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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bagan aim to finish League unbeaten! Kumaresh Bhawal to be Captain of Bagan for tomorrow!

Mohun Bagan tomorrow end their CFL campaign. They play Mohd. Sporting in the Salt Lake Stadium. Bagan is aiming to finish the League in a good note, i.e to finish the League unbeaten. Last time in 2005 when Bagan won the last CFL, they had ended their League on an unbeaten note with only one match draw. But this season Mohun Bagan already have 3 draws under their belt. Tomorrow's match will be a tough one, Mohd Sporting is no push over. Bagan were held goalless in the 1st leg by Mohd. Sporting and Mohd. Sporting has already beaten East Bengal 2-1 in the 2nd leg of the leg after going down 6-2 in the 1st Leg. More over Bagan will miss the services of Manju, Habibur and skipper Bhaichung due to injuries. Barreto will however be playing and will try to retain his status as the highest scorer in the League. He will be accompanied by Kumaresh Bhawal, the honorary signing for Bagan this year. Kumaresh Bhawal will captain Mohun Bagan for this one match he will retire after tomorrow's match. Kumaresh Bhawal has been honoured by Bagan for his involvement in foiling a match fixing in 2005.
Mohun Bagan has started getting ready for the National League which from this year will be called as the "I League" the professional football league of India. Bagan open their I League campaign against JCT Mills in Barasat stadium on the 26th of November.

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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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