2013–14 Bengaluru FC season

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Bengaluru FC
2013–14 season
Chairman Parth Jindal
Head Coach Ashley Westwood
Ground Bangalore Football Stadium
I-League 1st
Federation Cup Group
Top goalscorer League:
Chhetri (14 Goals)

All:
Chhetri (15 Goals)
Highest home attendance 8,347 vs Pune
(28 March 2014)[1]
Average home league attendance 7,038[2]
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013–14 Bengaluru FC season was the club's inaugural season in I-League, the top flight of Indian football, and the first season in the club's entire history.

Bengaluru FC's season began in September 2013 with a game against Mohun Bagan. On 21 April 2014, Bengaluru FC won their first ever I-League title by defeating Dempo 2–4 at Fatorda Stadium, with one game remaining. Bengaluru FC created the history by being in the first team to win I-League title in its debut season.[3] Sunil Chhetri was the joint top-scorer in the league with 14 goals.

In domestic cups, Bengaluru FC competed in the Federation Cup, but could not advance beyond the group stage.

Background[edit]

On 15 May 2013 it was announced that the All India Football Federation had officially received three bids for two direct-entry spots into the I-League.[4] The bids came from the JSW Group, Dodsal Group, and a consortium from Kerala.[4]

Finally, on 28 May 2013, it was officially announced that JSW Group had won the franchise rights to the direct-club in Bangalore and that it would be spearheaded by the companies sports branch, JSW Sports.[5] The team would play all home games in Bangalore while setting up a youth academy there. They would also try to make better football infrastructure for the city.[5] Then on 21 July 2013, almost two months after winning the bid for a team, JSW launched the team officially as Bengaluru Football Club by throwing a mega-electric event at the Bangalore Football Stadium, which would be announced as the home for Bengaluru FC during the season.[6] Along with the club name and stadium, the club crest and colours were also unveiled as well as the team's home kit for the season and the squad.[6]

Pre–season[edit]

Signings[edit]

In preparation for their first season Bengaluru started to make flurry of signings which included midfielder Thoi Singh,[7] goalkeeper Bruno Colaço,[8] and midfielders Keegan Pereira,[8] Gurtej Singh,[9] and local player Shankar Sampingiraj.[9] Then on 2 July 2013 it was announced that Bengaluru had signed their first ever head coach in former Manchester United youth player and former Blackburn Rovers assistant manager Ashley Westwood.[10]

On 16 July 2013 it was announced that Bengaluru had signed their first two foreigners in their history when they signed former Premier League and Middlesbrough defender John Johnson and former Football League Two and AFC Wimbledon defender Curtis Osano for the season.[11] The club then continued their signing spree when they signed former Liberia captain and former USL First Division midfielder Johnny Menyongar.[12] The club then signed completed a double swoop when they signed current India international forwards Robin Singh and current national captain Sunil Chhetri for the season.[13][14]

Then, once the club was officially launched, the following players were unveiled by the club: goalkeepers Pawan Kumar and Ricardo Cardozo, defenders Vishal Kumar, Lalrozama Fanai, Rino Anto, and Don Bosco Andrew, midfielders Malemngamba Meetei, Darren Caldeira, and Sampath Kuttymani, and forward Karan Sawhney.[15] The next month, in August, Bengaluru confirmed their fourth and final foreign signing of the pre–season when they signed Australian and former A-League forward Sean Rooney.[16]

On 12 September 2013 it was announced that Bengaluru FC had added two more players to their squad in midfielders Niroshan Mani and Amoes.[17] Both players are local players from Karnataka.[17] Then, right before the season began, it was confirmed that the club had signed on former India international Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, as well as Beikhokhei Beingaichho and Manpreet Singh for the season.[18]

In season signings[edit]

On 13 December 2013 it was announced that Bengaluru FC would bring in three players on loan from IMG-Reliance for the rest of the season.[19] The players were Soram Anganba, Randhan Meitei, and Shankar Sampingiraj.[19] Then, on 30 January 2014, it was confirmed that Bengaluru FC had signed C.K. Vineeth from fellow I-League side United S.C. on a deal that would last the remainder of the season.[20]

