|Relegated|| Air India |
|AFC Champions League||Pune|
|AFC Cup|| Pune |
|Goals scored||531 (2.92 per match)|
|Top goalscorer|| Ranti Martins |
|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 run||6 games|
|Longest unbeaten run||10 games|
|Longest losing run||6 games|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Air India||Air India|
|Pailan Arrows||Poto Potato Flakes|
|Prayag United||Prayag Group|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position in table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|ONGC||Unknown||30 April 2012||Pre-Season||30 April 2012|
|Pailan Arrows||End of tenure as interim manager||7 May 2012||Pre-Season||24 May 2012|
|Mohun Bagan||Sacked||26 May 2012||Pre-Season||26 May 2012|
|Air India||Signed by Mohun Bagan||26 May 2012||Pre-Season||3 July 2012|
|Shillong Lajong||Changed to a Head of Youth||8 June 2012||Pre-Season||8 June 2012|
|Churchill Brothers||Did not renew contract||7 May 2012||Pre-Season||13 July 2012|
|Mohun Bagan||Resigned||13 October 2012||11th (2 games In)||19 October 2012|
|Salgaocar||Resigned||20 October 2012||9th (2 games In)||20 October 2012|
|Prayag United||Resigned||8 November 2012||5th (4 games In)||8 November 2012|
|Salgaocar||Interem period ended||9 November 2012||9th (4 games In)||9 November 2012|
|United Sikkim||Changed Post to football director||13 November 2012||11th (5 games In)||13 November 2012|
|Mohun Bagan||Interim period ended||19 November 2012||5th (6 games in)||19 November 2012|
|Sporting Clube de Goa||Moved to Goalkeeper Coach||3 December 2012||11th (9 games in)||3 December 2012|
|United Sikkim||Interim period ended||10 December 2012||12th (10 games in)||10 December 2012|
|ONGC||Sacked||18 December 2012||14th (11 games in)||18 December 2012|
|Air India||Resigned||27 December 2012||10th (10 games in)||30 December 2012|
|Shillong Lajong||Sacked||22 January 2013||12th (16 games in)||22 January 2013|
|Air India||Interim period ended||2 March 2013||12th (17 games in)||2 March 2013|
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.
|Club||Player 1||Player 2||Player 3||Asian Player|
|Pailan Arrows||Pailan Arrows don't use foreigners as they are a Developmental Team|
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Churchill Brothers (C)||26||16||7||3||56||22||+34||55||Qualification for 2014 AFC Cup group stage|
|2||Pune||26||16||4||6||53||26||+27||52||Qualification for 2014 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off|
|13||Air India (R)||26||4||7||15||28||63||−35||19||Excluded|
|14||United Sikkim (R)||26||2||9||15||23||63||−40||15||Relegation to 2014 I-League 2nd Division|
Top Indian Scorers
|Prayag United||Air India||5–1||1||7 October 2012|
|Churchill Brothers||ONGC||5–0||2||11 October 2012|
|Mohun Bagan||Sporting Goa||3–1||4||4 November 2012|
|Prayag United||United Sikkim||10–1||5||10 November 2012|
|Churchill Brothers||Sporting Goa||8–4||11||16 December 2012|
|East Bengal||Salgaocar||4–1||14||5 January 2013|
|Dempo||United Sikkim||7–0||17||19 January 2013|
|Prayag United||Air India||4–1||19||2 February 2013|
|Mohun Bagan||Sporting Goa||5–1||23||7 April 2013|
|Salgaocar||United Sikkim||9–0||24||13 April 2013|
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