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2012–13 I-League

I-League
Season 2012–13
Champions Churchill Brothers
Relegated Air India
United Sikkim
Matches played 182
Goals scored 530 (2.91 per match)
Top goalscorer Ranti Martins
(26 goals)
Biggest home win Prayag United 10–1 United Sikkim
(10 November 2012)
Salgaocar 9–0 United Sikkim
(13 April 2013)
Biggest away win Air India 0–6 Pune
(20 April 2013)
Highest scoring Churchill Brothers 8–4 Sporting Goa
(16 December 2012)
Longest winning run 6 games
Churchill Brothers
Longest unbeaten run 10 games
Churchill Brothers
Mohun Bagan
Longest losing run 6 games
Air India
2011–12
2013–14

The 2012–13 I-League was the 6th season of the I-League, the Indian professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 2007. The season began on 6 October 2012 and finished on 12 May 2013 with Churchill Brothers crowned champions in matchday 25.

Dempo were the defending champions, having won their third I-League title the previous season.

On December 29, 2012, Mohun Bagan were barred from competing in the I-League for 2 years following a decision taken by the I League core committee. This was because they failed to turn up in the second half of the match against East Bengal because of crowd trouble. All their results in the I-League were declared null and void and all their remaining fixtures were cancelled.[1]
But on 15 January 2013, Mohun Bagan appealed against the decision to ban them from the league and were reinstated, but would start on 0 points.[2]

Teams

A total of 14 teams contested the league, including 12 sides from the 2011–12 season and two promoted from the 2012 I-League 2nd Division.

ONGC as champions and United Sikkim as runners-up secured direct promotion from the 2012 I-League 2nd Division. ONGC returned to the I-League after a one year absence, while United Sikkim made their debut in the I-League.

Stadium Changes

Air India and Mumbai FC

Due to the ongoing redevelopment of the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai which is the regular home for Mumbai F.C. and Air India FC in the I-League both clubs will play at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune, Maharashtra until it is complete.[3]

ONGC

The newly promoted ONGC F.C. also usually play at the Cooperage Ground in Mumbai but due to the redevelopment the team decided to play at the Ambedkar Stadium in Delhi which is where the main company, ONGC, are based. However it will only be for five home matches.[4]

Goan clubs

The four Goan clubs in the I-League, Churchill Brothers, Dempo, Salgaocar, and Sporting Clube de Goa, usually play their I-League matches at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao. However due to a major revamp at the stadium in preparation for the 2013 Lusophony Games which will be held in Goa, the Goan home games for the I-League will be played at the Duler Stadium and then the Tilak Maidan Stadium from the end of January.[5]

Stadiums and Locations

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Air India Mumbai, Maharashtra Balewadi Sports Complex 22,000 #
Churchill Brothers Salcette, Goa Duler Stadium 6,000 #
Dempo Panjim, Goa Duler Stadium 6,000 #
East Bengal Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Mohun Bagan Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Mumbai Mumbai, Maharashtra Balewadi Sports Complex 22,000 #
ONGC Mumbai, Maharashtra Ambedkar Stadium 20,000 #
Pailan Arrows Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Prayag United Kolkata, West Bengal Salt Lake Stadium 120,000
Pune Pune, Maharashtra Balewadi Sports Complex 22,000
Salgaocar Vasco da Gama, Goa Duler Stadium 6,000 #
Shillong Lajong Shillong, Meghalaya Nehru Stadium 30,000
Sporting Goa Panjim, Goa Duler Stadium 6,000 #
United Sikkim Gangtok, Sikkim Paljor Stadium 25,000

Personnel and kits

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Team Manager Captain Shirt sponsor
Air India Naushad Moosa Vijith Shetty Air India
Churchill Brothers Mariano Dias Beto Churchill
Dempo Armando Colaco Clifford Miranda Dempo
East Bengal Trevor Morgan Sanju Pradhan Kingfisher
Mohun Bagan Karim Bencherifa Odafe Onyeka Okolie Fila
Mumbai Khalid Jamil Zohib Amiri TEN HD
ONGC Santosh Kashyap Jatin Singh ONGC
Pailan Arrows Arthur Papas Shouvik Ghosh Poto Potato Flakes
Prayag United Eelco Schattorie Deepak Mondal Prayag Group
Pune Derrick Pereira Pierre Douhou Peninsula
Salgaocar David Booth Luciano Sabrosa Salgaocar
Shillong Lajong Thangboi Singto Renedy Singh Aircel
Sporting Goa Oscar Bruzon Matthew Gonsalves Models
United Sikkim Nathan Hall Anwar Ali URO

