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The origins

Football in India was spread during the days of the British Empire. Many football clubs were created during this time, and pre-date many of the organizations and clubs, such as FIFA, which are predominant in the game today.

Association football is India's second most popular sport, and is said to rank first in popularity in states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Goa, Kerala and the entire northeast India. Football is played in almost all schools in India.

Once Asian champions, the standards of Indian football have decreased due to a lack of investment. As other Asian nations, in which football was the most popular sport, received large investment and ushered professionalism into their system, Indian football was largely neglected.

In the words of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, India is a ‘sleeping giant’ in world football. With corporate entities entering the game, Indian football is slowly getting professionalized.

Mumbai football – A rich legacy

The city of Mumbai is a trendsetter in every aspect. The financial capital of India is also home to the Hindi Film industry, the Bombay and the National Stock Exchanges and houses the headquarters of most companies in the country.

The city has always been ahead in producing top-notch sportsmen across disciplines. Cricket greats such as Sachin Tendulkar & Sunil Gavaskar, Hockey wizards such as Dhanraj Pillay & Viren Rasquinha emerged from this great city.

Mumbai has a rich football history. The Rovers Cup was started by British football enthusiasts way back in 1891. It is the second oldest football tournament in India, after the Durand Cup. In the 1960’s-70’s Mafatlal Mills & Tata Sports Club represented Mumbai on the national stage. Mumbai is also home to two of India’s top football clubs, Mahindra United & Air India.

The objective

The existing football clubs are more institutional in the sense that they are corporate teams being run as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.

With this city being a trend setter in every aspect, there was a dire need to provide a platform for people to excel in the beautiful game. The call for a community based football club was more evident and the need of the hour.

It is every Indian football enthusiast’s dream to see our country play in the FIFA World Cup and compete to be the world’s best. It is anyone’s guess which great city has the potential to produce quality footballers who would take us to that pedestal.

The Essel Group took upon the endeavor of doing justice to the development of football in India & Mumbai. The idea was to create a stage for everyone to contribute in the development of the game.

Grand launch

With that in mind, Mumbai FC was launched amidst great fanfare and pomp on June 27, 2007. In the words of Managing Director Amit Goenka, “Mumbai FC would provide every Mumbaikar, who feels he or she has the talent to play football or contribute towards its development, a platform to exhibit the same".

Mumbai FC’s agenda was as follows:
  Build a strong ‘A’ Team -  Win matches & fans
  Build a strong youth development program - Young talent from the Under -19 team & Under 15 team nurtured to graduate to the ‘A’ team
  Develop a football culture - Promote football at grass root level by way of tournaments and training programs
  Develop infrastructure - Build an international class stadium to aid good quality football
  Build an academy - Groom world class footballers no less than any other in Europe (7 years training module)    
 
The team

The appointments were swift as preparations began in record time. With Head Coach David Booth and General Manager Henry Menezes at the helm, Mumbai FC meant business. A spate of high profile signings followed. Indian international Abhishek Yadav, Khalid Jamil, Noel Wilson, Kalyan Chaubey and exciting youngsters like Dane Pereira and Darren Caldeira agreed to play under the tutelage of the renowned David Booth. The team arsenal was bolstered with the arrival of Ghanaians Felix Aboagye, James Dissiramah & Michael Osei.

Booth had previously plied his trade in the India with Mahindra United and was reunited with his then colleagues, Henry Menezes and Arshad Hussain at Mumbai FC. The objective was clear – I-League football! Together they began to work on what was touted to be the impossible.

The club also began work at the grassroots. Head of Business Development & Marketing, Mukul Choudhari, was instrumental in tying up with the Thakur Educational Institutes and the Don Bosco School Borivili as he began to lay foundations of the Mumbai FC Youth system.

Don Bosco School’s football ground is where the preparations began for the club’s journey in Indian football. The junior team was molded with Coach Aqueel Ansari holding its reigns. It participated in the the Manchester United Premier Cup (November ’07).

The first tournament that Mumbai FC played was the MFL Elite Division. On debut, Mumbai lost to RCF with a 2-1 score line. The young gun Dane Pereira, was Mumbai FC’s first ever goal-scorer. The game made headlines as Mumbai was written off as just another flash in the pan. The critics felt the team just didn’t have what it takes.

