About Indian Super League

The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) is India’s unrivalled football championship which kicked off on October 12, 2014. The inaugural winners of the league were ATK FC, while Chennaiyin FC were the winners of the second season. The third edition of the Hero ISL saw ATK FC reclaim the trophy, winning their second in three years, while the fourth season saw Chennaiyin win back the trophy. Bengaluru FC won the title in the 2018-19 season. In the 2019-20 edition, ATK FC came back strong yet again and added a third trophy to their cabinet. In the 2020-21 season – that also saw the inclusion of SC East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan -- Mumbai City FC emerged victorious.

The league is co-promoted by Reliance, 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 11 franchises based in the following cities: Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Jamshedpur.

To know more about the 11 Hero ISL clubs, please click here

The league is committed to investing in stadium refurbishment in the ten 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.

Our Mission

  • 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.


  • 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