As the Indian Super League’s winter break draws to an end, players are returning back to their parent clubs. With the international season of AFC Asian Cup ended in a big disappointment for the Indian football fans, eyes will now be fixated on the domestic football. But when we say ‘India’s domestic football’ the eternal debate over which is superior – I-League or ISL – arises. While one was established way back in 2007, the other was formed 7 years later in 2014. The next question that naturally follows is – which is the most followed football club on the Indian soil?
Well, here we compile a list of top 5 football clubs in India (based on success and fan following):
5 Kerala Blasters
Kerala Blasters Football Club (KBFC) was established on 24 May 2014 in by Sachin Tendulkar in association with Prasad Potluri. Although the club has not necessarily tasted success, with ending up as the runner of the Indian Super League on two occasions, it finds a place on our list of top 5 football clubs in the country owing to its massive popularity.
The Kochi-based side witnessed a humongous average attendance of 55,000 in its first season at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. That is the highest mean attendance so far in the league’s history. KBFC also have a massive following on social media, with a massive 1.83 million number of people following the club in twitter.
Social Media Following:
Twitter: 1.83 million
Facebook: 11 million