Mohun Bagan boys representing India in the Danone Nations Cup progressed from their group stage yesterday. Mohun Bagan met Poland, Saudi Arab, Italy and Spain in their Group C. Bagan defeated Poland 4-2 in tie breaker after the match ended 1-1 in regulation time. Next up,they defeated Saudi Arab 2-1. In their third encounter, they met Italy, to whom they faced defeat, 0-2. In the last match, they met Spain and defeated them 1-0 to advance to the pre quarter finals thus making it to the last 16. Mohun Bagan representing India advanced with 9 points from 4 matches being second in the group.
Today they meet Czech Republic and the winner advances to the Quarter final. Czech Republic were the winners of their Group and thus they meet the runners up India!
MOHUN BAGAN ATHLETIC CLUB-The National club of India
A Short History: MOHUNBAGAN 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 sectionplease open in a New Window