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Chennaiyin FC

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Founded: August 28, 2014
Ground: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai
Capacity: 27,877
Owner(s): Abhishek Bachchan, MS Dhoni, Vita Dani
Manager: Csaba László
League: Indian Super League
2019–20: ISL League: 4th (10 teams)
2019-20 ISL Playoffs: Runners Up

2019-20 AIFF Player of the Year and AIFF Emerging Player of the Year Awards announced25-Sep-20Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Sanju Yadav have been declared winners of the men’s and women’s 2019-20 AIFF Player of the Year award respectively.
Chennaiyin FC sign Bosnian defender Enes Sipović21-Sep-20Chennaiyin FC have signed 30-year-old Bosnian defender Enes Sipović on a one-year deal ahead of the 2020-21 Indian Super League.
Chennaiyin FC sign fullbacks Reagan Singh and Lalchhuanmawia13-Sep-20Chennaiyin FC have shored up their defence with the signings of right back Reagan Singh and left back Lalchhuanmawia ahead of ISL 7.
Fullback Laldinliana Renthlei pens a deal with Jamshedpur FC03-Sep-20Jamshedpur FC have signed 22-year-old fullback Laldinliana Renthlei on a three-year-deal from Chennaiyin FC ahead of ISL 7.
Former Dundee United FC and Hearts manager Csaba László is the new Head Coach at Chennaiyin FC30-Aug-20Chennaiyin FC have appointed Romanian–Hungarian manager Csaba László as the Head Coach for the upcoming season of the ISL.
Indian Super League [ISL] 2020-21 to be held in Goa16-Aug-20The seventh edition of the Indian Super League will be held in Goa between November 21 2020 and March 21 2021.
ISL: Front Men Under the Microscope: Poachers and Advanced Forwards [Part II]09-Aug-20Part II of our analysis on ISL strikers focuses on poachers and advanced forwards and we also discuss the lack of playing time Indian strikers endure.
Chennaiyin FC forward Nerijus Valskis moves to Jamshedpur FC05-Aug-20Jamshedpur FC have wrapped up a two-year-deal for the 2019-20 ISL Golden Boot winner Nerijus Valskis from last season’s ISL runners up Chennaiyin FC.
Jamshedpur FC appoint Owen Coyle as their new manager07-Aug-20Jamshedpur FC have appointed Chennaiyin FC’s manager from last season Owen Coyle as their new head coach.
ISL: Front Men Under the Microscope: Target Men and No. 9s [Part I]08-Aug-20From Target Men to No. 9s, from Gyan-Valskis-Santana to Messi B and Sergio Castel, we analyse the different kinds of forwards plying their trade in the ISL
New Rules for the seventh season (2020-21) of the Indian Super League (ISL)17-Jun-20The Indian Super League has issued new rules pertaining to head coaches, number of foreign players, developmental and marquee players ahead of the 2020-21 season of the ISL.
Odisha FC add Indian Arrows defenders Hendry Antonay and Saurabh Meher to their squad06-Jun-20Odisha FC have announced the addition of Indian Arrows defenders Hendry Antonay and Saurabh Meher to their squad.
ISL 2019-20: From the Vanguard to the Bulwark – Four Players who made the Transition16-May-20A statistical and analytical look at fullbacks in the ISL in comparison with players who made the transition from the attacking half of the pitch to the defensive half.
ISL 2019-20 Season: Centre-Back Comparison using Player Protractor30-Apr-20We looked up data on centre-backs playing in the ISL, adjusted it for possession and drew up what we’d like to call “Player Protractors” and analyzed it.
ISL 2019-20 Final: ATK FC win the Indian Super League title for a third time15-Mar-20ATK defeated Chennaiyin FC in the 2019-20 ISL Final at the Fatorda to pick up the Indian Super League title for a record third time.
Chennaiyin FC 2019-20: Fury Road to the Final13-Mar-20For the initial part of the current ISL season, it ominously looked like Chennaiyin FC would finish in the same place as the season before – bottom of the table.
