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The 2015 Hero Indian Super League was the 2nd season of the Indian Super League, a professional football league played in India since 2014. The season features eight teams. The regular season kicked off on 3 October and ended on 6 December, while the finals began on 11 December, which will conclude with the final match on 20 December.[1] The defending champions Atlético de Kolkata were eliminated in the semi-finals by Chennaiyin FC. The final was played between Goa and Chennaiyin on 20 December 2015 at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa. Chennayin were crowned as champions defeating Goa 3-2 in the final.[2][3]

Indian Super League
Season2015
ChampionsChennaiyin
(1st title)
Matches played61
Goals scored186 (3.05 per match)
Top goalscorerStiven Mendoza
(13 goals)
Biggest home winGoa 7–0 Mumbai City
(17 November)
Biggest away winKerala Blasters 1–5 Goa
(29 November)
Highest scoringGoa 7–0 Mumbai City
(17 November)
Longest winning runChennaiyin
(5 games)
Longest unbeaten runAtlético de Kolkata, Delhi Dynamos, Chennaiyin
(5 games)
Longest winless runPune City
(8 games)
Longest losing runKerala Blasters, Pune City
(4 games)
Highest attendance68,340
Atlético de Kolkata 2-1 Chennaiyin
(16 December)
Lowest attendance7,965
Chennaiyin 3-0 Atletico de Kolkata
(12 December) (played in Pune)
Total attendance1,653,808
Average attendance27,111
2014
2016

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 Captains Kit manufacture Shirt sponsors
Atlético de Kolkata   Antonio López Habas   Borja Fernandez Nivia Birla Tyres
Chennaiyin   Marco Materazzi   Elano Blumer TYKA Ozone Group
Delhi Dynamos   Roberto Carlos   Hans Mulder Puma EKANA Sportz City
Goa   Zico   Lúcio Adidas Prime Markets
Kerala Blasters   Terry Phelan   Peter Ramage Puma Muthoot Group
Mumbai City   Nicolas Anelka   Frantz Bertin Puma ACE Group
NorthEast United   César Farías   Cédric Hengbart Performax HTC
Pune City   David Platt   Didier Zokora Adidas Fair and Handsome

Head coaching changesEdit

Team Outgoing coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming coach Date of appointment
Kerala Blasters   David James Contract finished 20 December 2014 Pre-Season   Peter Taylor 9 May 2015[4]
Pune City   Franco Colomba Contract finished 20 December 2014   David Platt 27 May 2015[5]
NorthEast United   Ricki Herbert Contract finished 20 December 2014   César Farías 1 July 2015[6]
Mumbai City   Peter Reid Contract finished 20 December 2014   Nicolas Anelka 3 July 2015[7]
Delhi Dynamos   Harm van Veldhoven Contract finished 20 December 2014   Roberto Carlos 5 July 2015[8]
Kerala Blasters   Peter Taylor Mutual consent 27 October 2015 8th   Trevor Morgan 27 October 2015[9]
Kerala Blasters   Trevor Morgan Interim manager 1 November 2015 8th   Terry Phelan 1 November 2015[10]

Roster changesEdit

Marquee playersEdit

Team Marquee
Atlético de Kolkata   Hélder Postiga[11]
Chennaiyin   Elano[12]
Delhi Dynamos   Roberto Carlos
Goa   Lúcio[13]
Kerala Blasters   Carlos Marchena[14]
Mumbai City   Nicolas Anelka[15]
NorthEast United   Simão Sabrosa[16]
Pune City   Adrian Mutu[17]

Foreign playersEdit

Besides the marquee player, each Indian Super League side must sign at least eight foreign players with the maximum capped at 10.[18]

