Hero I-League 2017-18 Schedule, Fixtures & Teams

The I-League 2017-18 schedule (Round 1-16) have been officially announced by the AIFF. India’s first football league is launched with a ceremony in New Delhi on Tuesday, November 21. The tournament will kick off on November 25, 2017 and will conclude on March 6, 2018. The Hero I-League 2017-18 is the 11th Season of the I-League after its inception in the year 2007. I-League 2017 features four new teams -Gokulam Kerala FC from Calicut, Chennai City FC from Tamil Nadu, Neroca FC from Imphal, Manipur and Indian Arrows from Delhi. [I-League 2017 Points Table]

Although the I- League era have the dominance from the teams like Dempo FC, Bengaluru FC, and Mohun Bagan. These Clubs have truly Lifted our nation with pride especially after entering the International competition like the AFC Cup. A total 10 teams are participating in this season representing 9 cities across India. Let’s see the complete full schedule of I-League 2017-18 (Round 16).

I-League 2017-18 Schedule

I-League 2017-18 Schedule & Fixtures

Round 12

Day Date Match Venue
Saturday March 4 Aizawl FC Vs Mumbai FC Aizawl
Saturday March 4 Lajong Vs East Bengal Shillong
Saturday March 4 Churchill Brothers vs Mohun Bagan Goa
Sunday March 5 Minerva Vs Bengaluru FC Punjab
Sunday March 5 Chennai FC Vs DSK Chennai

Round 13

Day Date Match Venue
Tuesday March 7 Minerva Vs Lajong Tuesday
Tuesday March 7 DSK Vs Aizawl FC Pune
Tuesday Match 7 East Bengal Vs Churchill Kolkata
Wednesday March 8 Chennai FC Vs Bengaluru FC Chennai
Wednesday March 8 Mohun Bagan Vs Mumbai FC Kolkata

Round 14

Day Date Match Venue
Saturday March 11 DSK Vs Mumbai FC Pune
Saturday March 11 Bengaluru FC Vs Mohun Bagan Bengaluru
Saturday March 11 Minerva Vs Aizawl FC Punjab
Sunday March 12 Churchill Vs Lajong Goa
Sunday March 12 Chennai Vs East Bengal Chennai

Round 15

Day Date Match Venue
Saturday April 8 DSK Vs Lajong Pune
Saturday April 8 Minerva Vs Chennai Punjab
Saturday April 8 Mumbai FC Vs Churchill Mumbai
Sunday April 9 Bengaluru FC Vs Aizawl FC Bengaluru
Sunday April 9 Mohun Bagan Vs East Bengal Kolkata

Round 16

Day Date Match Venue
Friday April 14 LajongBengalurulurj FC Shillong
Saturday April 15 Churchill Vs Aizawl FC Goa
April 15 April 15 MInerva Vs Mohun Bagan Punjab
Sunday April 16 Mumbai FC Vs Chennai FC Mumbai
Sunday April 16 East Bengal Vs DSK Kolkata

Date Time (IST) Fixture Venue
February 26, 2017 7:00 pm Mumbai FC vs Minerva Punjab FC Cooperage Ground
February 26, 2017 4:30 pm Churchill Brothers vs DSK Shivajians Fatorda Stadium
February 25, 2017 7:00 pm Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal Sree Kanteerava Stadium
February 25, 2017 4:30 pm Shillong Lajong FC vs Mohun Bagan Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
February 20, 2017 2:00 pm Aizawl FC vs East Bengal Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
February 19, 2017 7:00 pm Chennai City FC vs Shillong Lajong FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
February 18, 2017 7:00 pm Mumbai FC vs Bengaluru FC Cooperage
February 18, 2017 4:30 pm Mohun Bagan vs DSK Shivajians Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
February 15, 2017 7:00 pm Mumbai FC vs Mohun Bagan Cooperage
February 15, 2017 4:30 pm Minerva Punjab FC vs DSK Shivajians Guru Nanak Stadium
February 15, 2017 2:00 pm Aizawl FC vs Bengaluru FC Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
February 14, 2017 7:00 pm Chennai City FC vs Churchill Brothers Nehru Stadium
February 12, 2017 4:30 pm East Bengal vs Mohun Bagan Barasat Stadium
February 11, 2017 7:00 pm Chennai City FC vs Mumbai FC Nehru Stadium
February 11, 2017 4:30 pm Shillong Lajong FC vs DSK Shivajians Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
February 10, 2017 2:00 pm Aizawl FC vs Churchill Brothers Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
February 05, 2017 7:00 pm East Bengal vs Chennai City FC Barasat Stadium
February 05, 2017 4:30 pm Shillong Lajong FC vs Churchill Brothers Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
February 04, 2017 7:00 pm Mohun Bagan vs Aizawl FC Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
February 04, 2017 4:30 pm Minerva Punjab FC vs Mumbai FC Guru Nanak Stadium
February 01, 2017 7:00 pm East Bengal vs Mumbai FC Barasat Stadium
February 01, 2017 4:30 pm Minerva Punjab FC vs Churchill Brothers Guru Nanak Stadium
January 31, 2017 4:30 pm Shillong Lajong FC vs Chennai City FC Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
January 29, 2017 4:30 pm Minerva Punjab FC vs East Bengal Guru Nanak Stadium
January 28, 2017 7:00 pm Chennai City FC vs Aizawl FC Nehru Stadium
January 27, 2017 4:30 pm Churchill Brothers vs Bengaluru FC Tilak Maidan
January 24, 2017 7:00 pm DSK Shivajians vs Mohun Bagan Balewadi Stadium
January 22, 2017 7:00 pm Mumbai FC vs Aizawl FC Cooperage
January 22, 2017 4:30 pm East Bengal vs Bengaluru FC Barasat Stadium
January 21, 2017 7:00 pm Chennai City FC vs Mohun Bagan Nehru Stadium
January 21, 2017 4:30 pm DSK Shivajians vs Churchill Brothers Balewadi Stadium
January 18, 2017 7:00 pm Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai FC Kanteerava Stadium
January 18, 2017 4:30 pm Churchill Brothers vs East Bengal Tilak Maidan
January 17, 2017 7:00 pm DSK Shivajians vs Chennai City FC Balewadi Stadium
January 17, 2017 4:30 pm Mohun Bagan vs Minerva Punjab FC Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
January 17, 2017 1:30 pm Aizawl FC vs Shillong Lajong FC Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
January 15, 2017 4:30 pm Churchill Brothers vs Mumbai FC Tilak Maidan
January 14, 2017 7:00 pm Bengaluru FC vs Chennai City FC Kanteerava Stadium
January 13, 2017 7:00 pm Mohun Bagan vs Shillong Lajong FC Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
January 13, 2017 1:30 pm Aizawl FC vs Minerva Punjab FC Rajiv Gandhi Stadium
January 08, 2017 7:00 pm Mohun Bagan vs Churchill Brothers Rabindra Sarobar Stadium
January 08, 2017 4:30 pm Chennai City FC vs Minerva Punjab FC Nehru Stadium
January 07, 2017 7:00 pm Bengaluru FC vs Shillong Lajong FC Kanteerava Stadium
January 07, 2017 4:30 pm East Bengal vs Aizawl FC Barasat Stadium

