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How would the I-League table look like if only goals from Indian players are counted?

Photo Credit: Bengaluru FC

Almost a month has passed since the 2013-14 I-League campaign concluded and Sportskeeda has conducted a unique study to form an alternative table. Here is how the the I-League table would have looked like if only goals from Indian players were taken into consideration.

For example the Kolkata derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan back in March finished 1-1 but in our study the scoreline would be a 1-0 victory for Mohun Bagan as their goal scorer was Indian CS Sabeeth while South Sudan international James Moga got on the scoresheet for East Bengal.

Bengaluru FC would be the champions even in this alternative table but Churchill Brothers, who only avoided relegation by winning on the last day of the season, would be runners-up. Mohammedan Sporting would have survived in this table as they would finish second-from-bottom with United Sports Club getting relegated instead.

The team with the better head-to-head results (only counting Indian scorers) has been placed higher in case two sides finished level on points

Team Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD Points
Bengaluru FC 24 11 10 3 26 12 +14 43
Churchill Brothers 24 8 12 4 19 14 +5 36
East Bengal 24 9 9 6 18 12 +6 36
Dempo 24 7 12 5 12 11 +1 33
Sporting Clube 24 7 11 6 15 13 +2 32
Mumbai FC 24 6 13 5 14 13 +1 31
Shillong Lajong 24 7 10 7 13 11 +2 31
Salgaocar 24 6 11 7 14 15 -1 29
Mohun Bagan 24 6 10 8 10 13 -3 28
Rangdajied United 24 6 9 9 14 17 -3 27
Pune FC 24 3 17 4 11 14 -3 26
Mohammedan Sporting 24 2 15 7 5 13 -8 21
United SC 24 3 11 10 6 18 -12 20

 

Bengaluru’s performance in this table shows that they were not overdependent on foreigners as they also comfortably finished with the best goals for tally and goal difference. Meanwhile Dempo and Shillong Lajong would have the best defensive record in this alternative table. Salgaocar would be the worst affected as they would be eighth whereas in reality the Goan outfit were third. The bottom two – United SC and Mohammedan Sporting – couldn’t even reach double figures in the goals for column.

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