^ "History". ileague. in. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. ^ a b "AIFF's I-League to have 10 teams". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2014. ^ Amin-ul Islam, Mohammad. "I-League partners ONGC cry foul". Times of India. Archived from the original on 28 September 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2014. ^ "I-League Clubs have Too Many Foreigners: Bhutia". Outlook India.
 Season awards End of season I-League awards were previously conducted by the Football Players' Association of India and All India Football Federation since 2008–09 season. Currently the awards include the Hero of the league, the golden boot, the golden glove, the best head coach (Syed Abdul Rahim Award), the best defender (Jarnail Singh Award), the best midfielder and the emerging player of the league, all of which are sponsored by Hero.
League.  The positives are that the teams are usually well resourced with players earning decent money and the reassuring prospect of employment after their footballing days finish.  On the negative side, teams only effectively represent an individual business with a few thousand workers, rather than whole cities, and thus do not gain broad general support.  On 21 February 2014 it was officially announced that the two remaining institutional clubs in the I-League – Air India and ONGC – had been expelled from the I-League and that all other institutional clubs would not be allowed to participate in the league.  Competition format Since the league began in 2007, the rules have changed almost yearly. Currently, the league has 12 teams.
1965 2015– 2nd, 2017–18 6th, 2018–19 Rajasthan United FC Bhilwara, Rajasthan Rajasthan University Sports Complex 6, 000 RUFC Sports Private Limited 2018 (as JECRC CF) Real Kashmir FC Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir TRC Turf Ground 11, 000 Shamim Mehraj and Sandeep Chattoo 2018 2018– 3rd, 2018–19 RoundGlass Punjab FC Mohali, Punjab Guru Nanak Stadium 30, 000 RoundGlass Sports 2005 (as Minerva Academy FC) 1st, 2017–18 9th, 2016–17, 2018–19 Sreenidi Deccan FC Vizag, Andhra Pradesh Deccan Arena, Hyderabad [yet to announce] Sreenidhi Group Sudeva Delhi FC New Delhi, Delhi Chhatrasal Stadium Anuj Gupta and Vijay Hakari 2014 2020– 8th, 2020–21 TRAU FC TRAU Football Club Pvt.
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One of the clubs in the league, FC Kochin, went defunct in 2002 after it was revealed that the club had not paid salaries since 2000, after making up 2. 5 crores of losses in a season.  After a decade of decline with the National Football League, the All India Football Federation decided it was time for a change. This resulted in the modern day iteration of the top-tier in India.  Formation After the 2006–07 NFL season, it was announced that it would be rebranded as the I-League for the 2007–08 season.  The league's first season consisted of eight teams from the previous NFL campaign and two teams from the 2nd Division to form a 10 team league.  Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), the title sponsors of the previous NFL, were named as the title sponsors of the I-League before the league kicked off in November 2007.
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41 486 2. 67 489 2. 69 521 2. 88 530 2. 91 402 156 2. 47 280 2. 55 186 2. 58 225 2. 5 2. 27 303 109 2. 78 187 69[a] 2. 71 216 2. 7 294 2. 58 Player transfer fees Top transfer fees paid by I-League clubs Player Fee (min) Year Transfer Out Transfer In Reference Uga Okpara ₹7 crore (US$880, 000) 2009 Enyimba Odafa Onyeka Okolie ₹3 crore (US$380, 000) 2011 Lester Fernandez ₹20 lakh (US$25, 000) 2012 Prayag United Ronaldo Oliveira ₹10 lakh (US$13, 000) Top transfer fees received by I-League clubs Khalid Aucho ₹4 crore (US$500, 000) Misr Lel Makkasa Sunil Chhetri ₹1. 14 crore (US$140, 000) Mumbai City Pedro Manzi ₹1 crore (US$130, 000) Albirex Niigata Eugeneson Lyngdoh ₹90 lakh (US$110, 000) Pune City Top scorers Season after season, players in the I-League compete for the golden boot title, which is awarded at the end of each season to the top scorer throughout the entire season.
 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.