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In the dazzling world of Indian football, the Indian Super League (ISL) stands as a shining beacon, showcasing the nation’s footballing prowess while attracting some of the most talented players and visionary minds from across the globe. As the ISL 2023-24 season kicks off, the anticipation and excitement reach unprecedented heights. It’s not just about the players and the matches; it’s about the masterminds who steer the ships—the coaches and the owners. From seasoned veterans to innovative newcomers, these coaches and owners are poised to deliver a season of thrilling football that will leave fans on the edge of their seats. Get ready to meet the visionaries who will bring their unique philosophies and strategies to the beautiful game. In this blog, we will look at ISL teams owners in 2023-24 season.
Indian Super League (ISL) Teams 2023-24: Coach and Owners
|JSW Sports (Sajjan Jindal)
|East Bengal FC
|Emami East Bengal FC Pvt. Ltd.
1. East Bengal Pvt. Ltd. (23%)
2. Emami Group (77%)
|Jaydev Mody (65% stake)
Venugopal Dhoot (23% stake)
Virat Kohli (12% stake)
|TATA Steel (Chanakya Chaudhary)
|Kerala Blasters FC
|Magnum Sports Private Limited
|Mohun Bagan Super Giant
|RPSG Mohun Bagan Pvt. Ltd. (Sanjiv Goenka)
1. Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd. (80%)
2. Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Pvt. Ltd. (20%)
|Mumbai City FC
|Mumbai City Football India Private Limited
City Football Group (65%)
Ranbir Kapoor (18%)
Bimal Parekh (17%)
|NorthEast United FC
|Juan Pedro Benali
JSW Sports (Sajjan Jindal)
The Simon Grayson-coached team is owned by JSW Sports which is a part of a big conglomerate – JSW Group. JSW Group is a Mumbai-based, global conglomerate that belongs to the O.P. Jindal Group and is led by Sajjan Jindal. The group’s varied activities include steel, energy, infrastructure, cement, and paints. Jindal is a well-respected individual that many young entrepreneurs look up to. He is a fervent supporter of inclusive growth and thinks that corporations must contribute back to society.
Indian actor and producer Abhishek Bachchan is well known for his work in Hindi cinema. He is a member of the Bachchan family, the son of the actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, as well as the great-grandson of the poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and the social activist Teji Bachchan. In addition to his acting career, Bachchan is also a sports entrepreneur. He is the co-owner of the Pro Kabaddi League team Jaipur Pink Panthers and the Indian Super League football team Chennaiyin FC.
Former Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is lauded as one of the best captains of all time and is renowned for his leadership, wicket-keeping, and powerful batting abilities. Dhoni is known for his cool and calm demeanor under pressure, and his ability to finish matches. He currently holds the co-ownership for Chennaiyin FC alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Vita Dani.
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Vita Dani is a sports entrepreneur and philanthropist who aspires to significantly improve India through sports and philanthropy. Dani epitomizes the promise and fire of today’s generation. She is the current co-owner of Chennaiyin FC.
East Bengal FC
Indian multinational corporation Emami Group has its headquarters in Kolkata. This group conducts business under the tag name Himani. The company operates seven production facilities in India and one abroad. The business serves a variety of specialized markets in the healthcare and personal care industries.
East Bengal FC Pvt. Ltd.
East Bengal Club is an Indian professional multi-sports club in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is most known for its professional men’s football team, which plays in the Indian Super League (ISL), the country’s top football league. The club also offers divisions for hockey, athletics, eSports, men’s and women’s cricket, and women’s and men’s football.
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Over his more than 40 years in business, Mr. Jaydev Mody has spent more than 25 of those years developing real estate. He was essential in the construction and development of India’s first international mall, Crossroads, in South Mumbai. He is the current Chairman of Delta Corp Ltd.
Businessman Venugopal Dhoot was born in Mumbai, India. His wealth in 2015 was $1.19 billion, making him the 61st richest Indian, according to Forbes magazine. He is the founder, chairman, and managing director of the company Videocon.
Born on November 5, 1988, Virat Kohli is a former captain of the Indian national cricket team and an international cricketer for India. He currently plays for Delhi in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Kohli is widely recognized as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the game and as one of the top cricket players in the entire world. He currently co-owns FC Goa alongside Jaydev Mody and Venugopal Dhoot.
