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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Lalam and Shilton! The couple that saved Bagan's Day!

Mohun Bagan today ended their CFL 2007 campaign on a wining note, thanks to a wonderful goal from young gun Lalampuia and an excellent penalty save by another young mariner, Shilton Paul. The result of the match would not have any changes to the League as Mohun Bagan had already won the league with one match to spare. And moreover with the I league drawing close, coach Perriera did not field many of his key players. Barreto had started off with Kumaresh Bhawal, who retired today after 15 mins of the game and went off amidst a huge round of applause. He was the captain of Bagan for the day. Lalam was brought in. Bagan kept on the attacks and so did Mohd Sporting at times. However with a goal line save from Douglas and a few mssed opportunities by James and Lalampuia, the first half came to an end. With the beginning of the second half Bagan seemed to play a much better game. Lalamkamal and Dharamjit along with James in the midfield supplied Lalam and Barreto with a few good balls and one such balls was sent in the from the right and found Barreto who tried to stretch an inch too far and injured him. Though it has been known that Barreto's injury is not serious, Barreto was taken off after that incident and Gobin was sent in. On the 88th minute, a Lalkamal pass found Lalampuia after coming off a Mohd. Sporting defender. Lalam did no mistake in slotting the ball home for Bagan. However, in the last minute of the extra time, Mohd. Sporting was awarded a penalty after what seemed a hand ball by a Bagan defender. Kuluthungan stepped up for Mohd. Sp. to take the kick and Shilton came up with a spectacular save to deny the Sporting man and literally Mohun Bagan earned 3 points. Mohun Bagan end the League with 36 points from 14 matches, an astonishing 10 points clear of arch rivals East Bengal who ended up being second with 26 points.

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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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