Fifa 13 Stadiums Assignments Abroad

Updated 20.09.17


Just an updated list as I've done this for a good number of years with help from a few regulars.

Would appreciate any feedback of alternative opinions for any assignments or if I've missed a new stadium or a change in name etc.

Updated 20.09.17


ENGLAND
skyBET CHAMPIONSHIP

Barnsley - Ivy Lane (Oakwell)
Birmingham City - Ivy Lane (St. Andrews)
Bolton Wanderers - Sanderson Park (Macron Stadium)
Brentford - Court Lane (Griffin Park)
Bristol City - Eastpoint Arena (Ashton Gate)
Burton Albion - Court Lane (Pirelli Stadium)
Cardiff City - Molton Road (Cardiff City Stadium)
Derby County - Molton Road (Pride Park Stadium)
Fulham - Crown Lane (Craven Cottage)
Ipswich Town - Ivy Lane (Portman Road)
Leeds United - Eastpoint Arena/Molton Road (Elland Road)
Millwall - Ivy Lane/Forest Park Stadium (The Den)
Nottingham Forest - Ivy Lane (City Ground)
Preston North End - Ivy Lane (Deepdale)
Reading - Molton Road (Madejski Stadium)
Sheffield Wednesday - Forest Park Stadium (Hillsborough)
Sheffield United - Ivy Lane (Bramall Lane)
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Ivy Lane (Molineux Stadium)


skyBET LEAGUE 1

AFC Wimbledon – Court Lane (The Cherry Red Records Stadium)
Blackburn Rovers - Ivy Lane (Ewood Park)
Blackpool - Stadion Neder (Bloomfield Road)
Bradford City - Ivy Lane (Northern Commercials Stadium)
Bristol Rovers – Crown Lane (Memorial Stadium)
Bury - Court Lane (The JD Stadium)
Charlton Athletic - Ivy Lane (The Valley)
Doncaster Rovers - Molton Road (Keepmoat Stadium)
Fleetwood Town – Court Lane (Highbury)
Gillingham - Stadion Neder/Molton Road (MEMS Priestfield Stadium)
MK Dons - Stadium Neder/ Molton Road (Stadium MK)
Northampton Town – Court Lane (Sixfields Stadium)
Oldham Athletic - Court Lane (Boundary Park)
Oxford United – Crown Lane (Kassam Stadium)
Peterborough United - Court Lane (ABAX Stadium)
Plymouth Argyle – Molton Road (Home Park)
Rochdale Town – Court Lane (Spotland)
Rotherham United - Molton Road (New York Stadium)
Scunthorpe United - Stadion Neder (Glanford Park)
Shrewsbury Town – Court Lane (Greenhous Meadow)
Southend United - Court Lane (Roots Hall)
Walsall - Court Lane/Stadion Neder (The Banks' Stadium)
Wigan Athletic - Ivy Lane (DW Stadium)


skyBET LEAGUE 2

Accrington Stanley – Aloha Park (The Crown Ground)
Barnet - Crown Park/Court Lane (The Hive Stadium)
Cambridge United - Town Park (Cambs Glass Stadium)
Carlisle United - Crown Lane (Brunton Park)
Cheltenham Town - Court Lane (The LCI Rail Stadium)
Chesterfield - Court Lane (Proact Stadium)
Colchester United - Court Lane/Ivy Lane (Weston Homes Community Stadium)
Coventry City – Molton Road (Ricoh Arena)
Crawley Town – Court Lane (Broadfield Stadium)
Crewe Alexandra - Court Lane (Alexandra Stadium)
Exeter City – Court Lane/Aloha Park (St. James' Park)
Forest Green Rovers - Town Park (The New Lawn)
Grimsby Town - Court Lane - (Blundell Park)
Lincoln City - Court Lane (Sincil Bank)
Luton Town - Crown Lane (Kenilworth Road)
Mansfield Town – Court Lane (One Call Stadium)
Morecambe – Court Lane (Globe Arena)
Newport County – Crown Lane (Rodney Parade)
Notts County - Ivy Lane (Meadow Lane)
Port Vale – Court Lane (Vale Park)
Stevenage - Court Lane (Lamex Stadium)
Swindon Town - Court Lane (The County Ground)
Wycombe Wanderers - Court Lane (Adams Park)
Yeovil Town – Town Park (Huish Park)


ARGENTINA
PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

Argentinos Juniors - Estadio El Medio (Estadio Diego Armando Maradona)
Arsenal de Sarandi - Euro Park (Estadio Julio H. Grondona)
Atlético Tucumán - Estadio El Medio (Estadio José Fierro)
Banfield - Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Estadio Florencio Solà)
Belgrano – O Dromo (Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes) or Estadio El Medio (Estadio Julio Cesar Villagra)
Colón - Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Estadio Brigadier General Estanislao Lopez)
Chacarita Juniors - Estadio El Medio (Chacarita Juniors Stadium)
Defensa y Justicia - Euro Park (Estadio Norberto "Tito" Tomaghello)
Estudiantes de La Plata – El Libertador (Estadio Ciudad de La Plata)
Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata – Al Jayeed (Estadio Juan Carmelo Zerillo)
Godoy Cruz – El Libertador (Estadio Malvinas Argentinas)
Huracán - El Libertador (Tomás Adolfo Ducó)
Independiente - El Libertador (Estadio Libertadores de America)
Lanús – Estadio Presidente G. Lopes (Estadio Ciudad de Lanús - Néstor Díaz Pérez)
Newell's Old Boys - El Libertador (Estadio Marcelo Bielsa)
Olimpo - Arena del Centenario (Estadio Roberto Natalio Carminatti)
Patronato - Arena D'Oro (Estádio Presbítero Bartolomé Grella)
Racing Club de Avellaneda - Stadion Olympik (Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Perón)
Rosario Central – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre)
San Lorenzo de Almagro – Stadio Classico (Estadio Pedro Bidegain)
San Martín de San Juan - Arena d'Oro (Estadio Ingeniero Hilario Sánchez)
Talleres de Córdoba - O Dromo (Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes)
Temperley - Aloha Park (Estadio Alfredo Beranger)
Tigre - El Libertador (Estadio José Dellagiovanna)
Union de Santa Fe - Aloha Park (Estadio 15 de Abril)
Vélez Sarsfield - El Libertador (Estadio José Amalfitani)


AUSTRALIA
HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE

Adelaide United – Stadion 23. Maj (Coopers Stadium)
Brisbane Roar - Stadion Europa (Suncorp Stadium)
Central Coast Mariners - Euro Park (Central Coast Stadium)
Melbourne City - Sanderson Park (AAMI Park)
Melbourne Victory - Sanderson Park (Etihad Stadium)
Newcastle Jets - Union Park Stadium (McDonald Jones Stadium)
Perth Glory - Arena D'Oro (nibStadium)
Sydney FC - Stadium Hanguk (Allianz Stadium)
Wellington Phoenix - O Dromo (Westpac Stadium)
WS Wanderers - Estadio El Medio Crown Lane (Spotless Stadium)


AUSTRIA
TIPICO BUNDESLIGA

Admira Wacker – Aloha Park (BSFZ Arena)
Austria Wien - O Dromo (Ernst-Happel-Stadion)
LASK Linz - Town Park (TGW-Arena)
RB Salzburg – Waldstadion (Red Bull Arena)
SCR Altach – Town Park (Cashpoint Arena)
SKN St. Pölten - Molton Road (NV Arena)
SK Rapid Wien – Stadion Neder (Allianz Stadion)
SK Sturm Graz – Stadion Neder (Merkur-Arena)
SV Mattersburg - Town Park (Pappelstadion)
Wolfsberger AC – Euro Park (Lavanttal-Arena)


