I LEAGUE

  • Mohammedan Sporting dismiss talks of closure, says will not play in I-League Div 2 11 hours 51 minutes ago

    Mohammedan Sporting have opted against playing in the second division I-League and the club has also pulled out of Durand Cup football tournament, beginning October 28, apparently due to financial crisis. Dismissing reports that the club was being disbanded, president and MP Sultan Ahmed told PTI: "We will not play in...
  • 123-year-old football club Mohammedan Sporting shuts shop 23 hours 7 minutes ago

    One of Indian football's oldest clubs Mohammedan Sporting has decided to shut down operations due to lack of funds. ...
  • I-League is India's real league, ISL short-term booster: AIFF 5 days ago

    New Delhi: With comparisons aplenty between I-League and the newly-started Indian Super League, FIFA and the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said that the older league will always get priority. "I-league is the only league in India. You can not have two leagues in a country. We will not call ISL...
  • Mumbai FC sign forward Josimar da Silva October 9, 2014

    Mumbai: I-League club Mumbai FC on Thursday added forward Josimar da Silva Martins to their squad. The Brazilian scored 13 goals in 23 I-League matches for Mohammedan SC which was the second highest tally last season. "Josimar is a fantastic signing for us. He will provide a focal point for all our...
  • I-League: Mumbai FC sign Justine Stephen October 6, 2014

    Mumbai: I-League club Mumbai FC on Monday announced the signing of 26-year-old centre-back Justine Stephen for the upcoming season. Stephen recently plied his trade at Mohammedan Sporting Club and was also part of the Mumbai FC squad in 2012-13. "I am happy to be back here. The last time I played for...
  • ILeague club Mumbai FC signs Taisuke Matsugae September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Mumbai FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Japanese player Taisuke Matsugae for the 201415 ILeague season. Having played for Shillong Lajong last season and for teams in the second division of JLeague previously in Japan, the 31yearold brings with him a lot of experience to the Mumbai FC squad. Taisuke...
  • AIFF discriminating against ILeague, say Mohun Bagan September 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of adopting a "discriminatory attitude" towards ILeague, Mohun Bagan on Monday said they would demand an increase in the number of foreigners to be at par with the Indian Super League (ISL). According to ILeague rules, the clubs are allowed to register four...
  • Pune FC sign Sporting captain Matthew Gonsalves August 27, 2014

    Pune: Pune Football Club Wednesday signed Sporting Clube de Goa captain Matthew Gonsalves for the upcoming ILeague season. The highlyexperienced Goan joins Pune FC after spending 10 years with Sporting and will be a valuable addition to Karim Bencherifa's squad. The defender thus becomes the sixth new player signed this season...
  • ILeague: Sporting Clube de Goa rope in defender Creson Antao August 12, 2014

    In a move to strengthen their defence, Sporting Clube de Goa have roped in former Dempo defender Creson Antao for the upcoming season of the ILeague 201415. The 30yearold player, who hails from Majorda in South Goa, on Tuesday joined the club and is likely to make his debut for the...
  • East Bengal net New Zealander Bertos as marquee player July 20, 2014

    Kolkata: East Bengal has signed New Zealand world cupper Leonida Christos "Leo" Bertos as the football side's marquee player for the 201415 ILeague. The 32yearold attacking midfielder, who played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, has signed a twoyear contract with East Bengal, club sources said. Bertos started his club career with...
  • Mohun Bagan rope in Cameroon's Pierre Boya July 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan announced on Wednesday the signing of former Cameroon forward Pierre Boya as their marquee player for the upcoming season. Boya,who was associated with FC Kukesi in the Albanian Superliga, will be the third foreigner, the green and maroon brigade said in a release. Before playing for FC Kukesi, Boya...
  • Pune FC appoint Karim Bencherifa as coach June 9, 2014

    Pune: Pune FC have appointed experienced Moroccan Karim Bencherifa as coach for a twoyear term ahead of the 201415 season. A former ILeague and Federation Cup winning coach, Bencherifa becomes Pune FC's fourth foreign coach since its inception in 2007. Pune FC Owner, Nandan Piramal said: "I would like to welcome Karim...
  • Four ILeague clubs lose appeal, not to be part of first division June 4, 2014

    Churchill Brothers, United SC, Rangdajied United and Mohammedan Sporting all lost their appeals Tuesday and will no longer be part of the topflight ILeague football. These four clubs, however, will be allowed to play in the second division ILeague if they meet the criteria. The Club Licensing Appeals Body of the All...
  • Churchill Brothers and three other clubs axed from ILeague May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a stunning development in Indian football, twotime champions Churchill Brothers were on Wednesday thrown out of the ILeague along with three other teams for failing to fulfill the AIFF's club licensing criteria. The All India Football Federation's Club Licensing Committee First Instance Body took the decision...
  • East Bengal extend coach Colaco's contract May 17, 2014

    East Bengal club authorities confirmed that Armando Colaco will continue as the chief coach for the upcoming season putting an end to the impasse during the past few weeks over the Goan coach's availability. "He wrote to us confirming his availability and stated 'I'm honoured to remain with East Bengal...
  • Douhou Pierre roped in by Salgaocar FC May 9, 2014