Matches[edit]

The club then played their first friendly of the season against the India national football team on 25 August 2013 in their preparation for the 2013 SAFF Championship in which Bengaluru drew the match 1–1 with Johnny Menyongar scoring the first goal of the match before India equalized through Lenny Rodrigues.[21] The club then played their second match of pre–season against MEG Bangalore at the Bangalore Football Stadium on 31 August 2013 in which Bengaluru FC won the match 8–2 with former India international Nanjangud Shivananju Manju being apart of the scoring for Bengaluru FC.[22][23]

Results[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position
Final
position
First match Last match
Federation Cup Group stage Group stage 15 January 2014 21 January 2014
I-League Winners 22 September 2013 28 April 2014

Last Updated: 28 April 2014
Source : Competitions

Overview[edit]

Competition Record
Pld W D L GF GA GD Win %
Federation Cup 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 33.33
I-League 24 14 5 5 42 28 +14 58.33
Total 27 15 6 6 46 31 +15 55.56

Last updated: 28 April 2014
Source: Competitions

I-League[edit]

Main article: 2013–14 I-League

Summary[edit]

Sunil Chhetri was the season's leading scorer for Bengaluru FC with 15 goals, including 14 in the league.

Bengaluru played their first ever official match in the I-League on 22 September 2013 against Mohun Bagan A.C. at the Bangalore Football Stadium.[24] After a scoreless first-half Bengaluru scored their first ever official goal in the 49th minute to take the lead through Sean Rooney.[24] However, in injury-time, Mohun Bagan managed to draw a goal back through Chinadorai Sabeeth and thus the match ended in a 1–1 stalemate.[24] The club then won their first ever match in the I-League in their very next match against Rangdajied United F.C. at the Bangalore Football Stadium on 29 September 2013 in which goals from John Johnson, Sean Rooney, and Sunil Chhetri saw the team win the match 3–0 in front of their home fans.[25]

The club then entered the month of October with their second victory in a row against United S.C. on 6 October 2013 at the Bangalore Football Stadium in which an early 4th-minute goal from John Johnson saw Bengaluru come out as the 1–0 winners.[26] Then only four days later, the club won its third game in a row against Mohammedan S.C. at the Bangalore Football Stadium in which goals from John Johnson and Sean Rooney were enough to secure a 2–1 victory.[27] The streak was then extended to four games on 23 October when Bengaluru FC won 3–1 over Dempo S.C. at the Bangalore Football Stadium in which goals from Siam Hanghal and Sean Rooney were enough for Bengaluru to finish off their five-game home-stand end in style.[28] However, that is where the streak would end as Bengaluru lost their next match, which also happened to be their first away match of the season, against East Bengal F.C. at the Kalyani Stadium in Kalyani, West Bengal in which an own goal by Robin Singh and a goal from James Moga led to the loss.[29]

The club then opened the month of November with their second away match of the season against Mumbai F.C. at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune, Maharashtra on 2 November 2013.[30] The match ended in a 2–2 draw for Bengaluru with Sean Rooney and Sunil Chhetri scoring for Bengaluru and Hashmatullah Barakzai and Climax Lawrence scoring for Mumbai.[30] Four days later, the club played their second match at the Balewadi Sports Complex but this time against Pune.[31] The match ended 1–0 to Pune with James Meyer scoring for the hosts.[31] Then, after a two-week international break, Bengaluru FC returned home to face Sporting Goa on 23 November.[32] Despote holding the majority of possession Bengaluru FC succumbed to a 0–0 draw.[32] Then in the final match of the month, Bengaluru FC went back on the road to face Salgaocar F.C. at the Duler Stadium in a top of the table battle.[33] A goal each from Johnny Menyongar and Beikhokhei Beingaichho helped Bengaluru FC earn a 2–1 victory which not only was their first victory away from home this season but also their first away victory ever. The win also took the club to 2nd in the table on goal-difference.

