2017–18 Gokulam Kerala F.C. season

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Gokulam Kerala
2017–18 season
ChairmanGokulam Gopalan
Head CoachBino George
StadiumEMS Corporation Stadium, Calicut, Kerala
I-League7th
Super CupRound of 16
Top goalscorerLeague: Henry Kisekka (4)
All: Henry Kisekka (7)
Highest home attendance25,841 vs Chennai City
(4 December 2017 (2017-12-04)).[1]
Lowest home attendance621 vs Shillong Lajong
(28 January 2018 (2018-01-28))[2]
Average home league attendance8,131

The 2017–18 season was the first season for Gokulam Kerala.[3] The club competed in I-League and Super Cup.[4]

Review and events[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Gokulam Kerala played 2016–17 Kerala Premier League in pre-season. They started the campaign with a victory over Cochin Port Trust on April 13, 2017. They qualified to knockout Stage as group champions from Group A. But they lost against FC Thrissur in semi-final on penalties.

I-League[edit]

Gokulam Kerala debuted in I-League against Shillong Lajong on November 21, 2017 and they lost the match.[5] Their first win was in their 4th match against Indian Arrows on December 22, 2017.[6] With 21 points including 6 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses Gokulam Kerala finished 7th in the table.

Indian Super Cup[edit]

By finishing 7th in the 2017–18 I-League point table Gokulam Kerala qualified into Qualification round of 2018 Indian Super Cup. Gokulam Kerala won against NorthEast United in the qualifier match on March 15, 2018.[7] Bengaluru FC eliminated Gokulam Kerala in Pre Quarter on April 1, 2018[8]

Players[edit]

As of 01 January 2018[9]

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 India GK Nikhil C Barnard
2 India DF Mohamed Salah
3 Nigeria DF Emmanuel Chigozie
4 India DF Provat Lakra (U-22)
5 Ghana DF Daniel Addo
6 India DF Mohamed Irshad
7 India DF Sushanth Mathew (Captain)
8 India FW Suhair V P
9 North Macedonia FW Hristijan Denkovski
10 Uganda MF Musa Mudde
11 Bahrain MF Mahmood Al-Ajmi
12 India MF Mohammad Rashid K
13 India FW Jimshad U
14 India DF Shinu (U-22)
15 India MF Arjun Jayaraj (U-22)
16 India FW Salman K
17 India FW Arif Shaikh
18 India DF Santu Singh
No. Position Player
19 India MF Francis Xavier
20 Uzbekistan MF Gulom Urunov
21 India MF Vicky Meitei (U-22)
22 India FW Usman Ashik
23 India FW Lalramengmawia (U-22)
24 India DF Dibin M D
25 India DF Sanju G
26 India MF Mohammad Saukat (U-22)
27 India GK Bilal Khan
28 India FW Rohit Mirza
29 India FW Syed Shoaib Ahmed (U-22)
30 Uganda FW Henry Kisekka
31 India GK Priyant Singh
32 India FW Laldampuia
33 India GK Ajmal P A
35 India DF Balwinder Singh
36 India FW Kivi Zhimomi (U-22)

Players in[edit]

All players joined this season. Only winter transfer is listed.
No. Pos. Nation Name Age Moving From Window
8 FW India Suhair V P 25 India East Bengal Winter
9 FW Nigeria Odafa Onyeka Okolie 32 India Southern Samity Winter
9 FW North Macedonia Hristijan Denkovski 23 Spain CD Ferriolense Winter
10 MF Uganda Musa Mudde 27 Kenya A.F.C. Leopards Winter
11 MF Bahrain Mahmood Al-Ajmi 30 Bahrain Manama Club Winter
30 FW Uganda Henry Kisekka 28 Vietnam XSKT Cần Thơ Winter
DF India Jestin George 19 Winter

Source:[citation needed]

Players out[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name Age Moving To Window
8 FW Ivory Coast Kamo Stephane Bayi 21 Mohammedan S.C. Winter
9 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Lelo Mbele 30 Free Agent Winter
9 FW Nigeria Odafa Onyeka Okolie 32 Free Agent Winter
10 MF Cameroon Francis Ambané 33 Free Agent Winter
11 MF Syria Khaled Al Saleh 29 Free Agent Winter

Source:[citation needed]

Statistics[edit]

