The starstruck HeroISL, India's exclusive soccer league is going to launch from October 12th, and as the fans get's crazy for this soccer league, here is what you should know about it.
Bringing Indian soccer out of hibernation
The HeroISL was organized in 2013 after noticing that many Indians are passionate about soccer, but sadly, have no national football competition with International attention to support. The Indian Super League aims to turn the table.
It will have 8 franchise clubs, owned from people and companies across the country. The league will begin in October and end in December.
The eight teams that will compete in this league are:
· Atletico de Kolkata, assisted by Antonio Lopez Habas, with Spain as the foreign draft.
· Chennai Titans, trained by Marco Materazzi with Italy as the foreign draft.
· Delhi Dynamos FC, practiced by Harm van Veldhoven with Netherlands as the foreign draft.
· FC Goa, coached by, Zico with Brazil as the foreign draft.
· Kerala Blasters FC, practiced by David James with England as the foreign draft.
· Mumbai City FC, assisted by Peter Reid with England as the foreign draft.
· North East United FC, practiced by Ricki Herbert with New Zealand as the foreign draft.
· FC Pune City, practiced by Franco Colomba with Italy as the foreign draft.
While building their squads, each outfit will have to sign:
· At least seven foreigners, out of which 2 will be from the team and five will be from the foreign player draft;
· One marquee player, which in the words of AIFF is "A foreign recruit who has represented his country in any of the continental championships like the European Championship, Copa America, African Nations Cup, Asian Cup, or FIFA World Cup will be called a star player;" and
· fourteen Indian homegrown players, four of which have to be local players from the city the club belongs to.
Celebrity Ownership in the ISL
The competition is owned by Reliance Industries Ltd, Star India Pvt. Ltd. and IMG Worldwide Inc. It would be televisedbroadcasted only on STAR Sports and will have Hero MotoCorp as the cup; thus the name Hero Indian Super League. From Bollywood, we have John Abraham who co-owns the team North East United FC, Ranbir Kapoor who co-owns the Mumbai City FC outfit, Abhishek Bachchan who co-owns Chennaiyin FC team, Salman Khan who co-owns the FC Pune City squad, and Varun Dhawan who is the brand ambassador of the FC Goa team. From the field of Indian Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar is the co-owner of the Kerala Blasters FC squad and Sourav Ganguly is the co-owner of the Atletico de Kolkata club.
Every year, the competition would be played between October and December. Each club will play against all other outfits twice on a home-and-away basis. The top four teams will compete in the finals.
Financing the outfit
Team owners' investments in the HeroISL are worth having a look. Different outfits have invested a lot to buy foreign players:
Goa: 430.000 USD
Chennai Titans: 380.000 USD
Atletico de Kolkata: 350.000 USD
Mumbai City: 330.000 USD
Kerala Blasters: 315.000 USD
Pune City: 280.000 USD
Delhi Dynamos: 260.000 USD
North East United: 260.000 USD
With this kind of investments and international attention towards the Indian Super League, this is surely a football competition you would not want to miss! Possibly a jumpstart to bring soccer in Hindustan to a higher level!
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