2012–13 I-League

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I-League
Season2012–13
Champions Churchill Brothers
Relegated Air India
United Sikkim
AFC Champions League Pune
AFC Cup Pune
Churchill Brothers
Matches played182
Goals scored531 (2.92 per match)
Top goalscorer Ranti Martins
(26 goals)
Biggest home win Prayag United 10–1 United Sikkim
(10 November 2012)
Salgaocar 9–0 United Sikkim
(13 April 2013)
Biggest away win Air India 0–6 Pune
(20 April 2013)
Highest scoring Churchill Brothers 8–4 Sporting Goa
(16 December 2012)
Longest winning run6 games
Churchill Brothers
Longest unbeaten run10 games
Churchill Brothers
Mohun Bagan
Longest losing run6 games
Air India
2013–14

The 2012–13 I-League was the sixth season of the I-League, the Indian professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2007. The season began on 6 October 2012 and finished on 12 May 2013 with Churchill Brothers crowned champions in matchday 25.

Contents

Dempo were the defending champions, having won their third I-League title the previous season.

On December 29, 2012, Mohun Bagan were barred from competing in the I-League for 2 years following a decision taken by the I League core committee. This was because they failed to turn up in the second half of the match against East Bengal because of crowd trouble. All their results in the I-League were declared null and void and all their remaining fixtures were cancelled. [1]
But on 15 January 2013, Mohun Bagan appealed against the decision to ban them from the league and were reinstated, but would start on 0 points. [2]

Teams

A total of 14 teams contested the league, including 12 sides from the 2011–12 season and two promoted from the 2012 I-League 2nd Division.

ONGC as champions and United Sikkim as runners-up secured direct promotion from the 2012 I-League 2nd Division. ONGC returned to the I-League after a one-year absence, while United Sikkim made their debut in the I-League.

Stadium Changes

Air India and Mumbai FC

Due to the ongoing redevelopment of the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai which is the regular home for Mumbai F.C. and Air India FC in the I-League both clubs will play at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune, Maharashtra until it is complete. [3]

ONGC

The newly promoted ONGC F.C. also usually play at the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai but due to the redevelopment the team decided to play at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi which is where the main company, ONGC, are based. However it will only be for five home matches. [4]

Goan clubs

The four Goan clubs in the I-League, Churchill Brothers, Dempo, Salgaocar, and Sporting Clube de Goa, usually play their I-League matches at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao. However, due to a major revamp at the stadium in preparation for the 2013 Lusophony Games which will be held in Goa, the Goan home games for the I-League will be played at the Duler Stadium and then the Tilak Maidan Stadium from the end of January. [5]

Stadiums and Locations

TeamLocationStadiumCapacity
Air India Mumbai, Maharashtra Balewadi Sports Complex 22,000 #
Churchill Brothers Salcette, Goa Duler Stadium 6,000 #
Dempo Panjim, Goa Duler Stadium 6,000 #
East Bengal Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Mohun Bagan Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra Balewadi Sports Complex 22,000 #
ONGC Mumbai, Maharashtra Ambedkar Stadium 20,000 #
Pailan Arrows Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Prayag United Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Pune Pune, Maharashtra Balewadi Sports Complex 22,000
Salgaocar Vasco da Gama, Goa Duler Stadium 6,000 #
Shillong Lajong Shillong, Meghalaya Nehru Stadium 30,000
Sporting Goa Panjim, Goa Duler Stadium 6,000 #
United Sikkim Gangtok, Sikkim Paljor Stadium 25,000

