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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

New Bagan Mascot!

Photo: Soumyadeb Sinha For the first time in India, a football club will have a mascot and no wonder this innovative step in Indian football will be taken by Mohun Bagan AC. It is a Royal Bengal tiger and as the Club Secretary Anjan Mitra pointed out that the Royal Bengal Tiger had been the symbol of MAC back in the early 20th century and since the Royal Bengal Tiger is also the symbol of Bengal, Mohun Bagan being the first club of Bengal to get a mascot chose the animal! The club officials have not yet decided upon the name of the Mascot and plan to officially launch the same on the Mohun Bagan day(29th July). The mascot being a Royal Bengal Tiger is befitting the club in an other way too! The National Beast of India for the National Club of India! The mascot is supposed to be present in the ground in a number of 3-4 on each match cheering the team and encouraging the crowd! Watch CNN IBN's report on BAGGU


Sunit said...

great initiative by our favorite club again.......and great initiative by you all to start the g&m again.......keep it up

Satanic pilgrim said...

thank u for checkin the page out

MOHUN BAGAN ATHLETIC CLUB-The National club of India

A Short History:

MOHUN BAGAN AC-The National club of India, the oldest Club in Asia,
was established on 15th August 1889 when India was up in arms against her collonial head, England.

Eversince its establishment the Club had been winning a lot of local leagues and cups but the moment of greatness that surpasses all came in the year 1911 when Mohun Bagan AC became the first Indian club/team to defeat the foreigners in their own game of football.

On 29th of July 1911 Mohun Bagan won the IFA shield beating East Yorkshire 2-1. Eversince there has been no stopping!

The club has won and keeps on winning many a laurel for the country! It has made our Nation Proud!

According to FIFA rankings, in Asia, Mohun Bagan is the 16th biggest team to have an avg. home crowd of 19,888. According to World standards, Mohun Bagan has been ranked of 127 much ahead of other big clubs like Udinese(Italy), Benfica(Portugal) and Fulham(England) to mention a few.

It is however,not an easy task to consolidate the history of a club which is more than 117 years old*...(read more...)

*For Further Info:Please visit The Offical site of MAC: History section please open in a New Window

Location: Kolkata Maidan
Green and Maroon
Symbol: Sail Boat

Stadium: Mohun Bagan ground
Yuva Bharati Krirangan

MOHUN BAGAN AC- It's not just a club, it is an institution, a religion, a passion. LIVE IT...DIE FOR IT...

A Pictorial trip of the Mohun Bagan Ground!

Satellite Imagery of our Club Ground!*
*Open in a New Window please.
Images of Yuva Bharati Krirangan*
*Open in a New Window please.

Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha
Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha


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