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The 2014 Hero Indian Super League was the 1st season of the Indian Super League, the football league, since 2013. The season featured eight teams, each playing 14 matches during the regular season.

Indian Super League
Season2014
ChampionsAtlético de Kolkata
(1st title)
Matches played61
Goals scored129 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorerElano
(8 goals)
Biggest home winMumbai City 5–0 Pune City
(18 October)
Biggest away winMumbai City 0–3 Chennaiyin
(23 November)
Highest scoringChennaiyin 5–1 Mumbai City
(28 October)
Longest winning runGoa
(4 games)
Longest unbeaten runGoa
(10 games)
Longest winless runDelhi Dynamos
Mumbai City
NorthEast United
(6 games)
Longest losing runMumbai City
(3 games)
Highest attendance65,000[1]
Atlético de Kolkata 3–0 Mumbai City
(12 October)
Lowest attendance7,243[1]
Pune City 1–1 Chennaiyin
(11 November)
Total attendance1,590,292
Average attendance24,357[2]
2015

The regular season started on 12 October when Atlético de Kolkata defeated Mumbai City 3–0 at the Salt Lake Stadium.[3] The season ended on 20 December when Atlético de Kolkata defeated the Kerala Blasters in the final 1–0.[4] Mohammed Rafique was the lone goalscorer as the Kolkata club became the inaugural champions.

Contents

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team City/State Stadium Capacity
Atlético de Kolkata Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 68,000
Chennaiyin Chennai, Tamil Nadu Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 40,000
Delhi Dynamos Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 60,000
Goa Margao, Goa Fatorda Stadium 19,500
Kerala Blasters Kochi, Kerala Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 60,000
Mumbai City Mumbai, Maharashtra DY Patil Stadium 55,000
NorthEast United Guwahati, Assam Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium 35,000
Pune City Pune, Maharashtra Balewadi Stadium 12,000

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacture Shirt sponsor
Atlético de Kolkata   Antonio López Habas   Luis García Umbro Aircel
Chennaiyin   Marco Materazzi   Bojan Djordjic TYKA Ozone Group
Delhi Dynamos   Harm van Veldhoven   Hans Mulder Lotto FreeCharge
Goa   Zico   Robert Pires Adidas Videocon d2h
Kerala Blasters   David James Puma Muthoot Group
Mumbai City   Peter Reid   Syed Rahim Nabi Puma Jabong.com
NorthEast United   Ricki Herbert   Miguel Garcia Adidas HTC
Pune City   Franco Colomba   David Trezeguet Dida Various

Marquee playersEdit

Team Marquee
Atlético de Kolkata   Luis García
Chennaiyin   Elano
Delhi Dynamos   Alessandro Del Piero
Goa   Robert Pires
Kerala Blasters   David James
Mumbai City   Freddie Ljungberg
NorthEast United   Joan Capdevila
Pune City   David Trezeguet

Player draftsEdit

Before the season began, the rosters were formed through two player drafts, based on the college draft system used in the United States. The first draft would be to sign the initial 14 Indian players and then the second one would be to sign seven foreign players.[5]

Domestic players draftEdit

The domestic players draft took place within two days on 22 July and 23 July 2014 in Mumbai.[6] There were 84 players up for grabs during the draft that could be selected between six of the eight Indian Super League teams (Goa and NorthEast United selected from their respective I-League teams).[6] Close to 50% of the 84 players had played for India internationally.[6] The opening pick in the draft was Lenny Rodrigues by FC Pune City. Subrata Pal, Syed Nabi, and Gouramangi Singh were the most expensive picks during the draft.[6]

International draftEdit

After the completion of the domestic draft, the international draft took place on 21 August 2014, also in Mumbai.[7] There were 49 players available for selection during the draft.[7] The first pick in the draft was former Inter Milan defender, Bruno Cirillo, who was selected by FC Pune City.[8]

