Indian Super League is a men’s league in India also known as Hero Indian Super League for sponsorship purposes. It is the leading league in the country when it comes to football. With the league kicking off this October, many Indians who are not much thrilled by football are trying to find time so that they catch some of the amazing events and also watch their home teams battle it out with one another in the field. This league is funded by renowned business personalities and top movie stars in the country. We have compiled for you some of the top interesting facts about this league that you may not know about.
- It is the fourth biggest league in the world
The average attendance of ISL is approximately 24,357, which is a bit lower than that of other renowned leagues like Bundesliga, the English Premier, and La Liga which places it on the fourth spot. ISL has beaten countries like France, Brazil, Argentina, and even China. These countries have been established football-wise. Kerala Blasters is an ISL team that has the highest attendance averagely for their home matches outside Europe. It is in the 11th position. Clubs like Chelsea, Juventus, and even Atletico Madrid have relatively lower attendance than Kelara Blasters.
- It is about the money
The ISP has a higher price than any other domestic league in the country. The Indian Super League Prize money is far higher than the domestic football league of India which is the I-League. The ISL champions earn a cool Rs 8 crores which are equivalent to $1,094,168.00 while the runners-up are entitled to a whopping Rs 4 Crores which is equivalent to $546,084.00.
- Celebrity involvement
Some popular names have been linked with the ISL, which is true. Also, some teams are owned by prominent people. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar are the owner of Kerala Blasters, Salman Khan with FC Pune City, Ranbir Kapoor with Team Mumbai, Abhishek Bachchan of Team Chennai, and Saurav Ganguly the owner of Atletico De Kolkata.
- The players
Some star names like Del Piero and Pires play a major factor in attracting the crowds to watch ISP. Luis Garcia of Atletico De Kolkata is the spark of his team despite the arm-string troubles he faces. Brazilian Elano who was the top scorer was the reason why Chennai’s performance that way.
These facts about ISL are equally interesting and true. You can check the thrill of all the events that are going down in the upcoming ISL and be part of something great.