Marcelinho, the Golden Boot winner of ISL 3, has threatened to take legal action against Delhi Dynamos and possibly approach Fifa for non-payment of dues amounting to $25,000.
The third season of the Indian Super League football had a total viewership of 216 million, an overall increase of nine million from the last edition.
Amid uncertainty over the proposed merger of Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League, ace striker Sunil Chhetri on Tuesday said a unified league will open up windows for the national team to play in more Fifa friendlies and give a shot at improving its ranking.
The AIFF disciplinary committee fined Mumbai City FC Rs 5 lakh for "team misconduct" during their ISL 2016 semi-final against Atletico de Kolkata (ATK).
Clubs have come and gone in Kerala's football history and all have failed to translate the passionate support into a football superpower in the country.
From three-man defences and compactness off the ball to dynamism and directness in attack, there were quite a few tactical trends on display in ISL 2016, and it was aptly won by the team that remained true to their playing philosophy right until the final kick.
Apart from Atlético de Kolkata winning the league and Kerala Blasters winning the fans, here are some of the best, worst and bizarre moments of ISL 2016.
DSK Shivajians FC signed left back Jerry Lalrinzuala and attacker Sanju Pradhan from Indian Super League sides Chennaiyin FC and FC Pune City respectively.
With a capacity of approximately 55,000, the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Kochi witnessed a full house for every single match the Sachin Tendulkar co-owned club played.
Atletico de Kolkata co-owner Sanjiv Goenka claimed that the two-time ISL champions are more popular than city giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal with traditional support base of millions.
This was a great ISL season for Kerala Blasters to build on, even if they ended runnesr-up. If they can keep the young core of this squad and mix it up with some of the veterans, there is no reason this can’t be a long term project.
Here are a few things we learned from the just-concluded Indian Super League (ISL) season.
Atletico de Kolkata players celebrated after they won their second Indian Super League (ISL) title by beating Kerala Blasters 4-3 on penalties on Sunday.
ISL 2016: ‘I like the players, but love the team,’ says Jose Molina praising champs Atletico de Kolkata
Coach Jose Molina hailed his side's togetherness and identified their team ethic as a key factor in achieving glory this campaign.
Kerala Blasters coach Steve Coppell highlighted the heavy run of games and travel leading into the final as the reason for the game fizzling out after half time.
ISL 2016: Atletico de Kolkata owe their second trophy to tactical approach, perfect balance of players
Ten draws. Five wins. Two defeats. Twenty goals scored. Champions! Atletico de Kolkata, the pre-tournament favorites, were a modicum of consistency all through ISL 2016
A triumphant Atletico de Kolkata head coach Jose Molina has hailed team work as the reason for his side's victory against Kerala Blasters in the summit clash of the Indian Super League (ISL).
Atletico de Kolkata were crowned the Indian Super League champions for the second time in three seasons overcoming a dogged Kerala Blasters side following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Here are the biggest takeaways from the ISL final
ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters suffer another trophy heartbreak, but will return with same verve next season
Three times over the past four years, Kerala has sought to get a trophy home (2012-13 Santosh Trophy runners-up, 2014 ISL runners-up), and three times they have denied, as much by fate as their opponents. And yet, they will return next season with same verve and energy.
Atletico de Kolkata claimed their second Indian ISL title in three years after bettering Kerala Blasters 4-3 (1-1) on penalties in the final.