Second Division League 2019-20 will commence on January 25th11-Jan-20The 2nd Division League is all set to commence on the 25th of January with 18 teams competing in the preliminary round of the 2019-20 season.
Chennaiyin FC appoint Owen Coyle as the replacement for outgoing Head Coach John Gregory04-Dec-19Chennaiyin FC have appointed former Burnley and Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle as the Head Coach for the rest of the season in lieu of John Gregory who resigned recently.
ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC vs Odisha FC: Football by Numbers29-Nov-19Chennaiyin FC took the lead twice in tonight’s game against Odisha, but lapses in defense meant they could only salvage a point at home.
ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC vs Hyderabad FC: Football by Numbers26-Nov-19A dramatic night at the Marina Arena as Chennaiyin FC scored twice in stoppage time to pick up their first win of the season against a disjointed Hyderabad FC.
ISL 2019-20: Bengaluru FC vs Chennaiyin FC: Football by Numbers11-Nov-19Bengaluru FC pick up their first win of the season while a listless Chennaiyin FC much like last season are stuck firmly at the bottom of the table.
ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC vs ATK: Football by Numbers31-Oct-19Lowest goalscorers from last season – Chennaiyin FC’s goal drought continues this season while their opponents ATK managed to sneak in a goal to go top of the table.
ISL 2019-20: Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City FC: Football by Numbers28-Oct-19Playing at home, Chennaiyin FC failed to take advantage of a clutch of chances against Mumbai City – instead the game fizzled out into a draw.
I-League to start on November 30; 10 clubs approved for 2nd Division League25-Oct-19The AIFF League Committee met in New Delhi today and announced that the I-League 2019-20 season will commence on November 30th.
Podcast: The Drag Flick: Chennaiyin FC 2019-20 Season Preview10-Oct-19In the latest episode of The Drag Flick, we preview two-time champions Chennaiyin FC ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League season.
Chennaiyin FC sign Brazilian midfielder Rafael Crivellaro03-Sep-19Chennaiyin FC have wrapped up a deal for 30-year-old Brazilian midfielder Rafael Crivellaro for the upcoming Indian Super League season.
FC Pune City custodian Vishal Kaith joins Chennaiyin FC01-Sep-19Chennaiyin FC have wrapped up a deal to sign 23-year-old FC Pune City custodian Vishal Kaith on a long term contract.
Lallianzuala Chhangte signs for Chennaiyin FC31-Aug-19Chennaiyin FC have announced the signing of 22-year-old Delhi Dynamos winger Lallianzuala Chhangte on a free transfer for the upcoming season.
Kerala Blasters sign experienced forward Mohammed Rafi29-Aug-19Kerala Blasters FC have brought on-board 37-year-old Chennaiyin FC forward Mohammed Rafi on a free transfer for the upcoming season.
Chennaiyin FC sign Maltese forward André Schembri28-Aug-19Chennaiyin FC have signed 33-year-old forward and former Maltese International André Schembri from Apollon Limassol on a free transfer.
Bengaluru FC sign Raphael Augusto from Chennaiyin FC25-Aug-19Bengaluru FC have pulled off a coup with the signing of Chennaiyin FC’s star Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto on a two-year deal.
Chennaiyin FC sign Romanian winger Dragoș Firțulescu24-Aug-19Chennaiyin FC have brought on-board 30-year-old Romanian winger Dragoș Firțulescu on a free transfer from Bulgarian top-flight club FC Dunav Ruse.
Chennaiyin FC sign Afghan defender Masih Saighani19-Aug-19Chennaiyin FC have signed 32-year-old Afghan defender Masih Saighani from Abahani Limited Dhaka on a free transfer for the upcoming season.
Chennaiyin FC add Mumbai City FC defender Lucian Goian to their squad13-Aug-19Chennaiyin FC have signed Mumbai City FC’s 36-year-old Romanian defender Lucian Goian on a free transfer for the upcoming Indian Super League season.
Chennaiyin FC sign Lithuanian international Nerijus Valskis on a free transfer07-Jul-19Chennaiyin FC have announced the signing of 31-year-old Lithuanian forward Nerijus Valskis on a free transfer for the upcoming ISL season.