A resurgent Mumbai FC rose to the occasion. In their second game against Bengal Mumbai Football Club Abhishek Yadav went on a rampage scoring four goals. Mumbai ripped apart BMFC with a 7-0 score line!

  Mumbai FC         2-0        Union Bank of India
  Mumbai FC         5-0        Indian Navy
  Mumbai FC         6-0        Dena Bank
  Mumbai FC         4-0        Central Railway
  Mumbai FC         4-0        Mumbai Customs
The MFL Elite Division was an exhibition of football supremacy. The boys showed their class as they routinely destroyed defenses. The stunning run of performances saw Mumbai hammer 28 goals in six matches after the first match debacle against RCF.

The critics were silenced. Mumbai qualified for the Elite Division play-offs and were slated to face the two big guns, Air India & Mahindra United!

The play-offs began with a hard fought 2-2 draw against Akbar travels and a 2-1 loss to Air India. Complacency had set in. Mumbai had to pull up its socks and regroup. The going was getting tougher!
The players answered David Booth’s clarion call with a resounding 3-0 victory over ONGC. The wounds of their debut loss were still fresh as Mumbai prepared to face RCF in the next game. It was a well deserved Christmas gift as sweet revenge shaped up in the form of a 3-1 victory. The club’s last match was against Mahindra United but the MFL campaign went in to a break. Mumbai’s next stop – The Abhijit Kadam Memorial Cup (Pune)!

The Cup was in its fifth year and of great prestige to the people of Pune. Being a second division team, Mumbai got direct entry in to the quarter-finals where they faced Army XI.

The match was good practice as Mumbai dominated proceedings to finish with a 2-1 score line, Ghanian Felix Aboagye scoring both the goals.

The second match was a tough contest with Indian Bank, a fellow second division team. It was a midfield battle with both sides pressing hard for the ball. The game finished goalless and had to be decided on penalties. Mumbai won 3-2.

It was David vs. Goliath as Goa giants Vasco SC stood between Mumbai and the title. It was a tough ask with the 66 year-old Goan club being the clear favorite.

The game was an end-to-end affair with chances and bodies flying all over the place. Both the sides failed to convert and the game ended goal less. It was a treat for the 2000-odd crowd, as the game went to penalties.

Kalyan Chaubey turned out to be the hero of the game. He made three crucial saves to help Mumbai win the title and emerge Champions! David’s boys were looking sharp and fearless…

Mumbai were hot and on a roll! They came back home to take on I-League giants Mahindra United in their last match of the MFL Elite Division. Mumbai FC defeated Mahindra with a 2-0 score line in their very first encounter to stun the red team from Mumbai!

The club finished runners-up to Mahindra in its first MFL Elite campaign!

Then came the big one – I-League Division II!

Mumbai was placed in Cluster II to be held in Kolhapur. Out of six teams, the top three would qualify for the final round, which was to be played in Guwahati. The other teams in Mumbai’s group were Mohammedan Sporting, Indian Bank, Amity United FC, Oil India Limited and OSIAN'S New Delhi Heroes. 

Mumbai started with a bang! They won their first four matches with the results as follows:

Mumbai FC         3-0          Indian Bank
Mumbai FC         1-0          New Delhi Heroes
Mumbai FC         4-0          Amity United FC
Oil India Ltd.      2-3          Mumbai FC
The last match was against Kolkata Giants Mohemmedan Sporting. Mumbai was the crowd favorite as the match saw attendance by 20,000 odd people. However, Mumbai FC lost the match to Mohemmedan and thus came to an end their unbeaten run. It was an inconsequential match with Mumbai already having secured top place in the group.

The defeat helped Mumbai to shake off any complacency and prepare for the final stage at Guwahati. Their very first match was against fellow group qualifiers Mohemmedan Sporting. The players rose to the occasion and made it count when it mattered. They beat Mohammedan with a solitary goal from Felix Aboagye and in the next match beat fellow newbies Pune FC, again by one goal, again by Felix.

The third encounter was with Vasco SC, whom they defeated a month back in Pune. The match was a draw and saw Mumbai drop their only points in the second qualification phase. It was followed by a 2 goal victory over Indian Bank, courtesy a brace from Abhishek Yadav.

The final match was for the Division II Championship decide against Chirag United. 10 man Mumbai FC managed to hold Chirag to a slender 1-0 victory and become Champions of Division II!I-League beckoned!

