We’re looking forward to 8 teams, 212 players, 61 matches and 10 weeks of football action in the Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) which kicked off earlier today with Atletico De Kolkata (@atletidekolkata) hosting and beating Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) with a 3-0 win. Meanwhile, fans, players, teams and the new league have been using Twitter for public conversations in the lead up to the start of the inaugural season.
Follow @IndSuperLeague and join the conversation with the players, teams and the new league!
ISL calendar (#ISLCal)
Wondering about the schedule? Simply tweet to @IndSuperLeague with #ISLCal and you can save the details of the schedule for the entire ISL season. @calreply made this happen and here’s an example of how it works:
Team Twitter battle (#LetsFootball)
The Indian Super League also encouraged fans to use Twitter to cheer for their team on the day of launch, using the mentions to create a Twitter Leaderboard data visualization on the official website:
Most-followed footballers and teams
You can stay connected to a collection of voices from the league by subscribing to this Indian Super League Twitter list which includes the accounts of the league, the eight teams, marquee players and the broadcaster @starsportsindia.
The Twitter accounts of the marquee player from each of the eight teams are listed below and ranked in descending order by number of followers on Twitter as of today:
In addition, you can follow your team of choice below. The list represents the Twitter leaderboard amongst the eight teams ranked by number of followers on Twitter as of today:
Here’s to an entertaining season of football. Catch up soon!