Atlético de Kolkata (10) Chennaiyin (10) Delhi Dynamos (10) Goa (9)
  Dejan Lekić
  Ofentse Nato
  Borja Fernández
  Iain Hume
  Jaime Gavilán
  Tiri
  Sameehg Doutie
  Juan Calatayud
  Valdo
  Jorge Alonso
  Bernard Mendy
  Bruno Pelissari
  Fikru Teferra
  Apoula Edel
  Éder
  Raphael Augusto
  Mailson Alves
  Manuele Blasi
  Alessandro Potenza
  Stiven Mendoza
  Hans Mulder
  Gustavo Marmentini
  Chicão
  Florent Malouda
  John Arne Riise
  Adil Nabi
  Toni Doblas
  Richard Gadze
  Serginho Greene
  Vinícius
  Grégory Arnolin
  Elinton Andrade
  Reinaldo
  Jofre
  Leo Moura
  Jonatan Lucca
  Dudu Omagbemi
  Luciano Sabrosa
  Rafael Coelho
Kerala Blasters (10) Mumbai City (9) NorthEast United (10) Pune City (10)
  Pulga
  Chris Dagnall
  João Coimbra
  Bruno Perone
  Rodrigo Arroz
  Peter Ramage
  Antonio German
  Josu
  Marcus Williams
  Stephen Bywater
  Darren O'Dea
  Juan Aguilera
  Sony Norde
  Pavel Čmovš
  Selim Benachour
  Frantz Bertin
  Cristian Bustos
  Frédéric Piquionne
  Aitor
  Cédric Hengbart
  Bruno
  Silas
  Diomansy Kamara
  Nicolás Vélez
  Gennaro Bracigliano
  Francis Dadzie
  André Bikey
  Carlos Javier López
  Victor Mendy
  Yendrick Ruiz
  Steve Simonsen
  Nicky Shorey
  Didier Zokora
  James Bailey
  Tuncay
  Roger Johnson
  Diego Colotto
  Kalu Uche
  Wesley Verhoek

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Goa 14 7 4 3 29 20 +9 25 2015 Indian Super League Semi-final
2 Atlético de Kolkata 14 7 2 5 26 17 +9 23
3 Chennaiyin 14 7 1 6 25 15 +10 22
4 Delhi Dynamos 14 6 4 4 18 20 −2 22
5 NorthEast United 14 6 2 6 18 23 −5 20
6 Mumbai City 14 4 4 6 16 26 −10 16
7 Pune City 14 4 3 7 17 23 −6 15
8 Kerala Blasters 14 3 4 7 22 27 −5 13
Updated to match(es) played on 6 December 2015. Source: Indian Super League standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

  Semi-Finals Final
                         
1 Goa 0 3 3  
4 Delhi Dynamos 1 0 1  
    1 Goa 2
  3 Chennaiyin 3
2 Atlético de Kolkata 0 2 2
3 Chennaiyin 3 1 4  

StatisticsEdit

As of match played on 20 December 2015
Source: Indian Super League website

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin Goa 4–0 11 October 2015
  Sunil Chhetri Mumbai City NorthEast United 5–1 28 October 2015
  Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata Mumbai City 4–1 1 November 2015
  Dudu Omagbemi Goa Mumbai City 7–0 17 November 2015
  Thongkhosiem Haokip Goa Mumbai City 7–0 17 November 2015
  Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin Kerala Blasters 4–1 21 November 2015
  Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata Pune City 4–1 27 November 2015
  Reinaldo Goa Kerala Blasters 5–1 29 November 2015

Clean SheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean Sheets
1   Apoula Edel Chennaiyin 6
2   Rehenesh TP NorthEast United 4
3   Subrata Pal Mumbai City 3
  Toni Doblas Delhi Dynamos
  Laxmikant Kattimani Goa
6   Steve Simonsen Pune City 2
  Stephen Bywater Kerala Blasters
8   Sanjiban Ghosh Delhi Dynamos 1
  Elinton Andrade Goa
  Debjit Majumder Mumbai City
  Amrinder Singh Atlético de Kolkata

AttendanceEdit

As of matches played on 20 December 2015
Source: Indian Super League website

Average home attendancesEdit

Note: Table lists in order of average attendance.
Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Kerala Blasters 364,054 62,087 32,313 52,008 +5.9%


2 Atlético de Kolkata 405,659 68,340 35,437 50,707 +12.3%


3 NorthEast United 172,115 30,319 15,123 24,588 −11.0%


4 Chennaiyin 159,372 29,923 12,636 22,767 +3.0%


5 Mumbai City 158,983 27,435 17,393 22,712 +0.5%


6 Delhi Dynamos 155,274 25,212 14,299 19,409 +23.5%


7 Goa 169,590 19,796 17,634 18,843 +4.3%


8 Pune City 68,761 9,057 7,965 8,595 +9.4%


League total 1,653,808 68,340 7,965 27,111 +6.4%

Source: Official club websites and Indian Super League

"Change" refers to change in figures wrt previous edition of the tournament.


