ISL Winners List: The Indian Super League has kind of revolutionised the state of football in the country. ISL has changed the way the game was viewed in the country, by bringing in marquee players from all over the world and pumping in crores of money in the league, football got a boost and its popularity reached new heights. ISL 2018-19 starts on September 29 at the Salt Lake Stadium with Kerala Blasters defeating ATK.
A couple of clubs from I-League were merged with the Indian Super League and it was exciting for Indian football fans. Atlético de Kolkata is the most successful team in the Indian Super League who won the tournament twice while Chennaiyin won the title once. Before the 5th season rolls out, let’s take a look at the ISL winners list.
ISL Winners List – Indian Super League Champions
|2014||Atlético de Kolkata||1–0||Kerala Blasters||DY Patil Stadium|
|2016||Atlético de Kolkata||1–1 (4–3 pen.)||Kerala Blasters||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium|
|2017||Chennaiyin||3-2||Bengaluru||Sree Kanteerava Stadium|
It is really saddening that the most followed sport in the world isn’t the most followed out here in India. But things are slowly and gradually changing and what is really heartening to see is that it is changing for the good. The beautiful game is no longer an orphan and it has a lot of takers and all of this is due to the advent of Indian Super League.
Here is the Indian Super League winners journey.
The 2015 final of ISL was played between the two most deserving teams, Athletico De Kolkata and Kerala Blasters. The two teams slugged it out in the DY Patil stadium and were no less than a cracker jacker. With the ebb and flow, the match was finally settled by a goal from Mohammed Rafique of Kolkata and ISL had its first champions Athletico De Kolkata.
The two teams slugged it out in the DY Patil stadium and were no less than a cracker jacker. With the ebb and flow, the match was finally settled by a goal from Mohammed Rafique of Kolkata and ISL had its first champions Athletico De Kolkata.
Into the second season of Indian Super League, it was time to convince people that ISL was there to stay. The standard of matches was a notch higher and the players gave it all they had. And the best part was that the marquee players were outshone by the lesser-known players. The season also saw the emergence of homegrown talents.
About the 2015 ISL final, the topsy-turvy match had FC Goa leading at first but and an inspired Steve Mendoza( aided by some false decisions by the referee) made sure Chennaiyan FC won the match. The fight that ensued real tampered the image of the league and the Goan owners were given a hefty fine.
The third season was a replica of the first season in terms of the final match that was played. This time albeit the final was played in Delhi. The winner but remained the same, Kolkata defeated the team from Kerala on penalties (4-3).