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Friday, August 31, 2007

Bhaichung join practice!

Bhaichung Bhutia, the Indian football team captain returned to Kolkata yesterday night and today paid a visit to his current club, Mohun Bagan AC and did light stretching along with Manju who was also in the National camp.
The Bagan fans were awaiting the Nehru Cup champion captain and no sooner had he entred club premises the club atmosphere became a jubiliant one!
India's victory at the Nehru Cup will go down in the pages of history as yet another important victory of the Indian team under a Bagan captain. In 1951 India received Gold Medal at the Asian Games for football under the captaincy of Sailen Manna and again in 1962 Asian Gold medal for football under captain Chuni Goswami are a few to mention.
The team has received a boost of convidence before the Fed Cup with the coming of Bhaichung and Barreto will atlast find a quality partner upfront!
The Bagan team leave for Ludhiana on the 4th of September.

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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!*
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Images of Yuva Bharati Krirangan*
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Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha
Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha


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