélder Postiga, helped Atlético de Kolkata win the match 3–2.[3] They would go on the finish the regular season in second place, two points behind first place Goa.[4] They would enter the finals facing off against Chennaiyin again. A 3–0 victory by Chennaiyin in the first leg all but sealed the fate for Kolkata, which was confirmed after Atlético de Kolkata could only manage a 2–1 victory in the second leg.[5]

Player movement[edit]

Retained players[edit]

Signings[edit]

In[edit]

Position Player Old club Date Ref
GK India Shilton Pal India Mohun Bagan 14 June 2016 [7]
GK India Debjit Majumder India Mohun Bagan 14 June 2016 [7]
DF India Pritam Kotal India Mohun Bagan 14 June 2016 [7]
DF India Kingshuk Debnath India Mohun Bagan 14 June 2016 [7]
DF India Robert Lalthlamuana India East Bengal 14 June 2016 [7]
DF India Prabir Das India Mohun Bagan 14 June 2016 [7]
MF India Bikramjit Singh India Mohun Bagan 14 June 2016 [7]
MF India Bidyananda Singh India India U20 14 June 2016 [7]
MF India Bikash Jairu India East Bengal 14 June 2016 [7]
MF India Lalrindika Ralte India East Bengal 14 June 2016 [7]

Indian Super League[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
2 Kerala Blasters 14 6 4 4 12 14 −2 22 2016 Indian Super League Semi-finals
3 Delhi Dynamos 14 5 6 3 27 17 +10 21
4 Atlético de Kolkata 14 4 8 2 16 14 +2 20
5 NorthEast United 14 5 3 6 14 14 0 18
6 Pune City 14 4 4 6 13 16 −3 16
Source: Indian Super League
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atletico de Kolkata". Atletico de Kolkata (Twitter). 5 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Atletico de Kolkata crowned champions again in a final devoid of individual brilliance". FirstPost. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Chennaiyin 3-2 Atletico de Kolkata". Soccerway.
  4. ^ "ISL 2015 Table & Results". India.com. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Atletico de Kolkata 2-1 Chennaiyin". Soccerway.
  6. ^ a b c d "Four Retained Players ATK". Atletico de Kolkata (Twitter).
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "ATK Indians". Atletico de Kolkata. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.