The champions returned to a grand reception at the Airport

Mumbai FC also started working on the fan development front. It was in conjunction with the club’s vision of providing a platform for everyone to participate in the development of football in Mumbai.

For starters, the club announced the Junior Champs Football Championship, a tournament for kids below 18. It was a mammoth tournament to be held all across Mumbai and the club expected participation from more than a 1000 teams! Such participation was unheard of in Indian Football even in Kolkata!

Objectives of Mumbai FC’s Junior Champs Tournament:
To promote football at the grass root level
To build a strong football community
To identify potential talent and help them make a career in Football
The critics were at it again and dismissed the venture as ambitious and foolhardy. But General Manager was confident of the popularity of the sport and hence the numbers. The management team set out and successfully organized the tournament in a record time of two months.

Over 1000 teams and 10,000+ kids participated in the two-month long football extravaganza which concluded with a grand finale at the Police Grounds in Ghatkopar.

The highlights from Junior Champs were as follows:
Community Development Program
Format : 7-a-side / knock-out
Zonal Championships – 16 zones across Mumbai
Record breaking 1069 team participation!
Schools, Communities, NGO’s, Slums & Clubs targeted for participation
Played across 4 Age categories of Boys U-18, U-14, U-10 & Girls U-16
16 Zonal Champions played “Mega city finals”
Junior Champs” was telecast as a 6 episode television series on Zee Sports
Entered the ‘Limca Book of Records’ (2008 Edition)
 
JUNIOR CHAMPS IN  NUMBERS
  u 10 u 14 u 18 u 16 Grand Total
Total teams 179 434 340 116 1069
Total players 1684 4134 3214 1079 10111
 
Mumbai FC had arrived and made its mark on the Indian Football scene! The actions had spoken on every front and were the team to look out for in next season’s I-League!

Season 2007-08
I-League Division II Champions
Abhijit Kadam Memorial Cup Champions
MFL Elite Division Runner up
Junior Champs Football Championship
 

Lows

None worth mentioning

I-League Debut

The technical team was working over-time. Sleepless nights were spent and midnight oil was burnt. The misfiring Michael Osei was replaced by another Ghanian Abel Hammond. David Booth was planning a coup!

The League schedule came out and Mumbai had a mountain to climb. Right at the onset, they were thrown in front of hungry lions. They were slated to face the big three – Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mahindra United in their first three matches! It was going to be an acid test of character and nerves…
Mumbai FC was going to make history…

Game 1 – Mohun Bagan AC vs Mumbai FC (Barasat, Kolkata)

It was a daunting task to take on the giants of Indian Football on debut.  Mohun Bagan is a century old club and come with a huge reputation. They were expected to come with full velocity and thrash the I-League debutants.

But fate had something else in mind. Mumbai started solid weaving a string of quick passes on the rain soaked field of Barasat. Early on in the 9th minute Ghanian Abel Hammond sent a piledriver to completely beat Shilton Paul and score to a stunned home crowd’s surprise. Mumbai was on fire. Kulothungan finished off a brilliant move from the right flank with a diving header to score the second goal. It was incredible!

Puia restored some pride with a consolation goal late in the second half but Mumbai held on to register a historic victory on debut!

It was unreal! No one believed it could happen again. The head-lines called it a lucky win on a shoddy pitch. The upcoming East Bengal game was shifted from Barasat to Salt Lake Stadium.
Critics dismissed it as just a flash in the pan…

Game 2 – East Bengal vs. Mumbai FC (Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata)

East Bengal was complacent and caught unawares. Riston Rodrigues got a free-kick in the 14th minute. In a display of his class, Felix Aboagye brilliantly beat Subrata Paul to finish at the far post and score the only goal of the match from the set-piece.

From then-on, Mumbai played as if their life was at stake. There was fire in their belly and a hunger to win. They held on to the slender margin to do the unthinkable. They had beaten two biggies of Kolkata football in their own den!
Giant Killers were on the loose…

Game 3 – Mumbai FC vs. Mahindra United (Cooperage, Mumbai)

Derrick Pereira was wary of their new city neighbor. Mahindra had been beaten earlier in the year by David’s boys and there was no room for complacency.

