Starting in the 2021-22 season, Football Sports Development (FSDL) will enhance the prize money for Indian Super League (ISL) ‘Shield Winners’ by INR 3 crore. Since the last two seasons, the League Winners Shield, which was introduced in the 2019-20 season and awarded to the table toppers, has been accompanied by a monetary prize of INR 50 lakh. In order to bring equivalence in the prize money distribution across the five cash prize categories, FSDL has now allocated a total of INR 3.5 crore as cash reward for the League Winners as part of the ISL prize money reallocation.
According to a statement from the organisers, table toppers are guaranteed INR 3.5 crore, with a total payout of INR 9.5 crore if the club goes on to win the ISL Championship.
“If finished as runners-up in the ISL final, the club would earn a total of INR 6.5 crore. In case the table topper finishes 3rd or 4th in the knock-out competition, the club would earn a minimum of INR 5 crore,” the statement further read.