The month of the December started early for Bengaluru FC as the club took on Shillong Lajong on 1 December 2013 at the Bangalore Football Stadium.[34] Bengaluru FC eventually came out as the victors in the match after two early goals from captain Sunil Chhetri in the 7th and 34th minute (from a penalty) sealed a 2–1 win for the team.[34] The victory pushed Bengaluru FC to the top of the I-League table to begin the month.[34] Their second match of the month came away from home at the Duler Stadium. Bengaluru FC took on the reigning champions from last season, Churchill Brothers.[35] Bengaluru FC took an early second half lead of 2–0 thanks to strikes from Sean Rooney and Sunil Chhetri. Churchill Brothers brought a goal back with a strike from Balwant Singh before Chhetri sealed the match for Bengaluru FC by scoring his second goal of the match as Bengaluru FC won 3–1.[35] The team then continued their away form in Kolkata on 11 December 2013 when they defeated Mohammedan at the Salt Lake Stadium by a score of 3–2.[36] After taking an early 21st-minute lead through Johnny Menyongar it was Josimar who scored the equalizer for Mohammedan in first-half stoppage time. Sunil Chhetri then restored the lead for Bengaluru FC in the 48th minute before Josimar once again equalized for Mohammedan in the 57th minute but in the 71st minute it was Sunil Chhetri who scored his second goal of the match and the eventual winner for the Bangalore side.[36] However, the club then slipped to their third loss of the season in their next match against East Bengal - thus their second loss to East Bengal this season - at the Bangalore Football Stadium on 15 December 2013.[37] Both goals for East Bengal were scored by James Moga and Chidi Edeh.[37] It was in this match that Bengaluru FC managed to draw 8,216 fans into the Bangalore Football Stadium, the most the team has had till that point.[38] Despite the loss though, Bengaluru FC still managed to end the month of December and the year 2013 with a victory on 21 December 2013 against Salgaocar at the Bangalore Football Stadium in which penalty goals from Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh (his first of the season) sealed a 2–1 win for the team.[39]

Bengaluru FC resumed their campaign in the second phase by playing Mumbai at home. Having received four yellow cards in the season, the captain Sunil Chhetri was suspended in the game and Rino Anto led the team. After goalless first half, Bengaluru were trailing 0–1 after Ebi Sukore scored for Mumbai in 47th minute. Robin Singh equalized in 55th minute and salvaged draw for Bengaluru.[40] In round 19, the battle between top and bottom of the table, Bengaluru FC played away game against Rangdajied United F.C.. After trailing 0–2 in the first half, Bengaluru equalized at 2–2 after quick goals by Chhetri and Rooney in 60th and 61st minutes, but after Ranti Martins' goal in 76th minutes, the match ended as a loss for Bengaluru.[41] Bengaluru FC returned to form in the penultimate home game, when they defeated defending champions Churchill Brothers 3–0, courtesy three second half goals, two by Sunil Chhetri and one by Robin Singh.[42] Bengaluru FC opened up 7 points lead at the top of table when they defeated United S.C. 1–3 in the away game.[43] In the next game, Bengaluru FC could not score a goal and ended up losing 3–0 to Shillong Lajong. Two Bengaluru players Pawan Kumar and Curtis Osano were handed red cards in closing minutes and as a result, would miss the next game.[44] In the last home game, Bengaluru FC played another title contender Pune FC. Bengaluru FC took the lead in 25th minute by a goal from Thoi Singh, but Pune FC equalized in the second half in 73rd minute and the game ended in 1–1.[45] This match broke the highest attendance record at Bangalore Football Stadium with 8,347 people attending the game.[1] With other title contenders, Salgaocar and East Bengal closing-in, Bengaluru FC desperately needed a comfortable margin at the top. In their next away game against Mohun Bagan, Thoi Singh and Sean Rooney scored a goal each in each half and secured 0–2 victory and 4 points lead at the top of the table.[46] During the game, coach Ashley Westwood was sent off from the technical area for showing continuous dissent.[47] With East Bengal closing in on Bengaluru FC, the team needed a win in the game against Dempo in the next game to ensure the title. Bengaluru FC lead 0–1 at the end of the first half as Sean Rooney scored early in the 2nd minute. They consolidated their lead as Robin Singh and Johnny Menyongar scored a goal each. Dempo threatened with two quick goals in the closing minutes, but Sunil Chhetri's goal, 4 minutes into the additional time ensured 2–4 victory for Bengaluru FC.[48] Bengaluru FC created the history by being the first team to win I-League in its debut year.[3] Bengaluru FC ended their campaign on the winning note when they won their final league game 1–2 against Sporting Clube de Goa due to goals from Robin Singh and Beikhokhei Beingaichho in the second half.[49]

