100 goals in ISL: Bengaluru FC become seventh team to reach milestone

Bengaluru FC became the seventh team to net 100 goals in the ISL. They took 63 matches to reach the milestone behind only Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa.

By Utathya Nag ·

Bengaluru FC have become the seventh team to score 100 goals in the Indian Super League (ISL).

The milestone match, however, didn't culminate into a victory as the Blues squandered a two-goal lead to share points with FC Goa in their opening match of ISL 2020-21.

Bengaluru FC's new Brazilian forward Cleiton Silva gave his team the lead in the 28th-minute while Juanan doubled the lead, with Bengaluru's 100th ISL goal, just before the hour-mark.

FC Goa, though, struck right back with Spanish striker Igor Angulo netting a quickfire brace. The first goal came in the 66th minute and the second equaliser just three minutes later.

The match ended 2-2 to mark ISL 2020-21’s first draw of the season.

Igor Angulo’s brace helped FC Goa earn a point after coming from two goals behind in ISL 2020-21. Photo: ISL Media

Despite failing to take advantage of their favourable position, Blues coach Carles Cuadrat praised his players for their effort and attributed the late lapse to the lack of a proper pre-season.

"Our prayers were fighting for the full points and we were pushing from the first minute. It has been a short pre-season for us but my team gave their best," Cuadrat said. 

Goa coach Juan Ferrando, meanwhile, said, "I am happy because we made it 2-2- but I am not happy because we got only one point. But we played like we wanted all three points." 

"Now I think it is very important to learn and improve," he added.

Analysing Bengaluru's 100 ISL goals 

The Blues' 100th goal came in their 63rd ISL match, making them the third-fastest team to reach the landmark. 

Chennaiyin FC achieved it in 61 matches, while FC Goa - currently the only team to have scored over 200 goals in the ISL - took one more match to reach the mark.

Matches taken to reach 100 goals in ISL

Chennaiyin FC - 61 matches

FC Goa - 62 matches

Bengaluru FC - 63 matches

Delhi Dynamos FC - 74 matches

Mumbai City FC - 83 matches

ATK - 87 matches

Kerala Blasters FC - 89 matches

Bengaluru FC's best scoring season so far in the ISL was under former head coach Albert Roca - currently Barcelona's fitness coach - in the 2017-18 campaign. They scored 40 goals in 20 matches.

Of Bengaluru FC's 100 goals, 32 have been from captain Sunil Chhetri. Uruguayan striker Miku Fedor is their second-highest scorer with 20 goals followed by Australian midfielder Erik Paartalu with seven.