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Thursday, February 28, 2008

IFA shield kicks off! Bagan lose to Churchill

Mohun Bagan started off their IFA shield campaign on a losing note, going down 0-1 against Churchill Bros. of Goa in the Salt Lake Stadium. The match was not the most high intensity match with neither of the team having the lion's share of action, though Churchill's Mboyo created panic in the Bagan defense on more occasions than not. On the other hand, the Ba-Bha combination upfront for Bagan could create much chances. The Bagan defense did not look the brightest but keeper Sangram was up to the task till the 33rd minute when a deflected header from Manju found its way into the goal. Within a few minutes again, Sangram committed a foul inside the box awarding Churchill a penalty but came up with a superb save. Bagan kept on the pressure but the impotent striking force could not find a goal. Both Barreto and Bhiachung missed out on easy chances to score.

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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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