HISTORY IN GOA

  • The history of Goan football goes back to 1883 when a priest first introduced the sport to the locals.

  • The first football match played in Goa was probably in 1900 in Panjim.

  • The first club was formed in 1905 in the coastal village of Colva in Salcete, called Boys Social Club.

  • The Goa Football Federation which was started in 1959 helped professionalize the sport, by being the first state in the country to create a professional league.

  • With over a 100 years of love for the game, Goa is one of the only state in the country to take football as its official state sport. This culminated with Goa officially declaring Football its official state sport in 2012.

  • Goa currently has about 200 certified clubs through the Goa Football Association.

DREAM OF THE ISL

The Indian Super League was started with the intention to elevate the sport of football across the country. It was created out of love for the game and in hopes to one day bring India’s players to a point where we may be able to stay competitive in the international circuit.

ISL CHARTER

ISL MISSION

The Indian Super League was started with the intention to elevate the sport of football across the country. It was created out of love for the game and in hopes to one day bring India’s players to a point where we may be able to stay competitive in the international circuit.

ISL VISSION

For India to become a global football power and qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

ISL OBJECTIVES

  • To present an international-quality domestic football competition
  • To engage hundreds of millions of passionate and proud Indian football fans
  • To produce a large pool of talented Indian players and ‘heroes’ to play for the Indian national team
  • To set new standards in sports administration, governance and marketing in India
  • To deliver value to all our stakeholders and partners and create demand for further investment