Kenkre F.C.

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Kenkre
Logo
Full name Kenkre Football Club
Founded 2000
Ground Cooperage Ground, Mumbai
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Sir Adib Kenkre
Coach Ekendra Singh
League I-League 2nd Division
Current season

Kenkre Football Club, is a professional football club based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. They participate in the I-League 2nd Division.

The club is one of the popular football clubs in Mumbai and is known for nurturing young players into skillful and mature players.

History[edit]

The Club was founded in 2000 as Kenkre FC under the patronage of former footballer and football coach Sir Adib Kenkre and the CEO of the club Joshua Lewis.

Kenkre FC were crowned champions of the Maha League 2010 for the first time in the club's history after defeating Bengal Mumbai FC 3-0 thanks to goals from Nigerian striker Mathew Odje, Francisco Salin and Charanjeet Singh. After achieving this result, Kenkre FC were granted admission into the second-tier of the I-League called the I-League 2nd Division.

Kenkre FC made its debut on this national stage by playing in Group B of the I-League 2nd Division in Jamshedpur, between April 4–17, 2011. The club marked its debut by finishing a creditable third on goal difference. The group of seven teams was topped by Mohammedan Sporting Club, Kolkata and Ar-Hima, Meghalaya.

Players[edit]

Senior Team Squad[edit]

As of 4 March 2017[1]

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 Melroy Fernandes
2 India DF Sandeep Upadhyay
3 India DF Aditya Gole
4 India DF Nitesh Aswani (Captain)
6 Guinea DF Boubacar Keita
7 India MF Bilal Mohammad
8 India MF Rajib Ghorui
9 India FW Yash Mhatre
10 Ivory Coast FW Yao Kouassi Bernard
11 India MF Jayesh Kadam
12 India MF Shunhan Pheiray
No. Position Player
15 India MF Siddhart Colaco
16 India DF Assumption Soares
17 India MF Deepak Tirkey
18 India GK Joe Paul
20 India DF Arish Sutaria
22 India MF Aravindraj Rajan (Captain)
23 India MF Kenneth Fernandes
27 India MF Abuzar Beg
29 India MF Yogesh Kadam

Current technical staff[edit]

As of 6 Feb 2014
Position Name
Manager Joshua Lewis
Coach Sanjay Singh
Assistant coach Oscar Alva
Club physio Sumedh Desai

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