2007–08 I-League

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2007–08 I-League
League I-League
Sport Association football
Duration 2007–08
Number of teams 10
I-League season
Season champions Dempo SC
Top scorer Odafe Onyeka Okolie
I-League seasons

The I-League season 2007–08 kicked off on 24 November 2007 at the Fatorda Stadium, Margao, Goa. The first match of the season was played between the two Goan clubs Dempo and Salgaocar.

The top team in the I-League qualified for the qualifying phase of the 2009 AFC Champions League, while the bottom two teams were relegated to I-League 2nd Division in the next season.

Teams[edit]

Locations of games played in the 2007-08 I-League season
Club Manager Location Stadia
Air India IndiaBimal Ghosh Mumbai Cooperage Ground
Churchill Brothers SC MoroccoKarim Bencherifa Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
Dempo SC IndiaArmando Colaco Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
East Bengal IndiaManoranjan Bhattacharjee Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium
JCT FC IndiaSukhvinder Singh New Delhi & Ludhiana Ambedkar Stadium & Guru Gobind Singh Stadium
Mahindra United IndiaDerrick Pereira Mumbai Cooperage Ground
Mohun Bagan BrazilCarlos Roberto Pereira Da Silva Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium
Salgaocar SC Goa IndiaSavio Medeira Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
Sporting Clube De Goa NigeriaClifford Chukwuma Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
Viva Kerala IndiaA.M.Sreedharam Kozhikode Municipal Corporation Stadium

Standings[edit]

I-League Division 1[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Dempo 18 10 6 2 35 13 +22 36
2 Churchill Brothers 18 11 3 4 40 22 +18 36
3 JCT 18 9 6 3 31 14 +17 33
4 Mohun Bagan 18 8 6 4 22 17 +5 30
5 Mahindra United 18 7 7 4 24 18 +6 28
6 East Bengal 18 5 4 9 17 23 −6 19
7 Sporting Goa 18 4 7 7 14 24 −10 19
8 Air India 18 3 8 7 10 20 −10 17
9 Viva Kerala 18 3 3 12 13 38 −25 12 Relegation to 2009 I-League 2nd Division
10 Salgaocar 18 1 8 9 20 37 −17 11

Updated to games played on 23 February 2008.
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AI CB DEM EB JCT MAH MB SCG SFC VK
Air India 0–0 1–4 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1
Churchill Brothers 3–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 4–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 5–0
Dempo 0–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 4–0
East Bengal 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–0
JCT 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 4–2 2–0
Mahindra United 1–1 1–5 3–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0
Mohun Bagan 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3
Salgaocar 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–0 3–3 0–0 4–5 1–1 1–0
Sporting Goa 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 3–0
Viva Kerala 3–2 1–3 1–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–0

Updated to games played on 30 January 2011.
Source: [1]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

I-League Division 1[edit]

Last updated: 23 February 2008

Rank Name Team Goals
1 Nigeria Odafe Onyeka Okolie Churchill Brothers 22
2 Brazil Eduardo da Silva Escobar JCT 14
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mboyo Iyomi Churchill Brothers 12
Nigeria Ranty Martins Soleye Dempo SC
5 India Baichung Bhutia Mohun Bagan 10
6 Brazil Edmilson Marques Pardal East Bengal 8
Nigeria Chidi Edeh Dempo SC
8 Nigeria Felix Chimaokwu Salgaocar SC 7
India Sunil Chhetri JCT
10 Nigeria Junior Obagbemiro Sporting Clube de Goa 6
Ghana Andrews Pomeyie Mensah Mahindra United
12 Ghana Wisdom Abbey Viva Kerala 5
Brazil Jose Ramirez Barreto Mohun Bagan
Ghana Yusif Yakubu Mahindra United
Brazil Roberto Mendes Silva Dempo SC
16 Ghana Bashiree Mohammed Abbas Air India 4

Managers[edit]

Club Manager
Dempo SC IndiaArmando Colaco
JCT FC IndiaSukhvinder Singh
Churchill Brothers SC MoroccoKarim Bencharifa
Viva Kerala IndiaA.M.Sreedharam
Kingfisher East Bengal FC IndiaManoranjan Bhattacharjee
Air India (football club) IndiaBimal Ghosh
Mahindra United IndiaDerrick Pereira
Mohun Bagan BrazilCarlos Roberto Pereira Da Silva
Salgaocar SC Goa IndiaSavio Medeira
Sporting Clube De Goa NigeriaCliffort Chukwama

External links[edit]