At a Glance – NFL/I-League
1) The inaugural edition of the National Football League (NFL) was held in 1996-97 and JCT Club were the maiden champions.
I-League started from 2007-08 which was won by Dempo Sports Club.
2) Dempo SC have won the national title a maximum of 5 times (NFL-2, I-League-3), Mohun Bagan 3 times (NFL-3 and I-League – 1), East Bengal – 3 times (NFL-3) , Salgaocar Club Twice (NFL-1, I-League-1), Churchill Brothers – Twice (I League – 2) and Bengaluru FC twice (I-League – 2), J CT Club (NFL) & Mahindra United (NFL), Minerva Punjab FC (I-League) & Aizawl FC (I-League) – once each.
3) No team have won the title three years in a row.East Bengal (2002-03, 2003-04) and Dempo Club (2006-07, 2007-08) have won the title two years in a row.
4) East Bengal has recorded the maximum of 227 wins in NFL/I League.
5) East Bengal hold the record of being unbeaten in 22 consecutive matches from Jan, 2002 – April, 2003 of NFL.
6) Mohun Bagan recorded the maximum of 10 consecutive wins in 2008-09 – I-League.
7) East Bengal have scored the maximum of 690 goals in NFL/I League.
8) Leading Scorers
Ranti Martins – 214 goals
Odafa Okolie – 165 goals
Yusif Yakubu – 146 goals
Chidi Edeh – 103 goals
Jose Barreto – 101 goals
Sunil Chhetri – 93 goals
Baichung Bhutia – 89 goals
9) Highest Scorer in one edition
Ranti Martins (Dempo) scored 32 goals in 2011-12
10) Maximum goals by an Individual in one match
Ranti Martins (Dempo) scored 7 goals vs Air India on 30.05.11 at Margao
11) Dempo Club have scored the maximum of 63 goals in one edition in 2010-11
12) Dempo recorded the highest margin of victory when they defeated Air India 14-0 on 30.05.11 at Margao.This match also recorded the maximum number of goals in one match.
13) Dempo Club won the League with maximum of 57 points in 2011-12.