Squad appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total I-League Super Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Goalkeepers
1 GK India Nikhil C Barnard 7 0 5 0 2 0
27 GK India Bilal Khan 13 0 13 0 0 0
31 GK India Priyant Singh 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 GK India Ajmal P A 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 DF India Mohamed Salah 9 0 3+6 0 0 0
3 DF Nigeria Emmanuel Chigozie 17 1 15 1 2 0
4 DF India Provat Lakra 17 0 15 0 2 0
5 DF Ghana Daniel Addo 19 2 17 2 2 0
6 DF India Mohamed Irshad 17 0 13+2 0 2 0
7 DF India Sushanth Mathew 7 0 3+3 0 0+1 0
14 DF India Shinu 5 0 1+3 0 0+1 0
18 DF India Santu Singh 9 1 9 1 0 0
24 DF India Dibin M D 2 0 2 0 0 0
25 DF India Sanju G 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 DF India Balwinder Singh 6 0 3+3 0 0 0
Midfielders
10 MF Uganda Musa Mudde 11 0 9 0 2 0
11 MF Bahrain Mahmood Al-Ajmi 11 3 8+2 3 1 0
12 MF India Mohammad Rashid K 16 0 13+1 0 2 0
15 MF India Arjun Jayaraj 17 1 10+5 1 1+1 0
19 MF India Francis Xavier 3 0 2+1 0 0 0
20 MF Uzbekistan Gulom Urunov 1 0 1 0 0 0
21 MF India Vicky Meitei 9 0 5+4 0 0 0
26 MF India Mohammad Saukat 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
Forwards
8 FW India Suhair V P 1 0 0 0 1 0
9 FW North Macedonia Hristijan Denkovski 2 0 0 0 1+1 0
13 FW India Jimshad U 4 0 1+3 0 0 0
16 FW India Salman K 12 0 10 0 2 0
17 FW India Arif Shaikh 8 0 1+7 0 0 0
22 FW India Usman Ashik 6 0 2+4 0 0 0
23 FW India Lalramengmawia 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 FW India Rohit Mirza 3 0 3 0 0 0
29 FW India Syed Shoaib Ahmed 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
30 FW Uganda Henry Kisekka 9 7 7 4 2 3
32 FW India Laldampuia 5 0 4+1 0 0 0
36 FW India Kivi Zhimomi 11 2 8+3 2 0 0
Players who have made an appearance or had a squad number this season but have left the club
8 FW Ivory Coast Kamo Stephane Bayi 3 1 3 1 0 0
9 FW Democratic Republic of the Congo Lelo Mbele 3 0 3 0 0 0
9 FW Nigeria Odafa Onyeka Okolie 3 0 3 0 0 0
10 MF Cameroon Francis Ambané 3 0 1+2 0 0 0
11 MF Syria Khaled Al Saleh 5 1 5 1 0 0

Squad statistics[edit]

I-League Super Cup Total
Games played 18 2 20
Games won 6 1 7
Games drawn 3 0 3
Games lost 9 1 10
Goals scored 17 3 20
Goals conceded 23 2 25
Goal difference -6 1 -5
Clean sheets 3 1 4
Goal by Substitute 1 0 1
Yellow cards 32 4 36
Red cards 2 0 2

Players Used: Gokulam Kerala has used a total of 40 different players in all competitions.

Goalscorers[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name I-League Super Cup Total
30 FW Uganda Henry Kisekka 4 3 7
11 MF Bahrain Al-Ajmi 3 0 3
5 DF Ghana Daniel Addo 2 0 2
36 FW India Kivi Zhimomi 2 0 2
3 DF Nigeria Emmanuel 1 0 1
15 MF India Arjun Jayaraj 1 0 1
18 DF India Santu Singh 1 0 1
8 FW Ivory Coast Kamo 1 0 1
11 MF Syria Khaled Al Saleh 1 0 1
Own goals 1 0 1
TOTAL 17 3 20

Clean sheets[edit]

No. Nation Name I-League Super Cup Total Games Played
27 India Bilal Khan 3 0 3 13
1 India Nikhil C Barnard 0 1 1 7
TOTAL 3 0 4 20

Disciplinary record[edit]

No. Pos. Nation Name I-League Super Cup Total
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
28 FW India Rohit Mirza 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 DF India Mohamed Irshad 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
3 DF Nigeria Emmanuel 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
5 DF Ghana Daniel Addo 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
10 MF Uganda Musa Mudde 4 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0
12 MF India M.Rashid 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
36 FW India Kivi Zhimomi 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 FW India Salman K 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
30 FW Uganda Henry Kisekka 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
4 DF India Provat Lakra 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 DF India Shinu 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
15 MF India Arjun Jayaraj 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 DF India Santu Singh 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 MF India Francis Xavier 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 MF India Vicky Meitei 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 DF India Balwinder Singh 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 FW North Macedonia Hristijan Denkovski 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
10 MF Cameroon A.Francis 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 32 1 1 4 0 0 36 1 1

Competitions[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Overview[edit]

Competition First match Last match Starting round Final position Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
I-League 27 November 2017 8 March 2018 Matchday 1 7th 18 6 3 9 17 23 −6 033.33
Total 18 6 3 9 17 23 −6 033.33
Source: Competitions

I-League[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
5 Aizawl 18 6 6 6 21 18 +3 24
6 Shillong Lajong 18 6 4 8 17 25 −8 22
7 Gokulam Kerala 18 6 3 9 17 23 −6 21
8 Chennai City 18 4 7 7 15 24 −9 19
9 Churchill Brothers[a] 18 5 2 11 17 28 −11 17
Source: i-league.org
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
Notes:
  1. ^ Churchill Brothers were relegated, but reinstated after the appeal.[10]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
18 6 3 9 17 23  −6 21 2 2 5 9 15  −6 4 1 4 8 8  0

Source: Matchday

Results by round[edit]

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ResultLDLWLLLLLWWLWWWDLD
Source: Matchday
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matchday[edit]

Indian Super Cup[edit]

Qualification round[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gokulam Kerala FC vs Chennai City FC Match Report" (PDF). i-league.org. 4 December 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Gokulam Kerala FC vs Shillong Lajong FC Match Report" (PDF). i-league.org. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ "AIFF WELCOMES SREE GOKULAM GROUP IN HERO I-LEAGUE". 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ Sen, Debayen. "Kerala's Gokulam FC get direct entry into I-League". espn.in. ESPN India. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Shillong Lajong FC vs Gokulam Kerala FC Match Report" (PDF). i-league.org. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Indian Arrows vs Gokulam Kerala FC Match Report" (PDF). i-league.org. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Kisekka fires Gokulam Kerala to a win over NorthEast United". supercup.in. 15 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Bengaluru break Gokulam Kerala's heart to enter quarter-final". supercup.in. 1 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  10. ^ "AIFF reinstates Churchill Brothers in I-League". 20 September 2018.

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