2007–08 I-League

The I-League season 2007–08 kicked off on 24 November 2007 at the Fatorda Stadium, Margao, Goa. The first match of the season was played between the two Goan clubs Dempo and Salgaocar.

2007–08 I-League
LeagueI-League
SportAssociation football
Duration2007–08
Number of teams10
I-League season
Season championsDempo SC
Top scorerOdafe Onyeka Okolie
I-League seasons

The top team in the I-League qualified for the qualifying phase of the 2009 AFC Champions League, while the bottom two teams were relegated to I-League 2nd Division in the next season.

TeamsEdit

Locations of games played in the 2007-08 I-League season
Club Manager Location Stadia
Air India  Bimal Ghosh Mumbai Cooperage Ground
Churchill Brothers SC  Karim Bencherifa Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
Dempo SC  Armando Colaco Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
East Bengal  Manoranjan Bhattacharjee Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium
JCT FC  Sukhvinder Singh New Delhi & Ludhiana Ambedkar Stadium & Guru Gobind Singh Stadium
Mahindra United  Derrick Pereira Mumbai Cooperage Ground
Mohun Bagan  Carlos Roberto Pereira Da Silva Kolkata Salt Lake Stadium
Salgaocar SC Goa  Savio Medeira Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
Sporting Clube De Goa  Clifford Chukwuma Goa Jawaharlal Nehru - Fatorda Stadium
Viva Kerala  A.M.Sreedharan Kozhikode Kozhikode EMS Corporation Stadium

StandingsEdit

I-League Division 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dempo (C) 18 10 6 2 35 13 +22 36
2 Churchill Brothers 18 11 3 4 40 22 +18 36
3 JCT 18 9 6 3 31 14 +17 33
4 Mohun Bagan 18 8 6 4 22 17 +5 30
5 Mahindra United 18 7 7 4 24 18 +6 28
6 East Bengal 18 5 4 9 17 23 −6 19
7 Sporting Goa 18 4 7 7 14 24 −10 19
8 Air India 18 3 8 7 10 20 −10 17
9 Viva Kerala(R) 18 3 3 12 13 38 −25 12 Relegation to 2009 I-League 2nd Division
10 Salgaocar(R) 18 1 8 9 20 37 −17 11
Updated to match(es) played on 23 February 2008. Source: IndiaFooty.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AI CB DEM EB JCT MAH MB SFC SCG VK
Air India 0–0 1–4 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1
Churchill Brothers 3–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 4–2 2–2 2–1 3–0 5–0
Dempo 0–0 4–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 4–1 4–0
East Bengal 0–0 0–1 1–0 1–3 1–0 0–2 3–2 1–1 2–0
JCT FC 2–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 0–0 1–1 4–0 4–2 2–0
Mahindra United 1–1 1–5 3–1 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–2 3–0 0–0
Mohun Bagan 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–3
Salgaocar 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–0 3–3 0–0 4–5 1–1 1–0
Sporting Goa 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–1 3–0
Viva Kerala 3–2 1–3 1–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–0
Updated to match(es) played on 30 January 2011. Source: [1]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

I-League Division 1Edit

Last updated: 23 February 2008

Rank Name Team Goals
1   Odafe Onyeka Okolie Churchill Brothers 22
2   Eduardo da Silva Escobar JCT 14
3   Mboyo Iyomi Churchill Brothers 12
  Ranty Martins Soleye Dempo SC
5   Baichung Bhutia Mohun Bagan 10
6   Edmilson Marques Pardal East Bengal 8
  Chidi Edeh Dempo SC
8   Felix Chimaokwu Salgaocar SC 7
  Sunil Chhetri JCT
10   Junior Obagbemiro Sporting Clube de Goa 6
  Andrews Pomeyie Mensah Mahindra United
12   Wisdom Abbey Viva Kerala 5
  Jose Ramirez Barreto Mohun Bagan
  Yusif Yakubu Mahindra United
  Roberto Mendes Silva Dempo SC
16   Bashiree Mohammed Abbas Air India 4

ManagersEdit

Club Manager
Dempo SC  Armando Colaco
JCT FC  Sukhvinder Singh
Churchill Brothers SC  Karim Bencharifa
Viva Kerala  A.M.Sreedharam
Kingfisher East Bengal FC  Manoranjan Bhattacharjee
Air India (football club)  Bimal Ghosh
Mahindra United  Derrick Pereira
Mohun Bagan  Carlos Roberto Pereira Da Silva
Salgaocar SC Goa  Savio Medeira
Sporting Clube De Goa  Cliffort Chukwama

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