Delhi Dynamos FC

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Delhi Dynamos FC
Official Delhi Dynamos FC Logo.png
Full nameDelhi Dynamos Football Club
Short nameDDFC
Founded16 July 2014; 4 years ago (2014-07-16)
GroundJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi
ManagerJosep Gombau
LeagueIndian Super League
2018–19Regular season: 8th of 10
Finals: Did not qualify
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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.[2][3] The team is owned by United States-based ship recycling company GMS Inc.


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.


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]


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
13 Spain GK Francisco Dorronsoro
14 India FW Daniel Lalhlimpuia
15 India MF Shubham Sarangi
16 India MF Vinit Rai
No. Position Player
India MF Jerry Mawihmingthanga
19 India MF Romeo Fernandes
21 India DF Narayan Das
22 India MF Nanda Kumar
25 India GK Sayan Roy
26 India DF Rana Gharami
33 India DF Amit Tudu
10 India FW Akshit Pathania

Reserve Squad[edit]

Former players[edit]

Name Nation Years
Morten Skoubo Denmark Denmark 2014-15
Mads Junker Denmark Denmark 2014–2015
Alessandro Del Piero Italy Italy 2014
Marek Čech Czech Republic Czech Republic 2014
Roberto Carlos Brazil Brazil 2015
Gustavo Marmentini Brazil Brazil 2014-2015
Pavel Eliáš Czech Republic Czech Republic 2014
Bruno Spain Spain 2014
Dinis Portugal Portugal 2014
Kristof Van Hout Belgium Belgium 2014–2015
Hans Mulder Netherlands Netherlands 2014-2015
Stijn Houben Netherlands Netherlands 2014
Serginho Greene Netherlands Netherlands 2015
Vinícius Ferreira de Souza Brazil Brazil 2015–2016
Adil Nabi England England 2015
Toni Doblas Spain Spain 2015-2016
Stefano Monteleon Italy Italy 2015
Gustavo Godinez Mexico Mexico 2015
Florent Malouda France France 2015–2017
Wim Raymaekers Belgium Belgium 2014–2015
John Arne Riise Norway Norway 2015
Chicão Brazil Brazil 2015
Richard Gadze Ghana Ghana 2015–2017
David Addy Ghana Ghana 2016–2017
Ibrahima Niasse Ghana Ghana 2016
Memo Brazil Brazil 2016
Bruno Pelissari Brazil Brazil 2016
Rubén González Rocha Spain Spain 2016
Macelinho Brazil Brazil 2016
Paulinho Dias Brazil Brazil 2017-2018 Season
Edu Moya Spain Spain 2017-2018 Season
Jeroen Lumu Netherlands Netherlands 2017-2018 Season
Matías Mirabaje Uruguay Uruguay 2017–2018 Season
Badara Badji Senegal Senegal 2016–2017
Kalu Uche Nigeria Nigeria 2017–2018 Season
Gabriel Cichero Venezuela Venezuela 2017–2018 Season
Guyon Fernandez Curaçao Curaçao 2017–2018 Season
Andrija Kaluđerović Serbia Serbia 2018
Rene Mihelič Slovenia Slovenia 2018–2019 Season

Current Technical staff[edit]

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


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/I-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
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
Josep Gombau  Spain July 2018 May 2020 18 4 6 8 23 27 022.22

National Ranking[edit]

As of 27 April 2019.[12]
Current Rank Country Team
15 India ATK
16 India Royal Wahingdoh F.C.
17 India Delhi Dynamos FC
18 India Chennaiyin FC
19 India FC Goa

Asian Clubs Ranking[edit]

As of 27 April 2019.[12]
Current Rank Country Team
203 Indonesia PSPS Riau
204 United Arab Emirates Al Dhafra FC
205 India Delhi Dynamos FC
206 Indonesia Wuachon United
207 China Zhejiang Yiteng F.C.

World Clubs Ranking[edit]

As of 27 April 2019.[12]
Current Rank Country Team
1766 United Arab Emirates Al Dhafra FC
1767 Nigeria Zamfara United F.C.
1768 India Delhi Dynamos FC
1769 Ghana West African Football Academy
1770 Democratic Republic of the Congo AS Veti Club

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


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  2. ^ "Junker og Skoubo drager til Indien". 15 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
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  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". 12 October 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Delhi Dynamos ropes in GMS-led Wall Street Investments". Sportstarlive. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Delhi Dynamos F.C. Welcome New Co-Owners". 7 October 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  9. ^ "DEN Networks give up 25% stake in Delhi Dynamos". PTI. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Delhi Dynamos Squad". Indian Super League. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Voetbalzone - Meepraten over voetbal". Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  12. ^ a b c "AFC Football / Soccer Clubs Ranking". Retrieved 27 April 2019.

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