Social Buzz: Fans and stars align to toast ATK’s Hero ISL 2019-20 triumph
ATK FC scripted history on Saturday as they overcame a spirited Chennaiyin FC 3-1 in the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 final and secured their third Hero ISL trophy. With the win, the Kolkata-based club also earned the exclusive rights to calling themselves 'the most successful club in Hero ISL history' after sharing the perch alongside two-time champions Chennaiyin for the past two years.
It was also a moment to savour for the club and its passionate fans, who, for the last two seasons, have had to face back-to-back disappointments after finishing outside the top four. After the match and wholehearted celebrations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa, the jubilations poured over onto social media, with ATK players sharing their delight with the win.
@ChennaiyinFC its an honour to have reached the finals with you.— Roy Krishna 🇫🇯🇳🇿 (@RoyKrishna21) March 15, 2020
As captain I was heartbroken to leave the pitch becos of my injury but I'm proud my brothers carried us through.This is win is for all of you who never lost hope & our brothers Agus & Annas. We did this together❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/yPmiSfsl91
CHAMPIONS!!! ATK 2019-2020 🏆 It was a fantastic season. We fighted every day to achieve our goal. Finally the cup is at home 🥇 @atkfc @indsuperleague #football #letsfootball #india #cup #champions #atk en Fatorda… https://t.co/LJvb0nsvrV— Edu Garcia (@Edu_Garcia90) March 15, 2020
A night I’ll never forget! I could not be any more proud of my team & my brothers. All season we have played together as one & worked hard to be the best team possible. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/lCzPFpfl6h— Prabir Das (@ImPrabirDas) March 15, 2020
🎶 We are the champions 🎶— Pritam Kotal (@KotalPritam) March 15, 2020
Congratulations 🎉👏❣️ to our @atkfc family for winning the 3️⃣rd @indiansuperleague 🏆 in 6️⃣ years.#HeroIslfinal #heroisl #teamwork #amerbukeyatk #pk20 ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/PuvrVjWzsq
Agustin Iniguez, who was an integral part of the ATK squad for the majority of the season but missed the final few games of the campaign due to family reasons, also took to social media to celebrate the win with his teammates.
The players’ families and closed ones joined in for the joyous occasion.
Ex ATK stars like Iain Hume, Jakub Podany and Borja Fernandez also left congratulatory notes for their former team.
Congrats to all @ATKFC on winning their 3rd @IndSuperLeague trophy. #AamarBukeyATK 🏆🏆🏆— Iain Hume (@Humey_7) March 14, 2020
Massive congrats to @ChennaiyinFC as well though, been an incredible achievement to make the finals! 👏🏼
2 of the signings of the season, @NValskis & @RoyKrishna21 rightfully in the finals!
Congratulations poured in from prominent personalities, including India head coach Igor Stimac, his predecessor Stephen Constantine, the honourable West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood star and Chennaiyin FC co-owner Abhishek Bachchan, and others, as well.
Congratulations @ATKFC for winning your 3⃣rd #HeroISLFinal today.@ChennaiyinFC, don't lose heart, you were marvellous throughout the season.— Igor Štimac (@stimac_igor) March 14, 2020
Congratulations to everyone for putting up a great @IndSuperLeague season overall.#HeroISL pic.twitter.com/ZHNVcFYTQp
Congratulations @ATKFC delighted for my two players @KotalPritam and @iArindamB on winning the latest edition of the @indiansuperbot and very hard luck to @ChennaiyinFC who were absolutely outstanding after a certain Owen Coyle took over..— StephenConstantine (@StephenConstan) March 15, 2020
Congratulations to @ATKFC for winning the ISL trophy thrice. The stands were empty, but your fans are full of pride for the big win. More laurels next year!— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) March 14, 2020
Congratulations @ATKFC Kolkata for winning the ISL 2019-2020— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) March 14, 2020
Chennai Fc put up a good fight but Kolkata were too good...
Hoping next season our own Hyderabads @HydFCOfficial will make a strong comeback.. what say @RanaDaggubati bro 😇
Pundits and players from rival teams, too, shared their wishes.
Congratulations @ATKFC for achieving that so desired by all, and reaching the third star ⭐️— Fede Gallego⚽ (@Fedegallego) March 14, 2020
On the other hand, congratulate @ChennaiyinFC on his comeback and his excellent performance on this @IndSuperLeague
The biggest reaction, however, was from the fans, who went wild with the celebrations on Twitter.
Read the full Match Report here.