Mohun Bagan Athletic Club was established in the year 1889. It is the first-ever Indian Club to have won the IFA Shield defeating East Yorkshire Regiment by 2-1 on 29th July 1911 to create history and make the whole world sit up and take notice of the Indian struggle for freedom against imperial Britain. The Government of India released a postage stamp in 1989 to commemorate this famous victory and to honour the Club and it's Immortal Eleven for the fight for an oppressed country. This is the only postage stamp in India based on a Club. The Club was also declared as the “National Soccer Club of India”.
29th July is a Red-letter Day in Indian History and a great day for the Club as well and is celebrated as Mohun Bagan Day each year. To commemorate this great victory we would be organizing three exhibition matches at our Club ground. The first match would be between our Junior Team and an invitation junior team starting from 1 pm. The second match would be between Calcutta Sports Journalists Club and Artists’ Forum. The third match would be between Ex-players of the Club.
This will be followed by a cultural function in the evening.