Gauhati Town Club

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Gauhati Town Club
Gauhati Town Club.jpg
Full name Gauhati Town Club
Nickname(s) GTC
Founded 1906; 111 years ago (1906)
Ground Judges Field
Ground Capacity 5,000
President Himanta Biswa Sarma
League I-League U18 (Youth Team)
Website Club home page

Gauhati Town Club is an Indian sports club based in Guwahati, Assam. Founded in 1906, the club participated in the I-League 2nd Division,The second highest level of football in India, in which they have been participating in for two seasons.The Gauhati Town Club football academy was set up to identify, train and nurture the local talents of northeast India at grassroots level. It has highly equipped infrastructure.[1]

History[edit]

1906–2010[edit]

Gauhati Town Club is one of the oldest and the premier sporting organization in the north-east. It was born at the initiative of a dedicated group of sports-lovers in the person of Capt. L.B.Scott, I.M.S. who was a Civil Surgeon, Dr. H.K. Das, an Assistant Surgeon and founder Secretary of the club; Sir Saiyid Saadullah, an eminent lawyer and Khan Saheb Khalilur Rahman Significantly, the club was essentially instrumental in introducing the coveted Bordoloi Trophy Football Tournament, initially played at the Judges' Field from 1952 to 1957. Ranji Trophy Cricket matches were also played at the same venue. .[2] Apart from football the club also provides excellent facilities for other sports like cricket, swimming, chess etc.

2011–present[edit]

On 21 January 2010, it is announced that Juliano Silveira Fontana, a professional Brazilian football coach, has been appointed as the chief coach of the academy who later coached the Senior team in the I-League 2nd Division.[3]

In February 2011,it was announced that Gauhati Town Club will participate in the 2011 I-League 2nd Division. Team finished the season at the bottom of the table and did not gain promotion to the 2011 I-League 2nd Division Final Round. They participated in the 2012 I-League 2nd Division and finished 7th in the Group stage.

Players[edit]

First-team[edit]

As of February 20th 2012

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

No. Position Player
India GK Amit Lodh
India Olaniran Joseph
India Bishal Sunar
India Firujit Singh
Alex Izu
India Asish Sunar
India Binan Singh
India Ashis Thapa
India I. Chauba
India Abhram Goodluck
India R. Kasumochi
India Sam Mura

GTC Football Academy team[edit]

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

No. Position Player
India GK Maheshwar Boro
India GK Subal Rabha
India GK Manish Singh
India DF Hirok Jyoti Roy
India DF Khoiorom Rocky Singh
India DF Manas Pratin Das
India DF Prasenjeet Nath
India DF Farhan Ahmed
India DF Naorem Mukesh Meitei
India DF Ranjan Englanj
India DF Sansuma Basumatary
India Sudarshan Boro
India Molen Boro
No. Position Player
India Rinku Medhi
India Munna Boro
India Hidangmayum Sanatomba Sharma
India MF Pranjal Bhumij
India MF Sonny Munda
India MF Diganta Gayari
India MF Rahul Chetri
India MF Rahul Das
India MF Shyam Narzari
India MF Shumit Rabha
India FW Abhishek Dey
India Biswajit Das
India Rabi Boro
India MF Rakesh Das

Current technical staff[edit]

As of January 4, 2011

Brazilian professional football coach Juliano Fontana has been confirmed as Head Coach for the 2012 I-League 2nd Division.

Position Name
Manager Brazil Juliano Silveira Fontana

Club Honours[edit]

  • Winner (3):

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gauhati Town Club Football Academy". Gauhati Town Club Football Academy. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  2. ^ http://gauhatitownclub.com/about_us.html
  3. ^ "Brazilian coach arrives for GTC soccer academy". The Assam Tribune. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "GTC Football Academy Players". Gauhati Town Club. Retrieved 2 December 2016. 

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