Official Logo of United Sikkim FC
The official logo of the club and the official mascot of the club, 'Sikkim Snow Lion' was launched on Tuesday. Later in April 2011 the club management unveiled their second logo that looked ancient and old. The second logo contains a massive white snow lion on the entire right side of an orange logo with two white lions at the bottom.
Ever since the inception, the colour of jersey for the club has been orange and white. In March 2011, however, it was formally announced that the colours of jersey for away matches would be dark blue with strips of light blue.
Official Song of United Sikkim FC
The official song of the Sikkim based club will be composed by renowned music director and one of the officials of the club, Shankar Mahadevan.
History of United Sikkim F.C (2008-2010)
The club United Sikkim FC was set up in the year 2008, with help from the then captain India national football team, Baichung Bhutia. The main focus of this club was mainly to increase the standard of football in Sikkim.
In the very first two years of existence, United Sikkim played in Amateur Leagues in North East India. Due to the accomplishment of United Sikkim and the fact that it is sponsored by Bhutia, Sikkim became the only region selected by FIFA for their Goal Project 2 which is aimed to increase the standard of football in Sikkim.
History of United Sikkim (2011-Present)
United Sikkim, on 10th February 2011, was selected to play in the 2nd Division I-League matches, second tier of football in India. Johnny Menyongar signed for the club on 27th February 2011. United Sikkim, on 12th March 2011, participated in a friendly match against fellow I-League 2nd Division side Mohammedan SC in which they lost by a margin of 3-1.
United Sikkim began their season in 2011 with a tie against Langsning SC 2-2. Team's first win came on 5th April 2011 against NISA in which the final score was 2-0 to United Sikkim FC. United Sikkim, on 14th April 2011, booked there place in the 2011 I-League 2nd Division Final Round with a 4-1 win over Golden Threads.
Stadium of United Sikkim FC
For their first season in the I-League the club announced that they would play all their home matches at the 25,000 seater Paljor Stadium in the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok. When the club was participating in amateur tournaments from 2008 to 2011 and the I-League 2nd Division from 2011 to 2012 in which they would play in neutral venues, the club used the Paljor Stadium as a training ground, holding the majority of their practices there. However, despite the I-League 2nd Division being a neutral competition the Paljor Stadium was given the rights to host the 2012 I-League 2nd Division Final Round 2nd leg in which United Sikkim were also participating. The ground was also the venue for the match in which United Sikkim gained promotion to the I-League after drawing Mohammedan 1-1.
Awards Won By United Sikkim FC
United Sikkim FC had won their state league in Gangtok in the year 2013. The Baichung Bhutia-owned side emerged champions beating Sikkim Police 3-1 in the SFA Senior Division S-League.
(Last Updated on : 25-03-2016)
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