BELGIUM
FIRST DIVISION A

Antwerp - Stadion Europa (Constant Vanden Stock Stadium)
Club Brugge – Ivy Lane (Jan Breydel Stadium)
Excel Mouscron - Court Lane (Le Canonnier)
KAA Gent – Stadion Neder (Ghelamco Arena)
KAS Eupen - Town Park (Kehrwegstadion)
KRC Genk – Stadion Neder/Molton Road (Cristal Arena)
KV Kortrijk – Court Lane (Guldensporenstadion)
KV Mechelen – Court Lane (AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne)
KV Oostende – Town Park (Versluys Arena)
RSC Anderlecht – Stadion Europa (Constant Vd. Stockstadion)
Sint-Truiden - Forest Park Stadium (Stayen)
Sp. Charleroi - Ivy Lane (Stade du Pays de Charleroi)
Sport. Lokeren – Court Lane (Daknamstadion)
Standard Liège – Stadion Europa (Sclessin)
Waasland-Beveren – Court Lane (Freethiel)
Zulte Waregem - Aloha Park (Regenboogstadion)


BRAZIL
SERIE A

Atlético Goianiense - O Dromo (Estádio Serra Dourada)
Atlético Paranaense - Waldstadion (Arena da Baixada)
Atlético Mineiro - Stadion Europa (Estádio Independência)
Avaí - Al Jayeed (Estádio da Ressacada)
Botafogo - Aloha Park (Estádio Luso Brasileiro)
Chapecoense - Estadio El Medio (Arena Condá)
Coritiba - Presidente G.Lopes (Estádio Couto Pereira)
Cruzeiro - O Dromo (Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto)
Fluminense - O Dromo (Maracanã Stadium)
Grêmio - Waldstadion (Arena do Grêmio)
Palmeiras - Waldstadion (Allianz Parque)
Ponte Preta - Al Jayeed Stadium (Estádio Moisés Lucarelli)
Santos - Stade Classico (Estádio Urbano Caldeira)
São Paulo - President G.Lopes (Estádio do Morumbi)
Sport - El Libertador (Estádio Adelmar da Costa Carvalho))
Vitória - El Libertador (Barradão)


CHILE
CAMPEANATO NACIONAL SCOTIABANK

Audax Italiano – Stadion Neder (Estadio Bicentenario Municipal De La Florida)
CD Antofagasta – O Dromo (Estadio Regional Calvo y Bascuñán)
Curicó Unido - Al Jayeed Stadium (Estadio La Granja)
CD Huachipato – Court Lane (Estadio CAP)
CD O'Higgins – El Grandioso (Estadio El Teniente)
CD Palestino - Euro Park (Estadio Municipal de La Cisterna)
Colo-Colo – Stadio Classico (Estadio Monumental David Arellano)
Deportes Iquique - El Libertador (El Estadio Municipal de Cavancha)
Deportes Temuco - Stadion Neder (Estadio Municipal Germán Becker)
Everton De Viña - Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Estadio Sausalito)
San Luis - Stadion Neder (Estadio Municipal Lucio Fariña Fernández)
Universidad Católica – Estadio President G. Lopes (Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo)
Universidad Concepción - O Dromo (Estadio Alcaldesa Ester Roa Rebolledo)
Universidad de Chile – El Grandioso (Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos)
Unión Española – Stade Classico (Estadio Santa Laura)
Wanderers - Arena D’Oro (Estadio Elías Figueroa Brander)


COLOMBIA
LIGA ÁGUILA

Alianza Petrolera - Arena D’Oro (Estadio Daniel Villa Zapata)
América de Cali - O Dromo (Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero)
Atlético Bucaramanga - Euro Park (Estadio Alfonso López)
Atlético Huila - Arena D’Oro (Estadio Guillermo Plazas Alcid)
Atlético Nacional – Estadio El Medio (Estadio Atanasio Girardot)
Cortuluá - Arena D'Oro (Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero)
Deportes Tolima – Al Jayeed Stadium (Estadio Manuel Murillo Toro)
Deportivo Cali - El Libertador (Estadio Deportivo Cali)
Deportivo Pasto - Al Jayeed Stadium (Estadio Libertad)
Envigado FC – Stadion 23. Maj (Estadio Polideportivo Sur)
Ind. Santa Fe - Estadio El Medio (Estadio Campín)
Independiente Medellín - Estadio El Medio (Estadio Atanasio Girardot)
Jaguares - Arena D’Oro (Estadio Jaraguay)
Junior – O Dromo (Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez)
La Equidad - Arena del Centenario (Estadio Metropolitano de Techo)
Millonarios – Estadio El Medio (El Campín)
Once Caldas – El Grandioso (Estadio Palogrande)
Patriotas - Euro Park (Estadio La Independencia)
Rionegro Águilas - Euro Park (Estadio Alberto Grisales)
Tigres - Arena del Centenario (Estadio Metropolitano de Techo)


DENMARK
ALKA SUPERLIGA

Aalborg BK - Crown Lane (Nordjyske Arena)
Aarhus GF - Union Park Stadium (Ceres Park)
AC Horsens - Molton Road (CASA Arena Horsens)
Brøndby IF - Stadion Neder (Brøndby Stadium)
FC Helsingør - Town Park (Helsingør Stadion)
Hobro IK - Aloha Park (DS Arena)
FC København - Ivy Lane (Telia Parken)
FC Midtjylland - Stadion Neder (MCH Arena)
FC Nordsjælland - Stadion Neder (Farum Park)
Lyngby BK - Euro Park (Lyngby Stadion)
Odense Boldklub - Crown Lane (EWII Park)
Randers FC – Court Lane (BioNutria Park Randers)
Silkeborg IF - Town Park (MASCOT Park)
SønderjyskE - Crown Lane (Sydbank Park)


FRANCE
LIGUE 1

Amiens - Molton Road (Stade de Licorne)
Angers SCO - Town Park (Stade Jean Bouin)
AS Monaco - Stade Municipal (Stade Louis II)
AS Saint-Étienne - Ivy Lane (Stade Geoffroy-Guichard)
Dijon FCO – Court Lane (Stade Gaston Gerard)
En Evant Guingamp – Court Lane (Stade du Roudourou)
FC Metz – Forest Park Stadium (Stade Saint-Symphorien)
FC Nantes – Estadio de las Artes (Stade La-Beaujoire)
Girondins de Bordeaux - Waldstadion (Matmut Atlantique)
LOSC Lille - Sanderson Park (Stade Pierre-Mauroy)
Montpellier HSC - Stade Municipal (Stade de la Mosson)
OGC Nice - Waldstadion (Allianz Riviera)
SM Caen – Waldstadion - (Stade Michel d’Ornano)
Stade Rennais - Stade Municipal (Stade de la Route de Lorient)
Strasbourg - Stadion Neder (Stade de la Meinau)
Toulouse - Stadion Europa (Stadium Municipal)
Troyes - Ivy Lane (Stade de l'Aube)


DOMINO'S LIGUE 2

AC Ajaccio - Crown Lane (Stade François Coty)
AJ Auxerre – Ivy Lane (Stade l'Abbé-Deschamps)
SC Bastia - Estadio El Medio (Stade Armand Cesari)
Bourg-en-Brasse - Town Park (Stade Marcel-Verchère)
CA Bastia - Estadio El Medio (Stade Armand Cesari)
Cham. Niortais – Union Park Stadium (Stade Rene Gaillard)
Châteauroux - Court Lane (Stade Gaston Petit)
Clermont – Estadio de las Artes (Stade Gabriel Montpied)
FC Sochaux - Waldstadion (Stade Auguste Bonal)
GFC Ajaccio - Euro Park (Stade Ange Casanova)
Le Havre AC – Waldstadion (Stade Océane)
FC Lorient - Court Lane (Stade du Moustoir)
AS Nancy - Molton road (Stade Marcel Picot)
Nimes Olympique – Crown Lane (Stade des Costières)
Quevilly-Rouen - Al Jayeed Stadium (Stade Robert Diochon)
RC Lens - Ivy Lane (Stade Felix-Bollaert)
Stade Brestois - Crown Lane (Stade Francis-Le Blé)
Stade de Reims - Stade Municipal (Stade Auguste-Delaune)
Tours FC - Union Park Stadium (Stade de la Vallee du Cher)
Valenciennes - Waldstadion (Stade du Hainaut)


