Delhi Dynamos FC
|Full name||Delhi Dynamos Football Club|
|Founded||16 July 2014|
|Ground||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi|
|League||Indian Super League|
|2018–19||Regular season: 8th of 10|
Finals: Did not qualify
Delhi Dynamos (DDFC) is an Indian professional football club based in Delhi, which competes in the Indian Super League under license from All India Football Federation (AIFF).The club began to play in October 2014 during the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. The team is owned by United States-based ship recycling company GMS Inc.
- 1 History
- 2 Ownership
- 3 Players
- 4 Former players
- 5 Current Technical staff
- 6 Management
- 7 Team records
- 8 National Ranking
- 9 Asian Clubs Ranking
- 10 World Clubs Ranking
- 11 Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
- 12 References
- 13 External links
In early 2014, it was announced that the All India Football Federation, the national federation for football in India, and IMG-Reliance would be accepting bids for ownership of eight or nine selected cities for the upcoming Indian Super League, an eight-team franchise league modeled along the lines of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament. On 13 April 2014, it was announced that DEN Networks had won the bidding for the Delhi franchise. The team had entered an alliance with Dutch club Feyenoord which lasted only for one year.
The team started their campaign in the inaugural Indian Super League season on 14 October 2014 with a 0–0 draw against FC Pune City at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The Dynamos did not experience the best of starts to their ISL campaign as they lagged behind at the last place till the 9th Round. The team rejuvenated and regrouped to climb out of the situation to finish in 5th place with a five match unbeaten run which included three wins and two draws. Delhi narrowly missed out on qualification for the semi-finals falling short only by a point.
In 2015 Delhi Dynamos qualified for the first time for the semi-finals of the Indian Super League with the least number of games played in 2015.
Brought in March 2016 as club's new majority co-owner, GMS is world's largest cash buyer of ships and offshore assets for recycling. GMS currently holds 100% of the ownership in club which it purchased in three installments of 55%, 25% and 20% from DEN Networks
- As of 30th August 2018
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current Technical staff
|Head Coach||Josep Gombau|
|Assistant Coach||Fran Perez|
|Assistant Coach||Jacobo Ramallo|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Pau Rovira Crua|
|Head Performance Analyst||Joy Gabriel M|
|Managing Director||Rohan Sharma|
|CEO (chief executive officer)||Ashish Shah|
|Club Secretary||Yamini Sharma|
- As of 9 March 2018
|Season||Indian Super League/I-League||Finals||Top Scorer|
|2015||14||6||4||4||15||11||20||Top 4 (4th)||Semi-final|| Richard Gadze
|2016||14||5||6||3||27||17||21||Top 4 (3rd)||Semi-final||Marcelo Leite Pereira||10|
|Season||Pre-season Friendlies||Top Scorer|
Head Coach record
- As of 5 May 2018
|Harm van Veldhoven||Netherlands||August 2014||December 2014||14||4||6||4||16||14||28.57|
|Roberto Carlos||Brazil||July 2015||December 2015||16||7||4||5||19||23||43.75|
|Gianluca Zambrotta||Italy||July 2016||December 2016||16||6||6||4||29||19||37.50|
|Miguel Ángel Portugal||Spain||July 2017||May 2018||18||5||4||9||16||30||27.78|
|Josep Gombau||Spain||July 2018||May 2020||18||4||6||8||23||27||22.22|
- As of 27 April 2019.
|16||Royal Wahingdoh F.C.|
|17||Delhi Dynamos FC|
Asian Clubs Ranking
- As of 27 April 2019.
|204||Al Dhafra FC|
|205||Delhi Dynamos FC|
|207||Zhejiang Yiteng F.C.|
World Clubs Ranking
- As of 27 April 2019.
|1766||Al Dhafra FC|
|1767||Zamfara United F.C.|
|1768||Delhi Dynamos FC|
|1769||West African Football Academy|
|1770||AS Veti Club|
Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors
|Period||Kit manufacturer||Shirt sponsor|
|2015—2016||Puma||EKANA Sportz City|
|2017—2018||T10 Sports||Kent RO Systems|
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- Basu, Saumyajit. "Stars embrace soccer through Indian Super League". Times of India. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Indian Super League sees interest from 30 franchise bidders". Business Standard. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- "Manchanda: Our dream is to take India to the World Cup". Goal. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
- "The Official Site of the Hero Indian Super League | 2016 Standings". Indiansuperleague.com. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- "Delhi Dynamos ropes in GMS-led Wall Street Investments". Sportstarlive. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- "Delhi Dynamos F.C. Welcome New Co-Owners". 7 October 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "DEN Networks give up 25% stake in Delhi Dynamos". PTI. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
- "Delhi Dynamos Squad". Indian Super League. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
- "Voetbalzone - Meepraten over voetbal". Voetbalzone.nl. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
- "AFC Football / Soccer Clubs Ranking". Retrieved 27 April 2019.