Jamshedpur FC wrap up a two-year deal for Isaac Vanmalsawma from Chennaiyin FC06-Jul-19Jamshedpur FC have announced the signing of 22-year-old attacking midfielder Isaac Vanmalsawma from Chennaiyin FC for the upcoming ISL season.
Chennaiyin FC sign Edwin Sydney Vanspaul from I-League Champions Chennai City FC17-May-19Chennaiyin FC have announced the signing of 26-year-old midfielder/fullback Edwin Sydney Vanspaul from the 2018-19 I-League Champions Chennai City FC.
Hero Super Cup Final 2019: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: All Things Considered14-Apr-19FC Goa have finally arrived on Coronation Street!
2nd Division League: Matchday 12 [24/03-27/03]28-Mar-19In Matchday 12 of the 2nd Division League, ARA FC and Lonestar Kashmir FC falter in Group A; Lonestar have two games in hand and are two points behind ARA FC leaving them in prime position to qualify if they are able to negotiate their hectic home schedule.
2nd Division League: Matchday 11 [19/03-22/03]23-Mar-19Ozone FC, Chhinga Veng FC and TRAU FC are through to the final round. Lonestar Kashmir’s home games are moved to Katra and Mohammedan SC cry foul…
2nd Division League: Matchday 9 [11/03-13/03]14-Mar-19Ozone FC have Fateh Hyderabad in their sights; Chhinga Veng on the brink of qualifying and Mohammedan SC’s resurgence is well underway at the end of Matchday 9 of the 2nd Division League.
ISL 2018-19: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: All Things Considered01-Mar-19The defending champions Chennaiyin FC finished their league campaign with a whimper after going down to title contenders FC Goa at the Fatorda.
2nd Division League: Matchday 6 [24/02-26/02]27-Feb-19Bengaluru FC B and Fateh Hyderabad maintain their perfect start; South United FC go further south and Mohammedan SC pick up their first win at the end of Matchday 6 of the 2nd Division League.
ISL 2018-19: Chennaiyin FC vs Jamshedpur FC: All Things Considered24-Feb-19Jamshedpur FC are just out of reach of the play-offs much alike last season after being held to a draw at the home of the defending champions Chennaiyin FC.
2nd Division League: Matchday 5 [20/02-23/02]24-Feb-19Hindustan FC and South United FC yet to notch a win; Rainbow AC, Fateh Hyderabad and Chhinga Veng FC remain unbeaten at the end of Matchday 5 of the Second Division League.
ISL 2018-19: Kerala Blasters FC vs Chennaiyin FC: All Things Considered16-Feb-19Kerala Blasters picked their first home win in over a year as they made light work of a dull and uninspired Chennaiyin FC in Kochi.
ISL 2018-19: Chennaiyin FC vs Bengaluru FC: All Things Considered10-Feb-19Too much rotation is spoiling the crop for Bengaluru FC as they slumped to a defeat against Chennaiyin FC at the Marina Arena.
ISL 2018-19: Chennaiyin FC vs FC Pune City: All Things Considered03-Feb-19A second half brace by the Pune City talisman Marcelinho got the new manager Phil Brown off to a winning start while Chennaiyin sank further into oblivion.
ISL: Chennaiyin FC sign Australian International Chris Herd02-Feb-19Chennaiyin FC have moved to sign Christopher Herd as a replacement for Inigo Calderon who left the club recently.
ISL 2018-19: Northeast United FC vs Chennaiyin FC: All Things Considered27-Jan-19New signings Vineeth and Narzary remained anonymous as a listless Chennaiyin FC slumped to a defeat against Northeast United FC.
ISL 2018-19: Team Previews for the second half of the season26-Jan-19
ISL 2018-19: Chennaiyin FC sign CK Vineeth and Halicharan Narzary on loan, Kerala Blasters sign Baoringdao Bodo24-Jan-19Chennaiyin FC have announced the signings of striker CK Vineeth and winger Halicharan Narzary from Kerala Blasters FC.
