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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Bagan extend lead atop the league table! Douglas to join Mohun Bagan!

Mohun Bagan today met Chirag Utd Sports Club in the Salt Lake Stadium. It was more of a one sided match with Bagan having the upper hand and the score line says it all, 3-0.
Today Bagan midfield seemed a much better unit today compared to the other matches and the team played a much more composed game. Shilton was trusted with the goal keeping gloves and leaving out one or two tense moments, he did not face any tough challenges. Once he was beaten when he charged a Chirag striker and grasped air as the striker moving clear off him sent in a lob into goal but Odafe, the tall defender did his best to pull out a goal line save with a header ensuring a good day at the office for Mohun Bagan.
Bagan got their first goal through a 24th minute strike from Barreto. A Lalkamal corner was fisted by the Goalie only to find Odafe whose towering figure went up and headed a ball to Barreto who headed it home.
The score was doubled in the 34th minute with Barreto providing a touch to the ball, sent in by Venkatesh, to deceive the Chirag goalie as the ball found it way into the net.
The 3rd goal came in the 2nd Half from a counter attack. Lalakamal surged forward and forwarded the ball to and unchallanged Lalam, who pushed a well executed right footer to the left of the advancing keeper.
Sewram Gobin, the Mauritius born player of Indian origin, made his debut today for Mohun Bagan as he came in as a substitute. He made two penetrating runs but failed to deliver the final pass to the Ishfaq, who himself came in as a substitution.
Bagan have scored 28 goals from just 9 matches with an average of 3.1 goals per match. Barreto is till now the leading scorer in the League.
Team:Shilton, Habibur, James, Siddique, Odafe, Lalkamal, Venkatesh(Rahul Kumar), Anit(Gobin), Dharamjit(Ishfaq), Barreto, Lalampuia
Douglas to join Mohun Bagan!
Douglas D' Silva will join the Bagan side as the 3rd foreigner and play in the remainder of the CFL and probably also for NFL. Douglas is supposed to come to India on the 8th of October and thereafter sign for his last year's club team. Douglas had featured for Mohun Bagan last year in the AFC matches and in the NFL.

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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...)

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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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