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Friday, January 25, 2008

Bhaichung Bhutia receives the Padma Shri award!

Yet another feather added to Mohun Bagan and Indian Captain's crown!
Bhaichung Bhutia who had been nominated for the Padma Shri award, in recognition of his distinguished carer and service the game in the country was awarded the prestigious award today evening. According to sources close to Bhutia, he was not over-excited about the nomination as the final list was yet to be cleared by the government before the announcement on then eve of the Republic Day. However the announcement did not come as a shock as Bhutia, who was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 1998, has now become the fifth Indian footballer and fourth Mohun Bagan captain after Gostho Behari Paul (1962), Sailen Manna (1971), Chuni Goswami (1983)(all Mohun Bagan captains) and P.K. Banerjee (1990) to receive the prestigious civilian award.
Our best wishes to our ace striker!

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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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