The ISL 2023-24 season was an exhilarating ride filled with goals, drama, and entertainment. Mohun Bagan Super Giant emerged as the champions, clinching the League Shield by defeating Mumbai City FC on the final day of the league stage. Although they seemed poised for a double triumph after taking the lead in the final, Mumbai City FC staged a thrilling comeback in Kolkata to snatch the ISL Cup.

While Mohun Bagan SG and Mumbai City FC were the standout performers, Odisha FC and FC Goa also presented formidable challenges, both reaching the semi-finals and vying for the League Shield at certain points during the season. Odisha FC were the first team to secure a playoff spot, while FC Goa spent the most days at the top of the league table.

Kerala Blasters FC and Chennaiyin FC also made it to the playoffs, adding to the excitement of the season. Teams like Punjab FC, East Bengal FC, Bengaluru FC, and NorthEast United FC fought fiercely for playoff berths until the very end of the league stage, making for a captivating season.

As the curtains draw on the ISL 2023-24 season, let's delve into some intriguing statistics that shaped this thrilling campaign.

  • Mohun Bagan SG and Mumbai City FC finished the campaign with 48 and 47 points respectively, the highest and second highest points tally in a single ISL season. 
  • Odisha FC accumulated 27 points in 11 home matches in ISL 2023-24, (W8 D3), the most by any team in a single season in the league’s history. 
  • Mohun Bagan SG finished the league stage with 28 points (W9 D1 L1) in 11 away matches, the most by any team in a single season in ISL history. The 26 goals they scored away from home is the second most by any team in a single season after Mumbai City FC in 2022-23 (32). 
  • Odisha FC scored 27 goals at home, the joint most in a single campaign in the league’s history (tied with FC Goa from the 2019-20 season). 
  • Mohun Bagan SG became only the third team to score 50 goals in a single ISL season during their 2-0 win over Odisha FC in the semi-final second leg after Mumbai City FC (56 in 2022-23) and FC Goa (51 in 2019-20). 
  • Mumbai City FC had 16 different goal scorers in the ISL this season, the outright most for any team in a single campaign. 
  • Odisha FC attempted 11,776 passes and completed 9,561 of them in the 2023-24 ISL season, both single season highs for any team in the competition; in fact, their pass accuracy rate of 81.2% is the highest by any team this season and the sixth best by any team in a single season in ISL history. 
  • Hyderabad FC failed to register a single win at home in the ISL 2023-24 season, becoming the first side to go winless at home for a whole season in ISL history. HFC (2023-24 & 2019-20) also became the first side to go multiple seasons without keeping a clean sheet at home in ISL history.
  • Bengaluru FC failed to register a single away win this season, becoming the fourth side to go winless away from home for a whole season (apart from Mumbai City FC in 2014, FC Pune City in 2015 and NorthEast United FC in 2022-23). 
  • Hyderabad FC’s victory over Chennaiyin FC on 9 March 2024 is the first instance of an all-Indian side winning an ISL match. It was also the third time that HFC fielded an all-Indian team in the league’s history. 
  • The seven combined goals scored between KBFC and MBSG on 13 March 2024 is the most goals scored in a game in a ISL 2023-24 season. The six goals they scored in the second half of the same game is the highest such tally in any game this season. 
  • After Mumbai City FC’s 2-1 win over Punjab FC on 3 November 2023, Des Buckingham became the fastest manager to have his side score 100 goals+, both in the ISL overall and with a single club – doing so in 47 games; he overtook Sergio Lobera in the process, who managed to do so in 50 games (in both categories with FC Goa). 
  • A combined seven red cards were shown in the clash between Mohun Bagan SG and Mumbai City FC on 20 December 2023, the highest in a single game in ISL history. 
  • Mohun Bagan SG won their first five games of the ISL 2023-24 season, the best start by any side in ISL history in terms of both wins (5) and total points (15). 
  • Hyderabad FC registered their first win of the season against Chennaiyin FC on 9 March 2024 in their 19th match; this is the most number of games taken by any team to register their first victory in any season of the ISL.  
  • Mumbai City FC accumulated 33 points in Petr Kratky’s first 16 matches in the ISL; only Albert Roca (34) has managed his team to more points in his first 16 matches in the ISL history. 
  • East Bengal FC players received 69 yellow cards throughout the season, the highest by any team in a single season in league history. No team has received more red cards in a single ISL season than Mumbai City FC (6) and Mohun Bagan SG (5) – both in the 2023-24 season.