Highest attendancesEdit

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Stadium
1 Atlético de Kolkata 2 – 1 Chennaiyin 68,340 16 December 2015 (2015-12-16) Salt Lake Stadium
2 Kerala Blasters 0 – 1 Delhi Dynamos 62,087 18 October 2015 (2015-10-18) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)
3 Kerala Blasters 0 – 0 Mumbai City 61,483 10 October 2015 (2015-10-10) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)
4 Atlético de Kolkata 2 – 3 Mumbai City FC 61,276 4 December 2015 (2015-12-04) Salt Lake Stadium
5 Atlético de Kolkata 2 – 1 Kerala Blasters 61,237 13 October 2015 (2015-10-13) Salt Lake Stadium
6 Kerala Blasters 2 – 3 Atlético de Kolkata 60,251 10 November 2015 (2015-11-10) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)
7 Kerala Blasters 3 – 1 NorthEast United 60,017 6 October 2015 (2015-10-06) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)
8 Atlético de Kolkata 4 – 0 Goa 51,047 22 November 2015 (2015-11-22) Salt Lake Stadium
9 Atlético de Kolkata 4 – 1 Pune City 48,721 27 November 2015 (2015-11-27) Salt Lake Stadium
10 Kerala Blasters 1 – 1 Chennaiyin 47,852 31 October 2015 (2015-10-31) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)

Source:Official club websites and Indian Super League.

AwardsEdit

As of matches played on 20 December 2015
Source: Indian Super League website

Hero of the MatchEdit

Match Hero of the Match Match Hero of the Match
Player Club Player Club
Match 1   Hélder Postiga Atlético de Kolkata Match 31   Frédéric Piquionne Mumbai City
Match 2   Mandar Rao Desai Goa Match 32   André Bikey NorthEast United
Match 3   Tuncay Pune City Match 33   Lúcio Goa
Match 4   Josu Kerala Blasters Match 34   Antonio German Kerala Blasters
Match 5   Arata Izumi Atlético de Kolkata Match 35   Rehenesh TP NorthEast United
Match 6   John Arne Riise Delhi Dynamos Match 36   Didier Zokora Pune City
Match 7   Roger Johnson Pune City Match 37   Robin Singh Delhi Dynamos
Match 8   Subhash Singh Mumbai City Match 38   Cavin Lobo Kerala Blasters
Match 9   Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin Match 39   Dudu Omagbemi Goa
Match 10   Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata Match 40   Sameehg Doutie Atlético de Kolkata
Match 11   Florent Malouda Delhi Dynamos Match 41   Chicão Delhi Dynamos
Match 12   Jofre Goa Match 42   Diomansy Kamara NorthEast United
Match 13   Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin Match 43   Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin
Match 14   Tuncay Pune City Match 44   Sameehg Doutie Atlético de Kolkata
Match 15   Sandesh Jhingan Kerala Blasters Match 45   Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin
Match 16   Apoula Edel Chennaiyin Match 46   Leo Moura Goa
Match 17   Sunil Chhetri Mumbai City Match 47   Juan Aguilera Mumbai City
Match 18   Leo Moura Goa Match 48   Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata
Match 19   Nicolás Vélez NorthEast United Match 49   Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 20   Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin Match 50   Reinaldo Goa
Match 21   Sunil Chhetri Mumbai City Match 51   Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin
Match 22   Nicky Shorey Pune City Match 52   Nicolás Vélez NorthEast United
Match 23   Sunil Chhetri Mumbai City Match 53   Chris Dagnall Kerala Blasters
Match 24   Anas Edathodika Delhi Dynamos Match 54   Selim Benachour Mumbai City
Match 25   Mandar Rao Desai Goa Match 55   Apoula Edel Chennaiyin
Match 26   Chris Dagnall Kerala Blasters Match 56   Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 27   Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata Match 57   Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 28   John Arne Riise Delhi Dynamos Match 58   Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin
Match 29   Sanchez Watt Kerala Blasters Match 59   Dudu Omagbemi Goa
Match 30   Leo Moura Goa Match 60   Apoula Edel Chennaiyin
Match 61   Jofre Goa

