2016–17 in Indian football

The 2016–17 season was the 138th season of competitive association football in India.

Football in India
Season2016–17
Men's football
I-LeagueAizawl
Second DivisionNEROCA
Federation CupBengaluru
Durand CupArmy Green
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Promotion and relegationEdit

League Promoted to Relegated from
Indian Super League No promotion/relegation
I-League
I-League 2nd Division Based on invitation
  1. ^ Dempo were promoted but withdrew from 2016–17 I-League

Indian Super LeagueEdit

Atlético de Kolkata won the title second time after defeating the Kerala Blasters in a penalty shootout, 4–3, during the final. The match had ended 1–1 after ninety minutes and extra time.[2]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Mumbai City 14 6 5 3 16 8 +8 23 Advance to ISL Play-offs
2 Kerala Blasters 14 6 4 4 12 14 −2 22
3 Delhi Dynamos 14 5 6 3 27 17 +10 21
4 Atlético de Kolkata (C) 14 4 8 2 16 14 +2 20
5 NorthEast United 14 5 3 6 14 14 0 18
6 Pune City 14 4 4 6 13 16 −3 16
7 Chennaiyin 14 3 6 5 20 25 −5 15
8 Goa 14 4 2 8 15 25 −10 14
Source: Indian Super League
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
(C) Champion

FinalsEdit

Semi-Finals Final
        
1 Mumbai City 2 0 2
4 Atlético de Kolkata 3 0 3
4 Atlético de Kolkata 1 (4)
2 Kerala Blasters 1 (3)
2 Kerala Blasters 1 1 2 (3)
3 Delhi Dynamos 0 2 2 (0)

I-LeagueEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Aizawl (C) 18 11 4 3 24 14 +10 37 Qualification to Champions League qualifier
2 Mohun Bagan 18 10 6 2 27 12 +15 36
3 East Bengal 18 10 3 5 33 15 +18 33
4 Bengaluru FC 18 8 6 4 30 15 +15 30 Qualification to AFC Cup qualifying play-off[a]
5 Shillong Lajong 18 7 5 6 24 23 +1 26
6 Churchill Brothers 18 5 5 8 24 26 −2 20
7 DSK Shivajians 18 4 6 8 22 30 −8 18
8 Chennai City 18 4 5 9 15 29 −14 17
9 Minerva Punjab 18 2 7 9 17 33 −16 13[b]
10 Mumbai (R) 18 2 7 9 9 28 −19 13[b] Relegation to I-League 2nd Division
Source: IndiaFooty.com
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) drawing of lots
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Bengaluru FC qualified for the 2018 AFC Cup by winning the 2016–17 Federation Cup.
  2. ^ a b Minerva Punjab ahead of Mumbai on head-to-head record; Minerva Punjab–Mumbai 2–1, Mumbai–Minerva Punjab 0–0

Head coaching changesEdit

Team Outgoing coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming coach Date of appointment
Indian Super League
Mumbai City   Nicolas Anelka Contract finished 20 December 2015 Pre-season   Alexandre Guimarães 19 April 2016[3]
Pune City   David Platt Contract finished 20 December 2015   Antonio López Habas 25 April 2016[4]
Atlético de Kolkata   Antonio López Habas Contract finished 20 December 2015   José Francisco Molina 5 May 2016[5]
NorthEast United   César Farías Contract finished 20 December 2015[6]   Sérgio Farias 13 May 2016[7]
Kerala Blasters   Terry Phelan Contract finished 20 December 2015   Steve Coppell 21 June 2016[8]
Delhi Dynamos   Roberto Carlos Contract finished 20 December 2015[9]   Gianluca Zambrotta 5 July 2016[10]
NorthEast United   Sérgio Farias Moved to Suphanburi 9 July 2016[11]   Nelo Vingada 16 July 2016[12]
I-League
Bengaluru FC   Ashley Westwood End of Contract 1 June 2016[13] Pre-season   Albert Roca 6 July 2016[14]
DSK Shivajians   Derrick Pereira Resigned 8 June 2016[15]   Dave Rogers 14 June 2016[16]
Mumbai   Khalid Jamil Resigned 15 June 2016[17]   Santosh Kashyap 22 June 2016[18]
Aizawl   K. Malsawmkima Assistant coach 20 December 2016[19]   Khalid Jamil 20 December 2016[19]
Chennai City   Robin Charles Raja Sacked 7 February 2017[20] 10th   V Soundararajan 9 February 2017[21]
Churchill Brothers   Alfred Fernandes Assistant Coach 17 February 2017[22]   Derrick Pereira 17 February 2017[22]
Mumbai   Santosh Kashyap Sacked 18 March 2017[23]   Óscar Bruzón 19 March 2017[24]
East Bengal   Trevor Morgan Resigned 17 April 2017[25] 3rd   Mridul Banerjee 18 April 2017[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hero I-League | Dempo SC Back Into Hero I-League After A Thumping Win". i-league.org. Retrieved 2016-05-31.
  2. ^ "Atletico de Kolkata crowned champions again in a final devoid of individual brilliance". FirstPost. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Mumbai City". Mumbai City (Twitter). 19 April 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Pune City". FC Pune City (Twitter). 25 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Atletico de Kolkata". Atletico de Kolkata (Twitter). 5 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  6. ^ "New Coach NEUFC". NorthEast United FC (Twitter).
  7. ^ "Sergio Farias to NorthEast United". NorthEast United FC (Twitter). 13 May 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Steve Coppell". Kerala Blasters FC (Twitter).
  9. ^ Masavda, Mihir (11 December 2015). "Roberto Carlos will not return, Zico likely to follow suit". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Zambrotta signs". Delhi Dynamos (Twitter).
  11. ^ "NorthEast United's Sergio Farias joins Suphanburi FC". Goal.com. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Nelo Vingada". NorthEast United FC (Twitter).
  13. ^ "Ashley Westwood leaves Bengaluru FC after contract ends". ESPNFC. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  14. ^ "I-League: Bengaluru FC appoint Spaniard Albert Roca as new head coach". Goal.com. 6 July 2016. Archived from the original on 10 October 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  15. ^ "I-League: DSK Shivajians opt to not renew Derrick Pereira's contract". Goal.com. 2 June 2016.
  16. ^ "DSK Shivajians rope in Englishman Rogers as head coach". 14 June 2016.
  17. ^ "I-League: Khalid Jamil steps down as Mumbai FC coach". goal.com. 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  18. ^ "I-League – Santosh Kashyap announced as new Mumbai FC Head Coach". goal.com. 22 June 2016.
  19. ^ a b "Aizawl FC appoint former Mumbai FC coach Khalid Jamil as their head coach ahead of I-League". 20 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Chennai City sack head coach Robin Charles Raja". ESPNFC. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  21. ^ "I-League 2017: Chennai City appoint V Soundararajan as head coach". Goal.com. 9 February 2016.
  22. ^ a b "Churchill Brothers appoint Derrick Pereira as new head coach". 17 February 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  23. ^ "I-League 2017 - Official: Mumbai FC SACK Santosh Kashyap". 18 March 2017.
  24. ^ "I-League 2017: Mumbai FC appoint Oscar Bruzon as new head coach to replace the sacked Santosh Kashyap". 19 March 2017.
  25. ^ "Trevor Morgan resigns as East Bengal coach". 17 April 2017.
  26. ^ "Mridul Banerjee replaces Trevor Morgan as East Bengal football coach". 18 April 2017.