The Indian Super League (ISL) is the most competitive football league in India, with all the top players from the country participating in it. The league also boasts decent foreign talent, while in recent times, it has emerged as a breeding ground for youngsters.
Clubs participating in the ISL have over time become extremely popular with the masses and here, we take a look at five clubs with the most followers on social networking site, Instagram.
Kerala Blasters FC are the most followed ISL club on Instagram and by a huge margin with almost 3million of fans following the club. The population in Kerala are known to follow football passionately, with Blasters holding the record for the highest league attendance – regularly attracting audiences of over 40,000 per game.
Former England Liverpool star, David James recently revealed that the Kerala Blasters stadium atmosphere was the best he has ever experience in his long and storied career.
The state of Goa is known for its love for football and fans flock to see FC Goa whenever possible, with the club also popular on Instagram.
Fans have been known to spend the night outside the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda in the hope of grabbing a couple of tickets for FC Goa’s home matches, while some people paint their car bonnets with the crest of the team when the ISL takes place.
Chennaiyin FC are one of the most successful sides in ISL history and have a considerable fan base as seen by the average attendance of their fans at stadiums during the ISL.
Chennaiyin are huge in the state of Tamil Nadu, with India icon, Sunil Chhetri revealing that he has found the Chennai crowd intimidating during his games with them.
Bengaluru FC are one of the most popular clubs in the country, not only due to their success on the pitch but also due to the amount of superstars they have had in their squad.
Bengaluru are known to have one of the most vocal fanbases in India. The fans are known as the West Block Blues, which is named after West Block A in the Bangalore Football Stadium
The club’s players are aware of the support of the fans, often calling them the “12th Man”.
ATK Mohun Bagan or Mohun Bagan as they were previously known are one of the most historic clubs in Asia, with the club having dedicated and loyal fans who are known the Mariners.
While the merger of the club with ATK was met with a negative reception at first, the club received considerable support from the fans during its ups and downs in the league and other tournaments.
The club’s presence on social media is growing gradually as seen by their followers on Instagram.