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Monday, November 10, 2008

Diego Maradona against Mohun Bagan!

It was the Black Pearl in 1977, who came to Calcutta to play a match against the oldest club of Asia. Pele played for Cosmos against Mohun Bagan AC and managed to restrict Bagan to a 2-2 draw!
Then, along came Roger Milla, the African legend in 1989, centenary year of Mohun Bagan AC...
This year in May, Oliver Kahn, the living legend, the greatest German goalkeeper, played his last game against the National club of India, Mohun Bagan AC...
and now the Prince of world football is here...Diego Maradona...the Argentinian wonder, the superman...
The ex-World Cup winner will visit the Mother House, Kolkata, which is the headquarters of Missionaries of Charity and also inaugurate the Indian Football School in the city. The probable date of his arrival has been declared to be 6th December.
The West Bengal State Government has decided to felicitate the Argentinian Coach on his arrival in the city and if possible will arrange a 10 minutes match against the City Giant, Mohun Bagan AC!
However, such a proposition seems highly unlikely, because according to FIFA rules, Once a person has been appointed as the Coach of a Football Team under FIFA, such person shall not be allowed to play football, other than for the purpose of coaching...

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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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