For the past decade, Vijay Madduri, CEO of Incessant Technologies, has pursued a singular goal: to create a formidable company that steadfastly adheres to basic ideas and values while being flexible and responsive to shifting consumer needs. He also co-owns the Indian Super League team, Hyderabad FC.
He is a Vijayawada native, raised in Chennai, and now runs companies in the ceramics and building materials sectors in the UK. Varun, who is only 37 years old, is the team’s driving force and has focused on grassroots football in Hyderabad. Before joining Hyderabad FC in 2019, he served as the CEO of Kerala Blasters Football Club.
TATA Steel (Chanakya Chaudhary)
With offices in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, Tata Steel Limited is a global Indian steel manufacturer. It belongs to the Tata Group. Chanakya Chaudhary presently serves as Tata Steel Limited’s Vice President (Corporate Services). He also sits on the boards of the Tata Steel Foundation, Jamshedpur Football and Sporting Pvt. Ltd., Hockey Ace Foundation, and Medica TS Hospital Pvt.
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Kerala Blasters FC
Magnum Sports Private Limited
Founded on May 27, 2014, Kerala Blasters FC is owned by industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad, actor Chiranjeevi, producer Allu Arvind, and Nikhil Bhardwaj and operated by Magnum Sports Private Limited. A Private Limited Indian Non-Government Company, Magnum Sports Private Limited (MSPL) was established in India on September 9, 2014. Hyderabad, Telangana, India serves as its registered office.
Mohun Bagan Super Giant
Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd.
Founded on May 28, 2014, Kolkata Games And Sports Private Limited is a private company. It is registered with the Registrar of Companies in Kolkata and categorized as a Non-Government Company. It currently holds 80% stakes for the ISL team Mohun Bagan Super Giants.
Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, also known as Mohun Bagan, is a multi-sports professional club in India with its headquarters in Kolkata, West Bengal. One of the first clubs in Asia, it was founded in 1889 with a focus on football. The football division participates in the Indian Super League, the top tier of the Indian football league system, and is now known as Mohun Bagan Super Giant for ownership reasons.
Mumbai City FC
City Football Group
Association football clubs are managed by City Football Group Limited, a holding corporation. Three companies jointly own the group, with Abu Dhabi United Group holding an 81% majority, Silver Lake an 18% stake, and China Media Capital and CITIC Capital a 1% stake. The business serves as the parent company for its marquee football team, Manchester City, and takes its name from the club.
Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor is well-known for his roles in Hindi-language films. He is among the highest-paid actors in Hindi film, and since 2012, he has appeared on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. Numerous honors, including six Filmfare Awards, have been bestowed on Kapoor. He is the current co-owner of the ISL team Mumbai City FC.
With over 35 years of experience and a Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics degree, Bimal Parekh currently serves on the boards of numerous prestigious forums and organizations. In addition to being the financial advisor for blockbusters like Dangal and Andhadhun, he also co-owns the ISL team Mumbai City FC.
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NorthEast United FC
John Abraham is an actor and producer from India who was nominated for four Filmfare Awards and has received a National Film Award for his stoic action-hero persona. Since 2017, Abraham has been included in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list. He currently holds the co-ownership for NorthEast United FC in Indian Super League.
Jaya Balan, who is a perfume businessman, oversees the day-to-day activities of the Indian Super League team- NorthEast United FC. He currently holds the ownership of the club alongside John Abraham.
Global Marketing Systems Inc. (GMS), which was founded in 1992, is the biggest buyer of ships and other offshore assets in the world for recycling. The company has been a pioneer and industry leader in ship recycling for more than 30 years, taking on issues head-on and logically resolving them. GMS has developed a worldwide presence and a group of devoted professionals who assist the business in offering one-stop, all-inclusive solutions for the recycling of maritime assets.
Indian nonprofit organization called RoundGlass Foundation focuses primarily on Punjab. Vishal Chowla, who formerly served as CEO for Resource Mobilization & External Engagement at Save the Children India and led the Direct Impact Team at GiveIndia, is the organization’s leader. Punjab FC and other connected organizations are owned by their subsidiary company RoundGlass Sports Pvt. Ltd.