Matches[edit]

Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bengaluru FC (C) 24 14 5 5 42 28 +14 47 Qualification for 2015 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off
2 East Bengal 24 12 7 5 39 23 +16 43 Qualification for 2015 AFC Cup group stage
3 Salgaocar 24 11 6 7 36 25 +11 39
4 Dempo 24 9 8 7 31 25 +6 35
5 Sporting Goa 24 9 7 8 34 34 0 34
6 Shillong Lajong 24 8 9 7 35 37 −2 33
7 Pune 24 7 8 9 28 32 −4 29
8 Mohun Bagan 24 6 10 8 23 24 −1 28
9 Mumbai 24 5 13 6 31 32 −1 28
10 United (R) 24 5 11 8 22 32 −10 26 Excluded1
11 Rangdajied United (R) 24 6 7 11 29 38 −9 25
12 Churchill Brothers (R) 24 6 7 11 25 37 −12 25
13 Mohammedan (R) 24 6 6 12 27 35 −8 24 Relegation to 2015 I-League 2nd Division

Updated to games played on 28 April 2014.
Source: I-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) goal difference; 4) number of goals scored; 5) taking lots[58]
1 United, Rangdajied United and Churchill Brothers were barred from I-League they failed to meet Asian Football Confederation's licensing criteria.[59]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
24 14 5 5 42 28  +14 47 7 4 1 19 9  +10 7 1 4 23 19  +4

Last updated: 28 April 2014.
Source: I-League

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Ground H H H H H A A A H A H A A H H H A H A A H A A A
Result D W W W W L D L D W W W W L W D L W W L D W W W

Last updated: 28 April 2014.
Source: I-League
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Celebrations[edit]

Bengaluru FC celebrated the victory organizing a parade with players and fans in the city, where the coach and the captain hailed fans as the important part of their campaign.[60]

Federation Cup[edit]

On 29 August 2013 the groups for the 2013 Indian Federation Cup were announced by the All India Football Federation.[61] Bengaluru FC were placed in Group B along with East Bengal, Rangdajied United, and Sporting Goa.[61]

Bengaluru FC began their Federation Cup campaign on 15 January 2014 against Sporting Goa at the Malappuram District Sports Complex Stadium. The club could not have kicked-off their campaign any brighter after they took a 4–0 lead through a double from Beikhokhei Beingaichho and goals from Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh. Sporting Goa however then managed to pull three back from goals by Boima Karpeh, Beevan D'Mello, and Victorino Fernandes. Bengaluru FC though managed to see out the match by scoring a fifth and final goal from Robin Singh to win the match 5–3.[62] Bengaluru FC then began their second match against Rangdajied United in the best possible way with a 2nd-minute goal from Thoi Singh before Rangdajied United equalized in the 80th minute from Lamine Tamba to end the game 1–1.[63]

The clubs campaign in the tournament then finally came to an end three days later when a brace from Chidi Edeh saw Bengaluru FC lose 2–0 to East Bengal, the third time this entire season Bengaluru FC lost to East Bengal 2–0.[64]

