2014 Indian Super League season

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Indian Super League
Season2014
Champions Atletico de Kolkata
(1st title)
Matches played61
Goals scored129 (2.11 per match)
Top goalscorer Elano
(8 goals)
Biggest home win Mumbai City 5–0 Pune City
(18 October)
Biggest away win Mumbai City 0–3 Chennaiyin
(23 November)
Highest scoring Chennaiyin 5–1 Mumbai City
(28 October)
Longest winning run Goa
(4 games)
Longest unbeaten run Goa
(10 games)
Longest winless run Delhi Dynamos
Mumbai City
NorthEast United
(6 games)
Longest losing run Mumbai City
(3 games)
Highest attendance65,000 [1]
Atlético de Kolkata 3–0 Mumbai City
(12 October)
Lowest attendance7,243 [1]
Pune City 1–1 Chennaiyin
(11 November)
Total attendance1,590,292
Average attendance24,357 [2]
2015

The 2014 Hero Indian Super League was the 1st season of the Indian Super League, the top flight football league of India. The season featured eight teams, each playing 14 matches during the regular season.

Contents

The regular season started on 12 October when Atlético de Kolkata defeated Mumbai City 3–0 at the Salt Lake Stadium. [3] The season ended on 20 December when Atlético de Kolkata defeated the Kerala Blasters in the final 1–0. [4] Mohammed Rafique was the lone goalscorer as the Kolkata club became the inaugural champions.

Teams

Stadiums and locations

TeamCity/StateStadiumCapacity
Atlético de Kolkata Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 68,000
Chennaiyin FC Chennai, Tamil Nadu Marina Arena 19,484
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 sponsorship

TeamHead coachCaptainKit manufactureShirt sponsor
Atlético de Kolkata Flag of Spain.svg Antonio López Habas Flag of Spain.svg Luis García Umbro Aircel
Chennai Flag of Italy.svg Marco Materazzi Flag of Sweden.svg Bojan Djordjic TYKA Ozone Group
Delhi Dynamos Flag of the Netherlands.svg Harm van Veldhoven Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hans Mulder Lotto FreeCharge
Goa Flag of Brazil.svg Zico Flag of France.svg Robert Pires Adidas Videocon d2h
Kerala Blasters Flag of England.svg David James Puma Muthoot Group
Mumbai City Flag of England.svg Peter Reid Flag of India.svg Syed Rahim Nabi Puma Jabong.com
NorthEast United Flag of New Zealand.svg Ricki Herbert Flag of Portugal.svg Miguel Garcia Adidas HTC
Pune City Flag of Italy.svg Franco Colomba Flag of France.svg David Trezeguet Dida Various

Marquee players

TeamMarquee
Atlético de Kolkata Flag of Spain.svg Luis García
Chennai Flag of Brazil.svg Elano
Delhi Dynamos Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Del Piero
Goa Flag of France.svg Robert Pires
Kerala Blasters Flag of England.svg David James
Mumbai City Flag of Sweden.svg Freddie Ljungberg
NorthEast United Flag of Spain.svg Joan Capdevila
Pune City Flag of France.svg David Trezeguet

Player drafts

Before the season began, the rosters were formed through two player drafts, based on the college draft system used in the United States. The first draft would be to sign the initial 14 Indian players and then the second one would be to sign seven foreign players. [5]

Domestic players draft

The domestic players draft took place within two days on 22 July and 23 July 2014 in Mumbai. [6] There were 84 players up for grabs during the draft that could be selected between six of the eight Indian Super League teams (Goa and NorthEast United selected from their respective I-League teams). [6] Close to 50% of the 84 players had played for India internationally. [6] The opening pick in the draft was Lenny Rodrigues by FC Pune City. Subrata Pal, Syed Nabi, and Gouramangi Singh were the most expensive picks during the draft. [6]

International draft

After the completion of the domestic draft, the international draft took place on 21 August 2014, also in Mumbai. [7] There were 49 players available for selection during the draft. [7] The first pick in the draft was former Inter Milan defender, Bruno Cirillo, who was selected by FC Pune City. [8]

Results

League table

PosTeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1 Chennaiyin 146532420+423 2014 Indian Super League Semi-finals
2 Goa 146442112+922
3 Atlético de Kolkata 144731613+319
4 Kerala Blasters 14545911219
5 Delhi Dynamos 144641614+218
6 Pune City 144461217516
7 Mumbai City 144461221916
8 NorthEast United 143651113215
Source: Soccerway
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

