Aizawl F.C.

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Full name Aizawl Football Club
Founded February 14, 1984; 34 years ago (1984-02-14)
Ground Rajiv Gandhi Stadium,
Aizawl
Ground Capacity 20,000
Owners Robert Romawia Royte
Team Manager Hmingthana Zadeng
Head Coach Gift Raikhan
League I-League
2016–17 5th
Website Club website
Current season

Aizawl Football Club is an Indian football club from Aizawl, Mizoram. Formed in 1984, Aizawl FC earned the entry in India's top-tier league, I-League in 2015–16.,[1] after winning 2015 I-League 2nd Division. In 2017, Aizawl FC reached 60,000 Facebook followers.[2] On 30 April 2017, Aizawl FC became the first football club from the Northeast to win the I-League title.[3]

History[edit]

Aizawl FC was founded in 1984 in Aizawl, the capital of the Indian state of Mizoram and have since participated in various amateur tournaments.

In January 2012 they were officially certified by the All India Football Federation to participate in the I-League 2nd Division, the second tier of football in India. This move would begin a new chapter for Aizawl Football Club as they would officially become professional.[4]

In September 2012 they participated in 2012 Indian Federation Cup Qualifiers. Finally, the team qualified for I League 2nd Division after its second attempt. In 2015, they won 2015 I-League 2nd Division and as a result they'll participate in India's top-tier football tournament I-League in 2015–16 I-League, the first team from Mizoram to do so.[1]

On 20 December 2016, Khalid Jamil was announced as the head coach of the first team for 2016-17 I-League.[5] On 30 April 2017, Aizawl won the 2016–17 I-League and became the first team from North-East India to win the league.

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2011–2014 Rin Rin Sports, Aizawl Northeast Consultancy Services, KEI Industries
2015– Vamos

Players[edit]

As of 2 March 2018[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 India DF Lalrozama Fanai
4 India DF Lalrinzuala Khiangte
6 India MF Paul Ramfangzauva
7 India MF Rochharzela
8 India MF H. Lalbiakthanga
9 India FW Lalkhawpuimawia
10 Ivory Coast FW Léonce Dodoz Zikahi
11 India MF Albert Zohmingmawia
13 India FW Jonathan Lalrawngbawla
15 India MF Vanlal Thazuala
17 India MF David Lalrinmuana
18 India MF Liandala Fanai
19 India DF Lalchhuanawma Varte
20 Liberia MF Alfred Jaryan (captain)
21 India MF H.Lalmuan Kima
No. Position Player
23 India GK Arup Debnath
24 India MF Lalthathanga Khawlhring
25 India DF Lalram Hmunmawia
26 India DF R Laldinliana
27 India DF Lalhriatrenga
28 India MF Shylo Malsawmtluanga
29 India DF C Lalrosanga
30 India DF Jonathan Lalhriatkima
31 India DF Hmingthanmawia
32 India MF Lalruatfela Zote
39 India FW F.Lalremsanga
41 India DF Lalchhawnkima
44 India GK Lalawmpuia
47 India MF Lalruatpuia
49 India FW William Lalnunfela
India DF C Lallawmzuala
India MF Rohmingthanga
India MF V Laltanpuia
India MF Lalawmpuia Hnamte
India FW Vanlalduatsanga
India FW T. Lalnunpuia

Current technical staff[edit]

As of 28 July 2017
Position Name
Team manager India Hmingthana Zadeng
Head coach India Gift Raikhan
Team Physio India RK Puia

Team Records[edit]

Overview[edit]

Season Division Teams Position Federation Cup/Super Cup Durand Cup AFC Champions League AFC Cup
2012 I-League 2nd Division 23 7 Qualifier
2013 I-League 2nd Division 26 Group stage
2014 I-League 2nd Division 11 Group stage
2015 I-League 2nd Division 8 1
2015–16 I-League 9 8 Runners Up
2016–17 I-League 10 1 Semifinal Semifinal
2017–18 I-League 10 5 Round of 16 Play-off Round Group Stage

Overall records[edit]

updated on 9 June 2018

Season Domestic Asia
Division P W D L GF GA P W D L GF GA
2012 2 20 6 3 11 30 42 Not qualified
2013 2 8 4 1 3 15 13 Not qualified
2014 2 4 1 2 1 7 4 Not qualified
2015 2 14 11 1 2 45 20 Not qualified
2015–16 1 21 6 6 9 22 31 Not qualified
2016–17 1 22 13 5 4 29 18 Not qualified
2017–18 1 20 7 6 7 28 24 7 1 1 5 6 19

Top scorer[edit]

updated on 8 June 2018

Season Player Goals
2012 India Michael Lalremruata 11
2013 Nigeria Justice Morgan 6
2014 India Lalnuntluanga 2
2015 Liberia Alfred Jaryan 9
2015–16 Nigeria Joël Sunday 8
2016–17 Ivory Coast Kamo Stephane Bayi 7
2017–18 Romania Andrei Ionescu 12

Head Coach's Record[edit]

updated on 14 May 2017

Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win%
Manuel Retamero Fraile  Spain 17 August 2015 7 February 2016 6 1 1 4 6 6 016.67
Jahar Das  India 7 February 2016 8 November 2016 15 5 5 5 22 31 033.33
Khalid Jamil  India 20 December 2016 1 August 2017 22 13 5 4 29 18 059.09
Paulo Menezes  Portugal 2 August 2017 12 February 2018 14 4 5 5 13 14 028.57
Santosh Kashyap  India 13 February 2018 Present 5 2 1 2 9 7 040.00

Honours[edit]

Winners(1): 2016–17
Runners-up(1):2015–16
Winners(1): 2015
Play-off round (1): 2018
Group Stage (1): 2018

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aizawl FC become Mizoram's inaugural representatives in the I-League". 7 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Aizawl FC". www.facebook.com. 
  3. ^ "Shillong Lajong v Aizawl Match Report, 30/04/2017, I-League - Goal.com". www.goal.com. 
  4. ^ "5 city teams in the 2nd Division". Calcutta Telegraph. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "I-League 2017: Khalid Jamil joins Aizawl FC as head coach for the upcoming season". Goal.com. Goal India. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Team". Aizawl Football Club (Facebook). Retrieved 21 December 2016. 

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