Which ISL teams have the most supporters?

The first edition of the Indian Super League saw a surprising turnout with huge crowds in the 8 stadiums across the country. The competition was a bold initiative taken by IMG Reliance to popularize and develop the game of football here in India, and in return it received an overwhelming response from the supporters. The attendance figures which was released at the end of the competition was shocking as it showed that the ISL was one of the most attended football leagues in Asia and fifth most attended football league in the world. It was also the ninth most popular league across all sports.The social media presence of the ISL teams also played a huge part in the competition’s success by creating a buzz across the country. Averaging more than 24,000 in stadium attendance, the ISL is now ahead of the Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League, A-League, J-League and Major League Soccer.Here are the detailed figures from the eight home stadiums and the official social media accounts of the teams:Note: Attendance figures have been updated up to games played on 20 December 2014 and social media numbers updated as of 30 September 2015

#1 Kerala Blasters FC

Home Ground – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi (Capacity: 62,000)

Stadium Attendance

Total: 3,92,886

Highest: 61,323

Lowest: 34,657

Average: 49,111

Social Media Following

Facebook: Kerala Blasters – 666,441 fans

Twitter: @KBFCOfficial – 95,100 followers

#2 Mumbai City FC

Home Ground – DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai (Capacity: 55,000)

Stadium Attendance

Total: 1,58,142

Highest: 28,000

Lowest: 18,197

Average: 22,592

Social Media Following

Facebook: Mumbai City FC – 453,523 fans

Twitter: @MumbaiCityFC – 37,400 followers

#3 Delhi Dynamos FC

Home Ground – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi (Capacity: 60,000)

Stadium Attendance

Total: 1,09,993

Highest: 18,268

Lowest: 13,000

Average: 15,713

Social Media Following

Facebook: Delhi Dynamos FC – 513,125 fans

Twitter: @DelhiDynamos – 35,900 followers

#4 Pune City FC

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Home Ground – Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune (Capacity: 12,000)

Stadium Attendance

Total: 55,015

Highest: 8,427

Lowest: 7,243

Average: 7,859

Social Media Following

Facebook: FC Pune City – 516,196 fans

Twitter: @FCPuneCity – 44,500 followers

#5 Chennaiyin FC

Home Ground – Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai (Capacity: 34,700 with upper tier now open)

Stadium Attendance

Total: 1,76,757

Highest: 25,317

Lowest: 16,567

Average: 22,095

Social Media Following

Facebook: Chennaiyin FC – 223,425 fans

Twitter: @ChennaiyinFC – 49,600 followers

#6 NorthEast United FC

Home Ground – Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati (Capacity: 35,000)

Stadium Attendance

Total: 2,00,296

Highest: 31,770

Lowest: 25,530

Average: 28,614

Social Media Following

Facebook: NorthEast United FC – 212,382 fans

Twitter: @NEUtdFC – 36,900 followers

#7 Atletico de Kolkata FC

Home Ground – Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata (Capacity: 68,000)

Stadium Attendance

Total: 3,16,195

Highest: 65,000

Lowest: 21,550

Average: 45,171

Social Media Following

Facebook: Atletico de Kolkata – 649,946 fans

Twitter: @atleticodekolkata – 116,000 followers

#8 FC Goa

Home Ground – Fatorda Stadium, Goa (Capacity: 19,500)

Stadium Attendance

Total: 1,44,524

Highest: 19,752

Lowest: 16,652

Average: 18,066

Social Media Following

Facebook: FC Goa – 214,013 fans

Twitter: @FCGoaOfficial – 34,600 followers

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Edited by Staff Editor
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