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 This has bought about a lot of controversial news, most recently being when Churchill Brothers won the I-League after the 2012–13 season with Subhash Bhowmick not winning the "Coach of the Year" award, due to being listed as the technical director.  Seeing this, the AIFF technical director, Rob Baan, as well as others, advocated that the federation make it mandatory for both technical directors and head coaches to have an AFC Pro-Diploma.  On May 14, 2014 this was officially put into act by the AIFF during their I-League licensing committee meeting.  In terms of coaching performance, after the first seven seasons of the I-League, an Indian head coach has won the I-League four times while a foreign head coach has won it three times.
 I-League operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the I-League 2 and at first only promotion system with the Indian Super League, from the 2022–23 season.  Since the inception of the I-League, a total of seven clubs have been crowned champions. Dempo have won the most titles in league history, being crowned champions three times. Churchill Brothers, Mohun Bagan, Bengaluru and Gokulam Kerala have won the league twice.  Salgaocar, Aizawl, Minerva Punjab and Chennai City have won it once. History Origins In 1996, the first domestic league was started in India, known as the National Football League,  in an effort to introduce professionalism in Indian football.
When the I-League began in 2007 the last sponsor from the old National Football League, ONGC, were brought in as the sponsors, making the league be known as the ONGC I-League.  However, after the 2010–11 season, the deal with ONGC was not renewed and the I-League was left without a sponsorship deal till 2013.  On 24 September 2013, it was announced that telecommunications company, Airtel would be the new title sponsor of the I-League, thus making the league known as the Airtel I-League.  In December 2014, it was announced that Hero MotoCorp would replace Airtel as the title sponsor for the league and hence the league would be known has Hero I-League.  Period Title sponsor Tournament name 2007–11 ONGC I-League 2011–13 none I-League Airtel Airtel I-League 2014–present Hero Hero I-League Media coverage TV telecast Online streaming 2007–2010 Zee Sports 2010–2017 Ten Action, Ten Sports DittoTV 2017–2019 Star Sports Hotstar, JioTV 2019–2022 1Sports Facebook, JioTV 2022– Eurosport HD, DD Sports Discovery plus 2017 – present 2022-23 I-League season is airing on DD Sport and Eurosport HD television channel in India.
 Performance by clubs Titles Winning seasons Runners-up seasons Third place seasons 2008–09, 2012–13 2007–08, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2019–20 2008–09, 2015–16, 2016–17 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2012–13, 2015–16, 2016–17 Stats and players Individual game highest attendance records Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Date 1–0 90, 000 Salt Lake Stadium 20 November 2011 0–1 24 November 2013 2–1 63, 756 Salt lake Stadium 19 January 2020 1–1 63, 342 26 January 2016 57, 780 28 March 2015 Seasonal statistics Total goals Matches played Average per game 226 2.
Second-placed Mohammedan Sporting, three points behind Gokulam's 40 after 17 rounds, now have a chance to catch up with them if they win tomorrow. As the first leg between the two teams ended 1-1, MSC would be proclaimed champions based on a superior head-to-head count, as per tournament rules. Staying true to their recent tradition, another last day, last round photo-finish will decide the I-League on Saturday. Here's everything you need to know about the Gokulam Kerala FC vs Mohammedan SC I-League match. When is the Gokulam Kerala FC vs Mohammedan SC, I-League match? The I-League match between Mohammedan SC and Gokulam Kerala FC will take place on May 14, Saturday. What time will the Gokulam Kerala FC vs Mohammedan SC, I-League match be? The match between Mohammedan SC and Gokulam Kerala FC will begin at 7:00 pm IST. Where will the Gokulam Kerala FC vs Mohammedan SC, I-League match be played? The match between Mohammedan SC and Gokulam Kerala FC will be played at the Salt Lake stadium, Kolkata.
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