The Indian Super League (ISL) has been inducted into the prestigious World Leagues Forum (WLF), the association of professional football leagues which includes the likes of Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga.
India’s top flight professional football league becomes the first from South Asia and seventh from the continent to join the elite forum, ISL has confirmed in a release.
Currently, the WLF has members from five continents representing close to 1,200 clubs worldwide and works closely with global body FIFA on the development of professional football.
ISL organisers Football Sports Development Limited Founder and Chairperson Nita Ambani said it’s an honour 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. We look forward to working with WLF to further accelerate the growth of this beautiful game across geographies,” she said.
Jerome Perlemuter, General Secretary, World Leagues Forum said: “It is a great pleasure and an honour to welcome the ISL in the professional football family. The ISL has achieved a lot in the recent years and is now on a path to becoming a major league in its region.”