2016 Indian Super League season

The 2016 Indian Super League season is the third season of the Indian Super League, the football league, since its establishment in 2013. The season featured eight teams again, each playing 14 matches during the regular season before the finals. The regular season began on 1 October and ended on 4 December. The finals began on 10 December and concluded with the final on 18 December.[1] The defending champions coming into the season were Chennaiyin.

At the end of the season, Atlético de Kolkata came out as champions after defeating the Kerala Blasters in a penalty shootout, 4–3, during the final. The match had ended 1–1 after ninety minutes and extra time.[2]

Indian Super League
Season2016
ChampionsAtlético de Kolkata (2nd title)
Matches played61
Goals scored145 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorerMarcelinho
(10 goals)
Best goalkeeperAmrinder Singh
(180 minutes per goal)
Biggest home winMumbai City 5–0 Kerala Blasters
(19 November)
Biggest away winChennaiyin 1–3 Delhi Dynamos
(6 October)
Highest scoringGoa 5–4 Chennaiyin
(1 December)
Longest winning runDelhi Dynamos
(3 matches)
Longest unbeaten runAtlético de Kolkata
(6 matches)
Longest winless runPune City
NorthEast United
Chennaiyin
(5 matches)
Longest losing runNorthEast United
(4 matches)
Highest attendance54,913
Kerala Blasters 0–0 Delhi Dynamos
(9 October)
Lowest attendance6,147
Mumbai City 1–0 NorthEast United
(7 October)
Total attendance1,260,207
Average attendance21,003
2015

Teams

Stadiums and locations

Team City/State Stadium Capacity
Atlético de Kolkata Kolkata, West Bengal Rabindra Sarobar Stadium 12,750[3]
Chennaiyin Chennai, Tamil Nadu Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 26,976[4]
Delhi Dynamos Delhi Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 34,230[5]
Goa Margao, Goa Fatorda Stadium 19,088[6]
Kerala Blasters Kochi, Kerala Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium 61,148[7]
Mumbai City Mumbai, Maharashtra Mumbai Football Arena 7,690[8]
NorthEast United Guwahati, Assam Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium 25,549[9]
Pune City Pune, Maharashtra Balewadi Stadium 9,110[10]

Personnel and kits

Team Head coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Atlético de Kolkata Spain José Francisco Molina Nivia Birla Tyres
Chennaiyin Italy Marco Materazzi Puma TVS Tyres
Delhi Dynamos Italy Gianluca Zambrotta Dryworld GMS Leadership
Goa Brazil Zico Umbro Deltin
Kerala Blasters England Steve Coppell Muthoot
Mumbai City Costa Rica Alexandre Guimarães Puma Ace Group
NorthEast United Portugal Nelo Vingada Performax HTC
Pune City Spain Antonio López Habas Adidas DHFL

Head coaching changes

Team Outgoing coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming coach Date of appointment
Mumbai City France Nicolas Anelka Contract finished 20 December 2015 Pre-season Costa Rica Alexandre Guimarães 19 April 2016[11]
Pune City England David Platt Contract finished 20 December 2015 Spain Antonio López Habas 25 April 2016[12]
Atlético de Kolkata Spain Antonio López Habas Contract finished 20 December 2015 Spain José Francisco Molina 5 May 2016[13]
NorthEast United Venezuela César Farías Contract finished 20 December 2015[14] Brazil Sérgio Farias 13 May 2016[15]
Kerala Blasters Republic of Ireland Terry Phelan Contract finished 20 December 2015 England Steve Coppell 21 June 2016[16]
Delhi Dynamos Brazil Roberto Carlos Contract finished 20 December 2015[17] Italy Gianluca Zambrotta 5 July 2016[18]
NorthEast United Brazil Sérgio Farias Moved to Suphanburi 9 July 2016[19] Portugal Nelo Vingada 16 July 2016[20]

Marquee players

Team Marquee
Atlético de Kolkata Portugal Hélder Postiga[21]
Chennaiyin Norway John Arne Riise[22]
Delhi Dynamos France Florent Malouda[23]
Goa Brazil Lúcio[24]
Kerala Blasters Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes[25]
Mumbai City Uruguay Diego Forlán[26]
NorthEast United Ivory Coast Didier Zokora[27]
Pune City Mali Mohamed Sissoko[28]

Foreign players

Besides the marquee player, each Indian Super League side must sign at least eight foreign players with the maximum capped at 10.[29]