GERMANY
1. BUNDESLIGA

Augsburg – Molton Road - (WWK Arena)
Bremen – O Dromo (Weser-Stadion)
Dortmund - Waldstadion (Signal Iduna Park)
Frankfurt - Waldstadion (Commerzbank-Arena)
Hannover 96 - Waldstadion (HDI-Arena)
Hoffenheim - Waldstadion (Rhein-Neckar-Arena)
Koln - Stadion Europa (RheinEnergieStadion)
Leverkusen - Waldstadion (BayArena)
Mainz - Stade Municipal (Coface Arena)
RB Leipzig - Sanderson Park (Red Bull Arena)
SC Freiburg - Court Lane (Schwarzwald-Stadion)
VfB Stuttgart – Waldstadion (Mercedes-Benz Arena)
VfL Wolfsburg - Waldstadion (Volkswagen Arena)


2. BUNDESLIGA

1. FC Nürnberg - O Dromo (Grundig-Stadion)
FC Erzgebirge Aue - Union Park Stadium (Sparkassen-Erzgebirgsstadion)
Bielefeld - Forest Park Stadium (Schüco-Arena)
Braunschweig - Union Park Stadium (Eintracht-Stadion)
Darmstadt - Arena D'Oro (Jonathan-Heimes-Stadion am Böllenfalltor)
Dresden - Stade Municipal (DDV-Stadion)
Fortuna Dusseldorf – Stadion Europa (Esprit Arena)
Greuther Fürth – Euro Park (Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer)
Heidenheim - Town Park (Voith-Arena)
Holstein Kiel - Court Lane (Holstein-Stadion)
Ingolstadt – Stadion Neder (Audi Sportpark)
Jahn Regensburg - Stadion Neder (Continental Arena)
Kaiserslautern – Eastpoint Arena - (Fritz-Walter Stadion)
MSV Duisburg - Sanderson Park (Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena)
St. Pauli – Forest Park Stadium - (Millerntor-Stadion)
SV Sandhausen – Town Park (BWT-Stadion am Hardtwald)
Union Berlin – Court Lane - (Stadion An der Alten Försterei)
VfL Bochum – Molton Road (Vonovia Ruhrstadion)


3. LIGA

VfR Aalen - Town Park (Scholz-Arena)
Chemnitzer FC - Molton Road (community4you ARENA)
FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt - Al Jayeed Stadium (Steigerwaldstadion)
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach - Stadion Neder (Mechatronik Arena)
Hallescher FC - Stadion Neder (Erdgas Sportpark)
Karlsruher SC - Union Park Stadium (Wildparkstadion)
SC Fortuna Köln - Town Park (Südstadion)
Sportfreunde Lotte - Town Park (FRIMO Stadion)
1. FC Magdeburg - Stadion Neder (MDCC-Arena)
SC Preußen Münster - Euro Park (Preußenstadion)
VfL Osnabrück - Court Lane (Bremer Brücke)
F.C. Hansa Rostock - Stadion Neder (Ostseestadion)
SV Wehen Wiesbaden - Stadion Neder (BRITA-Arena)
SV Werder Bremen II - Town Park (Weserstadion Platz 11)
Würzburger Kickers - Aloha Park (Flyeralarm Arena)
FSV Zwickau - Town Park (Stadion Zwickau)


ITALY
SERIE A TIM

Atalanta - Stadio Classico (Atleti Azzurri d'Italia)
Benevento - Estadio El Medio (Stadio Ciro Vigorito)
Bologna - Al Jayeed (Renato Dall'Ara)
Cagliari - Presidente G.Lopes (Sardegna Arena)
Chievo Verona - O Dromo (Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi)
Crotone - Town Park (Ezio Scida)
Fiorentina - Estadio El Medio (Artemio Franchi)
Genoa - Stadion Europa - (Luigi Ferraris)
Napoli - O Dromo (San Paulo)
Sampdoria - Stadion Europa (Luigi Ferraris)
Sassuolo - Estadio El Medio (Mapei Stadium)
S.P.A.L - Crown Lane (Stadio Paolo Mazza)
Torino - O Dromo (Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino)
Udinese - Molton Road (Stadio Friuli-Dacia Arena)
Verona - O Dromo (Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi)


SERIE B - ConTe.it

Ascoli - Al Jayeed (Stadio Cino e Lillo Del Duca)
Avellino – Stadion 23 Maj (Partenio-Adriano Lombardi)
Bari - O Dromo (San Nicola)
Brescia - Arena D'Oro (Stadio Mario Rigamonti)
Carpi – Euro Park (Sandro Cabassi)
Cesena - Waldstadion (Stadio Dino Manuzzi)
Cittadella - Arena D'Oro (Stadio Pier Cesare Tombolato)
Cremonese - Aloha Park (Stadio Giovanni Zini)
Empoli - Union Park Stadium (Stadio Carlo Castellani)
Foggia - Euro Park (Stadio Pino Zaccheria)
Frosinone - Euro Park (Stadio Benito Stirpe)
Novara - Aloha Park (Stadio Silvio Piola)
Palmero - Presidente G Lopes (Renzo Barbera)
Parma - Al Jayeed Stadium (Stadio Ennio Tardini)
Perugia - Stadion Classico (Renato Curi)
Pescara - Euro Park (Adriatico)
Pro Vercelli - Euro Park (Silvio Piola)
Salernitana - Stade Classico (Stadio Arechi)
Spezia – Euro Park (Alberto Picco)
Ternana – Euro Park (Libero Leberati)
Venezia - Arena Del Centenario (Stadio Pierluigi Penzo)
Virtus Entella - Aloha Park (Stadio Comunale)


JAPAN
MEIJI YASUDA J1 LEAGUE

Albirex Niigata - Stadion Hanguk (Denka Big Swan Stadium)
Kashima Antlers - Estadio de las Artes (Kashima Soccer Stadium)
Omiya Ardija - Estadio El Medio (NACK5 Stadium)
Cerezo Osaka - Stadion Hanguk (Yanmar Stadium Nagai)
Consadole Sapporo - Sanderson Park (Sapporo Dome)
Yokohama F. Marinos - Stadion Olympik (Nissan Stadium)
Kawasaki Frotale - Arena D'Oro (Todoroki Athletics Stadium)
Júbilo Iwata - Stadio 23 Maj. (Yamaha Stadium)
Urawa Red Diamonds - Estadio de las Artes (Saitama Stadium)
Kashiwa Reysol - Arena Del Centenario (Kashiwa Soccer Stadium)
Sagan Tosu - Union Park Stadium (Tosu Stadium)
Sanfrecce Hiroshima - Estadio de las Artes (Hiroshima Big Arch)
Shimizu S-Pulse - Stadio Classico (IAI Stadium Nihondaira)
F.C. Tokyo - Stadion Europa (Ajinomoto Stadium)
Vegalta Sendai - Stadion Neder (Yurtec Stadium)
Ventforet Kofu - Euro Park (Yamanashi Chuo Bank Stadium)
Vissel Kobe - Sanderson Park (Noevir Stadium Kobe)


