Another Jewel in Bhutia’s Throne

The Indian skipper added another feather in his cap last week when he got felicitated by the Portugal Football Players Association (PFPA) with a lifetime membership. With this award, the “Sikkimese Sniper” joined an elite league of players like Luis Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Nuno Gomes who have been conferred with the same honor in the past. This felicitation should not come as a surprise to the people who have followed the career of this East Bengal striker as he has been the sole face of Indian football to the rest of the world for over a decade now. Bhaichung Bhutia: Poster boy of Indian football The respect which he commands the world over can be made out from the fact that in spite of playing in the lowly ranked I- league for a majority of his life, (domestic league) he has featured in a number of All-Star charity matches. Recently, he was a part of a star-studded Zidane XI […]

If Indian Football be considered a fully grown tree, there is only one club that planted the seed and formed the roots of the same tree - Mohun Bagan. The club is considered to be Indian Football's chief maker and chief promoter. In part-2 of the series, TheHardTackle's guest author Somnath recaps how the club built upon their landmark success and went through years of ups and downs, which saw great players play for the club..

History Of Mohun Bagan (Part 1): The Success That Changed Indian Football

If Indian Football be considered a fully grown tree, there is only one club that planted the seed and formed the roots of the same tree. Mohun Bagan club is considered to be Indian Football's chief maker and chief promoter. In part-1 of the series, TheHardTackle's guest author Somnath looks back at the club's origins and the club's contribution in putting Indian football on the map...