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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Leander Paes practise along with Karim's boys

Today Leander Paes, one of the most successful professional Indian tennis players and also the former captain of the Indian tennis team, paid a surprise visit to the club with which he has had a relation since his childhood. He came at the Mohun Bagan club ground to practise along side Bhaichung and Barreto to work on his fitness ahead of his tournament and relive those moments when he, a boy of seven, used to run around the Mohun Bagan ground with a hockey stick wearing the Mohun Bagan jersey while his father Vece Paes would be busy playing hockey for Mohun Bagan. Leander today joined the Bagan team to work out under Karim.
Mohun Bagan players have been working on their fitness which will be put to test as they play matches in quick succession in the Federation Cup. Physical fitness and fatigue is a major factor which has been worrying Bencharifa and hence he has diverted much of his attention towards increasing the enduarance level of the team.

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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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