FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan hold the joint record for the longest unbeaten run in ISL. Interestingly, both teams have enjoyed the unbeaten run under the same manager, Juan Ferrando.
Under Ferrando, FC Goa remained undefeated for 15 matches in the 2020-21 campaign before their streak was ended by defending champions Mumbai City FC in their opening match of ISL 2021-22. The Gaurs’ 15-match winning run started with a 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in match 38 of ISL 2020-21.
Upon joining the ATK Mohun Bagan side in December 2021, the Spanish manager guided the Mariners to a 15-game unbeaten streak, which stands still to date.
Earlier, FC Goa had snapped Mumbai City FC’s record 12-match unbeaten streak after the Gaurs played out a goalless draw against Hyderabad FC in ISL 2020-21 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.
Sergio Lobera’s Mumbai City FC had a dominant run in ISL 7 as the Islanders went on a 12-match unbeaten run. Mumbai City kicked-off their unbeaten streak with a 1-0 win over FC Goa and their run was ended by NorthEast United FC following a 1-2 loss at GMC Athletic Stadium in Goa.
Apart from FC Goa and Mumbai City FC, Hyderabad FC were also on a 12-match unbeaten run during ISL 2020-21. Hyderabad’s unbeaten run began with a 4-1 win against Chennaiyin FC and it ended with a 0-1 loss against the Marina Machans in ISL 2021-22.
The Gaurs appear twice on this list for the longest unbeaten run in ISL as they remained undefeated for 12 matches between ISL 2014 and 2015.
NorthEast United FC and Bengaluru FC have registered 11-match unbeaten runs in ISL. While the Highlanders scripted their unbeaten streak during ISL 2020-21, the Blues went on their run from the start of the ISL 2018-19 campaign.
Longest unbeaten run in ISL
|Team||Season (s)||Number of matches||Start of run||Last match of run|
|ATK Mohun Bagan||21-22||15*||Match 20||Ongoing|
|FC Goa||20-21||15||Match 38||Semifinal second leg|
|Mumbai City FC||20-21||12||Match 6||Match 71|
|Hyderabad FC||20-21||12||Match 47||Match 109|
|FC Goa||2014, 2015||12||Match 26, 2014||Match 5, 2015|
|NorthEast United||20-21||11||Match 56||Semifinal first leg|
|Bengaluru FC||18-19||11||Match 2||Match 56|
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