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Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Bagan immortal XI of 1911 restored!

Through a colorful ceremony at Mohun Bagan Lane, the fiber statues of immortal – 11 of 1911 IFA Shield winning team of Mohun Bagan have been restored today. These statues have been restored at the place from where our beloved club Mohun Bagan started its first journey. The sole credit for this noble effort goes to the local counselor Mr. Atin Ghosh who is also a hard core Mohun Bagan supporter. The programme started sharp at 5 .30 PM. All the area was flooded with the green and maroon colour. The lanes were decorated brilliantly with green and maroon flags and lights. There was a huge gathering regarding this event. Mr. Chuni Goswami, Mr. P.K.Banerjee, number of Mohun Bagan Officials like Swadhin Mallick, Radheshyam Agarwal, Kasinath Shaw,Arup Biswas, the renowed writer Mr. Shibram Kumar, football commentator Mr. Jayanta Chakraborty were there as the honourable guests. Along with them, the ex-chairman of Calcutta Minicipality, Mr. Kamal Basu who is also the descendent of Basu Family and Mrs. Gouri Bhaduri, granddaughter of Shibdas Bhaduri also ornamented the dais. Mr. Mintu Pal, artist from Kumratuli has sculptured these statues. With the starting of the programme, Mr. Atin Ghosh felicitated the guests and then Mr. Chuni Goswami, Mr. P.K.Banerjee, Mr. Kamal Basu, Mr. Shibram Kumar delivered some speeches regarding this historical achievement and its important on those days socio-political condition. On the final hour of this event, Mr. Chuni Goswami along with Mr. P.K.Banerjee unveiled the statue in the midst of huge applause.Sabuj Maroon Swapno is really thankful to Mr. Atin Ghosh for his kind invitation to SMS for this event and also for his brilliant eulogistic effort. Source: Sabuj Maroon

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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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