    Panaji: Pune FC playmaker Douhou Pierre has signed on the dotted line for Salgaocar FC for the 201415 season. Having spent the past five seasons in India, the Ivorian has been a vital cog and played a stellar role at the heart of Pune's midfield. He will reunite with coach Derrick Pereira...
  • AIFF invites bids for new ILeague season May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Saturday invited bids for new clubs and entities to participate in the 201415 season of th ILeague. "The invitation to tender sets out the details on how the bids are required to be submitted and can be obtained from AIFF Headquarters, 'Football...
  • Subhash Bhowmick appointed as Mohun Bagan technical director April 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan on Tuesday brought back Subhash Bhowmick as the technical director for a third term. The decision was taken after a meeting of the club officials and the technical committee comprising former players Sibaji Banerjee, Compton Dutta and Satyajit Chatterjee. "The technical Committee will meet Bhowmick soon to finalise the...
  • Dempo thrash Pune FC 30 to finish 4th in ILeague April 28, 2014

    Pune: Dempo Sports Club thrashed 10man Pune FC 30 in a final round ILeague encounter on Monday to finish fourth in the league table after Bengaluru FC, East Bengal and Salgaocar. Double strike from Afghan defender Haroon Amiri (20th & 25th minute) put Dempo SC in the driver's seat before a...
  • East Bengal blank United SC to finish runnersup in ILeague April 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Secondhalf goals by Abhishek Das, Edeh Chidi and substitute Seminlen Doungel helped East Bengal blank United SC 30 to secure ILeague runnersup place for a third time in four seasons. After a sluggish firsthalf, a couple of changes by East Bengal coach Armando Colaco brought in spark in the secondhalf...
  • East Bengal aim to finish runnersup with a win over United SC April 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Having missed the crown narrowly, East Bengal will look to finish runnersup for a third time in four seasons when they conclude their ILeague campaign against United SC at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday. The redandgold brigade have now gone a decade without the league title as they will...
  • Mohun Bagan beat Shillong 21 to end ILeague on winning note April 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan rode on a Christopher Chizoba 75th minute strike to beat Shillong Lajong FC 21 and end their forgettable ILeague season on a winning note here on Sunday. Pankaj Moula gave Mohun Bagan a sixth minute lead with a powerful shot as they held on to their lead till...
  • ILeague: Bengaluru FC seek to end fairytale journey with a win April 27, 2014

    Margao: Already crowned champions with one match at hand, Bengaluru FC would look to end their fairytale ILeague campaign on a winning note when they take on Sporting Clube de Goa in a final round match at Nehru Stadium on Monday. Bengaluru FC created history by becoming the first ILeague team...
  • Pune host Dempo in their last ILeague clash April 27, 2014

    Pune: Pune FC will be eager to end their campaign on a high when they host Dempo SC in an ILeague Round 26 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex on Monday. The season's final game will be crucial for seventhplaced Pune (29 points) as a win against sixthplaced Dempo (32)...
  • Not surprised that we have won I-League, says Sunil Chhetri April 21, 2014

    Margao: His team's name etched in the annals of Indian football history, Bengaluru FC captain Sunil Chhetri on Monday termed the I-League debutants' triumph one of the most "significant moments" of his illustrious career. First-timers Bengaluru FC clinched the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away win over...
  • Bengaluru FC edge past Dempo SC 4-2 to win maiden I-League title April 21, 2014

    Margao: First-timers Bengaluru FC on Monday wrote a new chapter in Indian football by clinching the I-League title in their debut season courtesy a 4-2 away win over Dempo Sports Club here, with captain Sunil Chhetri fittingly netting the final goal. Needing a win to snatch the title ahead of other...
  • Bengaluru FC looking to wrap up I-League title against Dempo April 21, 2014

    Bengaluru FC would look to clinch their maiden I-League title in their debut season with a victory over Dempo FC in their penultimate league match at Nehru Stadium on Monday. Bengaluru FC, who are leading the table with 41 points from 22 matches, need three points from two remaining matches...
  • East Bengal beat Pune FC 1-2 in I-League April 19, 2014

    Missed chances and defensive errors cost Pune FC as they squandered a one-goal lead to go down 1-2 to East Bengal in an I-League Round 25 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex on Saturday. Winger Anthony D'Souza (39th minute) put Pune FC ahead in the first half before strikes from...
  • Bengaluru FC just a win away from I-League title April 17, 2014

    Bangalore: Debutant Bengaluru Football Club can script history on Monday and clinch the I-League title if they get past Dempo SC at Margao in their penultimate fixture of the season. Ashley Westwood's side are currently on 41 points with two games left, and mathematically, three more points will hand them the...
  • Salgaocar bow out of title race after draw against Sporting April 15, 2014

    Margao: Salgaocar FC's title hopes ended when they were held to a 3-3 draw by Sporting clube de Goa in an exciting 24th round match in the I-League at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Tuesday. Salgaocar, who were looking to keep themselves in the title hunt started well and were...