International Soccer League 1960-1965

ISL 1960

First Section
*Kilmarnock (Sco)54101189
Burnley (Eng)53111677
Nice (Fra)51317105
New York Americans (USA)51228134
Bayern Munich (FRG)51137103
Glenavon (NIR)51049152
Second Section
*Bangu (Bra)54011439
Red Star Belgrade (Yug)53111357
Sampdoria (Ita)521211135
Sporting Clube (Por)42027124
FK Norrkoping (Swe)511310153
SC Rapid Wien (Aut)40047140
International Soccer League Standings 1960 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
International Soccer League Playoffs 1960 [Ref: 1]

ISL 1961

First Section
*Everton FC (Eng)760123512
Bangu AC (Bra)74121889
New York Americans (USA)740313188
Karlsruhe (FRG)731316177
Kilmarnock (Sco)723312136
Concordia (Can)72147115
Steaua Bucharest (Rom)71338145
Besiktas (Tur)71248194
Second Section
*Dukla Prague (CSR)761036613
Concordia (Can)7340171010
AS Monaco (Fra)740318138
Red Star Belgrade (Yug)731324177
RCD Espanol (Spa)731315197
SC Rapid Wien (Aut)721412185
Shamrock Rovers (ROI)712412264
Hapoel Petah Tikva (Isr)70256312
International Soccer League Standings 1961 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
02.08.1961Dukla Prague7Everton2
06.08.1961Dukla Prague2Everton0
(Dukla won 9-2 on Agg)
International Soccer League Playoffs 1961 [Ref: 1]

ISL 1962

First Section
*America FC (Bra)53201188
SSV Reutlingin (FRG)5311647
Guadalajara (Mex)5122774
US Palermo (Ita)5122784
Dundee FC (Sco)51229114
Hajduk Split (Yug)51138103
Second Section
*Beleneses (Por)54101469
FK Wien (Aut)52211176
Besiktas (Tur)51319125
MTK (Hun)51221124
Elfsborg (Swe)503212163
Real Oviedo (Spa)50327103
International Soccer League Standings 1962 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
America won 3-1 on Agg)
American Challenge Cup
08.08.1962Dukla Prague1America1
12.08.1962Dukla Prague2America1
Dukla won 3-2 on agg)
International Soccer League Playoffs 1962 [Ref: 1]

ISL 1963

First Section
*West Ham United (Eng)632114108
Mantova (Ita)631215107
Kilmarnock (Sco)623117137
Recife (Bra)622213136
Preussen Munster (FRG)630313166
CD Oro (Mex)62048134
Valenciennes (Fra)62048134
Second Section
*Gornik Zabrze (Pol)64111769
Dinamo Zagreb (Yug)631214137
Rapid Wien (Aut)631212137
Ujpesti Dozsa SC (Hun)630310106
Belenenses (Por)6132785
Real Valladolid (Spa)62139155
Helsingborgs IF (Swe)611410143
International Soccer League Standings 1963 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
31.07.1963Gornik Zabrze1West Ham United1
04.08.1963West Ham United1Gornik Zabrze0
West Ham won 2-1 on Agg
American Challenge Cup
07.08.1963Dukla Prague1West Ham United0
11.08.1963Dukla Prague1West Ham United1
Dukla won 2-1 on Agg
International Soccer League Playoffs 1963 [Ref: 1]

ISL 1964

First Section
*Werder Bremen (FRG)6420181010
Heart of Midlothian (Sco)6411779
Lanerossi Vicenza (Ita)622212116
Blackburn Rovers (Eng) 61147113
Bahia (Bra)60245122
Second Section
*Zaglebie Sosnowiec (Pol)642016710
Schwechater (Aut)62311097
Red Star Belgrade (Sco)623112127
Vitoria Guimaraes (Por)6132565
AEK Athinai (Gre)60153121
International Soccer League Standings 1964 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
30.07.1964Werder Bremen0Zaglebie4
02.08.1964Werder Bremen0Zaglebie1
Zaglebie won 5-0 on Agg
American Challenge Cup
05.08.1965Dukla Prague3Zaglebie1
09.08.1965Dukla Prague1Zaglebie1
Dukla won 4-2 on Agg
International Soccer League Playoffs 1964 [Ref: 1]

ISL 1965

First Section
*New Yorkers (USA)64111189
Portuguesa (Bra)640218118
Varese (Ita)62221196
TSV 1860 Munich (FRG)62048134
West Ham United (Eng)61149163
Second Section
*Polonia Byrom (Pol)63301349
Ferencvaros (Hun)63211068
West Bromwich Albion (Eng)61236134
Kilmarnock (Sco)61145113
International Soccer League Standings 1965 [Ref: 1]
DateHome TeamAway Team
01.08.1965Polonia3New Yorkers0
05.08.1965Polonia2New Yorkers1
Polonia won 5-1 on Agg
American Challenge Cup
08.08.1965Polonia2Dukla Prague0
Polonia won 3-1 on Agg
International Soccer League Playoffs 1965 [Ref: 1]


Glentoran (Northern Ireland) and Shamrock Rovers (Republic of Ireland) competed in the International Soccer League in USA in 1960 and 1961 respectively. Glenavon won one match of their five in 1960 beating New York Americans 5-1, and in 1962 Shamrock Rovers won on and drew two of their seven matches, trouncing Red Star Belgrade 5-1.

The International Soccer League was a Summer League held in the United States of America from 1960 to 1965, and featured some of the top teams from all over the World, such as Bangu and America (Brazil), Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen (Germany), Sampdoria (Italy), Sporting Clube (Portugal), Everton FC and West Ham United (England), Dundee FC and Kilmarnock (Scotland), Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb (Yugoslavia), MTK and Verencvaros (Hungary), Rapid Wien (Austria), Dukla Prague (Czechoslovakia), Polonia and Gornik (Poland), Real Valladollid and RCD Espanol (Spain), Guadalajara (Mexico)

Babgu won the won the league in 1960, Dukla Prague in 1961, America Rio de Janeiro in 1962, West Ham United in 1963, Zaglebie in 1964 and Polonia in 1965. In addition the previous years winners were invited back to play the American Challenge Cup against the League Playoff winners, with Dukla Prague winning it three years in succession from 1962 to 1964 and Polonia handing them their only ever defeat in the competition in the 1965 Challenge Cup.



[1] Cuttone, Charles & Cuttone, Linda (2020) “International Soccer League” North American Soccer Guide 2020. Sports Vue Interactive LLC, USA. 408-424.


Thanks to Jason Caldwell & Paul Foley.

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