Atlético de Kolkata (10) Chennaiyin (10) Delhi Dynamos (10) Goa (9)
Canada Iain Hume
Botswana Ofentse Nato
South Africa Sameehg Doutie
Spain Tiri
Scotland Stephen Pearson
Spain Dani Mallo
Spain Javi Lara
Spain Borja Fernández
Spain Juan Belencoso
Portugal Henrique Sereno
France Bernard Mendy
Brazil Raphael Augusto
Brazil Éder
Italy Manuele Blasi
Netherlands Hans Mulder
Italy Davide Succi
Italy Maurizio Peluso
Brazil Eli Sabiá
Jamaica Duwayne Kerr
Nigeria Dudu Omagbemi
Spain Toni Doblas
Brazil Bruno Pelissari
Brazil Marcelinho
Spain Marcos Tébar
Ghana David Addy
Spain Rubén
Brazil Memo
Ghana Richard Gadze
Senegal Ibrahima Niasse
Senegal Badara Badji
Spain Jofre
Brazil Reinaldo
Martinique Grégory Arnolin
Brazil Luciano Sabrosa
Brazil Rafael Coelho
Brazil Rafael Dumas
Brazil Matheus Goncalves
Brazil Richarlyson
Brazil Júlio César
Kerala Blasters (10) Mumbai City (10) NorthEast United (10) Pune City (10)
England Antonio German
Spain Josu
Republic of Ireland Graham Stack
England Michael Chopra
Senegal Elhadji Ndoye
Haiti Kervens Belfort
France Cédric Hengbart
Chad Azrack Mahamat
Ivory Coast Didier Kadio
Haiti Duckens Nazon
Haiti Sony Norde
Argentina Matías Defederico
Hungary Krisztián Vadócz
Brazil Gerson Vieira
Brazil Léo Costa
Romania Lucian Goian
Brazil Roberto Volpato
Brazil Cafu
Argentina Facundo Cardozo
Brazil Thiago Cunha
Japan Katsumi Yusa
Brazil Maílson Alves
Uruguay Sasha Aneff
Argentina Nicolás Vélez
Brazil Gustavo Lazzaretti
Brazil Wellington Priori
Ivory Coast Romaric
Brazil Wellington Lima
Uruguay Emiliano Alfaro
Japan Robert Cullen
Spain Pitu
Brazil Jonatan Lucca
Equatorial Guinea Eduardo Ferreira
Senegal Momar Ndoye
Spain Bruno
Armenia Apoula Edel
Mexico Aníbal Zurdo
Argentina Gustavo Oberman
Spain Jesús Tato
Mali Dramane Traoré

Results

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Mumbai City 14 6 5 3 16 8 +8 23 2016 Indian Super League Semi-finals
2 Kerala Blasters 14 6 4 4 12 14 −2 22
3 Delhi Dynamos 14 5 6 3 27 17 +10 21
4 Atlético de Kolkata 14 4 8 2 16 14 +2 20
5 NorthEast United 14 5 3 6 14 14 0 18
6 Pune City 14 4 4 6 13 16 −3 16
7 Chennaiyin 14 3 6 5 20 25 −5 15
8 Goa 14 4 2 8 15 25 −10 14

Results table

Home \ Away[1] ATK CHE DEL GOA KER MUM NEU PUN
Atlético de Kolkata 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–0
Chennaiyin 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–0 1–1 3–3 2–0
Delhi Dynamos 2–2 4–1 5–1 2–0 3–3 1–1 1–1
Goa 1–2 5–4 0–2 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–2
Kerala Blasters 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–1
Mumbai City 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 5–0 1–0 0–1
NorthEast United 1–2 0–1 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0
Pune City 2–1 1–1 4–3 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1

Updated to games played on 4 December 2016.
Source: Indian Super League
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Playoffs

  Semi-Finals Final
                         
1 Mumbai City 2 0 2  
4 Atlético de Kolkata 3 0 3  
    2 Kerala Blasters 1 (3)
  4 Atlético de Kolkata 1 (4)
2 Kerala Blasters 1 1 2 (3)
3 Delhi Dynamos 0 2 2 (0)  

Season statistics

Scoring

Top scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos 10
2 Canada Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata 7
3 Uruguay Emiliano Alfaro NorthEast United 5
India C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters
Uruguay Diego Forlán Mumbai City
Mexico Aníbal Zurdo Pune City
Ghana Richard Gadze Delhi Dynamos
Brazil Rafael Coelho Goa
Nigeria Dudu Omagbemi Chennaiyin
10 India Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos 4

