Aizawl FC becomes first north-eastern club to win 2016-17 I-League

The 2016-17 I-League was the 10th edition of the I-League held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong.

Created On: May 2, 2017 14:16 ISTModified On: May 2, 2017 15:55 IST

Aizawl FC becomes first north-eastern club to win 2016-17 I-LeagueAizawl FC on 30 April 2017 defeated Shillong Lajong FC to grab the 2016-17 I-League in Shillong, Meghalaya.

With this, Aizawl FC became the first ever north-eastern club to win the title.

The 2016-17 I-League was the 10th edition of the I-League held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Shillong.

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About I-League

The Hero I League is an Indian professional league for men's association football clubs.

At present, it is contested by 10 clubs.

It operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the I-League 2nd Division as well as a system of direct-entry.

It was formed in 2007 as the ONGC I-League. It is a successor to the previous National Football League.

Since the league inception, a total of five clubs have been crowned champions of the I-League.

Bengaluru FC was the winner of the 2016-16 I-League.

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