The match was a sell-out being the first I-League derby between the two. It was end-to-end action as spectators were treated to excellent quality football. Both sides wanted to establish their dominance over the other.

However, it was again David’s boys who emerged victorious. Kalia Kulothungan scored from a free-kick in the 24th minute. The match turned in to a physical battle but Mumbai held their nerve to come out with their third consecutive win on debut.

The marathon begins

Then on, it was a long and arduous road ahead. Mumbai learnt the difficulties of league football as a spate of draws and results followed. A draw to Dempo at home, away losses to Sporting and Air-India, a home draw with bottom-placed Vasco and then away at Churchill dented the club’s run at the top. They took on JCT at home in their last match before the mid-season break on the now infamous day of 26th November 2008.

2-0 down on the hour mark, the home team was down and out. But Coach David Booth bought three strikers up-front for the first time and they answered his call. Abel Hammond scored the first on 58 minutes followed by Felix on 64 minutes and the winner was a 25 yard screamer from Indian International Abhishek Yadav, right at the death (88’). It was a heroic win for the home side…
Mumbai went in to the break full of confidence and on a comfortable 6th position on the I-League table. It was time for their first run in the prestigious Federation Cup…

The 30-year-old Federation Cup is every team’s ticket to Asia. The winner gets an automatic entry to participate in the Asian Football Confederation Cup. I-League teams participate from the quarter final group stage while the others play qualifying matches to reach the same.

Mumbai was placed in Group A alongside Dempo, Chirag United & State Bank of Travancore. Only the top team would forge ahead to play in the semi-finals.

The performance turned out to be a dampener. Mumbai’s dreams of going ahead were quashed courtesy a goalless draw with Chirag United, a three goal draw with SBT and a 1-1 draw with Dempo.  They finished second behind leaders Dempo and thus ended their inaugural Federation Cup sojourn.
Meanwhile, the groundwork for the Mumbai youth teams were silently but thoughtfully being done by the sides. The leadership skills of Mumbai Captain and India’s most capped player Khalid Jamil, are well-known in football circles which the club management was well aware of. He was appointed the Youth teams coach with the idea of grooming him to take over the reins a few years later. Ex-Olympian Bhaskar Maity was appointed to assist him with the Youth teams.

The Junior Champs football tournament was also a hunting ground for the Mumbai FC Youth teams. There were four ex-Indian International footballers watching every match at all 16 locations across Mumbai during every day of the two month long tournament. They were screening the abundant talent on display for the Mumbai Youth teams.

Around 2000 odd students were chosen and called for further trials. The venue was the Thakur College ground in Kandivli. Under the watch full eyes of Khalid Jamil and David Booth, all footballers were closely scrutinized over an exhausting week. Every kid got an opportunity to impress the two, with the big prize being a place in the Mumbai Youth team.

The mammoth exercise came to an end and the Mumbai U19 and U15 teams were forged. The idea was to groom home grown talent and feed the senior team.

Mumbai U19 was slated to feature in the following tournaments:

Nadkarni Cup
Independence Cup
MFL Super Division
I-League for U 19 teams

The Mumbai U 15 team was slated to play in the prestigious Manchester United Premier Cup.

Mumbai FC U19, under the stewardship of Khalid Jamil was to make their debut in 102nd edition of the Nadkarni Cup on July 12th 2009. The Nadkarni Cup is an annual tournament held at the RCF grounds in Chembur and features MFL Elite Division teams.

It was a rain soaked pitch at the RCF grounds. Mumbai U 19 was to begin its season against the home team, RCF. The young boys put up a great fight to end the game on a 1-1 score, Amjad Siddiqui being the scorer, and take it to penalties. However, the club’s nemesis RCF, who had earlier spoiled the senior team’s MFL debut, beat Mumbai U19 4-2 on penalties. It was an exciting game and a treat for the crowd who had braved the rains to watch this fast paced encounter.

Next up – Independence Cup

The Independence Cup is an annual knockout football tournament held by the MDFA and feature teams from MFL Elite and Super Divisions. It is held every year on August 14th & 15th.

Mumbai FC U19 was to face Kenkre FC, another upcoming club in their first match of the 9-a-side tournament. Odds were against the young boys but they showed great character to hold fort and take the match to penalties on a 0-0 score. The boys did not make any mistakes and won 3-1 in the best-of-three shootout. Again, RCF was next!

