ISL gets seat at World Leagues Forum

Hero Indian Super League has received yet another global recognition with its induction into the prestigious World Leagues Forum (WLF). ISL becomes the first league from South Asia and seventh in Asia to join the association of professional football leagues which includes the likes of the Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga, amongst others. Malaysia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Israel and UAE are the other Asian members.

Currently, WLF has members from five continents representing close to 1200 clubs worldwide and works closely with global body FIFA on the development of professional football, providing bespoke support for national football bodies to share best practices and improve standards and structures in professional football. Another step towards Indian football’s rise on the global stage.


That’s great news! This global recognition will pave ways for further professional development of football in India and will also boost the efforts to compete with the European peers.


“It is an honour for ISL to get a seat at the World Leagues Forum table. This recognition from WLF is a testimony to Indian football’s rise on the global stage, and the role that ISL is playing in it. In 2014, when we launched ISL, we had a dream to revolutionize football in India. Every year since then, we have consistently risen the bar and given a world-class platform to our young footballing talent. We look forward to working with WLF to further accelerate the growth of this beautiful game across geographies,” Ambani said in a statement.