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Friday, December 5, 2008

Maradona to visit Mohun Bagan only!

Its like a dream come true! Its a once in a life time occassion!
It was Pele 30 years ago, an now its time for the Argentinian Legen Maraona to pay Mohun Bagan a visit! Out of his packe schedule in Kolkata, Maradona is all set to pay Mohun Bagan AC a visit and joy is already in the air.
It is a matter of immense pride for the Mariners, as Maradona will only visit the Mohun Bagan club premises and spend some time with the young talents of the city.


Soumo said...

Its an obvious choice, Dennis Compton, Pele, Milla, Kahn, Ze Roberto and now Maradona. The greats prefer the Great - MohunBagan.
The East Bengal secretary has commented that they are not part of this circus - so sad,jokers like them are left out,,we really pity.

Soumyadeb Sinha said...

"The Greats prefer the Great - Mohun Bagan."
I couldnt agree more...
It seems as if the greats are destined to pay Mohun Bagan a visit once in their life...much like a pilgrimage...

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!*
*Open in a New Window please.
Images of Yuva Bharati Krirangan*
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Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha
Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha


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