2nd Division League: Matchday 3 [21/01-23/01]24-Jan-19FC Goa [R] inflict a tennis scoreline, Bengaluru FC [R] shuttle past ARA FC and a high-flying Ozone FC go top of Group B at the end of Matchday 3 of the 2nd Division League.
ISL 2018-19: Zakeer Mundampara, Mailson Alves and Carlos Calvo suspended23-Jan-19The AIFF has suspended Zakeer Mundampara (Kerala Blasters), Mailson Alves (Chennaiyin FC) and Carlos Calvo (Jamshedpur FC) for breaching the AIFF code of conduct.
2nd Division League: Matchday 2 [16/01-19/01]20-Jan-19Jamshedpur FC [R] feel the heat at The Furnace, Howrah Show for ATK [R] and South United FC script a miraculous comeback at the end of Matchday 2.
2nd Division League: Matchday 1 [12/01-14/01]15-Jan-19The opening week of the 2nd Division League: ATK [R] win over Mohammedan, Nigerian Princewill Emeka picks up where he left off and points shared between the reserves and debutantes.
2nd Division League: Fixtures/Schedule, Groups and Tournament Format13-Jan-19The 2nd Division League kicked off yesterday with Mohammedan Sporting losing to ATK Reserves at home. Here’s an overview of the groups, fixtures and format.
ISL, Dec. 15: Chennaiyin FC vs Delhi Dynamos: All Things Considered16-Dec-18The defending champions Chennaiyin FC have officially hit rock bottom after a chastening defeat against fellow bottom-table dwellers Delhi Dynamos.
ISL, Dec. 6: Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC: All Things Considered06-Dec-18Mumbai City stormed into second place in the league with a comfortable 2-0 win over a Chennaiyin side that flattered to deceive.
ISL, Dec. 2: Chennaiyin FC vs ATK: All Things Considered02-Dec-18Defending champions Chennaiyin FC host ATK at the Marina Arena in a bid to restore some credibility to their campaign.
ISL: Chennaiyin vs Kerala Blasters (Nov 29, 2018) All Things Considered29-Nov-18The Southern Derby turned out to be a damp squib with the two teams so short on confidence they spurned multiple goal-scoring opportunities.
ISL: Jamshedpur FC vs Chennaiyin FC (Nov 25, 2018) All Things Considered25-Nov-18Jamshedpur FC made Chennaiyin feel all at sea as the defending champions slumped to their sixth defeat of the season.
Indian Super League: Pune City vs Chennaiyin FC (Nov 6, 2018) All Things Considered06-Nov-189th and 10th placed teams FC Pune City and Chennaiyin go head to head in Pune in a battle to avoid the ignominy of being the last-placed team.
Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC vs Mumbai City (Nov 3, 2018) All Things Considered03-Nov-18Defending champions Chennaiyin will be desperately looking for a win to salvage their season when they take on Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.
Indian Super League: ATK vs Chennaiyin FC (Oct 26, 2018) All Things Considered26-Oct-18ATK will host Chennaiyin FC at the Salt Lake Stadium and will be looking to get somewhere close to the top half of the table.
Indian Super League: Delhi Dynamos vs Chennaiyin FC (Oct 23, 2018) All Things Considered23-Oct-18Delhi Dynamos will host Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Stadium. Both teams haven’t won a game yet this season and will be looking for a win to kickstart their campaign.
Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC vs Northeast United FC (Oct 18, 2018) All Things Considered18-Oct-18The defending champions Chennaiyin FC will look to register their first win this season against Northeast United FC.
Indian Super League: Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa (Oct 6) All Things Considered11-Oct-18Full Time: Chennaiyin FC 1-3 FC Goa
Indian Super League: Round 1 Fixtures (Sep 29 – Oct 3 2018) All Things Considered11-Oct-18Here’s a brief overview of the first round of Indian Super League fixtures this 2018-19 season.