Result table

Home \ Away ATK btfc DD FCG KB MUM NEU FCPC
Atlético de Kolkata 0–11–11–11–13–01–01–3
btfc
Delhi Dynamos 0–01–40–14–10–00–0
Goa 1–22–13–00–03–02–0
Kerala Blasters 2–10–01–00–00–01–0
Mumbai City 2–11–00–01–00–25–0
NorthEast United 0–21–21–11–01–10–0
Pune City 1–10–12–01–22–01–0
Updated to match(es) played on 10 December 2014. Source: Indian Super League Fixtures
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Playoffs

Bracket

 Semi–finalsFinal
             
4 Kerala Blasters 314 
1 Chennaiyin 033 
   4 Kerala Blasters 0
  3 Atlético de Kolkata 1
3 Atlético de Kolkata (pen.)000 (4)
2 Goa 000 (2) 

Semi-finals

First leg

13 December Kerala Blasters 3–0 Chennaiyin FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Saturday 19:00 IST Ahmed Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Hume Soccerball shade.svg 29'
Methew Soccerball shade.svg 90+4'
titans-fc-to-boost-final-hopes Report Attendance: 60,900
Referee: Pranjal Banerjee
14 December Atlético de Kolkata 0–0 Goa Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata
Sunday 19:00 IST Report Attendance: 53,173
Referee: Santosh Kumar

Second leg

16 December Chennaiyin 3–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 agg.)
Kerala Blasters Stadium, sree kanteerva stadium
Tuesday 19:00 IST Silvestre Soccerball shade.svg 42'
Jhingan (o.g.)
Lalpekhlua Soccerball shade.svg 90'
Report Pearson Soccerball shade.svg 117'Attendance: 25,317
Referee: Tejas Nagvenkar
17 December Goa 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(0–0 agg.)
(2–4 p)
Atlético de Kolkata Fatorda Stadium, Margao
Wednesday 19:00 IST Report Attendance: 19,012
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov
Penalties
Santos Soccerball shade cross.svg
Ozbey Soccerball shad check.svg
Amiri Soccerball shade cross.svg
Miranda Soccerball shad check.svg
Soccerball shad check.svg Josemi
Soccerball shad check.svg Rafi
Soccerball shad check.svg Jofre
Soccerball shad check.svg Borja

Final

Attendance

Average home attendances

Note: Table lists in order of average attendance.
PosTeamTotalHighLowAverageChange
1 Kerala Blasters 392,88661,32334,65749,111n/a
2 Atlético de Kolkata 316,19565,00021,55045,171n/a
3 NorthEast United 200,29631,77025,53028,614n/a
4 Mumbai City 158,14228,00018,19722,592n/a
5 Chennaiyin FC 176,75725,31716,56722,095n/a
6 Goa 144,52419,75216,65218,066n/a
7 Delhi Dynamos 109,99318,26813,00015,713n/a
8 Pune City 55,0158,4277,2437,859n/a
League total1,590,29265,0007,24326,505n/a

Updated to games played on 20 December 2014
Source: Official club websites and Indian Super League

Highest attendances

RankHome teamScoreAway teamAttendanceDateStadium
1Atlético de Kolkata30Mumbai City65,00012 October 2014 Salt Lake Stadium
2Kerala Blasters01banglore titans fc61,32330 November 2014 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
3Kerala Blasters30banglore titans60,90013 December 2014 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
4Kerala Blasters21Atlético de Kolkata57,29621 November 2014 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
5Atlético de Kolkata11Delhi Dynamos55,79319 October 2014 Salt Lake Stadium
6Atlético de Kolkata00Goa53,17314 December 2014 Salt Lake Stadium
7Kerala Blasters10Goa49,5176 November 2014 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
8Atlético de Kolkata00banglore titans46,28814 November 2014 Salt Lake Stadium
9Kerala Blasters10Pune City44,5329 December 2014 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
10Kerala Blasters00NorthEast United43,2994 December 2014 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Source:

Statistics

Goalkeeping

RankPlayerClubCleansheets
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Šeda Goa7
2 Flag of India.svg Subrata Pal Mumbai City6
3 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Kristof Van Hout Delhi Dynamos5
Flag of England.svg David James Kerala Blasters
Flag of India.svg Rehenesh TP NorthEast United

Hat-tricks

PlayerForAgainstResultDate
Flag of Brazil.svg André Moritz Mumbai CityPune City5–0 [9] 18 October 2014

