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Monday, March 17, 2008

Mohun Bagan receives invitation from Australia!

After the Bayern Munich deal, Mohun Bagan officials and fans are over joyed at the prospect of the team flying to Australia to play a number of friendly matches. Bagan players have just returned from their trip to Mauritius and the invitations coming at a time when the season has already come to an end is of some concern to the officials as this is denying the boys of their well rest to be fit for the next season. This is only reason why Bagan may abandon the trip to Australia. Deal with Karim to be finalised! Mohun Bagan official Debashish Dutta will be flying off to Delhi tomorrow in order to finalise the deal with Karim Bencharifa for the 2008-09 season. Karim has severed all relations with Churchill Brothers and is all free and Bagan officials have successfully roped in the Moroccon coach for the upcoming season. Unofficial sources claim that Karim has cost Mohun Bagan Rs. 60,00,000 INR for one year and Bagan set off another record for having the highest paid Coach in India. Karim after the contract will be off to Italy to take an advanced course for professional coaching and will come back to Kolkata in time for the pre-season camp.

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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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