ISL Emerging Player of the MatchEdit

Match ISL Emerging Player of the Match Match ISL Emerging Player of the Match
Player Club Player Club
Match 1   Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin Match 31   Zodingliana Ralte Delhi Dynamos
Match 2   Sanjiban Ghosh Delhi Dynamos Match 32   Mohammed Rafique Atlético de Kolkata
Match 3   Israil Gurung Pune City Match 33   Eugeneson Lyngdoh Pune City
Match 4   Mohammed Rafi Kerala Blasters Match 34   Rino Anto Atlético de Kolkata
Match 5   Keenan Almeida Goa Match 35   Satiyasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 6   Abhishek Das Chennaiyin Match 36   Keegan Pereira Mumbai City
Match 7   Fanai Lalrempuia Pune City Match 37   Jewel Raja Atlético de Kolkata
Match 8   Gabriel Fernandes Mumbai City Match 38   Sandesh Jhingan Kerala Blasters
Match 9   Jayesh Rane Chennaiyin Match 39   Thongkhosiem Haokip Goa
Match 10   Arata Izumi Atlético de Kolkata Match 40   Thoi Singh Chennaiyin
Match 11   Jackichand Singh Pune City Match 41   Seminlen Doungel Delhi Dynamos
Match 12   Sanju Pradhan NorthEast United Match 42   Satiyasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 13   Lalchhuan Mawia Mumbai City Match 43   Thoi Singh Chennaiyin
Match 14   Dharmaraj Ravanan Pune City Match 44   Mohammed Rafique Atlético de Kolkata
Match 15   C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters Match 45   Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin
Match 16   Boithang Haokip NorthEast United Match 46   Sanju Pradhan NorthEast United
Match 17   Anas Edathodika Delhi Dynamos Match 47   Thangjam Singh Mumbai City
Match 18   Rahul Bheke Kerala Blasters Match 48   Arnab Mondal Atlético de Kolkata
Match 19   Amrinder Singh Atlético de Kolkata Match 49   Satiyasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 20   Karanjit Singh Chennaiyin Match 50   Mandar Rao Desai Goa
Match 21   Gabriel Fernandes Mumbai City Match 51   Thoi Singh Chennaiyin
Match 22   Rahul Bheke Kerala Blasters Match 52   Siam Hanghal NorthEast United
Match 23   Lalchhuan Mawia Mumbai City Match 53   Cavin Lobo Kerala Blasters
Match 24   Rino Anto Atlético de Kolkata Match 54   Rino Anto Atlético de Kolkata
Match 25   Thongkhosiem Haokip Goa Match 55   Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin
Match 26   Karanjit Singh Chennaiyin Match 56   Pronay Halder Goa
Match 27   Amrinder Singh Atlético de Kolkata Match 57   Sehnaj Singh Delhi Dynamos
Match 28   Satiyasen Singh NorthEast United Match 58   Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin
Match 29   Rahul Bheke Kerala Blasters Match 59   Mandar Rao Desai Goa
Match 30   Thoi Singh Chennaiyin Match 60   Nallappan Mohanraj Atlético de Kolkata
Match 61   Thongkhosiem Haokip Goa

End of season awardsEdit

Award Player Club
Hero of the League   Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin FC
Fittest player of the League   Iain Hume Atletico de Kolkata
Golden Boot   Stiven Mendoza Chennaiyin FC
Golden Glove   Apoula Edel Chennaiyin FC
Emerging Player of the League   Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin FC
Fair Play Award
Mumbai City FC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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