SOUTH KOREA
K LEAGUE CLASSIC

Daegu FC - Daegu Stadium (Daegu Stadium)
Gangwon FC - Al Jayeed Stadium (Alpensia Ski Jumping Stadium)
Gwangju FC - Stadion Hanguk (Gwangju World Cup Stadium)
Incheon United- O Dromo (Incheon Munhak Stadium)
Jeonnam Dragons - El Libertador (Gwangyang Football Stadium)
Jeju United - Estadio de las Artes (Jeju World Cup Stadium)
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors - Stadion Hanguk (Jeonju World Cup Stadium)
Pohang Steelers - Waldstadion (Steelyard Stadium)
Sangju Sangmu FC - Euro Park (Sangju Civic Stadium)
FC Seoul - Eastpoint Arena (Seoul World Cup Stadium)
Suwon Samsung Bluewings - Stadion Hanguk (Suwon World Cup Stadium)
Ulsan Hyundai – Eastpoint Arena (Ulsan Munsu Stadium)


MEXICO
LIGA BANCOMER MX

Atlas - El Grandioso (Estadio Jalisco)
Cruz Azul - El Libertador (Estadio Azul)
Guadalajara – Eastpoint Arena (Estadio Omnilife)
León – El Libertador (Estadio León)
Lobos BUAP - Estadio El Medio (Estadio Universitario BUAP)
Monarcas Morelia - Al Jayeed (Estadio Morelos)
Monterrey - Sanderson Park (Estadio BBVA Bancomer)
Necaxa - Stade Classico (Estadio Victoria)
Pachuca - Stadion Neder - (Estadio Hidalgo)
Puebla - Euro Park (Estadio Universitario BUAP)
Querétaro - Stadion Olympik (Estadio La Corregidora)
Santos Laguna - Arena del Centenario (Estadio TSM Corona)
Tigres UANL - El Libertador (Estadio Universitario)
Tijanua – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Estadio Caliente)
Toluca – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Estadio Nemesio Díez)
UNAM - El Grandioso - (Estadio Olímpico Universitario)
Veracruz – Stade Classico (Luis "Pirata" De La Fuente Stadium)


NETHERLANDS
EREDIVISIE

ADO Den Haag – Stade Neder (Cars Jeans Stadion)
AZ Alkmaar – Stadion Neder (AFAS Stadium)
Feyenoord – Waldstadion (De Kuip)
Excelsior – Town Park (Stadion Woudestein)
FC Groningen – Stadion Neder (Noordlease Stadion)
FC Twente – Stade Municipal (De Grolsch Veste)
FC Utrecht – Ivy Lane (Stadion Galgenwaard)
Heracles Almelo – Stadion Neder (Polman Stadion)
NAC Breda - Stadion Neder (Rat Verlegh Stadion)
PEC Zwolle – Molton Road (MAC³PARK Stadion)
PSV Eindhoven – Waldstadion (Philips Stadion)
Roda JC - Stadion Neder (Parkstad Limburg Stadion)
SC Heerenveen – Stadion Neder (Abe Lenstra Stadion)
Sparta Rotterdam - Molton Road (Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel)
Vitesse – Stade Municipal (GelreDome)
VVV-Venlo - Crown Lane (Seacon Stadion – De Koel)
Willem II – Stade Municipal (Koning Willem II Stadion)


NORWAY
ELITESERIEN

Aalesunds FK - Stadion Neder (Color Line Stadion)
FK Haugesund - Town Park (Haugesund Stadion)
Lillestrøm SK - Stadion Neder (Åråsen Stadion)
Kristiansund - Euro Park (Kristiansund Stadion)
Molde FK - Stadion Neder (Aker Stadion)
Odds BK - Ivy Lane (Skagerak Arena)
Rosenborg BK - Ivy Lane (Lerkendal Stadion)
Sandefjord - Town Park (Komplett Arena)
Sarpsborg 08 – Aloha Park (Sarpsborg Stadion)
SK Brann - Molton Road (Brann Stadion)
Sogndal - Town Park (Fosshaugane Campus)
Stabæk Fotball – Aloha Park (Nadderud Stadion)
Strømsgodset IF - Crown Lane (Marienlyst Stadion)
Tromsø IL - Euro Park (Alfheim Stadion)
Vålerenga Fotball - Stade Municipal (Ullevaal Stadion)
Viking FK - Stadion Neder (Viking Stadion)


POLAND
EKSTRAKLASA

Arka Gdynia - Molton Road (Stadion GOSiR)
Cracovia – Stadion Neder (Marszałek Piłsudski Stadium)
Górnik Zabrze - Stadion Neder (Ernest Pohl Stadium)
Jagiellonia Bialystok – Stadion Neder (Białystok City Stadium)
Korona Kielce – Stadion 23.Maj (Kolporter Arena)
Lech Poznan – Eastpoint Arena (INEA Stadion)
Lechia Gdańsk – Waldstadion (PGE Arena Gdańsk)
Legia Warszawa – Stade Municipal (Marshal Józef Piłsudski Municipal Stadium)
Piast Gliwice – Molton Road (Stadion Miejski w Gliwicach)
Pogon Szczecin – Estadio El Medio (Stadion im. Floriana Krygier)
Sandecja Nowy Sącz - Stadion 23.Maj (Władysław Augustynek Stadium)
Śląsk Wrocław – El Grandioso (Stadion Wrocław)
Termalica - Aloha Park (Stadion Bruk-Bet)
Wisła Kraków – Stadion Neder(Stadion Miejski )
Wisła Płock - Town Park (Kazimierz Górski Stadium)
Zagłębie Lubin - Stadion Neder (Stadion Zagłębie Lubin)


PORTUGAL
LIGA NOS

Belenenses - O Dromo (Estádio do Restelo)
Boavista - Stade Municipal (Estádio do Bessa)
C.D. Aves - Aloha Park (Estádio do CD Aves)
Chaves - Arena del Centenario (Estádio Municipal Eng. Manuel Branco Teixeira)
Estoril Praia - Euro Park (Estádio António Coimbra da Mota)
F. Santa Maria - Town Park (Estádio Marcolino de Castro)
FC Porto - Sanderson Park (Estádio do Dragão)
Marítimo - Euro Park (Estádio do Marítimo)
Moreirense - Euro Park (Parque de Jogos Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas)
Paços Ferreira - Crown Lane (Estádio da Capital do Móvel)
Portimonense S.C.- Arena Del Centenario (Estádio Municipal de Portimão)
Rio Ave - Euro Park (Estádio dos Arcos
SC Braga - Union Park Stadium (Estádio AXA)
SL Benfica - Waldstadion (Estádio da Luz)
Sporting CP - Waldstadion (Estádio Alvalade XXI)
Tondela - Euro Park (Estádio João Cardoso)
V. Guimarães - Molton Road (Estádio D. Afonso Henriques)
V. Setúbal - Stadion 23 Maj. (Estádio do Bonfim)


REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
LEAGUE OF IRELAND PREMIER DIVISION

Bohemian FC - Aloha Park (Dalymount Park)
Bray Wanderers -Town Park (Carlisle Grounds)
Cork City – Crown Lane (Turners Cross)
Derry City – Aloha Park (Maginn Park)
Drogheda United - Town Park (United Park)
Dundalk - Town Park (Oriel Park)
Finn Harps - Aloha Park (Finn Park)
Galway United - Aloha Park (Eamonn Deacy Park)
Limerick - Town Park (Markets Field)
Shamrock Rovers - Euro Park (Tallaght Stadium)
Sligo Rovers - Town Park (The Showgrounds)
St. Patricks Athletic - Crown Lane (Richmond Park)