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

TeamManagerCaptainShirt sponsor
Air India Flag of India.svg Naushad Moosa Flag of India.svg Vijith Shetty Air India
Churchill Brothers Flag of India.svg Mariano Dias Flag of Brazil.svg Beto Churchill
Dempo Flag of India.svg Armando Colaco Flag of India.svg Clifford Miranda Dempo
East Bengal Flag of England.svg Trevor Morgan Flag of India.svg Sanju Pradhan Kingfisher
Mohun Bagan Flag of Morocco.svg Karim Bencherifa Flag of Nigeria.svg Odafe Onyeka Okolie Fila
Mumbai Flag of India.svg Khalid Jamil Flag of Afghanistan.svg Zohib Amiri TEN HD
ONGC Flag of India.svg Santosh Kashyap Flag of India.svg Jatin Singh ONGC
Pailan Arrows Flag of Australia (converted).svg Arthur Papas Flag of India.svg Shouvik Ghosh Poto Potato Flakes
Prayag United Flag of the Netherlands.svg Eelco Schattorie Flag of India.svg Deepak Mondal Prayag Group
Pune Flag of India.svg Derrick Pereira Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Pierre Douhou Peninsula
Salgaocar Flag of England.svg David Booth Flag of Brazil.svg Luciano Sabrosa Salgaocar
Shillong Lajong Flag of India.svg Thangboi Singto Flag of India.svg Renedy Singh Aircel
Sporting Goa Flag of Spain.svg Oscar Bruzon Flag of India.svg Matthew Gonsalves Models
United Sikkim Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nathan Hall Flag of India.svg Anwar Ali URO

Managerial changes

TeamOutgoing managerManner of departureDate of vacancyPosition in tableIncoming managerDate of appointment
ONGC Flag of India.svg Caetano Pinho Unknown30 April 2012Pre-Season Flag of India.svg Subrata Bhattacharya 30 April 2012 [6]
Pailan Arrows Flag of India.svg Sujit Chakravarty End of tenure as interim manager7 May 2012Pre-Season Flag of Australia (converted).svg Arthur Papas 24 May 2012 [7]
Mohun Bagan Flag of India.svg Prasanta Banerjee Sacked26 May 2012Pre-Season Flag of India.svg Santosh Kashyap 26 May 2012 [8]
Air India Flag of India.svg Santosh Kashyap Signed by Mohun Bagan 26 May 2012Pre-Season Flag of India.svg Godfrey Pereira 3 July 2012 [9]
Shillong Lajong Flag of Scotland.svg Pradyum Reddy Changed to a Head of Youth8 June 2012Pre-Season Flag of Scotland.svg Desmond Bulpin 8 June 2012 [10]
Churchill Brothers Flag of Brazil.svg Carlos Roberto Pereira Did not renew contract7 May 2012Pre-Season Flag of India.svg Mariano Dias 13 July 2012 [11]
Mohun Bagan Flag of India.svg Santosh Kashyap Resigned13 October 201211th (2 games In) Flag of India.svg Mridul Banerjee 19 October 2012 [12]
Salgaocar Flag of Morocco.svg Karim Bencherifa Resigned20 October 20129th (2 games In) Flag of India.svg Peter Vales 20 October 2012 [13]
Prayag United Flag of India.svg Sanjoy Sen Resigned8 November 20125th (4 games In) Flag of the Netherlands.svg Eelco Schattorie 8 November 2012 [14]
Salgaocar Flag of India.svg Peter Vales Interem period ended9 November 20129th (4 games In) Flag of England.svg David Booth 9 November 2012 [15]
United Sikkim Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Philippe De Ridder Changed Post to football director13 November 201211th (5 games In) Flag of India.svg Baichung Bhutia 13 November 2012 [16]
Mohun Bagan Flag of India.svg Mridul Banerjee Interim period ended19 November 20125th (6 games in) Flag of Morocco.svg Karim Bencherifa 19 November 2012 [17]
Sporting Clube de Goa Flag of India.svg Ekendra Singh Moved to Goalkeeper Coach3 December 201211th (9 games in) Flag of Spain.svg Oscar Bruzon 3 December 2012 [18]
United Sikkim Flag of India.svg Baichung Bhutia Interim period ended10 December 201212th (10 games in) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nathan Hall 10 December 2012 [19]
ONGC Flag of India.svg Subrata Bhattacharya Sacked18 December 201214th (11 games in) Flag of India.svg Santosh Kashyap 18 December 2012 [20]
Air India Flag of India.svg Godfrey Pereira Resigned27 December 201210th (10 games in) Flag of India.svg Anthony Fernandes 30 December 2012 [21]
Shillong Lajong Flag of Scotland.svg Desmond Bulpin Sacked22 January 201312th (16 games in) Flag of India.svg Thangboi Singto 22 January 2013 [22]
Air India Flag of India.svg Anthony Fernandes Interim period ended2 March 201312th (17 games in) Flag of India.svg Naushad Moosa 2 March 2013 [23]