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
ONGC Caetano Pinho Unknown 30 April 2012 Pre-Season Subrata Bhattacharya 30 April 2012 [6]
Pailan Arrows Chakravarty, SujitSujit Chakravarty End of tenure as interim manager 7 May 2012 Pre-Season Arthur Papas 24 May 2012 [7]
Mohun Bagan Banerjee, PrasantaPrasanta Banerjee Sacked 26 May 2012 Pre-Season Santosh Kashyap 26 May 2012 [8]
Air India Santosh Kashyap Signed by Mohun Bagan 26 May 2012 Pre-Season Godfrey Pereira 3 July 2012 [9]
Shillong Lajong Pradyum Reddy Changed to a Head of Youth 8 June 2012 Pre-Season Desmond Bulpin 8 June 2012 [10]
Churchill Brothers Carlos Roberto Pereira Did not renew contract 7 May 2012 Pre-Season Mariano Dias 13 July 2012 [11]
Mohun Bagan Santosh Kashyap Resigned 13 October 2012 11th (2 games In) Mridul Banerjee 19 October 2012[12]
Salgaocar Karim Bencherifa Resigned 20 October 2012 9th (2 games In) Peter Vales 20 October 2012[13]
Prayag United Sanjoy Sen Resigned 8 November 2012 5th (4 games In) Eelco Schattorie 8 November 2012[14]
Salgaocar Peter Vales Interem period ended 9 November 2012 9th (4 games In) David Booth 9 November 2012[15]
United Sikkim Philippe De Ridder Changed Post to football director 13 November 2012 11th (5 games In) Baichung Bhutia 13 November 2012[16]
Mohun Bagan Mridul Banerjee Interim period ended 19 November 2012 5th (6 games in) Karim Bencherifa 19 November 2012[17]
Sporting Clube de Goa Ekendra Singh Moved to Goalkeeper Coach 3 December 2012 11th (9 games in) Oscar Bruzon 3 December 2012[18]
United Sikkim Baichung Bhutia Interim period ended 10 December 2012 12th (10 games in) Nathan Hall 10 December 2012[19]
ONGC Subrata Bhattacharya Sacked 18 December 2012 14th (11 games in) Santosh Kashyap 18 December 2012[20]
Air India Godfrey Pereira Resigned 27 December 2012 10th (10 games in) Anthony Fernandes 30 December 2012[21]
Shillong Lajong Desmond Bulpin Sacked 22 January 2013 12th (16 games in) Thangboi Singto 22 January 2013[22]
Air India Anthony Fernandes Interim period ended 2 March 2013 12th (17 games in) Naushad Moosa 2 March 2013[23]

Foreign players

Restricting the number of foreign players strictly to four per team, including a slot for a player from AFC countries. A team could use three foreign players on the field each game including a least one player from the AFC country.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Asian Player
Air India Henry Ezeh Junior Obagbemiro Amos Omeje Mujtaba Faiz
Churchill Brothers Henry Antchouet Beto Lamine Tamba Balal Arezou
Dempo Koko Sakibo Johnny Menyongar Ryuji Sueoka None
East Bengal Uga Okpara Penn Orji Chidi Edeh Andrew Barisić
Mohun Bagan Odafe Okolie Echezona Anyichie Quinton Jacobs Tolgay Özbey
Mumbai David Opara Yusif Yakubu Evans Quao Zohib Amiri
ONGC Hassan Odeola Eric Brown Muritala Ali Katsumi Yusa
Pailan Arrows Pailan Arrows don't use foreigners as they are a Developmental Team
Prayag United Bello Razaq Ranti Martins Carlos Hernández Kayne Vincent[nb 1]
Pune Chika Wali Pierre Douhou James Moga Boima Karpeh
Salgaocar Luciano Sabrosa Josimar O. J. Obatola John Wilkinson
Shillong Lajong Taisuke Matsugae Sho Kamimura Edinho Júnior Minchol Son
Sporting Goa Ogba Kalu Nnanna Juanfri Ángel Berlanga Seiya Sugishita
United Sikkim Salau Nuruddin John Landa Pablo Rodríguez Steve Hayes

League table

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Churchill Brothers (C) 26 16 7 3 56 22 +34 55 Qualification to 2014 AFC Cup
2 Pune 26 16 4 6 53 26 +27 52
3 East Bengal 26 13 8 5 44 18 +26 47
4 United SC 26 13 5 8 55 35 +20 44
5 Dempo 26 11 7 8 45 33 +12 40
6 Sporting Goa 26 9 8 9 36 41 −5 35
7 Salgaocar 26 9 6 11 34 29 +5 33
8 Mumbai 26 8 8 10 36 42 −6 32
9 ONGC (R) 26 7 10 9 30 40 −10 31 Excluded2
10 Mohun Bagan 26 11 8 7 40 34 +6 0291
11 Shillong Lajong 26 6 10 10 26 40 −14 28
12 Pailan Arrows 26 6 5 15 25 45 −20 23
13 Air India (R) 26 4 7 15 28 63 −35 19 Excluded2
14 United Sikkim (R) 26 2 9 15 23 63 −40 15 Relegation to 2014 I-League 2nd Division

