The inception of the Indian Super League has brought in a much needed competitive atmosphere in Indian football. ISL has been given the top tier rank while Ileague remains the second tier competition in India. Let us find out what is the Indian Super League ranking in the world.
Founded in 2013 the ISL started its journey with eight teams and gradually it has become bigger and 11 teams participated in the latest edition. Hyderabad FC became the champions after defeating Kerala Blasters via penalty shootout.
ISL also joined the World Leagues Forum a couple of years back which consists of the likes of La Liga, English Premier League and Bundesliga. ISL also has one of the best average attendance among the top football league in the world and it definitely has the potential to break all the barriers in the near future.
The number of games have also been increased as all the teams play each other on a home and away basis and the league currently has a five month schedule starting from November and ends in March with the big final.
Indian Super League ranking in the world: The rise of ISL
The Indian Super League has also got the recognition of the Asian Football Federation. According to an article in Bleacher Report, ISL stood to be in 26th number when it comes to the ranking of the world’s top football leagues.
The level of the ISL has gotten much better as the league is now attracting more quality foreign players than before and even top teams are splashing the money to snatch players from other teams. The new system has also helped the Indian national team as players like Liston Colaco, Apuia and Sahal Abdul Samad have emerged and have been a part of the Indian team.
According to data in 2020, the Indian Super League also has its reach on social media and it was the fourth biggest football league in terms of interactions on Instagram. ISL has been a game changer in the country and it is the first league in India which brought foreign investments as City Football Group which happens to be the owner of Premier League champions Manchester City, bought a majority stake in Mumbai City.
According to teamform, the ISL is currently in 32nd place in the AFC league ranking. Efforts have been made to elevate the quality of the league and in near future, it will certainly become one of the most exciting leagues in Asia ahead of the other top leagues.
What are the top five football leagues in the world?
The top five football leagues in the world are English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1
What is the rank of ISL in Asia?
According to teamform, ISL is placed 32nd in Asia.