Delhi Dynamos FC

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Delhi Dynamos
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Full name Delhi Dynamos Football Club
Founded 21 April 2014; 4 years ago (2014-04-21)
Ground Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
Capacity 60,000[1]
Manager Josep Gombau
League Indian Super League
2017–18 Regular season: 8th of 10
Finals: Did not qualify
Website Club website
Current season

Delhi Dynamos (DDFC) is an Indian professional football club based in Delhi, which competes in the Indian Super League. The club began to play in October 2014 during the inaugural season of the Indian Super League.[2][3] The team is owned by United States-based ship recycling company GMS Inc.

History[edit]

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.[4] On 13 April 2014, it was announced that DEN Networks had won the bidding for the Delhi franchise.[3] The team had entered an alliance with Dutch club Feyenoord which lasted only for one year.[5]

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.

In 2016 season, the club finished third in the league round with 21 points[6] and lost to the Kerala Blasters FC in the semi-finals.

Ownership[edit]

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.[7] GMS currently holds 100% of the ownership in club which it purchased in three installments of 55%, 25% and 20% from DEN Networks[8][9]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 30th August 2018[10]

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

No. Position Player
1 India GK Albino Gomes
3 India DF Mohammad Sajid Dhot
6 India MF Bikramjit Singh
7 India MF Lallianzuala Chhangte
8 Spain MF Marcos Tébar
10 Slovenia MF Rene Mihelič
11 Spain MF Adrià Carmona
13 Spain GK Francisco Dorronsoro
14 India FW Daniel Lalhlimpuia
15 India MF Shubham Sarangi
16 India MF Vinit Rai
17 India MF Pradeep Mohanraj
18 India MF Siam Hanghal
No. Position Player
19 India MF Romeo Fernandes
20 India DF Pritam Kotal
21 India DF Narayan Das
22 India MF Nanda Kumar
24 Spain DF Martí Crespí
25 India GK Sayan Roy
26 India DF Rana Gharami
33 India DF Amit Tudu
39 India DF Moirangthem Jayananda Singh
41 India FW Seiminmang Manchong
51 Netherlands DF Gianni Zuiverloon
99 Serbia FW Andrija Kaluđerović

Former players[edit]

Country Name
DenmarkDenmark Morten Skoubo
DenmarkDenmark Mads Junker
ItalyItaly Alessandro Del Piero
Czech RepublicCzech Republic Marek Čech
BrazilBrazil Roberto Carlos
FranceFrance Florent Malouda
NorwayNorway John Arne Riise
BrazilBrazil Chicão
GhanaGhana David Addy
NigeriaNigeria Kalu Uche
VenezuelaVenezuela Gabriel Cichero
CuraçaoCuraçao Guyon Fernandez

Current Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Spain Josep Gombau
Assistant Coach India Mridul Banerjee
Assistant Coach Spain Fran Perez
Assistant Coach Spain Jacobo Ramallo
Goalkeeping Coach Spain Pau Rovira Crua
Head Performance Analyst India Joy Gabriel M

Management[edit]

Position Name
Managing Director United States Rohan Sharma
CEO (chief executive officer) India Ashish Shah
Club Secretary India Yamini Sharma

Team records[edit]

Overall records[edit]

As of 9 March 2018
Season Indian Super League Finals Top Scorer
P W D L GF GA Pts Position Player Goals
2014 14 4 6 4 16 14 18 5th - Brazil Gustavo Marmentini 5
2015 14 6 4 4 15 11 20 Top 4 (4th) Semi-final Ghana Richard Gadze
India Robin Singh
4
2016 14 5 6 3 27 17 21 Top 4 (3rd) Semi-final Brazil Marcelo Leite Pereira 10
2017–18 18 5 4 9 27 37 19 8th - Nigeria Kalu Uche 13
Season Pre-season Friendlies Top Scorer
P W D L GF GA Player Goals
2015 4 1 1 2 6 12 England Adil Nabi 3

Head Coach record[edit]

As of 5 May 2018
Name Nationality From To P W D L GF GA Win%
Harm van Veldhoven[11]  Netherlands August 2014 December 2014 14 4 6 4 16 14 028.57
Roberto Carlos  Brazil July 2015 December 2015 16 7 4 5 19 23 043.75
Gianluca Zambrotta  Italy July 2016 December 2016 16 6 6 4 29 19 037.50
Miguel Ángel Portugal  Spain July 2017 May 2018 18 5 4 9 16 30 027.78

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2014—2015 Lotto FreeCharge
2015—2016 Puma EKANA Sportz City
2016—2017 Dryworld GMS
2017—2018 T10 Sports Kent RO Systems
2018—present TYKA Andslite

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.indiansuperleague.com/delhi-dynamos-fc/venue
  2. ^ "Junker og Skoubo drager til Indien". bold.dk. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b Basu, Saumyajit. "Stars embrace soccer through Indian Super League". Times of India. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Indian Super League sees interest from 30 franchise bidders". Business Standard. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Manchanda: Our dream is to take India to the World Cup". Goal. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  6. ^ "The Official Site of the Hero Indian Super League | 2016 Standings". Indiansuperleague.com. 2014-10-12. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  7. ^ "Delhi Dynamos ropes in GMS-led Wall Street Investments". Sportstarlive. 2016-10-08. Retrieved 2017-02-25.
  8. ^ "Delhi Dynamos F.C. Welcome New Co-Owners". 2016-10-07. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  9. ^ "DEN Networks give up 25% stake in Delhi Dynamos". PTI. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  10. ^ "Delhi Dynamos Squad". Indian Super League. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Voetbalzone - Meepraten over voetbal". Voetbalzone.nl. Retrieved 2017-02-25.

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