Foreign players

Restricting the number of foreign players strictly to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use three foreign players on the field each game including a least one player from the AFC country.

ClubPlayer 1Player 2Player 3Asian Player
Air India Flag of Nigeria.svg Henry Ezeh Flag of Nigeria.svg Junior Obagbemiro Flag of Nigeria.svg Amos Omeje Flag of Afghanistan.svg Mujtaba Faiz
Churchill Brothers Flag of Brazil.svg Beto Flag of Gabon.svg Henry Antchouet Flag of Senegal.svg Lamine Tamba Flag of Afghanistan.svg Balal Arezou
Dempo Flag of Japan.svg Ryuji Sueoka Flag of Liberia.svg Johnny Menyongar Flag of Nigeria.svg Koko Sakibo None
East Bengal Flag of Nigeria.svg Chidi Edeh Flag of Nigeria.svg Uga Okpara Flag of Nigeria.svg Penn Orji Flag of Australia (converted).svg Andrew Barisić
Mohun Bagan Flag of Namibia.svg Quinton Jacobs Flag of Nigeria.svg Echezona Anyichie Flag of Nigeria.svg Odafe Okolie Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tolgay Özbey
Mumbai Flag of Ghana.svg Evans Quao Flag of Ghana.svg Yusif Yakubu Flag of Nigeria.svg David Opara Flag of Afghanistan.svg Zohib Amiri
ONGC Flag of Liberia.svg Eric Brown Flag of Nigeria.svg Muritala Ali Flag of Nigeria.svg Hassan Odeola Flag of Japan.svg Katsumi Yusa
Pailan ArrowsPailan Arrows don't use foreigners as they are a Developmental Team
Prayag United Flag of Costa Rica.svg Carlos Hernández Flag of Nigeria.svg Ranti Martins Flag of Nigeria.svg Bello Razaq Flag of Japan.svg Kayne Vincent [nb 1]
Pune Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Pierre Douhou Flag of Nigeria.svg Chika Wali Flag of South Sudan.svg James Moga Flag of Australia (converted).svg Boima Karpeh
Salgaocar Flag of Brazil.svg Josimar Flag of Brazil.svg Luciano Sabrosa Flag of Nigeria.svg O. J. Obatola Flag of Singapore.svg John Wilkinson
Shillong Lajong Flag of Japan.svg Sho Kamimura Flag of Japan.svg Taisuke Matsugae Flag of Portugal.svg Edinho Júnior Flag of North Korea.svg Minchol Son
Sporting Goa Flag of Nigeria.svg Ogba Kalu Nnanna Flag of Spain.svg Ángel Berlanga Flag of Spain.svg Juanfri Flag of Japan.svg Seiya Sugishita
United Sikkim Flag of Guam.svg John Landa Flag of Nigeria.svg Salau Nuruddin Flag of Spain.svg Pablo Rodríguez Flag of Australia (converted).svg Steve Hayes

