Indian Super League, which started in the second-most populous nation in the world, where high rising popularity of football in India and the influx of foreign coaches and partnerships with major clubs like Atletico Madrid, Indian Super League have helped the Indian football and players in many ways.
Here Sports Lounge take a look at owners of ISL clubs.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC – Primarily owned by RP Sanjiv Goenka Group along with Mohun Bagan club, and Utsav Parekh.
Odisha FC – Formerly known as Delhi Dynamos, sold to GMS groups in 2016 including sponsorships from Reliance Foundation and Odisha tourism.
Bengaluru FC – One of the most famous football clubs of ISL, principally owned by JSW group.
Mumbai City FC – Bollywood Superstar Ranbir Kapoor, Bimal Parekh, The Ethiad group and The City group are the club owners.
Kerala Blasters FC – A group of famous actors from Southern India including Chiranjeevi, Allu Aravind, Nagarjuna and business tycoon Nimmagadda Prasad.
FC Goa – Cricket star Virat Kohli, Venugopal Dhoot and Jaydev Mody are all leading the club as owners.
Jamsedhpur – Owned solely by TATA group since 2017.
NorthEast United – Bollywood hunk John Abraham, Jaya Balan and George John all formed the club.
Hyderabad FC – Vijay Madhuri, Rana Duggubatti, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Varun Tripuraneni are all owners of club.
Chennaiyin FC – Vita Dani, MS Dhoni, Abhishek Bachchan and a Madras Consortium are the current owners of club.