RUSSIA
ROSGOSSTRAKH RUSSIAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Amkar Perm – Arena del Centenario (Zvezda Stadium)
Anzhi Makhachkala - Stade Classico (Anzhi-Arena)
Arsenal Tula - Euro Park (Arsenal Stadium)
CSKA Moscow – Stadion Europa (Arena CSKA)
Dynamo Moscow - Sanderson Park (VTB Arena)
FC SKA-Khabarovsk - Arena D'Oro (Lenin Stadium)
FC Krasnodar - Waldstadion (Krasnodar Stadium)
FC Rostov – Stadion 23. Maj (Olimp-2)
FC Ufa - Town Park (Dynamo Stadium)
FC Ural – El Grandioso (Central Stadium)
Lokomotiv Moscow - Stadion Europa (Lokomotiv Stadium)
Rubin Kazan – Waldstadion (Kazan Arena)
Spartak Moscow - Waldstadion (Otkrytie Arena)
Terek Grozny – Eastpoint Arena (Akhmat-Arena)
Tosno - Presidente G. Lopes (Petrovsky Stadium)
Zenit – Sanderson Park/Waldstadion (Krestovsky Stadium)


SAUDIA ARABIA
DAWRY JAMEEL

Al-Ahli - Stadion Olympik (King Abdullah Sports City)
Al-Ettifaq - O Dromo (Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium)
Al-Faisaly – Arena D’Oro (King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium)
Al Fateh - El Grandioso (Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium)
Al-Fayha - King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium
Al-Mojzel - Arena D’Oro (King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium)
Al-Raed - Stadion Olympik (King Abdullah Sports City)
Al-Qadisiya - Union Park Stadium (Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium)
Al Taawon - Stadion Olympik (King Abdullah Sports City)
Ohod - Union Park Stadium (Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Stadium)


SCOTLAND
LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP

Aberdeen – Court Lane (Pittodrie Stadium)
Celtic – Waldstadion/Eastpoint Arena (Celtic Park)
Dundee - Court Lane (Dens Park)
Hamilton Academical - Town Park (New Douglas Park)
Heart of Midlothian – Ivy Lane (Tynecastle Stadium)
Hibernian - Ivy Lane (Easter Road)
Kilmarnock – Ivy Lane (Rugby Park)
Motherwell – Court Lane (Fir Park)
Partick Thistle – Crown Lane (Firhill Stadium)
Rangers - Ivy Lane/Waldstadion (Ibrox Stadium)
Ross County – Town Park (Victoria Park)
St. Johnstone – Court Lane (McDiarmid Park)


SPAIN
LA LIGA SANTANDER

Athletic Bilbao – Stadion Europa (San Mamés)
Celta Vigo - Stade Classico (Balaídos)
CD Leganés – Arena D'Oro (Estadio Municipal de Butarque)
Deport. Alavés – Stadion Neder (Estadio Mendizorroza)
Getafe CF - El Libertador (Coliseum Alfonso Pérez)
Girona - Euro Park (Estadi Montilivi)
Levante UD - Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Estadi Ciutat de València)
Malaga CF - El Libertador (La Roseleda)
RC Deportivo – Waldstadion (Riazor)
RC Espanyol – Waldstadion (Power8 Stadium)
Real Betis - Estadio Presidente G.Lopes/El Grandioso (Estadio Benito Villamarín)
Real Sociedad - Stadion Hanguk (Estadio Anoeta)
SD Eibar – Euro Park (Ipurua)
Sevilla FC - El Libertador (Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan)
UD Las Palmas - Stadion Olympik (Estadio Gran Canaria)
Valencia CF - El Libertador (Mestalla Stadium)
Villarreal CF - El Libertador (El Madrigal)


LA LIGA 1|2|3

AD Alcorcón – Euro Park (Santo Domingo)
Albacete - Estadio El Medio (Estadio Carlos Belmonte)
Barcelona B - Estadio El Medio (Mini Estadi)
Cadiz - Stade Municipal (Ramón de Carranza)
CD Lugo – Aloha Park (Anxo Carro)
CD Numancia - Stadion Neder (Nuevo Estadio Los Pajaritos)
CD Osasuna - Eastpoint Arena (Reyno De Navarra)
CD Tenerife – Estadio El Medio (Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez)
Córdoba - Forest Park Stadium (Estadio Nuevo Arcángel)
Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa - Molton Road (Estadio Reino de León)
Lorca FC - Stadion 23. Maj (Estadio Francisco Artes Carrasco)
Gimnastic - Stade Classico (Nou Estadi de Tarragona)
Granada CF - Al Jayeed (Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes)
Rayo Vallecano - Stadion 23. Maj (Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas)
Real Oviedo - Sanderson Park (Nuevo Carlos Tartiere)
Real Valladolid - Stade Municipal (José Zorrilla)
Real Zaragoza - Estadio El Medio (La Romareda)
Reus Deportiu - Aloha Park (Estadi Municipal de Reus)
SD Huesca - Aloha Park (Estadio El Alcoraz)
Seville Atlético - Aloha Park (Campo Viejo Nervión)
Sporting Gijón - Stade Municipal (El Molinon)
UD Almeria – O Dromo (Juegos Mediterráneos)


SWEDEN
ALLSVENSKAN

AFC Eskilstuna - Crown Lane (Tunavallen)
AIK – Waldstadion (Friends Arena)
BK Häcken - Molton Road (Bravida Arena)
Djurgårdens – Sanderson Park (Tele2 Arena)
GIF Sundsvall - Crown Lane (Norrporten Arena)
Halmstad - Town Park (Örjans Vall)
Hammarby IF - Sanderson Park (Tele2 Arena)
IF Elfsborg - Forest Park Stadium (Borås Arena)
IFK Göteborg - Waldstadion (Gamla Ullevi)
IFK Norrköping – Molton Road (Östgötaporten)
IK Sirius - Town Park (Örjans Vall)
Jönköpings Södra IF - Town Park (Stadsparksvallen)
Kalmar FF – Molton Road (Guldfågeln Arena)
Malmö FF - Stade Municipal (Swedbank Stadion)
Örebro SK – Ivy Lane (Behrn Arena)
Östersunds FK - Crown Lane (Jämtkraft Arena)


SWITZERLAND
RAIFFEISEN SUPER LEAGUE

BSC Young Boys – Waldstadion (Stade de Suisse)
FC Basel – Stade Municipal (Saint Jakob-Park)
Grasshopper – O Dromo (Letzigrund)
FC Lausanne Sport - Arena D'Oro (Stade Olympique de la Pontaise)
FC Lugano - Union Park Stadium (Cornaredo Stadium)
FC Luzern – Stadion Neder (Swissporarena)
FC Sion – Crown Lane (Stade Tourbillon)
FC St. Gallen – Stadion Neder (Kybunpark)
FC Thun - Stadion Neder (Stockhorn Arena)
Zürich – O Dromo (Letzigrund)


TURKEY
SPOR TOTO SÜPER LIG

Akhisarspor – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Manisa 19 Mayıs Stadium)
Alanyaspor - Molton Road (Alanya Oba Stadium)
Antalyaspor - Sanderson Park (New Antalya Stadium)
Başakşehi – Stade Municipal (Başakşehir Stadium)
Beşiktaş – Waldstadion (Vodafone Arena)
Bursaspor - Sanderson Park (Timsah Arena)
Fenerbahçe - Waldstadion (Ülker Stadium)
Galatasaray – Sanderson Park/Waldstadion (Türk Telekom Arena)
Gençlerbirliği – Stade Neder (Ankara 19 Mayıs Stadium)
Göztepe - Euro Park (Doğanlar Stadium)
Karabükspor - Ivy Lane (Dr. Necmettin Şeyhoğlu Stadium)
Kasımpaşa – Al Jayeed Stadium (Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Stadium)
Kayserispor - Stadion Europa (Kadir Has Stadium)
Konyaspor - Union Park Stadium (Konya Atatürk Stadium)
Osmanlıspor - Stade Neder (Osmanlı Stadium)
Sivasspor - Waldstadion (Sivas 4 Eylül Stadium)
Trabzonspor – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Hüseyin Avni Aker Stadium)
Yeni Malyaspor - Arena D'Oro (Malatya İnönü Stadium)


