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Monday, June 2, 2008

Karim visits Bagan tent! Bhaichung retain the Captain's band for Bagan!

The Club's new coach Karim Bencharifa who signed for Bagan for record Rs 60,00,000 for the season came back from Morocco and Visited the Bagan tent today morning amidst a thronging crowd which was already present give him a warm welcome.
Karim intends on beginning his practice from the next week. Even though he will miss the National players he is still confident to make through with the new players. When asked about his goal in Bagan, he replied, for him I League is the most important thing in India and his ultimate goal has to be the I league and the CFL is however important only in Calcutta.
"TuTu" Bose, the club president declared that Bhaichung would remain as the Captain of the Green and Maroon squad and also declared the team list for the Bagan's upcoming season. There are more freshers into the side rather than experienced campaigners excpet for Bhaichung, Barreto upfront and Sangram under the bar.
The team list for the Season 2008-09:
Goal Keepers
Sangram,Shiltaun,Chirodeep(TFA),Raju Ekka(Air India)
Rakesh masih(TFA), Karan Atwal(TFA), Anad Vasan(Indian Bank), Peter Odafe, Deepak Mondal,N.S.Manju
Side Backs
Navin Kumar(TFA), Mohanraj, Habibur ,Rino Antao(TFA),Suman Bose(U-19. MBSFA)
Kartick Kisku(Peerless),James Singh,Tulunga(Salgaokar),Henry Gangte(TFA), Lalkamal(Vice captain),Tapan Maity,Jr. James Singh(Viva Kerala),Rahul Kumar Souvik Chakraborty(Under-19,MBSFA), Sanjoy Boro(U-19,MBSFA), LalRamluaha(TFA)
Isfaque, Lalam Puia, Bhaichung Bhutia(Captain), Branco(TFA), Jose Ramirez Barreto, Malsumzuala(MBSFA)
Coach-Karim Bencharifa(Churchill)
Asst coach-Satyajit
GK coach-Hemanta Dora

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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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