Awards

Hero of the Match

MatchHero of the MatchMatchHero of the MatchMatchHero of the Match
PlayerClubPlayerClubPlayerClub
Match 1 Flag of Spain.svg Borja Fernández Atlético de KolkataMatch 21 Flag of Spain.svg Luis García Atlético de KolkataMatch 41 Flag of Brazil.svg André Santos Goa
Match 2 Flag of Greece.svg Alexandros Tzorvas NorthEast UnitedMatch 22 Flag of France.svg Nicolas Anelka Mumbai CityMatch 42 Flag of Senegal.svg Massamba Sambou NorthEast United
Match 3 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Del Piero Delhi DynamosMatch 23 Flag of India.svg Milagres Gonsalves Kerala BlastersMatch 43 Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 4 Flag of India.svg Balwant Singh Chennaiyin FCMatch 24 Flag of Nigeria.svg Dudu Omagbemi Pune CityMatch 44 Flag of Greece.svg Kostas Katsouranis Pune City
Match 5 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Fikru Teferra Atlético de KolkataMatch 25 Flag of Brazil.svg Elano Banglore titansMatch 45 Flag of France.svg Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin FC
Match 6 Flag of Brazil.svg André Moritz Mumbai CityMatch 26 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Štohanzl Mumbai CityMatch 46 Flag of India.svg Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 7 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Eliáš Delhi DynamosMatch 27 Flag of Scotland.svg Stephen Pearson Kerala BlastersMatch 47 Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 8 Flag of France.svg Grégory Arnolin GoaMatch 28 Flag of Colombia.svg Stiven Mendoza Banglore titansMatch 48 Flag of Nigeria.svg Dudu Omagbemi Pune City
Match 9 Flag of France.svg Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin FCMatch 29 Flag of India.svg Chinadorai Sabeeth Kerala BlastersMatch 49 Flag of India.svg Sandip Nandy Kerala Blasters
Match 10 Flag of India.svg Cavin Lobo Atlético de KolkataMatch 30 Flag of France.svg Youness Bengelloun GoaMatch 50 Flag of India.svg Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 11 Flag of Zambia.svg Kondwani Mtonga NorthEast UnitedMatch 31 Flag of Spain.svg Jofre Atlético de KolkataMatch 51 Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Marmentini Delhi Dynamos
Match 12 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Wim Raymaekers Delhi DynamosMatch 32 Flag of Greece.svg Kostas Katsouranis Pune CityMatch 52 Flag of India.svg Lalrindika Ralte Mumbai City
Match 13 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Iain Hume Kerala BlastersMatch 33 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Iain Hume Kerala BlastersMatch 53 Flag of India.svg Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin FC
Match 14 Flag of Greece.svg Kostas Katsouranis Pune CityMatch 34 Flag of Brazil.svg André Moritz Mumbai CityMatch 54 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Iain Hume Kerala Blasters
Match 15 Flag of Brazil.svg Elano ChennaiyinMatch 35 Flag of Spain.svg Luis García Atlético de KolkataMatch 55 Flag of Ethiopia.svg Fikru Teferra Atlético de Kolkata
Match 16 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hans Mulder Delhi DynamosMatch 36 Flag of Colombia.svg Stiven Mendoza Banglore titansMatch 56 Flag of Spain.svg Koke NorthEast United
Match 17 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Iain Hume Kerala BlastersMatch 37 Flag of Brazil.svg Pedro Gusmão Kerala BlastersMatch 57 Flag of India.svg Ishfaq Ahmed Kerala Blasters
Match 18 Flag of India.svg Jewel Raja GoaMatch 38 Flag of India.svg Romeo Fernandes GoaMatch 58 Flag of France.svg Grégory Arnolin Goa
Match 19 Flag of France.svg Nicolas Anelka Mumbai CityMatch 39 Flag of Brazil.svg Bruno Pelissari Banglore titansMatch 59 Flag of Ireland.svg Colin Falvey Kerala Blasters
Match 20 Flag of India.svg Rehenesh TP NorthEast UnitedMatch 40 Flag of Brazil.svg Gustavo Marmentini Delhi DynamosMatch 60 Flag of Brazil.svg André Santos Goa
Match 61 Flag of India.svg Mohammed Rafique Atlético de Kolkata

End-of-season awards

AwardPlayer/Club
Golden Ball for Hero of the League Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Iain Hume (Kerala Blasters) [10]
Golden Boot Flag of Brazil.svg Elano (Chennaiyin) [10]
Most Exciting Player Flag of Spain.svg Luis García (Athlético de Kolkata) [10]
Fittest player Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Štohanzl (Mumbai City) [10]
Indian Super League Golden Glove Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jan Šeda (Goa) [10]
Emerging Player of the Season Flag of India.svg Sandesh Jhingan (Kerala Blasters) [10]
Goal of the Season Flag of Greece.svg Kostas Katsouranis (Pune City) [10]
Happy Fans Award for Best Club at Home Kerala Blasters [10]
Happy Fans Runners Award for Second Best Club at Home Northeast United [10]
Fair Play Award Delhi Dynamos [10]

See also

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