USA
MLS

Atlanta United FC - Sanderson Park (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
Chicago Fire - Stadio Classico (Toyota Park)
Colorado Rapids – Stadio Classico (Dіck’s Sporting Goods Park)
Columbus Crew – Stadio Classico (Mapfre Stadium)
D.C. United – O Dromo (RFK Memorial Stadium)
FC Dallas – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Toyota Stadium)
Houston Dynamo – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (BBVA Compass Stadium)
Minnesota United FC - El Libertador (TCF Bank Stadium)
Montreal Impact – Molton Road (Saputo Stadium)
New England Revolution – El Grandioso (Gillette Stadium)
New York Red Bulls – Sanderson Park (Red Bull Arena)
New York City FC - Stadion Europa (Yankee Stadium)
Orlando City SC - El Libertador (Orlando City Stadium)
Philadelphia Union - Al Jayeed Stadium (Talen Energy Stadium )
Portland Timbers – Al Jayeed Stadium/Stade Municipal (Providence Park)
Real Salt Lake – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes/Al Jayeed (Rio Tinto Stadium)
San Jose Earthquakes – Stadion Neder (Avaya Stadium)
Sporting Kansas City – Stadion Neder (Children's Mercy Park)
Toronto FC – Arena del Centenario (BMO Field)


REST OF THE WORLD

AEK Athens - O Dromo (Olympic Stadium)
HJK Helsinki - Molton Road (Sonera Stadium)
Kaizer Chiefs – El Libertador (Soccer City Johannesburg)
Olympiakos – Stadion Neder (Karaiskakis Stadium)
Orlando Pirates – El Libertador (Coca-Cola Park)
Panathinaikos – Presidente G.Lopes (Apostolos Nikolaidis Stadium)
PAOK Saloniki – El Grandioso (Toumba Stadium)
AC Sparta Prague - Stadion Neder (Generali Arena)


INTERNATIONAL TEAMS

Australia – Stadion Hanguk (ANZ Stadium)
Austria – O Dromo (Ernst-Happel-Stadion)
Belgium – O Dromo (King Boudouin Stadium)
Bolivia – El Grandioso (Estadio Hernando Siles)
Brazil – O Dromo (Maracanã Stadium)
Bulgaria – O Dromo (National Stadion Wassil Lewski)
Cameroon – Al Jayeed Stadium (Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium)
Canada - Arena del Centenario (BMO Field)
Chile – El Grandioso (Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos)
China PR - O Dromo (The Worker's Stadium)
Colombia – O Dromo (Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez)
Cote d'Ivoire– El Grandioso (Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny)
Czech Republic – Estadio Presidente G.Lopes (Generali Arena)
Denmark – Ivy Lane (Telia Parken)
Ecuador – El Grandioso (Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa Quito)
Egypt - Stadion Olympik (Cairo International Stadium)
Finland – Stadion Olympik (Olympiastadion Helsinki)
France – Stadion Olympik (Stade de France)
Greece – Estadio de las Artes/O Dromo (Olympiastadion Athen)
Hungary – Euro Park (Ferenc Puskas Stadion)
Iceland - Arena D'Oro (Laugardalsvöllur)
India – O Dromo (Kariavattom Outdoor Stadium)
New Zealand – O Dromo (Westpac Stadium)
Northern Ireland – Ivy Lane (Windsor Park)
Norway – Stade Municipal (Ullevaal Stadion)
Paraguay – Stadio Classico (Estadio Defensores del Chaco)
Peru – El Grandioso (Estadio Nacional )
Poland – Stadion Olympik (Stadion Narodowy)
Portugal – Sanderson Park (Estadio do Dragão)
Republic of Ireland – Sanderson Park - (Aviva Stadium)
Romania – Stadion Olympik (Stadionul Naţional)
Russia – Stadion Olympik (Luzhniki Stadium)
Scotland – O Dromo (Hampden Park)
Slovenia – Stadion Neder (Stožice Stadium)
South Africa – El Libertador (FNB Stadium)
Sweden – Waldstadion/Sanderson Park (Friends Arena)
Switzerland – Waldstadion (Stade de Suisse)
Turkey – Sanderson Park/Waldstadion (Türk Telekom Arena)
USA – Stadion Neder (StubHub Center)
Uruguay – El Libertador (Estadio Centenario)
Venezuela – Stadion Hanguk (Estadio José Antonio Anzoátegui)
Wales – Molton Road (Cardiff City Stadium



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The Indian Super League (ISL) is a men's professional football league in India. For sponsorship reasons, the league is officially known as the Hero Indian Super League. One of the top football leagues in the country, it currently shares the top spot in the Indian football league system with the I-League.[1] The league comprises 10 teams and runs for five months from November to March starting with the 2017–18 season.[2]

Founded on 21 October 2013 in partnership with IMG, Reliance Industries, and Star Sports, the Indian Super League was launched with the goal of growing football in India and to increase exposure to the sport in the country.[3] The league's first season took place in 2014 with eight teams. During the first three seasons of the Indian Super League, the league operated without official recognition from the Asian Football Confederation, the governing body for the sport in Asia.[4] The league also operated along the same lines of the Indian Premier League, the country's premier Twenty20 cricket competition, with the league campaign lasting for only two to three months and matches being held every day.[5] However, before the 2017–18 season, the league earned recognition from the AFC, expanded to ten teams, and extended its schedule to five months, with matches played mainly on weekends.[1][2]

Unlike most football leagues around the world, the Indian Super League does not use promotion and relegation, instead choosing to grow the league through expansion, similar to Major League Soccer in the United States.[5] Since the league's inaugural season, two teams have been crowned champions. ATK won the title for the second time during the 2016 season. The title meant that they have the most championships in ISL history as they were also crowned champions in 2014. Chennaiyin are the only other club to be crowned champions after they won in 2015.

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

Football in India has existed in many forms since the game first arrived in the country during the 19th century with the first nationwide club competition, the Durand Cup, being founded in 1888.[6][7] Despite India's early history in the game, the country's first nationwide football league did not begin until the semi-professional National Football League commenced in 1996.[8] Prior to the creation of the National Football League, most clubs played in state leagues or select nationwide tournaments.[8]

Ten years after the formation of the National Football League, the All India Football Federation, the governing body for the sport in India, decided to reformat the league as the I-League in an effort to professionalize the game.[9] However, during the following seasons, the league would suffer from a lack of popularity due to poor marketing and poor quality of football.[10]

In September 2005, the AIFF signed a 10–year television and media contract with Zee Sports. The deal would see Zee broadcast the National Football League and I-League, as well as other tournaments organized by the AIFF and select India international matches.[11] However, in October 2010, the deal between the AIFF and Zee Sports was terminated five years early after differences between both parties related to payment and how to grow the game in India.[12]

A couple months later, on 9 December 2010, it was announced that the AIFF had signed a new 15–year, 700–crore deal with Reliance Industries and the International Management Group.[13] The deal gave IMG–Reliance exclusive commercial rights to sponsorship, advertising, broadcasting, merchandising, video, franchising, and the right to create a new football league.[13]