Table[edit]

Group B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Sporting Goa 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1 6
East Bengal 3 1 1 1 4 3 +1 4
Bengaluru FC 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 4
Rangdajied United 3 0 2 1 2 4 –2 2

Accolades[edit]

Bengaluru FC received numerous accolades in the season. Sunil Chhetri was the joint top-scorer in 2013–14 I-League along with Cornell Glen and Daryl Duffy. He also received All India Football Federation's player of the year award.[65] In AIFF's annual awards, Sunil Chhetri was awarded the best player and the best forward of I-League, while John Johnson was awarded the best defender award.[66] Ashley Westwood was named coach of the year by FPAI.[67] Six Bengaluru FC players including Rino Anto, John Johnson, Beikhokhei Beingaichho, Siam Hanghal, Johnny Menyongar and Sunil Chhetri were selected as part of Sportskeeda's "Team of the year".[68] Chhetri was also declared AIFF player of the year for 2014.[69]

Player information[edit]

Squad Information[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Pawan Kumar India GK (1990-07-01)July 1, 1990 (aged 23) India Salgaocar
22 Bruno Colaço India GK (1991-10-11)October 11, 1991 (aged 22) India Sporting Goa
29 Soram Anganba India GK (1992-12-24)December 24, 1992 (aged 21) India Pailan Arrows
30 Ricardo Cardozo India GK (1993-01-14)January 14, 1993 (aged 21) India Tata Football Academy
Defenders
2 Nanjangud Shivananju Manju India DF (1987-05-09)May 9, 1987 (aged 26) India United Sikkim
3 Vishal Kumar India DF (1992-07-30)July 30, 1992 (aged 21) India Pailan Arrows
4 Curtis Osano England CB (1987-03-08)March 8, 1987 (aged 27) England AFC Wimbledon
6 John Johnson England CB (1988-09-16)September 16, 1988 (aged 25) England Northampton Town
13 Rino Anto India DF (1988-01-03)January 3, 1988 (aged 26) India Mohun Bagan
20 Keegan Pereira India DF (1987-11-07)November 7, 1987 (aged 26) India Salgaocar
23 Lalrozama Fanai India DF (1991-11-30)November 30, 1991 (aged 22) India Mohun Bagan
26 Thomas Lalengkima India DF (1993-08-22)August 22, 1993 (aged 20) India Aizawl
Midfielders
5 Gurtej Singh India MF (1990-05-02)May 2, 1990 (aged 23) India Churchill Brothers
8 Malemngamba Meetei India MF (1992-01-05)January 5, 1992 (aged 22) India Salgaocar
10 Johnny Menyongar Liberia AM (1980-06-26)June 26, 1980 (aged 33) India Shillong Lajong
12 Thoi Singh India MF (1990-10-05)October 5, 1990 (aged 23) India Mumbai Tigers
14 Sampath Kuttymani India MF (1986-09-28)September 28, 1986 (aged 27) India Mumbai
15 Darren Caldeira India MF (1987-09-19)September 19, 1987 (aged 26) India Mumbai
18 Beikhokhei Beingaichho India MF (1992-12-01)December 1, 1992 (aged 21) India East Bengal
19 Siam Hanghal India MF (1993-05-26)May 26, 1993 (aged 20) India Pailan Arrows
25 Niroshan Mani India MF (1988-11-24) November 24, 1988 (age 28) India Sporting Goa
27 Amoes India MF (1994-04-09)April 9, 1994 (aged 20) India South United
28 Don Bosco Andrew India DF (1990-02-07)February 7, 1990 (aged 24) India SESA Football Academy
31 C.K. Vineeth India MF (1988-02-28)February 28, 1988 (aged 26) India United
Randhan Meitei India MF (1993-03-13)March 13, 1993 (aged 21) India Pailan Arrows
Shankar Sampingiraj India MF (1994-12-14)December 14, 1994 (aged 19) India Pailan Arrows
Attackers
7 Sean Rooney Australia ST (1989-03-01)March 1, 1989 (aged 25) Australia Blacktown City FC
9 Robin Singh India ST (1990-05-09)May 9, 1990 (aged 23) India East Bengal
11 Sunil Chhetri India ST (1984-08-03)August 3, 1984 (aged 29) Portugal Sporting Portugal B
17 Karan Sawhney India ST (1992-05-23)May 23, 1992 (aged 21) India Salgaocar

