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The 2016 Indian Super League season is the third season of the Indian Super League, the football league, since its establishment in 2013. The season featured eight teams again, each playing 14 matches during the regular season before the finals. The regular season began on 1 October and ended on 4 December. The finals began on 10 December and concluded with the final on 18 December.[1] The defending champions coming into the season were Chennaiyin.

Indian Super League
Season2016
ChampionsAtlético de Kolkata (2nd title)
Matches played61
Goals scored145 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorerMarcelinho
(10 goals)
Best goalkeeperAmrinder Singh
(180 minutes per goal)
Biggest home winMumbai City 5–0 Kerala Blasters
(19 November)
Biggest away winChennaiyin 1–3 Delhi Dynamos
(6 October)
Highest scoringGoa 5–4 Chennaiyin
(1 December)
Longest winning runDelhi Dynamos
(3 matches)
Longest unbeaten runAtlético de Kolkata
(6 matches)
Longest winless runPune City
NorthEast United
Chennaiyin
(5 matches)
Longest losing runNorthEast United
(4 matches)
Highest attendance54,913
Kerala Blasters 0–0 Delhi Dynamos
(9 October)
Lowest attendance6,147
Mumbai City 1–0 NorthEast United
(7 October)
Total attendance1,260,207
Average attendance21,003
2015

At the end of the season, Atlético de Kolkata came out as champions 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]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Team City/State Stadium Capacity
Atlético de Kolkata Kolkata, West Bengal Rabindra Sarobar Stadium 12,750[3]
Chennaiyin Chennai, Tamil Nadu Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 26,976[4]
Delhi Dynamos Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 34,230[5]
Goa Margao, Goa Fatorda Stadium 19,088[6]
Kerala Blasters Kochi, Kerala Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 61,148[7]
Mumbai City Mumbai, Maharashtra Mumbai Football Arena 7,690[8]
NorthEast United Guwahati, Assam Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium 25,549[9]
Pune City Pune, Maharashtra Balewadi Stadium 9,110[10]

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Head coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atlético de Kolkata   José Francisco Molina Nivia Birla Tyres
Chennaiyin   Marco Materazzi Puma TVS Tyres
Delhi Dynamos   Gianluca Zambrotta Dryworld GMS Leadership
Goa   Zico Umbro Deltin
Kerala Blasters   Steve Coppell Muthoot
Mumbai City   Alexandre Guimarães Puma Ace Group
NorthEast United   Nelo Vingada Performax HTC
Pune City   Antonio López Habas Adidas DHFL

Head coaching changesEdit

Team Outgoing coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming coach Date of appointment
Mumbai City   Nicolas Anelka Contract finished 20 December 2015 Pre-season   Alexandre Guimarães 19 April 2016[11]
Pune City   David Platt Contract finished 20 December 2015   Antonio López Habas 25 April 2016[12]
Atlético de Kolkata   Antonio López Habas Contract finished 20 December 2015   José Francisco Molina 5 May 2016[13]
NorthEast United   César Farías Contract finished 20 December 2015[14]   Sérgio Farias 13 May 2016[15]
Kerala Blasters   Terry Phelan Contract finished 20 December 2015   Steve Coppell 21 June 2016[16]
Delhi Dynamos   Roberto Carlos Contract finished 20 December 2015[17]   Gianluca Zambrotta 5 July 2016[18]
NorthEast United   Sérgio Farias Moved to Suphanburi 9 July 2016[19]   Nelo Vingada 16 July 2016[20]

Roster changesEdit

Marquee playersEdit

Team Marquee
Atlético de Kolkata   Hélder Postiga[21]
Chennaiyin   John Arne Riise[22]
Delhi Dynamos   Florent Malouda[23]
Goa   Lúcio[24]
Kerala Blasters   Aaron Hughes[25]
Mumbai City   Diego Forlán[26]
NorthEast United   Didier Zokora[27]
Pune City   Mohamed Sissoko[28]

Foreign playersEdit

ResultsEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Mumbai City 14 6 5 3 16 8 +8 23 2016 Indian Super League Semi-finals
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 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

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away ATK CHE DEL GOA KER MUM NEU PUN
Atlético de Kolkata 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0
Chennaiyin 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–3 2–0
Delhi Dynamos 2–2 4–1 5–1 2–0 3–3 1–1 1–1
Goa 1–2 5–4 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–2
Kerala Blasters 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Mumbai City 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 5–0 1–0 0–1
NorthEast United 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
Pune City 2–1 1–1 4–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1
Updated to match(es) played on 4 December 2016. Source: Indian Super League
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

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

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Diego Forlán Mumbai City Kerala Blasters 5–0 19 November 2016 [30]
  Dudu Omagbemi Chennaiyin NorthEast United 3–3 26 November 2016 [31]
  Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos Goa 5–1 27 November 2016 [32]

Clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1   Amrinder Singh Mumbai City 5
2   Karanjit Singh Chennaiyin 4
  Subrata Pal NorthEast United
  Sandip Nandy Kerala Blasters
5   Toni Doblas Delhi Dynamos 3
  Debjit Majumder Atlético de Kolkata
7   Roberto Volpato Mumbai City 2
  Albino Gomes Mumbai City
  Laxmikant Kattimani Goa
10   Subhasish Roy Chowdhury Goa 1
  Apoula Edel Pune City
  Dani Mallo Atlético de Kolkata
  Arindam Bhattacharya Pune City
  Graham Stack Kerala Blasters

AttendanceEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Team GP Cumulative High Low Mean
Kerala Blasters 9 444,087 54,913 34,196 49,343
NorthEast United 7 187,104 32,844 18,673 26,729
Chennaiyin 7 154,976 25,163 18,213 22,139
Delhi Dynamos 7 135,499 27,463 15,111 19,357
Goa 7 123,627 19,003 14,717 17,661
Atlético de Kolkata 8 93,627 12,575 10,589 11,703
Pune City 7 60,117 9,035 7,911 8,588
Mumbai City 8 59,171 7,690 6,147 7,396
Total 60 1,260,207 54,913 6,147 21,003

Highest attendancesEdit

Regular season

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Stadium
1 Kerala Blasters 0–0 Delhi Dynamos 54,913 9 October 2016 (2016-10-09) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
2 Kerala Blasters 0–1 Atlético de Kolkata 54,900 5 October 2016 (2016-10-05) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
3 Kerala Blasters 1–0 NorthEast United 53,767 4 December 2016 (2016-12-04) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
4 Kerala Blasters 3–1 Chennaiyin 53,152 12 November 2016 (2016-11-12) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
5 Kerala Blasters 2–1 Pune City 51,341 25 November 2016 (2016-11-25) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
6 Kerala Blasters 1–0 Mumbai City 40,013 14 October 2016 (2016-10-14) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
7 Kerala Blasters 2–1 Goa 34,196 8 November 2016 (2016-11-08) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
8 NorthEast United 0–1 Chennaiyin 32,844 20 October 2016 (2016-10-20) Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
9 NorthEast United 1–2 Atlético de Kolkata 30,033 28 October 2016 (2016-10-28) Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
10 NorthEast United 0–1 Mumbai City 29,989 5 November 2016 (2016-11-05) Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

AwardsEdit

Hero of the MatchEdit

Match Hero of the Match Match Hero of the Match
Player Club Player Club
Match 1   Katsumi Yusa NorthEast United Match 31   Lucian Goian Mumbai City
Match 2   Mehrajuddin Wadoo Chennaiyin Match 32   Aníbal Zurdo Pune City
Match 3   Matías Defederico Mumbai City Match 33   Mehtab Hossain Kerala Blasters
Match 4   Emiliano Alfaro NorthEast United Match 34   Florent Malouda Delhi Dynamos
Match 5   Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata Match 35   Eugeneson Lyngdoh Pune City
Match 6   Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos Match 36   Laxmikant Kattimani Goa
Match 7   Krisztián Vadócz Mumbai City Match 37   C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters
Match 8   Jonatan Lucca Pune City Match 38   Milan Singh Delhi Dynamos
Match 9   Sandesh Jhingan Kerala Blasters Match 39   Raphael Augusto Chennaiyin
Match 10   Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata Match 40   Rafael Coelho Goa
Match 11   Emiliano Alfaro NorthEast United Match 41   Nicolás Vélez NorthEast United
Match 12   Hans Mulder Chennaiyin Match 42   Aníbal Zurdo Pune City
Match 13   Michael Chopra Kerala Blasters Match 43   Diego Forlán Mumbai City
Match 14   Emiliano Alfaro NorthEast United Match 44   Davide Succi Chennaiyin
Match 15   Sameehg Doutie Atlético de Kolkata Match 45   Romaric NorthEast United
Match 16   Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters Match 46   Krisztián Vadócz Mumbai City
Match 17   Richard Gadze Delhi Dynamos Match 47   Mandar Rao Desai Goa
Match 18   Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin Match 48   Aaron Hughes Kerala Blasters
Match 19   Richarlyson Goa Match 49   Dudu Omagbemi Chennaiyin
Match 20   Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata Match 50   Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos
Match 21   Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin Match 51   Stephen Pearson Atlético de Kolkata
Match 22   Kervens Belfort Kerala Blasters Match 52   Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 23   Lucian Goian Mumbai City Match 53   Rafael Coelho Goa
Match 24   Apoula Edel Pune City Match 54   Prabir Das Atlético de Kolkata
Match 25   Hélder Postiga Atlético de Kolkata Match 55   Gerson Vieira Mumbai City
Match 26   Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters Match 56   C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters
Match 27   Anas Edathodika Delhi Dynamos Match 57   Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata
Match 28   Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin Match 58   Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters
Match 29   Richarlyson Goa Match 59   Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata
Match 30   Anas Edathodika Delhi Dynamos Match 60   Rubén Rocha Delhi Dynamos
Match 61   Henrique Sereno Atlético de Kolkata

