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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Bagan sign Genius, Micky!

With Mumbai FC dismantling its side, big clubs are fishing in players and Mohun Bagan has already roped in three Mumbai FC players. Bagan has already signed contracts with Riston Rodrigues and Koluthungan of Mumbai FC and the now the news is, Bagan has also signed Selwyn Fernandes. Selwyn Fernandes, who plays as a defensive midfielder has experience of laying in Kolkata. He had played for East Bengal a few seasons back was not successful. Hope he has developed since and put up a reformed performance this season dawning the green and maroon jersey.
However, the Big news is, Micky Fernandes has inked contract with Bagan for the coming season. Micky confessed that he had his eyes set on playing in Kolkata and for Mohun Bagan for last few seasons. This time, getting in touch with Debashish Dutta, he made no delay, though he says, East Bengal were up offering Micky, but he preferred Bagan.
Another signing that was completed was Zenith Genius of Churchill Brothers. the 23 year old RM was a regular under Karim Bencharifa in Churchill, but found hard to make it to the starting 11 under Zoran. The young Manipuri, has powerful shot and operates well on the right side.
It is heard, that JCT's Brazillian striker Eduardo Escobar might well be the third foreinger for Bagan this season. It is expected that will sign the contract with Bagan soon.
Meanwhile, Mohun Bagan are set to release Lukram James Singh, Sargolsem James Singh & Shylo Malswamtluanga from their current squad.
However, today after practice, the Bagan young goalie Shilton Pal requested the club officials to release him. The talented young goalie didnot get many appearances under his belt this season with Sangram Mukherjee in top form. He has offer from Chirag Utd and is willing to leave Bagan for Chirag.

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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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