- About Indian Super League
About Indian Super League
The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) is India’s unrivalled football championship which kicked off on 12 October 2014. The inaugural winners of the league were Atlético de Kolkata, while Chennaiyin FC were the winners of the second season. The third edition of the Hero ISL is set to begin from October 1, 2016 with the final taking place on December 18, 2016.
The league is co-promoted by IMG-Reliance (a joint venture between IMG and Reliance Industries), Star India and supported by the All India Football Federation (AIFF). India’s leading industrialists and celebrities from sports as well as the Indian film industry have heavily invested in the league’s eight franchises based in the following cities: Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune.
To know more about the eight Hero ISL clubs, please click here.
The league is committed to investing in stadium refurbishment in the eight identified venues and also to a strong grassroots development programme that will create a platform to groom football talent in the country. With a mission to revolutionise the sport, the Hero ISL is positioned as a high quality and dynamic league that will elevate Indian football to an international level.
To provide an entertaining and high quality football league that engages hundreds of millions of fans, drives improvement in playing standards and delivers value for all partners.
For India to become a global football power and qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
- To present an international-quality domestic football competition
- To engage hundreds of millions of passionate and proud Indian football fans
- To encourage and facilitate the masses to start playing the sport
- To produce a large pool of talented Indian players and ‘heroes’ to play for the Indian national team
- To set new standards in sports administration, governance and marketing in India
- To deliver value to all our stakeholders and partners and create demand for further investment