Country: India 🇮🇳
Country Clubs: India 🇮🇳
Sponsor Name: Hero I-League (formerly: Nestlé I-League 2018/2019, Airtel I-League 2013/2014, ONGC I-League 2007/2011)
Previously I-League was the highest tier league in the Indian football system. The new Indian Super League (ISL), franchise-based league was officially launched on 21 October 2013. Initially AFC was recognising the ISL as a tournament, not a league. The ISL has been granted official recognition by the AFC in 2017, that was meaning there were two collateral top divisions in India from 2017/18. Both divisions were been identifying for purposes of the KA Football League Global Rating as “the one league” and were achieving the same score, in subsequent seasons. India clubs agreed to work together on league roadmap, and according to it, among others, since season 2019-20, the ISL would attain the status of premiere league competition in Indian football and not later then season 2024-25, it will be implemented of a fully promotion and relegation system into the top league, and there will be an abolition of two parallel leagues. As a consequ Indian Super League has become the sole top-tier league in the country from 2022–23 season. At that moment I-League has lost the top-tier status, although the champion of the I-League will stand a chance to be promoted to the ISL with no participation fee. Due to lost the top league status in the country I-League was marked down automatically and moved from the National Grade to the Local Grade – the lowest subclass of the Elementary Class, since the 2022/2023 season. The Local Grade has one collective spot for all divisions from this subclass. Until the I-League will return at least to the Regional Grade, its numeric position in the global leagues ranking will not be presented.
the KA Football Leagues Global Rating
Open 2022 – place 79/96* / Tier: Domestic / Class: Elementary ❖ / DMN_0,400_0
2021/2022 – place 75/105* / Tier: Domestic / Class: Elementary ❖ / DMN_0,454_0
Open 2021 – place 76/104* / Tier: Domestic / Class: Elementary ❖ / DMN_0,467_0
2020/2021 – place 77/105* / Tier: Domestic / Class: Elementary ❖ / DMN_0.467_0
Open 2020 – place 63 / Tier: Domestic / Class: Secondary ⌘ / DMS_0,467_0
2019/2020 – place 66 / Tier: Domestic / Class: Secondary ⌘ / DMS_0.436_0
2018/2019 – place 66 / Tier: Domestic / Class: Secondary ⌘ / DMS_0,415_0
2017/2018 – place 84*/ Tier: Domestic / Class: Elementary ❖ / DME_0,467_0
2016/2017 – place 78*/ Tier: Domestic / Class: Elementary ❖ / DME_0,467_0
*Within the Elementary Class ❖ , two kind of spots are recognised: a place in the Continental Mode, CM (the first number) and a place according to the global mode in the Aggregated Table, AT (the second number). Continental Mode (CM) and Aggregated Table (AT) are components of the Yard Table. How to operate with the Yard Table you can see in this pdf file.