Calcutta Cricket and Football Club

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Calcutta C&FC
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Full name Calcutta Cricket & Football Club
Short name CC&FC
Founded 1792; 226 years ago (1792) [note 1]
Website Club website

The Calcutta Cricket & Football Club (CC&FC) is a sports club based in Kolkata, India. It was founded in 1792 as a cricket institution, adding the football and rugby sections when it merged to Calcutta F.C. in 1965.[1]

Sports currently practised at CC&FC include cricket, field hockey, football, rugby and tennis. The football squad is currently playing in the 2nd Division of the Calcutta Football League.

History[edit]

The Club was founded as the "Calcutta Cricket Club Clippers" by British expatriates who had come over with the British East India Company.[2] It is known to have been in existence by 1792.[1][3]

During its first years of existence, the Calcutta Cricket Club played its home games near river Hooghly but it was not until 1841 when the institution got a land to establish its venue. Later it was merged with the Calcutta Football Club (where both footballs, rugby and association were practised)[1] and the Ballygunge Cricket Club over the years to become the "Calcutta Cricket and Football Club" in 1965.[1]

Run by the British, Calcutta Football Club was once one of the leading football teams and had a great rivalry specially with Mohun Bagan. Other rivals were Mohammedan Sporting, Aryan and Dalhousie.

The squad had won the Calcutta Football League (CFL) 8 times[4] and the IFA Shield 9 times before merging to the Calcutta C.C.

Famous members[edit]

A large number of notable athletes are associated with the club, including:

Honours[edit]

Football[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The date refers to the original Calcutta Cricket Club established in 1792, before merging to the Calcutta F.C. in 1965 to form the current club

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