Indian Super League

  • Nicolas Anelka looking forward to a 'thrilling' ISL with Mumbai FC 13 hours 56 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka, who will be turning out for Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League, on Monday said the mix of international stars and Indian talent will make for "thrilling matches" in the football tournament starting from October 12. "I'm pleased to join Mumbai...
  • ISL: Spain's Koke signs for NorthEast United FC Yesterday

    Shillong: NorthEast United FC on Monday announced that they have signed Spanish striker Sergio Contreras Pardo, commonly known as Koke, to strengthen the club's attacking frontline. The 31-year-old striker started his football career in 2001 and signing him means the club will benefit from his 13 years experience, the club announced...
  • Former Chelsea striker joins Mumbai City FC in Indian Super League 18 hours 24 minutes ago

    Nicolas Anelka has become the latest high-profile name to sign up for the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) after the Mumbai franchise announced the signing of the former French striker on Monday. The 35-year-old, who has played for a host of English Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and...
  • Marco Materazzi joins Chennai Titans in Indian Super League 4 days ago

    Former Italy defender Marco Materazzi has joined Chennai in the new Indian Super League (ISL) following in the footsteps of former national team mate Alessandro Del Piero. The 41-year-old Materazzi will be player-manager of the team co-owned by Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan, a league spokesman told Reuters on Friday. Materazzi is expected...
  • NorthEast United FC sign Englishman James Keene 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Indian Super League franchise NorthEast United FC have brought on board another international player, signing English striker James Keene, a product of the Portsmouth FC youth scheme in England. The 28-year-old striker debuted in the 2005 English Premier League under Harry Redknapp, who is one of the senior most managers...
  • ISL: Mumbai City FC in 'advanced talks' with former Chelsea striker Anelka 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Nicolas Anelka could be part of the Indian Super League football tournament as Mumbai City FC's negotiations with the former France and Chelsea striker are at an "advanced" stage. The 35-year-old Anelka has already been sent a contract and he is expected to decide on it very soon. "Talks are...
  • I want to boost football in India through ISL, says Michael Chopra 1 week ago

    Manchester: Indian-origin English footballer Michael Chopra, who will turn up for the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned Kerala Blasters in the inaugural Indian Super League, says he wants to "boost" the football scene in India and improve the country's youth set-up. The former Newcastle United and England Under-21 striker Chopra stated that he...
  • ISL: Sachin Tendulkar owned Kerala Blasters kick off training 1 week ago

    Thrissur: Sachin Tendulkar-owned Kerala Blasters have kicked off their session at the Municipal grounds in the lead-up to the Indian Super League football tournament starting next month. The camp commenced on Monday. David James, manager-cum-marquee player of Kerala Blasters, said: "The team is excited and our preparation has started full steam. The...
  • Atletico de Kolkata training in high-altitude Spanish town September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to attain peak fitness ahead of the Indian Super League, Atletico de Kolkata's footballers are putting in the hard yards in a high-altitude province in Spain, where the likes of Luis Garcia, the team's marquee player, are bracing up for the gruelling event. The training module has been...
  • Kerala Blasters sign defenders McAllister, Falvey, Saumik for ISL September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Kerala Blasters announced on Sunday the signing of defenders James McAllister, Colin Falvey and Saumik Dey, sprucing their defense for the forthcoming Indian Super League. McAllister will play a dual role as assistant coach and player. Trevor Morgan, coach of Kerala Blasters said, "We are delighted that James, Colin and Saumik...
  • Atletico de Kolkata sign up Bangla captain Mamunul September 6, 2014

    Kolkata: Bangaldeshi national team captain Mohammed Mamunul Islam was signed on Saturday by the city ISL franchise Atletico de Kolkata in Dhaka. The central midfielder also leads Bangladesh Premier League champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and had led the team to IFA Shields final last season. Terming this an important milestone, the...
  • Marco Materazzi on Chennai Titans radar for Indian Super League September 5, 2014

    Former Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi, who was famously head-butted by Zinedine Zidane in the 2006 summit match, could become the marquee manager-cum-player of Chennai Titans in the upcoming Indian Super League. Sources said representatives from the Chennai franchise have had a discussion with the former Inter Milan centre-back and...
  • Marquee players cruial for team's performance: Delhi Dynamos coach September 4, 2014

