118 years from today Bagan was at the threshold of entering into the Indian history books when being the first Indian club team they went in to play against the superior East Yorkshire Regiment in the 1911 IFA shield cup tie. But after those fateful 70 mins Bagan Captain Sibdas Bhaduri ensured that Mohun Bagan's name would be enscribed with golden letters in the pages of not only Indian history but also in the history of World football. 1911 was the year, and 29th July was the date and the teams fighting it out for the title of IFA shield Champion were Mohun Bagan and East Yorkshire. East Yorkshire drew first blood but soon enough Bagan equalised. A deadlock prevailed and just before 2mins of regulation time, Bagan skipper Shibdas Bhaduri pulled off a rabbit from his hat and gave Bagan the winner!
Mohun Bagan were the First Indian Team to win the IFA shield, a group of barefooted footballers made the English side eat dirt.
To commemorate this stupendous feet, it was decided that 29th of July would be celebrated as Mohun Bagan Day and Bagan's birthday being 15th of August!
HAPPY MOHUN BAGAN DAY TO ALL!!
The club ground has been decorated and members have started to pour in from morning itself.
It is yet again a success!
Long Live Bagan!