Season signings[edit]

Pos. Player Transferred From Source
MF India Thoi Singh India Mumbai Tigers [7]
GK India Bruno Colaço India Sporting Goa [8]
DF India Keegan Pereira India Mumbai [8]
MF India Gurtej Singh India Churchill Brothers [9]
DF England John Johnson England Northampton Town [11]
DF Kenya Curtis Osano England AFC Wimbledon [11]
MF Liberia Johnny Menyongar India Shillong Lajong [12]
FW India Robin Singh India East Bengal [13]
FW India Sunil Chhetri Portugal Sporting Portugal B [14]
DF India Vishal Kumar India Pailan Arrows [15]
MF India Don Bosco Andrew India SESA Football Academy [15]
DF India Lalrozama Fanai India Mohun Bagan [15]
GK India Ricardo Cardozo India Tata Football Academy [15]
GK India Pawan Kumar India Salgaocar [15]
MF India Malemngamba Meetei India Salgaocar [15]
FW India Karan Sawhney India Salgaocar [15]
MF India Darren Caldeira India Mumbai [15]
DF India Rino Anto India Mohun Bagan [15]
MF India Sampath Kuttymani India Mumbai [15]
FW Australia Sean Rooney Australia Blacktown City FC [16]
MF India Siam Hanghal India Pailan Arrows [70]
MF India Niroshan Mani India Sporting Goa [17]
MF India Amoes India South United [17]
DF India Nanjangud Shivananju Manju India United Sikkim [18]
MF India Beikhokhei Beingaichho India East Bengal [18]
DF India Thomas Lalengkima India Aizawl [71]

Loan In[edit]

Position Player Loaned from Date Source
GK India Soram Anganba IMG–Reliance 13 December 2013 [19]
MF India Randhan Meitei IMG–Reliance 13 December 2013 [19]
MF India Shankar Sampingiraj IMG–Reliance 13 December 2013 [19]
MF India C.K. Vineeth United 30 January 2014 [20]

Management[edit]

Ashley Westwood, the head coach Bengaluru FC for the 2013–14 season.
As of January 2014.
Position Name
Head Coach England Ashley Westwood
Assistant Coach Scotland Pradyum Reddy
Goalkeeping Coach Turkey Ali Uzunhasanoglu
Performance Coach England Malcolm Purchase
Head of Youth Development India Richard Hood

Player statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total I-League Federation Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK India Pawan Kumar 23 0 20+0 0 3+0 0
2 DF India Nanjangud Shivananju Manju 3 0 2+1 0 0+0 0
3 DF India Vishal Kumar 12 0 6+5 0 0+1 0
4 DF Kenya Curtis Osano 25 0 22+0 0 3+0 0
5 MF India Gurtej Singh 3 0 2+1 0 0+0 0
6 DF England John Johnson 26 3 23+0 3 3+0 0
7 FW Australia Sean Rooney 24 10 21+0 10 3+0 0
8 MF India Malemngamba Meetei 7 0 2+5 0 0+0 0
9 FW India Robin Singh 24 7 9+14 5 0+1 2
10 MF Liberia Johnny Menyongar 26 3 23+0 3 3+0 0
11 FW India Sunil Chhetri 26 15 21+2 14 3+0 1
12 MF India Thoi Singh 24 4 19+2 3 3+0 1
13 DF India Rino Anto 26 0 20+3 0 3+0 0
14 MF India Sampath Kuttymani 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
15 MF India Darren Caldeira 16 0 8+7 0 0+1 0
17 FW India Karan Sawhney 3 0 0+3 0 0+0 0
18 MF India Beikhokhei Beingaichho 25 4 18+4 2 3+0 2
19 MF India Siam Hanghal 24 1 21+0 1 3+0 0
20 DF India Keegan Pereira 23 0 19+1 0 3+0 0
22 GK India Bruno Colaço 2 0 1+1 0 0+0 0
23 DF India Lalrozama Fanai 4 0 3+1 0 0+0 0
25 MF India Niroshan Mani 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
26 DF India Thomas Lalengkima 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 MF India Amoes 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
28 DF India Don Bosco Andrew 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
29 GK India Soram Anganba 4 0 3+1 0 0+0 0
30 GK India Ricardo Cardozo 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 MF India C.K. Vineeth 7 0 1+6 0 0+0 0
MF India Randhan Meitei 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
MF India Shankar Sampingiraj 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Updated: 28 April 2014