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Chennaiyin 14 6 5 3 24 20 +4 23 2014 Indian Super League Semi-finals
2 Goa 14 6 4 4 21 12 +9 22
3 Atlético de Kolkata 14 4 7 3 16 13 +3 19
4 Kerala Blasters 14 5 4 5 9 11 −2 19
5 Delhi Dynamos 14 4 6 4 16 14 +2 18
6 Pune City 14 4 4 6 12 17 −5 16
7 Mumbai City 14 4 4 6 12 21 −9 16
8 NorthEast United 14 3 6 5 11 13 −2 15
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) play-off match

Result tableEdit

Home \ Away ATK CFC DD FCG KB MUM NEU FCPC
Atlético de Kolkata 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–3
Chennaiyin 1–1 2–2 1–3 2–1 5–1 2–2 3–1
Delhi Dynamos 0–0 4–1 1–4 0–1 4–1 0–0 0–0
Goa 1–2 1–2 2–1 3–0 0–0 3–0 2–0
Kerala Blasters 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0
Mumbai City 2–1 0–3 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 5–0
NorthEast United 0–2 3–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–0
Pune City 1–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–0
Updated to match(es) played on 10 December 2014. Source: Indian Super League Fixtures
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

  Semi–finals Final
                         
4 Kerala Blasters 3 1 4  
1 Chennaiyin 0 3 3  
    4 Kerala Blasters 0
  3 Atlético de Kolkata 1
3 Atlético de Kolkata (pen.) 0 0 0 (4)
2 Goa 0 0 0 (2)  

Semi-finalsEdit

First legEdit

Second legEdit

FinalEdit

AttendanceEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Note: Table lists in order of average attendance.
Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Kerala Blasters 392,886 61,323 34,657 49,111 n/a
2 Atlético de Kolkata 316,195 65,000 21,550 45,171 n/a
3 NorthEast United 200,296 31,770 25,530 28,614 n/a
4 Mumbai City 158,142 28,000 18,197 22,592 n/a
5 Chennaiyin 176,757 25,317 16,567 22,095 n/a
6 Goa 144,524 19,752 16,652 18,066 n/a
7 Delhi Dynamos 109,993 18,268 13,000 15,713 n/a
8 Pune City 55,015 8,427 7,243 7,859 n/a
League total 1,590,292 65,000 7,243 26,505 n/a

Updated to games played on 20 December 2014
Source: Official club websites and Indian Super League

Highest attendancesEdit

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Stadium
1 Atlético de Kolkata 3–0 Mumbai City 65,000 12 October 2014 (2014-10-12) Salt Lake Stadium
2 Kerala Blasters 0–1 Chennaiyin 61,323 30 November 2014 (2014-11-30) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
3 Kerala Blasters 3–0 Chennaiyin 60,900 13 December 2014 (2014-12-13) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
4 Kerala Blasters 2–1 Atlético de Kolkata 57,296 21 November 2014 (2014-11-21) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
5 Atlético de Kolkata 1–1 Delhi Dynamos 55,793 19 October 2014 (2014-10-19) Salt Lake Stadium
6 Atlético de Kolkata 0–0 Goa 53,173 14 December 2014 (2014-12-14) Salt Lake Stadium
7 Kerala Blasters 1–0 Goa 49,517 6 November 2014 (2014-11-06) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
8 Atlético de Kolkata 0–0 Chennaiyin 46,288 14 November 2014 (2014-11-14) Salt Lake Stadium
9 Kerala Blasters 1–0 Pune City 44,532 9 December 2014 (2014-12-09) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
10 Kerala Blasters 0–0 NorthEast United 43,299 4 December 2014 (2014-12-04) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Source: [1]

StatisticsEdit

GoalkeepingEdit

Rank Player Club Cleansheets
1   Jan Šeda Goa 7
2   Subrata Pal Mumbai City 6
3   Kristof Van Hout Delhi Dynamos 5
  David James Kerala Blasters
  Rehenesh TP NorthEast United

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  André Moritz Mumbai City Pune City 5–0[9] 18 October 2014