The demons of the Nadkarni Cup refused to let go of the juniors. Although playing well in parts they were unable to contain the RCF attack. They eventually lost by two goals at the MDFA grounds in Parel.

Khalid made the boys toil harder for the upcoming I-League for U 19 teams. The tournament was to be held in Jamshedpur with Mumbai U19 in Group C, squeezed in East Bengal, Churchill Brothers and the Tata Football Academy.

This was the first tour for the boys and would go a long way in getting their co-ordination and team work right. It was also a chance for the boys to show real character as they took on the already well established youth teams of India.

Mumbai U 19 took on East Bengal in their opening game on September 8th 2008 and lost 2-1. It was their first outing and they looked rusty. The team followed it up with a three goal loss to Tata Football Academy in a bloody match that saw John Coutinho being carried off the field on a stretcher to be treated for a broken nose.

The inconsequential last match against Churchill was a consolation win as the boys won with a 2-1 score line, with the goals came from Sujit Pandey and Karan Amin. The club finished third behind TFA and East Bengal.

Playing in the three tournaments was learning for the U 19 boys. It helped them develop qualities such as team-work, co-ordination, persistence, etc. which were to aid them later, in their MFL Super Division campaign.

Meanwhile, another youth team, the Mumbai U 15 team was getting ready to participate in the Manchester United premier Cup (MUPC). They were placed in Group II with Anjuna Gymkhana, Salgaocar Sports Club and Vasco Sports club for company.

The MUPC campaign turned out to be a dampener as Mumbai U 15 went with only 20 days of practice. The rustiness showed as they lost against Anjuna and Salgoacar with the score reading 2-1 and 1-0 respectively.

Meanwhile, the preparations for the MFL Super Division campaign gained momentum as were in full swing. Match one was against Sea View at the Bombay Gymkhana.

Sea View was taken aback! Mumbai U 19 ran over them and before they realized what was happening the referee blew the final whistle. The score board read 5-0! It was a hat-trick for Sam Cruz and a goal a piece for Ashutosh Mehta and Tushar Pujari.

The momentum continued in the next game and the boys steamrolled over Mumbai Muslims, dominating the game and scoring three goals. Tushar scored in his second consecutive game, while Rolfred Coutinho and John Coutinho opened their account.

The third match pitched the two big U 19 teams against each other. It was Mahindra U19 vs. Mumbai U19. It turned out to be the first and only loss of the campaign. Mumbai U19 conceded two goals and lost. The boys were disappointed and wanted redemption. No one could guess that sweet revenge would come in the championship decider…

It was time to shake off complacency and begin afresh. There was no better way than to establish superiority with a four goal pounding of St. Francis D’Assisi. It was a superb debut for 15-year-old Jayesh Rane, who scored on debut while Sam Crux, Sujit Pandey and John Coutinho added one to their tally.   

What followed was history! The Mumbai U19 juggernaut rolled on, in emphatic fashion! They crushed whoever came in their path with no mercy. The results were as follows:

Mumbai U19      5-0          Dena Bank     
Mumbai U19      5-0          Dena Bank  
Mumbai U19      3-1          PDP Waves   
Mumbai U19      2-0          Income Tax   
Mumbai U19      3-0          East Indian   
Mumbai U19      1-1          Compenaeros  
Mumbai U19      5-2          Mumbai Port Trust    
 

Mumbai U19 completed an emphatic seven match unbeaten streak en route to MFL Super Division Super 6 stage. It was a magical performance! 8 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss, 29 goals scored and 5 conceded rounded off an astounding performance and more was to come…

The Super Six stage had Mumbai battling it out with fellow qualifiers Companaeros, PDP Waves, Air India U19 and Mahindra U19. The big prize was promotion to the Elite Division for the Champion!

The good work continued with a careful one goal victory over Companaeros, a four goal thrashing of PD Waves, a one goal victory over Air India U19 and a three goal thrashing of Dena Bank.

The last match was the Championship decider between the two Super Division debutants Mumbai U19 and Mahindra United U19. Mumbai U19 needed a draw while Mahindra U19 needed to win. It was set be a battle. For Khalid’s boys, it was time for sweet revenge!

The match was an exciting end-to-end affair. The opened up at 15 minutes when Mahindra striker Varin Mehta scored and set the tone for the match. Mahindra continued to press hard for the second goal as they dominated the first 25 minutes.