Top Indian scorers

Rank Player Club Goals
1 C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters 5
2 Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos 4
3 Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin 3
4 Milan Singh Delhi Dynamos 2
Mohammed Rafi Kerala Blasters
Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Sahil Tavora Goa
8 Jayesh Rane Chennaiyin 1
Arata Izumi Pune City
Mehrajuddin Wadoo Chennaiyin
Jackichand Singh Mumbai City
Eugeneson Lyngdoh Pune City
Robin Singh Goa
Romeo Fernandes Goa
Malsawmzuala Delhi Dynamos
Mandar Rao Desai Goa
Shouvik Ghosh NorthEast United
Fulganco Cardozo Goa
Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin
Lalrindika Ralte Atlético de Kolkata

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Uruguay Diego Forlán Mumbai City Kerala Blasters 5–0 19 November 2016 [30]
Nigeria Dudu Omagbemi Chennaiyin NorthEast United 3–3 26 November 2016 [31]
Brazil Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos Goa 5–1 27 November 2016 [32]

Clean sheets

Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1 India Amrinder Singh Mumbai City 5
2 India Karanjit Singh Chennaiyin 4
India Subrata Pal NorthEast United
India Sandip Nandy Kerala Blasters
5 Spain Toni Doblas Delhi Dynamos 3
India Debjit Majumder Atlético de Kolkata
7 Brazil Roberto Volpato Mumbai City 2
India Albino Gomes Mumbai City
India Laxmikant Kattimani Goa
10 India Subhasish Roy Chowdhury Goa 1
Armenia Apoula Edel Pune City
Spain Dani Mallo Atlético de Kolkata
India Arindam Bhattacharya Pune City
Republic of Ireland Graham Stack Kerala Blasters

Attendance

Average home attendances

Team GP Cumulative High Low Mean
Kerala Blasters 9 444,087 54,913 34,196 49,343
NorthEast United 7 187,104 32,844 18,673 26,729
Chennaiyin 7 154,976 25,163 18,213 22,139
Delhi Dynamos 7 135,499 27,463 15,111 19,357
Goa 7 123,627 19,003 14,717 17,661
Atlético de Kolkata 8 93,627 12,575 10,589 11,703
Pune City 7 60,117 9,035 7,911 8,588
Mumbai City 8 59,171 7,690 6,147 7,396
Total 60 1,260,207 54,913 6,147 21,003

Highest attendances

Regular season

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date Stadium
1 Kerala Blasters 0–0 Delhi Dynamos 54,913 9 October 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
2 Kerala Blasters 0–1 Atlético de Kolkata 54,900 5 October 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
3 Kerala Blasters 1–0 NorthEast United 53,767 4 December 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
4 Kerala Blasters 3–1 Chennaiyin 53,152 12 November 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
5 Kerala Blasters 2–1 Pune City 51,341 25 November 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
6 Kerala Blasters 1–0 Mumbai City 40,013 14 October 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
7 Kerala Blasters 2–1 Goa 34,196 8 November 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
8 NorthEast United 0–1 Chennaiyin 32,844 20 October 2016 Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
9 NorthEast United 1–2 Atlético de Kolkata 30,033 28 October 2016 Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
10 NorthEast United 0–1 Mumbai City 29,989 5 November 2016 Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

