Mohun Bagan Super Giants is a football club from Kolkata, West Bengal. It has been designated the National Club of India by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. One of the oldest football clubs in Asia, Mohun Bagan, returns to its glory. The club competes in the Indian Football League, which is the top tier of the Indian Football League system.
Prestigious history of the club and connection to Independence
Mohun Bagan Football Club has deep connections with Independence. Mohun Bagan defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment and won the IFA Shield in 1911.The only Indian club of the pre-independent era that made the impossible possible. The win forced the British government to shift their capital from Kolkata to Delhi. Fans cherished the victory with multiple celebrations on 29th of July.
Early years of the club: Mohun Bagan
It was established on 15th August 1889 by Bhupendra Nath Bose and Jyotindro Nath Bose. Gostha Pal, often referred to as one of the best footballers in India, joined the club in 1912. They won several trophies under the captainship of Habul Sarkar. They participated in the Rovers Cup and other national tournaments.
Mohun Bagan Super Giants hails the Indian Super League
Mr Sanjiv Goenka, who owns an 80 percent stake in the club, renamed the club. The most successful team in the Indian Super League tops the league table by far. The Super Giants also won the entire group stage matches of the AFC Champions Cup.
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Incoming of Foreigners
The club played against a team that featured Cameroonian World Cupper Roger Milla. World Cuppers like Oliver Kahn, Pele, and Diego Maradona visited the club. The 2022 Golden Gloves winner of the World Cup made his maiden trip to the club a year ago.