8 teams, 212 players, 61 matches and 10 weeks of football action. Thats Indian Super League for you!
The ISL season 1 has started yesterday with a blistering opening ceremony which featured the club owners like the cricket legend Sachin, Sourav Ganguly, actors John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan and former international players David James, Luis Garcia, Del Piero and many more.
You can follow and get updates about ISL on Twitter. While the real action is happening on the ground, the fans of all the eight teams will be fighting it out on Twitter to show their support and love for their teams.
Follow @IndSuperLeague and join the conversation with the players, teams and the new league!
There are various applications and tweets which you can utilize and stay updated on ISL.
Wondering about the schedule. Just tweet #ISLcal to @IndSuperLeague and you will get the detailed schedules of each match which you can save to your calendar. This was done by CalReply. CalReply enable TV networks and pro-sports leagues to drive tune-in. You can tweet to add television shows and sporting events to your calendar using CalReply.
Team Twitter Battle
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.
In addition to the leaderboard, the official website of Indian Super League has a #LetsFootball Tracker which shows the total tweets and the number of tweets in the last 24 hours. The website has fan cheers which showcases the tweets of fans of all the 8 teams.
The best analytics is Twitter Reverb which is visualization tool from Twitter built with Periscopic.
The web page also displays the India map with the tweet count for each state and the teams that they are supporting.
Most followed footballers and teams
The Twitter accounts of the marquee player from each of the 8 teams are listed below.
- Alessandro Del Piero: @delpieroale (Delhi Dynamos)
- Elano Blumer: @elano_blumer (Chennaiyin FC)
- Robert Pires: @piresrobert7 (FC Goa)
- Joan Capdevila: @capde11 (NorthEast United FC)
- Luis Garcia: @luchogarcia14 (Atletico De Kolkata)
- David Trezeguet: @trezegoldavid (FC Pune City)
- David James: @jamosfoundation (Kerala Blasters)
- Frederik Ljungberg: @freddie (Mumbai City FC)
The twitter accounts of teams based on the number of followers are given below.
- Delhi Dynamos (@DelhiDynamos)
- Atletico De Kolkata (@AtletiDeKolkata)
- Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC)
- Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC)
- Kerala Blasters (@KBFCOfficial)
- FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial)
- North East United FC (@NEUtdFC)
- Pune City FC (@FCPuneCity)
Now its time for action and #LetsPlayFootball. Waiting to see amazing players in action along with an exciting football match. Stay tuned on Twitter as well as on starsports.com.
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