I-League 2nd Division
|Number of teams||8|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Federation Cup|
|Current champions||Aizawl FC
|2015 I-League 2nd Division|
The I-League 2nd Division is the second-highest division overall in the Indian football league system after the I-League.
The I-League 2nd Division was introduced for the 2008 season, having been previously known as the National Football League 2nd Division.
Indian football champions
The I-League 2nd Division was introduced during the 2008 season. The first game was played on 25 March 2008 between Mohammedan and Amity United. From 2008 to 2011 the league was sponsored by ONGC and was named the ONGC I-League 2nd Division. ONGC was also the title sponsor of the I-League. In October 2011 ONGC was dropped as a sponsor.
Since 2010, only 2 teams were promoted to I-League. ONGC and HAL promoted in 2010. In 2011 Shillong Lajong and Sporting Clube de Goa were promoted with Lajong being promoted for the 2nd time. In 2012, ONGC and United Sikkim were promoted for 2012–13 season. The 2013 season saw Rangdajied United F.C and Mohammedan qualifying for I-League 2013-14.
In 2014, only one team will be promoted from the 2nd division and similarly only one team will be relegated from 2013–14 season.
Structure of the league
The league was formatted as a neutral venue competition with teams split into groups in which all the groups play in one stadium each. The final round is contested in a double round-robin format, after which the top two teams get promoted to the I-League.
The following clubs are participating in the 2014 I-League 2nd Division Final Round.
|Kalighat MS||Kolkata||West Bengal|
League champions and runners-up
|2011||Shillong Lajong||16||Sporting Clube de Goa||14|
Relegated teams (from I-League to I-League 2nd Division)
|2007–08||Viva Kerala, Salgaocar|
|2009–10||Sporting Clube de Goa, Shillong Lajong|
|2011–12||Chirag United Kerala, HAL|
|2012–13||Air India, United Sikkim|
|2010|| Badmus Babatunde
|2011||Stanley Okoroigwe||Techno Aryan||6|
|2012||Daniel Bedemi||United Sikkim||11|
|2013|| Badmus Babatunde
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