Kingfisher East Bengal F.C, Kolkata, West Bengal
Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club is a Kolkata based football club known as one of the best football team in India. They have the record of winning the most number of IFA Shields in Indian Football and are tied with their arch rival Mohun Bagan A.C. for the most number of wins in National Football League and Durand Cup championships.
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club, Kolkata, West Bengal
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club is a football club based in city of joy, Kolkata, West Bengal. It happens to be one of the oldest football clubs in Asia and was set up in the year 1889. Team Mohun Bagan presently participates in I-League, which is the highest domestic football league tournament. Bhupendra Nath Bose was the first president of the club. Mohun Bagan Club has a football academy at Durgapur and Jalpaiguri District of West Bengal. The former had been set in partnership with the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). And the latter was set up in the year 2009, called the P.C. Mittal Mohun Bagan Football Academy. It operates in association with Jalpaiguri Young Men's Association Club.
Samaleswari S.C., Odisha
Samaleswari Sporting Club is an football club hailed from Odisha. Samaleswari Sporting Club has always been an amateur team but in January 2012, it was announced that they were to participate in the 2012 I-League 2nd Division, the second tier of football in India.
In January 2012 they were officially certified by the All India Football Federation to participate in the I-League 2nd Division which is known as the second tier of football in India. This move would begin a new chapter for Samaleswari Sporting Club as they would officially become professional football team in India. After the group stage, Samaleswari Sporting Club finished in fifth place in Group A division of the foot ball game. Thus, this team did not qualify for the next round and were out of the promotion race. Some of the players of Samaleswari Sporting Club are Ramesh Nyek,Monger Oram, Tanmoy Majumder, Sanku Marandi, Abdul Khan, Herojit Singh,Gokul Oram and many other players who are playing in Indian football team.
Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata, West Bengal
Mohammedan Sporting Club is a football club based in Kolkata, West Bengal. Mohammedan Sporting Club was founded in the year 1891. As Mohammedan Sporting Club is one of the oldest football clubs in Kolkata, this club became victorious many times in the domestic football sessions. Currently the club participates in the second division I-League and Premier Division of CFL. Mohammedan Sporting is one of the most popular football clubs in India with a support base in all parts of the country.
Prayag United S.C, Kolkata, West Bengal
Prayag United S.C. is football club from Kolkata in West Bengal. Prayag United S.C currently plays in the I-League. Prayag United S.C. was originally established in 1927 as Eveready Association. In the year 2006, it was renamed as United Sports Club to attract title sponsor. This football division is owned by United Sport Football Team Private Ltd. With the inflow of sponsorship, Prayag United S.C., clinched promotion to the first division of the I-League in 2007. Some of the players of Prayag United S.C. are Sangram Mukherjee,Bapi Saha,Bivas Sarkar, Tapan Maity, C.K. Vineeth,Anupam Sarkar and many others.
Bhawanipore F.C, Kolkata, West Bengal
Bhawanipore Club is based from Bhowanipore, which was established in the year 1910. It has been accepted into the I-League 2nd Division, the second tier of football in India. In January 2012, Bhawanipore Club were officially certified by the All India Football Federation to participate in the I-League 2nd Division. After playing 6 games during the season Bhawanipore ended in 6th place out of 7 in Group C and thus failed to move to the Final half. Some of the players of Bhawanipore Club are Debjit Mazumdar,Subha Kumar, Subhojit Mazumdar, Jose Ramirez Barreto, Mohammad Mashriqi,Suman Dey, Uttam Debnath.
Kalighat Milan Sangha F.C , Kolkata, West Bengal
Kalighat Milan Sangha Football Club is an Indian Football club from Kolkata. Formed in the midst of Second World War, that is the year 1944, the club has always been amateur. But in January 2012, Kalighat Milan Sangha Football Club announced its move into professional football and was accepted into the I-League 2nd Division, the second tier of football in India.
Tollygunge Agragami, Kolkata, West Bengal
Tollygunge Agragami is a football club based in Kolkata. They play in the Kolkata Premier League and have also played in I-League. The team was founded in the year 1943 as Russa Agragami Samity, and then later renamed to Tollygunge Agragami in 1955. Their home ground is the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium. Although the team has not been as successful as their city rivals, East Bengal Club and Mohun Bagan, they are a team to watch out for.
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