(Last Updated on : 05/11/2011)
Mumbai Football Club or Mumbai FC is a football Club based in the city of Mumbai
. It is a club which focuses a lot on development of the game and has many achievements to its credit in a very short span of time. The Junior Champs Football Championships is an example where special care is taken to development to game and promote the game to the fans and improve upon the fan base.
One of their immense success stories of the club was achieved in 2007, their first year, after they won the I-League 2nd Division and won promotion to the I-League as well.
History of Mumbai F.C
Essel Group conceptualized the arrangement of a professional football club during the time when Zee Sports had bought the broadcasting rights for I-League for a period of ten years from the All India Football Federation
(AIFF). The entire project was spearheaded by Mr. Amit Goenka and Mr. Sanjay Das played the role of Director's. Together they worked to improve the condition of football club that the people of Mumbai can truly be a proud of, thus formed the Mumbai Football Club on June 28, 2007. The philosophy behind the setting up of the club was to focus on the City's youth and development of infrastructure in a scientific and professional manner. The very next step was to bring in Mukul Choudhari as the Business Development and Marketing Head and the experienced Henry Menezes was on board as the General Manager of the team. Mr. Menezes identified David Booth as the coach to take the reins of Mumbai FC's senior team and acquiring his services confirmed the Club's first steps in the right direction.
Mumbai FC played the invitational All India Abhijit Kadam Memorial Football Tournament in Pune
and came out victorious in its first ever competitive tournament. Top notch football teams from India competed hard with Mumbai FC defeating Vasco SC in the final. That set the right tone for the rest of the season. Since then Mumbai FC has participated in I-League
matches, which is India's number one football league and have done remarkably well ever since with their recent crusade in the league ending with Mumbai FC in 7th place.
Crest of Mumbai F.C
The logo of Mumbai FC is meant to look like a professional logo with the words Mumbai FC at the top and a picture of person about to hit a football.
Colours of Jersey for Mumbai F.C
The official jersey colours for Mumbai FC are yellow. The jersey for home matches is yellow with blue shorts, while for away matches the colour of jersey is orange with black shorts.
Stadium for Mumbai F.C
The ground that Mumbai FC plays their home matches is at Cooperage Ground in southern Mumbai which has a capacity of 12,000.