Awards

Hero of the Match

Match Hero of the Match Match Hero of the Match
Player Club Player Club
Match 1 Japan Katsumi Yusa NorthEast United Match 31 Romania Lucian Goian Mumbai City
Match 2 India Mehrajuddin Wadoo Chennaiyin Match 32 Mexico Aníbal Zurdo Pune City
Match 3 Argentina Matías Defederico Mumbai City Match 33 India Mehtab Hossain Kerala Blasters
Match 4 Uruguay Emiliano Alfaro NorthEast United Match 34 France Florent Malouda Delhi Dynamos
Match 5 Spain Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata Match 35 India Eugeneson Lyngdoh Pune City
Match 6 Brazil Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos Match 36 India Laxmikant Kattimani Goa
Match 7 Hungary Krisztián Vadócz Mumbai City Match 37 India C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters
Match 8 Brazil Jonatan Lucca Pune City Match 38 India Milan Singh Delhi Dynamos
Match 9 India Sandesh Jhingan Kerala Blasters Match 39 Brazil Raphael Augusto Chennaiyin
Match 10 Spain Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata Match 40 Brazil Rafael Coelho Goa
Match 11 Uruguay Emiliano Alfaro NorthEast United Match 41 Argentina Nicolás Vélez NorthEast United
Match 12 Netherlands Hans Mulder Chennaiyin Match 42 Mexico Aníbal Zurdo Pune City
Match 13 England Michael Chopra Kerala Blasters Match 43 Uruguay Diego Forlán Mumbai City
Match 14 Uruguay Emiliano Alfaro NorthEast United Match 44 Italy Davide Succi Chennaiyin
Match 15 South Africa Sameehg Doutie Atlético de Kolkata Match 45 Ivory Coast Romaric NorthEast United
Match 16 France Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters Match 46 Hungary Krisztián Vadócz Mumbai City
Match 17 Ghana Richard Gadze Delhi Dynamos Match 47 India Mandar Rao Desai Goa
Match 18 France Bernard Mendy Chennaiyin Match 48 Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes Kerala Blasters
Match 19 Brazil Richarlyson Goa Match 49 Nigeria Dudu Omagbemi Chennaiyin
Match 20 Canada Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata Match 50 Brazil Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos
Match 21 India Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin Match 51 Scotland Stephen Pearson Atlético de Kolkata
Match 22 Haiti Kervens Belfort Kerala Blasters Match 52 India Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 23 Romania Lucian Goian Mumbai City Match 53 Brazil Rafael Coelho Goa
Match 24 Armenia Apoula Edel Pune City Match 54 India Prabir Das Atlético de Kolkata
Match 25 Portugal Hélder Postiga Atlético de Kolkata Match 55 Brazil Gerson Vieira Mumbai City
Match 26 France Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters Match 56 India C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters
Match 27 India Anas Edathodika Delhi Dynamos Match 57 Canada Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata
Match 28 India Jeje Lalpekhlua Chennaiyin Match 58 France Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters
Match 29 Brazil Richarlyson Goa Match 59 Spain Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata
Match 30 India Anas Edathodika Delhi Dynamos Match 60 Spain Rubén Rocha Delhi Dynamos
Match 61 Portugal Henrique Sereno Atlético de Kolkata

ISL Emerging Player of the Match

Match Emerging Player of the Match Match Emerging Player of the Match
Player Club Player Club
Match 1 India Holicharan Narzary NorthEast United Match 31 India Jackichand Singh Mumbai City
Match 2 India Jayesh Rane Chennaiyin Match 32 India Narayan Das Pune City
Match 3 India Lalhmangaihsanga Mumbai City Match 33 India Pratik Chowdhary Kerala Blasters
Match 4 India Robin Gurung NorthEast United Match 34 India Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos
Match 5 India Pratik Chowdhary Kerala Blasters Match 35 India Rahul Bheke Pune City
Match 6 India Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos Match 36 India Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 7 India Sehnaj Singh Mumbai City Match 37 India Jayesh Rane Chennaiyin
Match 8 India Arata Izumi Pune City Match 38 India Lalchhawnkima Delhi Dynamos
Match 9 India Mohammed Rafique Kerala Blasters Match 39 India Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin
Match 10 India Boithang Haokip Mumbai City Match 40 India Romeo Fernandes Goa
Match 11 India Francis Fernandes Pune City Match 41 India Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 12 India Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin Match 42 India Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos
Match 13 India Aiborlang Khongjee Mumbai City Match 43 India Sehnaj Singh Mumbai City
Match 14 India Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos Match 44 India Zakeer Mundampara Chennaiyin
Match 15 India Abhinas Ruidas Atlético de Kolkata Match 45 India Lenny Rodrigues Pune City
Match 16 India Dharmaraj Ravanan Pune City Match 46 India Sena Ralte Mumbai City
Match 17 India Chinglensana Singh Delhi Dynamos Match 47 India Abhinas Ruidas Atlético de Kolkata
Match 18 India Siam Hanghal Chennaiyin Match 48 India Sandesh Jhingan Kerala Blasters
Match 19 India Raju Gaikwad Goa Match 49 India Siam Hanghal Chennaiyin
Match 20 India Prabir Das Atlético de Kolkata Match 50 India Sahil Tavora Goa
Match 21 India Narayan Das Pune City Match 51 India Abhinas Ruidas Atlético de Kolkata
Match 22 India Keenan Almeida Goa Match 52 India Robin Gurung NorthEast United
Match 23 India Sena Ralte Mumbai City Match 53 India Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin
Match 24 India Milan Singh Delhi Dynamos Match 54 India Bidyananda Singh Atlético de Kolkata
Match 25 India Lalrindika Ralte Atlético de Kolkata Match 55 India Udanta Singh Mumbai City
Match 26 India Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin Match 56 India Seityasen Singh NorthEast United
Match 27 India Chinglensana Singh Delhi Dynamos Match 57 India Lalrindika Ralte Atlético de Kolkata
Match 28 India Lalhmangaihsanga Mumbai City Match 58 India Souvik Chakraborty Delhi Dynamos
Match 29 India Rahul Bheke Pune City Match 59 India Pritam Kotal Atlético de Kolkata
Match 30 India Souvik Chakraborty Delhi Dynamos Match 60 India Lalchhawnkima Delhi Dynamos
Match 61 India Lalrindika Ralte Atlético de Kolkata

