Aizawl FC clinched their first I-League title on Sunday night after a draw against Northeast rivals Shillong Lajong meant they finished a point above Kolkata heavyweights Mohun Bagan – a stunning achievement for a club with one of the lowest budgets in Indian football.

To put it into perspective, Bagan splashed Rs 2 crore on Haitian forward Sony Norde – and Aizawl’s entire operating budget is reportedly around Rs 2.5 crore. On the final day of the season, Aizawl needed at least a point and Bagan had to win (which they did, 2-1 vs Chennai City). However, Aizawl went behind early in the game but fought back with a goal from William, after which they rode a storm to hold onto the 1-1 scoreline and be crowned champions. 

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