This season, Indian Super League clubs played a record number of matches, reflecting the rise of Indian football.
This season, ISL clubs have played a record number of matches. The number of matches played by the clubs in the 2022–23 Indian Super League season has increased dramatically when compared to prior iterations. Bengaluru FC leads the leaderboard with 36 matches played, followed by Mumbai City and ATK Mohun Bagan, both with 33 matches.
The rise in the number of games played by ISL clubs is a clear indication of India’s growing interest in football.
The rise of the ISL has had a tremendous impact on football’s popularity in India. With an average stadium attendance rate of 27,111 people per match, the league is presently the world’s fifth-largest football league in terms of average audience attendance per match.
The league has also experienced a significant surge in social media involvement and viewership. In the 2021 season, the Indian Super League attracted a record audience of more than 130 million viewers, outperforming prior seasons in terms of ratings, viewing time, and other metrics.
This season’s record number of matches played by ISL clubs is a positive indicator of India’s increasing interest in football. The league has made considerable achievements in terms of social media engagement and following, luring prominent European clubs, and boosting local football in the country.
However, the ISL needs to tackle its financial issues in order to ensure the clubs’ long-term profitability, which will benefit football fans and football in India as a whole