Updated to games played on 12 May 2013.
Source: I-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1On 29 December 2012, Mohun Bagan failed to turn up in the second half of the match against East Bengal due to crowd trouble; their record was expunged, with their remaining fixtures scratched, and they were banned from the I-League for until 2015 by the I-League core committee.[24] On 15 January 2013, Mohun Bagan appealed against the decision to ban them from the league and were reinstated, but would start on 0 points.[25]
2ONGC and Air India were expelled from I-League because they failed to meet Asian Football Confederation's licensing criteria.[26]
(C)=Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

Positions by round

Team / Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
Churchill Brothers 12 7 5 2 2 4 3 3 3 2 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pune 3 3 6 7 5 6 7 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 2
East Bengal 7 6 4 4 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 3
Prayag United 1 2 2 5 4 2 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
Dempo 6 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 5 5 5 5 5 5
Sporting Goa 8 10 8 11 10 10 10 10 11 11 12 13 12 10 10 10 11 9 8 8 6 7 8 6 6 6
Salgaocar 11 9 11 9 9 11 11 11 13 13 13 14 13 11 11 12 9 12 11 9 9 9 9 7 7 7
Mumbai 10 11 13 14 12 9 8 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 8 6 6 8 8 8
ONGC 9 14 12 13 14 12 12 13 14 14 14 11 11 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 7 9 9 9
Mohun Bagan 13 12 10 8 7 5 5 6 8 8 9 9 9 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 13 12 12 10
Shillong Lajong 2 5 7 6 8 8 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 12 12 11 12 10 10 11 10 11 11 10 10 11
Pailan Arrows 3 4 3 3 6 7 6 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 10 11 10 10 11 11 12
Air India 14 13 14 12 13 14 14 14 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13
United Sikkim 5 8 9 10 11 13 13 12 12 12 11 12 14 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14

Results

Home \ Away[1] AI CB DEM EB MB MFC ONGC PA USC PFC SAL SLFC SCG USFC
Air India 0–3 2–1 0–3 0–1 4–1 1–2 1–1 1–4 0–6 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–3
Churchill Brothers 3–0 2–2 0–3 1–1 3–1 5–0 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 6–0 8–4 2–1
Dempo 1–0 2–1 2–2 3–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–5 2–1 4–1 0–1 7–0
East Bengal 1–1 0–3 1–1 3–0 2–0 5–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 6–0
Mohun Bagan 3–2 0–2 2–1 0–0 3–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 1–3 3–0 2–2 3–1 0–0
Mumbai 3–1 0–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 2–1 0–3 0–1 4–1 3–2 1–0
ONGC 2–4 1–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 1–1
Pailan Arrows 2–1 0–3 1–2 1–2 2–3 3–2 4–1 1–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 0–2 1–1
United SC 5–1 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–3 3–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 10–1
Pune 4–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–2 3–2 3–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 2–2
Salgaocar 4–0 0–0 1–2 1–4 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 9–0
Shillong Lajong 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 2–1
Sporting Goa 0–1 1–0 0–5 0–0 1–5 2–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–0 0–0 2–1
United Sikkim 5–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 0–3 2–2 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–3
Updated to games played on 12 May 2013.
Source: I-League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Statistical leaders

Hattricks

Player For Against Result Round Date
Ranti Martins Prayag United Air India 5–1 1 7 October 2012
Akram Moghrabi Churchill Brothers ONGC 5–0 2 11 October 2012
Odafe Onyeka Okolie Mohun Bagan Sporting Goa 3–1 4 4 November 2012
Ranti Martins[nb 2] Prayag United United Sikkim 10–1 5 10 November 2012
Bineesh Balan Churchill Brothers Sporting Goa 8–4 11 16 December 2012
Chidi Edeh East Bengal Salgaocar 4–1 14 5 January 2013
Koko Sakibo Dempo United Sikkim 7–0 17 19 January 2013
C.K. Vineeth Prayag United Air India 4–1 19 2 February 2013
Odafe Onyeka Okolie Mohun Bagan Sporting Goa 5–1 23 7 April 2013
Josimar Salgaocar United Sikkim 9–0 24 13 April 2013

Notes

  1. ^ Prayag United are allowed up to four foreign players (per I-League rules), one of which must be from Asia. Despite being a New Zealander and having represented them at youth international level Kayne Vincent is considered Japanese due to his Japanese mother.
  2. ^ Martins scored 5 goals in this match.

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