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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bagan fails to reach the final!

Mohun Bagan was estopped today by the South African side, Santos in the semi final of the 113th IFA shield and thus ending the season for Bagan.
Bagan were banking on the 'trusted duo' upfront, Barreto and Bhaichung to pull them to the finals, but the young South African side managed to take advantage of the lacuna in defence and score in regular intervals. The first goal came in the 20th min. when a Santos player from inside the penalty box took a volley. The second was in the 39th min. After the two goals, Bagan piled on more pressure but the well managed Santos defence and more so the horrendous misses by the Bagan strikers did not help much to Bagan's cause.
However, the first goal for Bagan came in the 66th minute when Bhaichung headed in a ball sent in by Barreto. Bgagan still continued to push for two more goal, and as if in a moment of brilliance, Ishfaq Ahmed scored a screamer in the 80th min. Bagan were now 3-2, but the game was put possibility for Bagan when a Santos player in the 89th min scored the 4th for them. Bagan went down 4-2

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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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