    Delhi Dynamos coach Harm van Veldhoven feels the presence of international players like Alessandro Del Piero will bring experience into the team. ...
  • Indian players must pick tips from overseas stars: Delhi Dynamos coach September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Bridging the gap between proven international stars and home players will be a challenge but Delhi Dynamos coach Harm van Veldhoven feels the presence of names like Alessandro Del Piero and Zico in ISL will gradually help in developing the national team and boost their rankings. The inaugural Indian...
  • Mumbai City FC ropes in Peter Reid and Steve Darby for ISL September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Mumbai City Football Club today named eminent English football manager Peter Reid as Team Manager and experienced coach Steve Darby as the assistant coach for their campaign at the Indian Super League (ISL). During his career as a Manager, Reid has been at the helm of affairs at top...
  • Indian Super League: Complete fixtures September 3, 2014

    Atletico de Kolkata will take on Mumbai City FC in the opening game of the Indian Super League's first season at the historic Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Sunday, October 12. IMG-Reliance on Wednesday announced the fixtures for the much-anticipated inaugural edition, featuring eight clubs, 61 games spread across 70 days....
  • NorthEast United sign Garcia, Mtonga and Tzvoras for ISL September 3, 2014

    Shillong: NorthEast United Football Club on Wednesday announced the signing of Portuguese defender Miguel Garcia, Zambian midfielder Kondwani Mtonga and Greek goalkeeper Alexandros Tzvoras for the inaugural edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) that will be played October 12-December 20. Garcia is a product of youth academy of Sporting...
  • Michael Chopra ready to give up British passport for India stint September 3, 2014

    Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra is ready to surrender his British passport to represent the country of his origin, India, and realise his dream of playing senior-level international soccer. The 30-year-old Chopra, whose grandparents moved to England from Jalandhar in Punjab in the 1950s, has represented England at the age-group...
  • Brazilian great Zico to coach Goa in Indian Super League September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Brazilian great Zico has been signed to coach Goa in the new eight-team Indian Super League next month. Goa said in a statement on Tuesday that Zico signed the contract in Rio de Janeiro, and it was "honored" to have him. His most recent manager position was at Al-Gharafa...
  • ISL: Kerala Blasters sign up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Kerala Blasters on Monday announced signing up Andrew Barisic and Penn Orji, bolstering their frontline attack for the forthcoming Indian Super League. Barisic played for Melbourne Knights in 2004 and then two years later he played for Germany-based Oberliga Nord Club, Arminia Hannover. In December 2007, he signed with his...
  • I'm very enthusiastic about ISL adventure: Del Piero August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Italy's renowned World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero has called the Indian Super League football tournament an "adventure" and said he was "enthusiastic" about embarking on this new journey. "I'm very enthusiastic about this adventure. It fits perfectly with the way I chose to move forward since I left...
  • Brazilian star Ronaldinho in talks with ISL's Chennai Titans: report August 29, 2014

    The Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennai Titans are in talks to bring on board the star Brazilian striker and former FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho. According to a report in The Hindu, the Brazilian superstar has been approached by the Chennai team. The player's brother, Roberto de Assis,...
  • Alessandro Del Piero signs for Delhi Dynamos in Indian Super league August 29, 2014

    Former Italy great Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) and will also be the competition's brand ambassador, the ex-Juventus player has said. "I am happy to announce that I have just signed a contract that will tie me to the club Dynamos...
  • Indian Super League launched in a star-studded ceremony August 28, 2014

    The ISL, an IPL-style tournament involving eight city-based franchise teams, promises to revolutionise the country's football scene like never before. ...
  • Our aim is to work towards creating a football movement: Nita Ambani August 28, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Sanjeeb Mukherjea, Indian Super League's founding chairperson Nita Ambani says she wants to give Indian football its rightful place in Indian sports. ...
  • Indian Super League launched in a glitzy ceremony August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The Indian Super League (ISL), the first of its kind glamorous football league in India, was launched on Thursday by star team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan who promised to popularise the game and invest in the grassroot development of...
  • Sachin Tendulkar backs Indian Super League to be a success August 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday threw his weight behind the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL), saying it was the way forward to unearth football talent in the cricket-mad country. "There is a lot of sporting talent in the country, but no platform to showcase the talent. Perhaps ISL is...
  • Football: Indian Super League officialy launched August 28, 2014

    The Indian Super League was officially launched in Mumbai on Thursday in the presence of the founding chairperson Nita Ambani, AIFF President Praful Patel and the eight club owners. ...
  • Indian Super League set for mega launch August 28, 2014

    Teams owned by Sachin, Salman, Sourav Ganguly add the dash of glamour as they launch the Indian Super League run by IMG Reliance and Star India. ...