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1 Churchill Brothers (C)2616735622+3455Qualification for 2014 AFC Cup group stage
2 Pune 2616465326+2752Qualification for 2014 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off [lower-alpha 1]
3 East Bengal 2613854418+2647
4 United SC 2613585535+2044
5 Dempo 2611784533+1240
6 Sporting Goa 269893641535
7 Salgaocar 2696113429+533
8 Mumbai 2688103642632
9 ONGC (R)26710930401031Excluded [lower-alpha 2]
10 Mohun Bagan 2611874034+629 [lower-alpha 3]
11 Shillong Lajong 266101026401428
12 Pailan Arrows 26651525452023
13 Air India (R)26471528633519Excluded [lower-alpha 2]
14 United Sikkim (R)26291523634015Relegation to 2014 I-League 2nd Division
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2013. Source: IndiaFooty.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Pune were chosen to represent India in the AFC Champions League as they passed the club licensing requirements. [24]
  2. 1 2 ONGC and Air India were expelled from I-League because they failed to meet Asian Football Confederation's licensing criteria. [25]
  3. On 29 December 2012, Mohun Bagan failed to turn up in the second half of the match against East Bengal due to crowd trouble; their record was expunged, with their remaining fixtures scratched, and they were banned from the I-League for until 2015 by the I-League core committee. [26] On 15 January 2013, Mohun Bagan appealed against the decision to ban them from the league and were reinstated, but would start on 0 points. [27]

Results

Home \ Away AI CB DEM EB MB MUM ONGC PA USC PFC SFC SLFC SCG USFC
Air India 0–32–10–30–14–11–21–11–40–61–11–11–13–3
Churchill Brothers 3–02–20–31–13–15–03–12–22–12–16–08–42–1
Dempo 1–02–12–23–02–21–10–23–11–52–14–10–17–0
East Bengal 1–10–31–13–02–05–03–00–11–01–00–11–16–0
Mohun Bagan 3–20–22–10–03–23–12–01–21–33–02–23–10–0
Mumbai 3–10–00–02–11–11–01–12–10–30–14–13–21–0
ONGC 2–41–13–11–00–01–13–01–10–11–03–02–21–1
Pailan Arrows 2–10–31–21–22–33–24–11–20–21–21–00–21–1
United SC 5–11–21–02–21–12–33–14–12–01–12–01–310–1
Pune 4–00–12–01–22–23–23–22–03–10–22–20–02–2
Salgaocar 4–00–01–21–42–01–00–00–01–00–22–01–39–0
Shillong Lajong 2–20–10–00–02–02–01–13–13–21–21–11–22–1
Sporting Goa 0–11–00–50–01–52–21–10–11–21–22–00–02–1
United Sikkim 5–00–01–20–10–32–20–10–00–11–23–20–00–3
Updated to match(es) played on 12 May 2013. Source: I-League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Statistical leaders

Hattricks

PlayerForAgainstResultRoundDate
Flag of Nigeria.svg Ranti Martins Prayag UnitedAir India 5–1 17 October 2012
Flag of Lebanon.svg Akram Moghrabi Churchill BrothersONGC 5–0 211 October 2012
Flag of Nigeria.svg Odafe Onyeka Okolie Mohun BaganSporting Goa 3–1 44 November 2012
Flag of Nigeria.svg Ranti Martins [nb 2] Prayag UnitedUnited Sikkim 10–1 510 November 2012
Flag of India.svg Bineesh Balan Churchill BrothersSporting Goa 8–4 1116 December 2012
Flag of Nigeria.svg Chidi Edeh East BengalSalgaocar 4–1 145 January 2013
Flag of Nigeria.svg Koko Sakibo DempoUnited Sikkim 7–0 1719 January 2013
Flag of India.svg C.K. Vineeth Prayag UnitedAir India 4–1 192 February 2013
Flag of Nigeria.svg Odafe Onyeka Okolie Mohun BaganSporting Goa 5–1 237 April 2013
Flag of Brazil.svg Josimar SalgaocarUnited Sikkim 9–0 2413 April 2013

Notes

  1. Prayag United are allowed up to four foreign players (per I-League rules), one of which must be from Asia. Despite being a New Zealander and having represented them at youth international level Kayne Vincent is considered Japanese due to his Japanese mother.
  2. Martins scored 5 goals in this match.

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