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Friday, July 11, 2008

Mohun Bagan upbeat about Gill's invitation to Real Madrid!

Upbeat at the Sports Minister MS Gill's idea of bringing European football giants Real Madrid to Kolkata, Mohun Bagan said they were looking forward to the occasion.
"I'm very excited to hear this that Gill proposed to bring Real Madrid to Kolkata. The city being the heart of Indian football will look forward to play another memorable match," said Mohun Bagan general secretary Anjan Mitra.
Mohun Bagan had earlier hosted Bundesliga club Bayern Munich in Oliver Kahn's swansong match in May 27. "It's was overwhelming to know that Gill was happy for the Bayern Munich match. I'm hopeful about the Real Madrid of and it will help the city footballers learn something from the international stars," he added.
Gill on Wednesday disclosed that he met the Real Madrid boss during the Wimbledon final in London last week and explored on the idea of bringing the star-studded team to Kolkata.
News Courtesy : India

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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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