Sporting Clube de Goa and Dempo SC decided to withdraw their names from the tournament and Churchill is the only team of Goa. As per I-League 2017 schedule, the first Kolkata derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan is scheduled to take place on 12 February.

The season displayed 72 matches in the league and in total 186 Goals were scored. Ranti Martins turned out to be the top goalscorer for I-League 2016 season with 12 goals. India Football Federation that on May 2016 or we could say Season 2017-18 will be named as League One

The I-League was earlier known as the National Football League also popular as the NFL league in India. However, the National Football League is played since 1996 dominated by the Football Giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan in the early years. Currently, Hero is the Official title Sponsor of the I-League 2017 Season. Henceforth we will completely provide you the Hero I-League 2017-18 Schedule.

Hero I-League 2017-18 Teams

Kolkata has two I-League teams in the competition, East Bengal, and Mohun Bagan is the two teams that Represents Kolkata in the I-League. Similarly, two teams from Maharashtra i.e DSK Shivajians from Pune and Mumbai FC. Two Teams from Goa i.e Salgaocar as well as Sporting Goa  are the teams that belong from the same Geographical province.

Although Aizawl FC from Mizoram, Shillong Lajong from Meghalaya, and Bengaluru FC from Karnataka are the solo representers of their representative State. Here we present you All the I-League 2017 Season Teams list.

Team Location Home venue Capacity
Aizawl Aizawl (Mizoram) Rajiv Gandhi Stadium 20,000
Bengaluru FC Bengaluru(Karnataka) Sree Kanteerava Stadium 24,000
DSK Shivajians Pune (Maharashtra) Balewadi Sports Complex 12,000
East Bengal Kolkata (West Bengal) Salt Lake Stadium
Barasat Stadium
Kanchenjunga Stadium
68,000
22,000
35,000
Mohun Bagan Kolkata (West Bengal) Salt Lake Stadium
Barasat Stadium
68,000
22,000
Mumbai Mumbai(Maharashtra) Cooperage Football Stadium 5,000
Salgaocar Vasco (Goa) Tilak Maidan (Vasco) 12,000
Shillong Lajong Shillong (Meghalaya) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Shillong) 30,000
Sporting Goa Panjim (Goa) Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Goa)  19,000

I-League Competition Format

Currently, the Hero I-league has 11 teams but the previous season there were 13 clubs in the I-League. Each club is supposed to face each other twice during the season, once at home and the other away from home. The team receives three points per victory while both teams gain one point if they draw. A loser is not awarded any points. At the end of the season, the team with the most points wins the league.

AFC Qualification

The Clubs from the Hero I-League officially participates in the AFC Cup which is an international tournament. Previously From 2007 to 2011, the champions of the past I-League seasons were eligible to play in a qualifier for the AFC Champions League. Furthermore, from 2011 to 2013 no I-League club is Eligible to play in a qualifier. However, Pune in 2014 successfully passed the AFC Licensing Criteria. However, to this day, no I-League has actually qualified for the AFC Champions League.

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