As commercial partners for the AIFF, IMG–Reliance were responsible for the marketing and organization of the I-League.[13] However, in February 2012, it was revealed that I-League clubs were not happy with the federation's commercial partners and believed IMG–Reliance had done little to try and promote the country's then top domestic football league.[14] However, the AIFF reassured the clubs that the federation, as well as IMG–Reliance, had plans to improve the league prior to the 2012–13 season and maybe even revamp the tournament along the lines of Major League Soccer of the United States.[14]

In June 2013, word had come out that IMG–Reliance were planning to start their own franchise-based tournament for 2013 and also divide the I-League into two conferences. This idea was not well received by I-League clubs who decided to refuse to loan any of their players for the IMG–Reliance proposed tournament or sign any players already contracted to the company.[15] However, by August 2013, it was revealed that IMG–Reliance had signed the required number of players needed to start their own tournament and that the tournament would have the backing of the AIFF.[16]

Foundations[edit]

The Indian Super League was officially launched on 21 October 2013 by IMG–Reliance, Star Sports, and the All India Football Federation.[3] The league was announced to take place from January 2014 to March 2014.[17] A few days later however, on 29 October 2013, it was announced that the ISL would be postponed to September 2014.[17]

At first, it was announced that bidding for the eight Indian Super League teams would be complete before the end of 2013 and that there was already high interest from big corporations, Indian Premier League teams, Bollywood stars, and other consortiums.[18] However, due to the rescheduling of the league, the bidding was moved to 3 March 2014.[19] It was also revealed around this time that not only would bidders need to comply with a financial requirement but they would also need to promote grassroots development plans for football within their area.[20] Finally, in early April 2014, the winning bidders were announced.[21] The selected cities/state were Bangalore, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune.[21] Former India cricket player Sachin Tendulkar, along with PVP Ventures, won the bidding for the Kochi franchise. Another former Indian cricket player, Sourav Ganguly, along with a group of Indian businessmen and La Liga side Atlético Madrid, won the bid for the Kolkata franchise.[21] Meanwhile, Bollywood stars John Abraham, Ranbir Kapoor, and Salman Khan won the bid for the Guwahati, Mumbai, and Pune franchises respectively. Bangalore and Delhi were won by companies while Goa was won by a partnership between Videocon, Dattaraj Salgaocar, and I-League side, Dempo.[21]

The first team to be launched officially was the Kolkata franchise as Atlético de Kolkata on 7 May 2014.[22] On 7 July 2014, the team announced the first head coach in league history, Antonio López Habas.[23] The next day, Kolkata also announced the first official marquee signing in the Indian Super League, UEFA Champions League winner Luis García.[24]

Eventually, all eight teams were revealed as Atlético de Kolkata, Bangalore Titans, Delhi Dynamos, Goa, Kerala Blasters, Mumbai City, NorthEast United and Pune City.[25][26] However, on 21 August 2014, it was announced that due to Bangalore's owners dropping out, Chennai would be given a franchise instead.[27] The team was eventually named Chennaiyin FC.[28] At the same time, the original marquee players were Luis García, Elano, Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pirès, David James, Fredrik Ljungberg, Joan Capdevila, and David Trezeguet.[25]

The inaugural season began on 12 October 2014 at the Salt Lake Stadium when Atlético de Kolkata defeated Mumbai City, 3–0. The first goal was scored by Fikru Teferra.[29] The inaugural final was held on 20 December 2014 with Atlético de Kolkata becoming champions after defeating Kerala Blasters 1–0 at the DY Patil Stadium.[30]

Recognition and expansion[edit]

For the first three seasons of the Indian Super League, the league operated without official recognition from the governing body for football in Asia, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and FIFA, the world governing body.[1] In October 2014, then FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke stated that the world governing body only recognized the ISL as a tournament, not a league. The official league for football in India remained the I-League.[31] With no recognition from the AFC, the league also couldn't participate in Asian club competitions, the AFC Champions League or AFC Cup.[31]

During the first three seasons of the Indian Super League, attendances across the league had exceeded expectations of pundits and of the domestic I-League.[32] Television ratings were also strong for the league as well as social media interaction.[32] However, despite the general success off the pitch, the league drew criticism in other areas. Due to the need to accommodate the ISL into the Indian football calendar, the I-League season was shortened and went from having an October to May schedule to January to May schedule.[33] Indian players would play for both an ISL team and an I-League club while the I-League continued to suffer from lack of visibility compared to the ISL.[34]India head coach Stephen Constantine had called for both the ISL and I-League to either run together at the same time or merge.[35]

On 18 May 2016, IMG–Reliance, along with the AIFF and I-League representatives met during a meeting in Mumbai. During the meeting it was proposed that, starting from the 2017–18 season, the Indian Super League become the top tier football league in India while the I-League be reformed as League One and be relegated to the second division. The ISL would also expand by two teams and continue to operate without promotion and relegation but run for 5–7 months instead of 2–3.[36] The idea was not entertained by the I-League representatives.[36]

In June 2017, IMG–Reliance, the AIFF, I-League representatives, and the AFC met in Kuala Lumpur in order to find a new way forward for Indian football.[37] The AFC were against allowing the ISL as the main league in India while I-League clubs East Bengal and Mohun Bagan wanted a complete merger of the ISL and I-League.[37] A couple weeks later, the AIFF proposed that both the Indian Super League and I-League run simultaneously on a short–term basis with the I-League winner qualifying for the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup qualification spot going to the ISL champion.[38] The proposal from the AIFF was officially approved by the AFC on 25 July 2017, with the ISL replacing the domestic cup competition, the Federation Cup.[39] It was also stated that the league would now run for five months starting with the 2017–18 season and the league would expand to 10 teams.[38]

A month before, on 11 May 2017, the ISL organizers started to accept bids for 2–3 new franchises for the 2017–18 season.[40] The bids would be for ten cities, namely Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Cuttack, Durgapur, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Ranchi, Siliguri and Thiruvanathapuram.[40] It was also clarified that if Kolkata were to win at least one bid that the new Kolkata side would have to play away from the city for only two seasons.[40] A month later, on 12 June, it was announced that I-League side, Bengaluru, and Tata Steel (for Jamshedpur) had won the bidding for the new teams.[41]

On 22 September 2017, the league announced officially that it would be expanding its season by two months, thus making the league last for five months instead of three. The league would also go from having matches played daily to being played between Wednesday and Sunday.[42]

Competition format[edit]

From the 2017–18 season, the Indian Super League will run from November to March.[2] Unlike previous seasons, matches will only take place between Wednesday and Sunday each week, instead of daily.[42] Despite the increased number of teams, the finals will still run the same way they did previous seasons.[42] Prior to the 2017–18 season, the league ran from October to December. The regular season would begin in October and end by early December while the finals would take place within the next two to three weeks.[43] The regular season would be fourteen matches long, with each team playing each other twice.[44] The top four sides at the end qualify for the finals. The first round of the finals sees the first placed team take on the fourth placed team while the second placed team faces the third.[44]

During the finals, the first round is played in a two-legged format with both teams playing each other at their home venues. At the end of the two matches, the team which leads on aggregate would move on to the final.[44] The final is a single-leg match which takes place in a neutral venue. If scores were tied on aggregate in the first round or in the final, 30 minutes of extra time would be used to determine the winner and finally, if still tied, penalties.[44]

Teams[edit]

Currently, the Indian Super League consists of ten teams from nine different states in India.[45] Unlike other football leagues, the ISL does not use promotion and relegation but instead uses expansion like Major League Soccer of the United States. The league features two main derbies which include the Southern derby between Chennaiyin and the Kerala Blasters, and the Maharashtra derby between Mumbai City and Pune City.[46] In 2017, the league added two new clubs for the first time when Bengaluru and Jamshedpur expanded in.[45]