ISL Player of the Week award

Awarded weekly to the player that was chosen by fan voting on google.co.in

Week Player Club Votes
1 India Subrata Pal NorthEast United 28.16%[33]
2 England Michael Chopra Kerala Blasters 45.09%[34]
3 France Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters 82.04%[35]
4 Haiti Kervens Belfort Kerala Blasters 86.95%[36]
5 India Anas Edathodika Delhi Dynamos 59.63%[37]
6 India Mehtab Hossain Kerala Blasters 82.87%[38]
7 India C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters 81.40%[39]
8 Northern Ireland Aaron Hughes Kerala Blasters 89.20%[40]
9 Brazil Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos 40.86%[41]

ISL Team of the Season

Position Player Club[42]
GK India Subrata Pal NorthEast United
RB India Souvik Chakraborty Delhi Dynamos
CB Romania Lucian Goian Mumbai City
CB France Cédric Hengbart Kerala Blasters
LB India Sena Ralte Mumbai City
LM France Florent Malouda Delhi Dynamos
CM Spain Javi Lara Atlético de Kolkata
RM India C.K. Vineeth Kerala Blasters
LW Brazil Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos
RW India Kean Lewis Delhi Dynamos
ST Canada Iain Hume Atlético de Kolkata

End of season awards

Award Player Club
Hero of the League France Florent Malouda Delhi Dynamos
Emerging Player of the League India Jerry Lalrinzuala Chennaiyin
Golden Glove India Amrinder Singh Mumbai City
Winning Pass Award South Africa Sameehg Doutie Atletico de Kolkata
Swift Golden Boot Brazil Marcelinho Delhi Dynamos
Fittest Player of the League Spain Borja Fernández Atletico de Kolkata
Fair Play Award
Chennaiyin
Best Pitch of the Season
NorthEast United

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External links

2016 Atlético de Kolkata season

The 2016 Atlético de Kolkata season was the club's third season since its establishment in 2014 and their third season in the Indian Super League. This season will also be the first in which the club is coached by Spaniard José Francisco Molina, replacing Antonio López Habas who served as head coach the previous two seasons.At the end of the season, Atlético de Kolkata came out as champions after defeating the Kerala Blasters in a penalty shootout, 4–3, during the final. The match had ended 1–1 after ninety minutes and extra time.

2016 Chennaiyin FC season

The 2016 Chennaiyin FC season will be the club's third season since its establishment in 2014 and their third season in the Indian Super League.

2016 Delhi Dynamos FC season

The 2016 Delhi Dynamos FC season was club's third season since its establishment in 2014 and also their third season in the Indian Super League.

2016 FC Goa season

The 2016 FC Goa season will be the club's third season since its establishment in 2014 and their third season in the Indian Super League.

2016 FC Pune City season

The 2016 FC Pune City season will be the club's third season since its establishment in 2014 and their third season in the Indian Super League. This season will also be the first in which the club is coached by Spaniard Antonio López Habas, replacing David Platt who served as head coach the previous season.

2016 Indian Super League Final

The 2016 Indian Super League Final was a football match between ATK and Kerala Blasters on 18 December 2016 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, Kerala. It was the final match of the 2016 Indian Super League season, the third season of the Indian Super League.[1] The match was the second time these two teams played against each other in the Indian Super League final, the previous one was when both sides met in the inaugural 2014 final. ATK won that final 1–0.