Indian Super League 2018‑19 Preview No 3: Chennaiyin FC28-Sep-18Chennaiyin FC has retained the core of their team from their title-winning season, but they have the AFC Cup to contend with.
Indian Super League Transfer Season Updates31-Aug-18
Defending Champions Chennaiyin FC resign Brazilian defender Eli Sabia25-Aug-18  Indian Super League holders Chennaiyin FC are delighted to announce the signing of Brazilian defender Eli Sabia on a one-year contract. The 29-year-old center-back makes a comeback to the club, having made 11 appearances for CFC in the 2016 ISL campaign. He last played for Al-Raed FC in the Saudi Arabian top tier. “I […]
Indian Super League (ISL) fixtures are out!25-Aug-18The Indian Super League (ISL) fixture list is out! The league starts off on the 29th of September.
Chennaiyin FC announce Henrique Sereno will not be part of 2018-19 ISL campaign25-Aug-18Chennaiyin FC announced that their Indian Super League 2017-18 winning captain, Henrique Sereno will not be a part of the squad for the 2018-19 season.

2019-20 Indian Super League [ISL] Table
1FC Goa [Q]18123346232339
2ATK [Q]18104433161734
3Bengaluru FC [Q]188642213930
4Chennaiyin FC [Q]188553226629
5Mumbai City FC187562529-426
6Odisha FC187472831-325
7Kerala Blasters FC184772932-319
8Jamshedpur FC184682235-1318
9Northeast United FC182881630-1414
10Hyderabad FC1824122139-1810

2019-20 Indian Super League [ISL] Fixtures & Results
95March 14 2020FINALChennaiyin FC1-3ATK [C]
93March 7 2020Semifinal I 2nd LegFC Goa4-2 (5-6 aggregate)Chennaiyin FC
91February 29, 2020Semifinal I 1st LegChennaiyin FC4-1FC Goa
90February 25, 2020TUESDAYNortheast United FC2-2Chennaiyin FC19:30
87February 21, 2020FRIDAYMumbai City FC0-1Chennaiyin FC19:30
84February 16, 2020SUNDAYATK1-3Chennaiyin FC19:30
78February 9, 2020SUNDAYChennaiyin FC0-0Bengaluru FC19:30
72February 1 2020SATURDAYKerala Blasters FC3-6Chennaiyin FC19:30
65January 23, 2020THURSDAYChennaiyin FC4-1Jamshedpur FC19:30
60January 16, 2020THURSDAYChennaiyin FC2-0Northeast United FC19:30
56January 10, 2020FRIDAYHyderabad FC1-3Chennaiyin FC19:30
53January 6, 2020MONDAYOdisha FC2-0Chennaiyin FC19:30
46December 26, 2019THURSDAYChennaiyin FC3-4FC Goa19:30
42December 20, 2019FRIDAYChennaiyin FC3-1Kerala Blasters FC19:30
35December 9, 2019MONDAYJamshedpur FC1-1Chennaiyin FC19:30
26November 28, 2019THURSDAYChennaiyin FC2-2Odisha FC19:30
23November 25, 2019MONDAYChennaiyin FC2-1Hyderabad FC19:30
20November 10, 2019SUNDAYBengaluru FC3-0Chennaiyin FC19:30
11October 30, 2019WEDNESDAYChennaiyin FC0-1ATK19:30
8October 27, 2019SUNDAYChennaiyin FC0-0Mumbai City FC19:30
4October 23, 2019WEDNESDAYFC Goa3-0Chennaiyin FC19:30

Karanjit SinghEli SabiáMasih SaighaniJeje Lalpekhlua
Sanjiban GhoshJerry LalrinzualaThoi SinghNerijus Valskis
Nikhil BernardZohmingliana RalteAnirudh ThapaAndré Schembri
Samik MitraLaldinliana RenthleiDhanpal GaneshRahim Ali
Lucian GoianDeepak Tangri
Edwin Sydney VanspaulGermanpreet Singh
Hendry AntonayLallianzuala Chhangte
Tondonba SinghDragoș Firțulescu
Reamsochung AimolRafael Crivellaro

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