As of the 2016 season, each team could have a maximum of twenty-five players on their roster and a minimum of twenty-two.[47] A maximum of eleven players could be foreign with a minimum requirement of eight per team.[47] Each team were also made to sign at least one marquee player who must have been league approved. The rest of the players must be domestic Indian players, two of which must be developmental under-23 players.[47]

ClubCityStadiumCapacityJoinedHead coach
ATKKolkata, West BengalSalt Lake Stadium7004680120000000000♠68,012[48]2014Robbie Keane (Player-coach)
BengaluruBangalore, KarnatakaSree Kanteerava Stadium7004188100000000000♠18,810[49]2017Albert Roca
ChennaiyinChennai, Tamil NaduJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7004196910000000000♠19,691[50]2014John Gregory
Delhi DynamosDelhiJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7004320000000000000♠32,000[51]2014Miguel Ángel Portugal
GoaMargao, GoaFatorda Stadium7004186000000000000♠18,600[52]2014Sergio Lobera
JamshedpurJamshedpur, JharkhandJRD Tata Sports Complex7004244240000000000♠24,424[53]2017Steve Coppell
Kerala BlastersKochi, KeralaJawaharlal Nehru Stadium7004380860000000000♠38,086[54]2014David James
Mumbai CityMumbai, MaharashtraMumbai Football Arena7003930000000000000♠9,300[55]2014Alexandre Guimarães
NorthEast UnitedGuwahati, AssamIndira Gandhi Athletic Stadium7004236270000000000♠23,627[56]2014Avram Grant
Pune CityPune, MaharashtraBalewadi Stadium7004102370000000000♠10,237[57]2014Ranko Popović

Organization[edit]

Ownership[edit]

See also: List of Indian Super League owners

Just like the Indian Premier League, the Indian Super League has a similar ownership model where the teams are owned by prominent businessmen, as well as celebrity owners from bollywood and cricket.[58] The Indian Super League owners act as the league's "League Partners".[59]Britishprofessional services group, Ernst & Young, were hired to draw up a criteria for the team bidding process and they were required to approve the potential owners.[59] In April 2014 the owners were announced. Bollywood stars such as Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, and Salman Khan were bid winners, as well as cricket stars Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.[59] Football clubs such as Atlético Madrid and Shillong Lajong were also bid winners.[59]

Despite careful selection, the Indian Super League has had trouble in the past with team ownership. In August 2014, two months before the inaugural season, Sun Group, the owners of the Bangalore franchise, dropped out of the league after the league rejected their potential tie-up with then I-League club Bengaluru FC.[60] Later that month, it was announced that another Bollywood star, Abhishek Bachchan, would take over the last franchise spot and move the team from Bangalore to Chennai.[61]

The league had its first ownership switch within a team on 1 June 2016 when the Kerala Blasters announced their new ownership structure. Along with Sachin Tendulkar, the team bought in businessman Nimmagadda Prasad and film stars Allu Aravind, Chiranjeevi, and Akkineni Nagarjuna after PVP Ventures withdrew their stake in the team.[62]

Stadiums[edit]

Since the league began in 2014, there have been a variety of stadiums used to host matches. Two stadiums, the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, are mainly used as cricket stadiums.[63] Three other stadiums are athletic stadiums which are primarily used to host football matches in the I-League: the Fatorda Stadium in Goa, the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, and the Balewadi Stadium in Pune. Three other venues were used which don't primarily host top-tier professional football: the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Assam, the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.[63]

For the 2016 season, two new stadiums were used in the league, the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai and the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata. The Mumbai Football Arena replaced the DY Patil Stadium for Mumbai City.[64]ATK moved to the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium after the Salt Lake Stadium was being renovated for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.[65]

Sponsorship and revenues[edit]

On 18 July 2014, it was announced that Hero MotoCorp would be the first title sponsor of the Indian Super League. The deal is scheduled to last for three-years from 2014 to 2016. On 30 September 2014, a week before the first season, it was announced that German sports manufacture, Puma SE, would be the official ball supplier of the Indian Super League.[67] The company provides balls for matches and training sessions.[67]

The league relies heavily on a central sponsorship pool. League stakeholders, Star Sports and IMG–Reliance, manage the central sponsorship pool and market the league to potential investors and sponsors. Twenty percent of the money gained in the central sponsorship pool goes towards organizing the league while the rest is divided among the teams. Despite successfully gaining a lot of money through central sponsorship in 2014, 100% of the revenues were used by the league to improve infrastructure and facilities, which meant that the teams lost money during the first season. The next season saw a change, however, with the central sponsorship pool doubling to around 100 crore due to new league–wide sponsorships with corporates such as Flipkart and DHL Express. Teams were also able to increase their intake in sponsorships in 2015 with shirt sponsorship deals worth double from the previous season and around nine advertisements allowed on team kits. Teams in the league had also signed shirt manufacturing sponsorship deals with companies such as Adidas and Puma.

For the 2016 season, it was projected that the league would gain more sponsors compared to the previous season, especially since the league would occur during the Indian festive periods.[69] For kit sponsorships, each team is allowed to have six sponsorships on the kit, with teams like ATK regularly filling those spots.[70]

On 23 July 2017 it was announced that Hero MotoCorp would extend their deal as the title sponsors of the Indian Super League for another three-years.[71] The company would spend $25 million on the league during those three years according to Nita Ambani, the league chairperson.[71]

Trophy[edit]

The Indian Super League trophy was unveiled on 5 October 2014, by Nita Ambani, the founder and chairperson of Football Sports Development.[72] At the trophy unveiling occasion, Mrs. Ambani said, "It's a momentous day for all of us today as I stand along with the world's footballing legends to unveil the pride of Indian Super League. As these role models have inspired hundreds of thousands of players worldwide, I am sure the ISL trophy will also stand as a symbol of aspiration for many youngsters in an emergent India".[72]

Designed by Frazer and Haws, the trophy stands 26 inches tall. The logo on the top band has the ISL colours assigned to it and the handles are ornately carved and embellished with 24 carats gold gilt to imbue a sense of pride, when held up.[72]

Media coverage[edit]

With Star Sports being one of the organizers of the Indian Super League, they also serve as the official broadcasters of the league in India.[73] The goal of Star Sports for the league was to "use its superior content creation, packaging and presentation expertise to attract and retain viewer interest."[73] In September 2014 it was announced that Star Sports would broadcast the ISL through eight channels in five different languages in an attempt to reach 85% of the Indian television audience, the first of its kind in Indian sporting history.[74]

The first match of the Indian Super League, between Atlético de Kolkata and Mumbai City on 12 October 2014, reportedly drew a television audience of 75 million people.[75] The first week reportedly drew 170 million people in total. These numbers were 12 times more than what India drew for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and around 20-30 times more than what the I-League, India's other top-tier football league, drew on TEN Action and even the Premier League.[75] Overall, at the end of the first season, it was reported that the ISL drew a total of 429 million viewers across India, just a bit lower than the Pro Kabaddi League, and two and a half times more than the FIFA World Cup.[76] It was also reported that 57% of the viewers were women and children and that the STAR Sports website gained 32 million visits during the tournament.[76]

The league experienced a sharp growth in ratings after the 2016 season with over 216 million viewers on television throughout.[77] The 2016 final between ATK and the Kerala Blasters reportedly drew 41 million viewers which was a 41% increase on the number of viewers who saw the 2015 final between Chennaiyin and Goa.[77] Ratings in rural India meanwhile drew 101 million viewers.[77]

League championships[edit]

Finals results[edit]

Championships by team[edit]

Player records[edit]

See also: List of Indian Super League records and statistics

Statistics below are for all-time leaders as of the end of the 2016 season. Bold indicates active ISL players.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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