AwardsEdit

Hero of the MatchEdit

Match Hero of the Match Match Hero of the Match Match Hero of the Match
Player Club Player Club Player Club
Match 1   Borja Fernández Atlético de Kolkata Match 21   Luis García Atlético de Kolkata Match 41   André Santos Goa
Match 2   Alexandros Tzorvas NorthEast United Match 22   Nicolas Anelka Mumbai City Match 42   Massamba Sambou NorthEast United
Match 3   Alessandro Del Piero Delhi Dynamos Match 23   Milagres Gonsalves Kerala Blasters Match 43   Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 4   Balwant Singh Chennaiyin Match 24   Dudu Omagbemi Pune City Match 44   Kostas Katsouranis Pune City
Match 5   Fikru Teferra Atlético de Kolkata Match 25   Elano Chennaiyin Match 45   Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin
Match 6   André Moritz Mumbai City Match 26   Jan Štohanzl Mumbai City Match 46   Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 7   Pavel Eliáš Delhi Dynamos Match 27   Stephen Pearson Kerala Blasters Match 47   Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 8   Grégory Arnolin Goa Match 28   Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin Match 48   Dudu Omagbemi Pune City
Match 9   Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin Match 29   Chinadorai Sabeeth Kerala Blasters Match 49   Sandip Nandy Kerala Blasters
Match 10   Cavin Lobo Atlético de Kolkata Match 30   Youness Bengelloun Goa Match 50   Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 11   Kondwani Mtonga NorthEast United Match 31   Jofre Atlético de Kolkata Match 51   Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 12   Wim Raymaekers Delhi Dynamos Match 32   Kostas Katsouranis Pune City Match 52   Lalrindika Ralte Mumbai City
Match 13   Iain Hume Kerala Blasters Match 33   Iain Hume Kerala Blasters Match 53   Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin
Match 14   Kostas Katsouranis Pune City Match 34   André Moritz Mumbai City Match 54   Iain Hume Kerala Blasters
Match 15   Elano Chennaiyin Match 35   Luis García Atlético de Kolkata Match 55   Fikru Teferra Atlético de Kolkata
Match 16   Hans Mulder Delhi Dynamos Match 36   Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin Match 56   Koke NorthEast United
Match 17   Iain Hume Kerala Blasters Match 37   Pedro Gusmão Kerala Blasters Match 57   Ishfaq Ahmed Kerala Blasters
Match 18   Jewel Raja Goa Match 38   Romeo Fernandes Goa Match 58   Grégory Arnolin Goa
Match 19   Nicolas Anelka Mumbai City Match 39   Bruno Pelissari Chennaiyin Match 59   Colin Falvey Kerala Blasters
Match 20   Rehenesh TP NorthEast United Match 40   Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos Match 60   André Santos Goa
Match 61   Mohammed Rafique Atlético de Kolkata

End of season awardsEdit

Award Player/Club
Hero of the League   Iain Hume[10]
Golden Boot   Elano[10]
Most Exciting Player   Luis García[10]
Fittest player   Jan Štohanzl[10]
Golden Glove   Jan Šeda[10]
Emerging Player of the League   Sandesh Jhingan[10]
Goal of the Season   Kostas Katsouranis[10]
Happy (Best) Fans Kerala Blasters[10]
Fair Play Award Delhi Dynamos[10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lahiri, Dipankar (24 November 2014). "ISL teams with most supporters". SportsKeeda. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ "ISL Gives Indian Football a Re-launch Pad". New Indian Express. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  3. ^ Dutta, Subhasish (14 October 2014). "ISL 2014: Slick Atletico de Kolkata thump Mumbai City FC 3-0 in opener". IBN Live. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ "ISL: Atletico de Kolkata beat Kerala Blasters 1-0 to win title". Times of India. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Indian Super League football: Major signings on day 1 of players draft". One India. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d Mergulhao, Marcus (19 July 2014). "ISL domestic draft to include 40 national players". Times of India. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  7. ^ a b Mergulhao, Marcus (14 August 2014). "ISL: Draft for overseas players on August 21". Times of India. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  8. ^ "ISL - Round 1". Facebook. Retrieved 21 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Andre Moritz Nets First Hat-Trick as Mumbai City FC Rout FC Pune City 5-0". NDTV Sport. 18 October 2014.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "ISL 2014: Full list of award winners". OneIndia. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2015.

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