Kerala Blasters reached the finals after finishing the regular season in second place. ATK finished their regular season in fourth place. In the semi-finals, Kerala Blasters took on the Delhi Dynamos while ATK played against Mumbai City. ATK hosted Mumbai City in the first match of the finals at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium. Helped by a brace from Iain Hume, ATK won the first leg 3–2. The team then secured their place in the final after a 0–0 draw in Mumbai. The Kerala Blasters hosted Delhi Dynamos in their first match of the finals at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and won 1–0. In the second leg, the Blasters were defeated 2–1 and thus the score remaining 3-3 on aggregate the match went to a penalty shootout as away goal rule was not applicable in case of Indian Super League. The Kerala Blasters won the shootout 3–0 to qualify for the final.

Watched by a crowd of 54,146, the Kerala Blasters took the lead in the 37th minute through Mohammed Rafi. The Kerala Blasters lead only lasted for seven minutes before Henrique Sereno equalized for ATK. At halftime the score was 1–1. The second half did not see any goals scored and thus the match went into extra-time. The first half of extra-time was goalless and so was the second half. With the score still remaining1–1 after extra-time, the match went into penalties.[2]

Penalty shoot out drama saw Graham Stack saving the first shot for ATK which gave a temporary lead for Kerala but Ndyoe blasted the ball over the bar and finally Cédric Hengbart saw his shot getting saved by the trailing leg of ATK keeper Debjit Majumder, ATK won the shoot-out 4–3 as Jewel Raja scored the winning penalty and they won the Indian Super League Final for the second time in three seasons.

2016 Indian Super League playoffs

The 2016 Indian Super League playoffs was the third playoffs series in the 2016 ISL season, the 2016 edition of the men's professional football league in India. The playoffs began on 10 December and concluded with the final on 18 December. The top four teams from the 2016 ISL regular season qualified for the playoffs with the semi-finals taking place over two-legs before the final in Kochi.The playoffs ended with Atlético de Kolkata defeating the Kerala Blasters in a penalty shootout, 4–3, in the final. The match was a rematch of the 2014 ISL final which Atlético de Kolkata won as well 1–0.

2016 Kerala Blasters FC season

The 2016 Kerala Blasters FC season is the third season in the history of the Kerala Blasters, a franchise in the Indian Super League.

2016 Mumbai City FC season

The 2016 Mumbai City FC season was the club's third season since its establishment in 2014 and their third season in the Indian Super League, their most successful till date. This season was also the first in which the club was coached by Costa Rican Alexandre Guimarães, replacing Nicolas Anelka who served as player-coach the previous season. They finished first in the standings after the ending of the league season, qualifying for the semifinals for the very first time led by Diego Forlán who was their marquee player. However they lost in the semifinals to Atletico de Kolkata 3-2 on aggregate.

2016 NorthEast United FC season

The 2016 NorthEast United FC season was the club's third season since its establishment in 2014 and their third season in the Indian Super League.

2016 in Indian sport

2016 in Indian sports describes the year's events in Indian sport. The main highlight for this year for India is the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the T20 World cup.

Chinglensana Singh (footballer)

Chinglensana Singh (born 23 November 1996), also known as Sana Singh or Chinglensana, is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Goa in the Indian Super League.

Keenan Almeida

Keenan Almeida (born 10 December 1991) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a right back for FC Pune City in the Indian Super League.

Laxmikant Kattimani

Laxmikant Kattimani (born 3 May 1989) is an Indian association footballer who plays for FC Goa as a goalkeeper.

List of 2016 Indian Super League season roster changes

This is a list of all roster changes that occurred prior to the 2016 Indian Super League season.

Marcelinho (footballer, born 1987)

Marcelo Leite Pereira known as Marcelinho (born 22 June 1987) is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays for Indian club Pune City as a winger.

Having started his professional career with Spanish club Atlético Madrid B, Marcelinho has played for Brazilian, Spanish, Greek, Emirati and Indian clubs. He amassed more than 100 caps with Greek club Skoda Xanthi. While playing for Delhi Dynamos, he became the top scorer of 2016 Indian Super League season and won the Golden Boot.

Pritam Kotal

Pritam Kotal (born 8 September 1993) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a right-back for ISL club ATK and India national football team.

Pronay Halder

Pronay Halder (born 25 February 1993 in Barrackpore, West Bengal) is an Indian footballer who currently plays for ATK in the Indian Super League.

Rakesh Oram

Rakesh Kumar Oram (born 31 October 1997) is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Mumbai City in the Indian Super League.

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