A look at all-time records of the Indian Super League
The season six of the highly-anticipated Indian Super League (ISL) started this week. With 10 teams set to battle it out once again over the course of five months, it is ought to produce some top moments, along with new records getting scripted. In the same light, we take a look at the all-time records of the league till now.
When it comes to the most successful clubs of India, ATK and Chennaiyin FC have cemented their names in the record books. While ATK were the inaugural champions, in 2014, they won it again in 2016. Meanwhile, Chennaiyin too have won it twice, in 2015 and 2017-18. Notably, these two clubs have ever finished as the runners-up.
The crowd plays an important role, especially for the home team, as it boosts their confidence and inspires them to perform to the fullest. In the same light, the record for the highest attendance in an ISL match to date is 69,340, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, during the opening season in April 2014. The match saw Kerala Blasters hammering Chennaiyin 3-0.
Scoring goals is the ultimate job of a striker in the sport. As for the same in the ISL, the record for scoring the most number of goals currently lies with Coro of FC Goa. He has scored 31 goals in 34 matches at an average of 0.91 per game, which includes four penalties as well. Next to him is India's Sunil Chhetri (29).
The record for playing the most number of matches in the tournament lies with India's Sandesh Jhingan, who plays for Kerala Blasters. He has played 76 matches so far and continues to keep improving his gameplay. Meanwhile, next to him is Mandar Rao Dessai, who is six short of Jhingan.
Most wins: FC Goa (33) Oldest player: David James (44 years and 141 days) Youngest player: Komal Thatal (17 years and 132 days) Played for most ISL clubs: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (6) First ISL goal: Fikru (Atletico de Kolkata) Oldest goal-scorer: Tim Cahill (39 years and 6 days) Youngest goal-scorer: Komal Thatal (18 years and 43 days) Most hat-tricks: Iain Hume (3)