NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) is a Football Club playing in the Indian Super League (ISL), the premier competition of Indian Football. At advent of the ISL, the Club, led by actor/ producer John Abraham, secured the North-East franchise because the region is the epicentre of footballing talent in the country. Thus on 13th April 2014, the Club, which encapsulates all eight states of the north-east, was conceived. It was a historic moment in Indian football as NorthEast United FC became the first team in the world to have a representation by region, rather than representation by city.Year over year, there has been a heavy representation of north-eastern players in the National Football leagues as well. The crest of NorthEast United FC was designed keeping the ethos of the club in mind. It features 8 stars at the top, representing each of the 8 states of north-east India. The team plays its home games at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. The Club aims to be a platform for the 8 States to showcase their talents nationally and internationally.