From then on, it was on- way traffic. Khalid’s boys strengthened their grip and it was Mumbai all the way.  John Coutinho and Ashutosh Mehta were too quick for the Mahindra wings and created havoc in their defense. A flurry of chances followed and the equalizer came from the head of Manuel D’Souza off a John Coutinho corner. He was clinical in placing the header at the far post as the capacity crowd erupted in raptures.

 Mumbai U19 was dominating possession whereas Mahindra U19 was playing on the counter-attack. The defense was solid as Nihal and Ritesh made no mistakes. Salil Usman impresses in particular, killing off any advances in the midfield from the opponent.

The winner came in the 78th minute and aptly from Sam Cruz. The striker was the tournament’s top scorer with 15 goals to his name before this match.  It was destiny as he controlled the ball off his head to cut two defenders and place it at the far post. Mumbai U19 was Champion of the MFL Super Division!

A special mention should be made to the highly talented Mumbai U 19 team. The AIFF had made it compulsory for youth teams of I-League clubs to participate in the local league. It was the first time that the Mumbai U19 team was playing in the second tier of Mumbai Football. It was as if they were thrown directly in the high seas.

The team grew from strength to strength from the Nadkarni Cup to the Super Division finale. Each loss was a lesson learnt as taught by Khalid Jamil. The youth team coach received full support from the club. Despite a few initial hiccups the season was a stupendous success.

Sam Cruz was the player of the season. He was lethal with his precise finishing and damaged a lot of defenses. The midfield yielded a lot of heroes such as John Coutinho, Manuel D’Souza, CP Salil Usman, Ashutosh Mehta and Rohit Mirza. Ritesh Perambara and Nihal Chandran were rock solid in defense throughout the season and conceded a paltry five goals. They were well supported by Karan Amin and Sunny D’Souza on the flanks and both looked particularly dangerous with their speedy overlapping runs. 15-year-old Jayesh Rane was the find of the season. Having scored on debut he looked a pillar of confidence for his tender age.

Elite Division – here we come!

The Champions were as follows:

On the sidelines, the senior team geared up for the second leg of the marathon league. The new year break was a good breather for the squad and coaches.

Mumbai resumed its I-League campaign against Mohemmedan Sporting with an emphatic three goal victory at Cooperage. A loss to Mohun Bagan with the same score followed, as the Mariners avenged their opening day loss at home.

East Bengal came to Cooperage only to be sent back defeated and disappointed as Mumbai completed an I-League double over the Kolkata giants.

The next four matches saw Mumbai drop a lot of crucial points. A draw with Mahindra, bact-to-back losses to Dempo and Sporting again s draw to Air India, saw Mumbai’s title hopes being severely dented.

A win against bottom placed Vasco was predictable. Mumbai were unable to salvage a draw as Odafe Okolie scored in the dying minutes to win the next game for eventual Champions Churchill Brothers.

Mumbai was losing ground and was falling down and unable to hold on to a top four position which they had been oscillating around in the first half of the league. The sob story continued with an embarrassing 2-0 away loss to relegation threatened Mohemmedan Sporting and a home draw with Chirag United.

Mumbai could have finished fourth in their debut season with a win over JCT in Ludhiana. The Mill men had to win this final match of the season to ensure another season of top-flight football. A solitary goal was enough to seal their I-League berth. Mumbai finished with another defeat as a disappointing second leg of the I-League finally came to an end. 

It was a long drawn marathon and saw Mumbai begin with a bang. Injuries, indifferent form and lack of experience showed as the lengthy inaugural campaign ended.
The MFL Elite Division did not yield very well either. Four draws and two wins saw Mumbai finish fourth as Mahindra were crowned Champions.

Mumbai finished 7th on I-League debut. It was a mammoth achievement for a side only in its second year. The club had stamped its authority with some memorable wins. Other firsts were an all new website, a merchandise range featuring official jerseys, leisure wear t-shirts, caps, bags, sippers, etc.

Highs:
7th positions finish on debut!
Giant Killers – Mohun Bagan, East Bengal and Mahindra United beaten
Mumbai U19 Champions of MFL Super Division
Launch of merchandise range

Lows
Disappointing second half of I-League
Federation Cup
 
 
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