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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Bagan promises all help to Barreto!

Mohun Bagan has promised to use all its resources to clear its star striker, Jose Ramirez Barreto, out of forex violation charges. Though club officials termed it a “minor case”, the Brazilian forward stares at the possibility of prolonged detention at his temporary residence here. “As far as I can gauge, it is a minor case and he (Barreto) will be cleared of the charges soon,” said Bagan Secretary Anjan Mitra. The player, who was arrested and subsequently released on bail on Thursday, sees his chances of reuniting with his family at Sao Paulo receding with his passport being confiscated. The club is seeking legal opinion while preparing for the next hearing of Barreto’s case on April 4, he said. The club Secretary echoed Barreto’s claim that he was not aware of the laws that specify the foreign exchange one could carry. “He could have easily got it endorsed as his wife and two children did not take any money home. He was taking the whole amount (around $20,000) back home,” said Mitra.
Further it is being argued that Barreto has no reason to be held back in India as in these case, the accused can leave the country but before signing a bond. Thus a lot of speculation is being made about this issue.
Source: The Hindu

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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...)

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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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