ISL Emerging Player of the MatchEdit

Match Emerging Player of the Match Match Emerging Player of the Match
Player Club Player Club
Match 1   Holicharan Narzary NorthEast United Match 31   Jackichand Singh Mumbai City
Match 2   Jayesh Rane Chennaiyin Match 32   Narayan Das Pune City
Match 3   Lalhmangaihsanga Mumbai City Match 33   Pratik Chowdhary Kerala Blasters
Match 4   Robin Gurung NorthEast United Match 34   Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos
Match 5   Pratik Chowdhary Kerala Blasters Match 35   Rahul Bheke Pune City
Match 6   Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos Match 36   Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 7   Sehnaj Singh Mumbai City Match 37   Jayesh Rane Chennaiyin
Match 8   Arata Izumi Pune City Match 38   Lalchhawnkima Delhi Dynamos
Match 9   Mohammed Rafique Kerala Blasters Match 39   Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin
Match 10   Boithang Haokip Mumbai City Match 40   Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 11   Francis Fernandes Pune City Match 41   Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 12   Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin Match 42   Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos
Match 13   Aiborlang Khongjee Mumbai City Match 43   Sehnaj Singh Mumbai City
Match 14   Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos Match 44   Zakeer Mundampara Chennaiyin
Match 15   Abhinas Ruidas Atlético de Kolkata Match 45   Lenny Rodrigues Pune City
Match 16   Dharmaraj Ravanan Pune City Match 46   Sena Ralte Mumbai City
Match 17   Chinglensana Singh Delhi Dynamos Match 47   Abhinas Ruidas Atlético de Kolkata
Match 18   Siam Hanghal Chennaiyin Match 48   Sandesh Jhingan Kerala Blasters
Match 19   Raju Gaikwad Goa Match 49   Siam Hanghal Chennaiyin
Match 20   Prabir Das Atlético de Kolkata Match 50   Sahil Tavora Goa
Match 21   Narayan Das Pune City Match 51   Abhinas Ruidas Atlético de Kolkata
Match 22   Keenan Almeida Goa Match 52   Robin Gurung NorthEast United
Match 23   Sena Ralte Mumbai City Match 53   Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin
Match 24   Milan Singh Delhi Dynamos Match 54   Bidyananda Singh Atlético de Kolkata
Match 25   Lalrindika Ralte Atlético de Kolkata Match 55   Udanta Singh Mumbai City
Match 26   Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin Match 56   Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 27   Chinglensana Singh Delhi Dynamos Match 57   Lalrindika Ralte Atlético de Kolkata
Match 28   Lalhmangaihsanga Mumbai City Match 58   Souvik Chakraborty Delhi Dynamos
Match 29   Rahul Bheke Pune City Match 59   Pritam Kotal Atlético de Kolkata
Match 30   Souvik Chakraborty Delhi Dynamos Match 60   Lalchhawnkima Delhi Dynamos
Match 61   Lalrindika Ralte Atlético de Kolkata

ISL Player of the Week awardEdit

Awarded weekly to the player that was chosen by fan voting on google.co.in

Week Player Club Votes
1   Subrata Pal NorthEast United 28.16%[33]
2   Michael Chopra Kerala Blasters 45.09%[34]
3   Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters 82.04%[35]
4   Kervens Belfort Kerala Blasters 86.95%[36]
5   Anas Edathodika Delhi Dynamos 59.63%[37]
6   Mehtab Hossain Kerala Blasters 82.87%[38]
7   C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters 81.40%[39]
8   Aaron Hughes Kerala Blasters 89.20%[40]
9   Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos 40.86%[41]

ISL Team of the SeasonEdit

Position Player Club[42]
GK   Subrata Pal NorthEast United
RB   Souvik Chakraborty Delhi Dynamos
CB   Lucian Goian Mumbai City
CB   Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters
LB   Sena Ralte Mumbai City
LM   Florent Malouda Delhi Dynamos
CM   Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata
RM   C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters
LW   Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos
RW   Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos
ST   Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata

End of season awardsEdit

Award Player Club
Hero of the League   Florent Malouda Delhi Dynamos
Emerging Player of the League   Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin
Golden Glove   Amrinder Singh Mumbai City
Winning Pass Award   Sameehg Doutie Atletico de Kolkata
Swift Golden Boot   Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos
Fittest Player of the League   Borja Fernández Atletico de Kolkata
Fair Play Award
Chennaiyin
Best Pitch of the Season
NorthEast United

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