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nationality Number Name I-League Federation Cup Total
1 FW India 11 Sunil Chhetri 14 1 15
2 FW Australia 7 Sean Rooney 10 0 10
3 FW India 9 Robin Singh 5 2 7
4 FW India 18 Beikhokhei Beingaichho 2 2 4
MF India 12 Thoi Singh 3 1 4
6 DF England 6 John Johnson 3 0 3
MF Liberia 10 Johnny Menyongar 3 0 3
8 MF India 19 Siam Hanghal 1 0 1
TOTALS 41 6 47

Updated: 28 April 2014 source

International Caps[edit]

Players called for senior international duty during the 2013–14 season while under contract with Bengaluru FC.

Nationality Position Player Competition Date Contribution Opponent
India India FW Sunil Chhetri Friendly 14 August 2013 Started, played 70 minutes.[72] v Tajikistan Tajikistan
India India FW Robin Singh Friendly 14 August 2013 Subbed on in the 77th minute.[72] v Tajikistan Tajikistan
India India FW Sunil Chhetri 2013 SAFF Championship 1 September 2013 Started, played the full match.[73] v Pakistan Pakistan
India India FW Sunil Chhetri 2013 SAFF Championship 3 September 2013 Started, played the full match, scored in the 95th minute.[74] v Bangladesh Bangladesh
India India FW Robin Singh 2013 SAFF Championship 3 September 2013 Subbed on in the 85th minute.[74] v Bangladesh Bangladesh
India India FW Sunil Chhetri 2013 SAFF Championship 5 September 2013 Started, played the full match.[75] v Nepal Nepal
India India FW Robin Singh 2013 SAFF Championship 5 September 2013 Subbed on in the 58th minute.[75] v Nepal Nepal
India India FW Robin Singh 2013 SAFF Championship 9 September 2013 Started, played the full match, yellow carded in the 95th minute.[76] v Maldives Maldives
India India FW Sunil Chhetri 2013 SAFF Championship Final 11 September 2013 Subbed on in the 60th minute.[77] v Afghanistan Afghanistan
India India FW Robin Singh 2013 SAFF Championship Final 11 September 2013 Started, played the full match.[77] v Afghanistan Afghanistan
India India FW Sunil Chhetri Friendly 15 November 2013 Started, played the full match, scored in the 41st minute.[78] v Philippines Philippines
India India FW Robin Singh Friendly 15 November 2013 Started, played 75 minutes.[78] v Philippines Philippines
India India FW Sunil Chhetri Friendly 19 November 2013 Started, played the full match, scored in the 21st minute.[79] v Nepal Nepal
India India FW Robin Singh Friendly 23 November 2013 Started, played the full match.[79] v Nepal Nepal
India India FW Sunil Chhetri Friendly 5 March 2014 Started, played the full match, scored in the 14th and 92nd minute.[80] v Bangladesh Bangladesh
India India FW Robin Singh Friendly 5 March 2014 Started, played 63 minutes.[80] v Bangladesh Bangladesh

See also[edit]

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