Aryan F.C.

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Techno Aryan FC
Full name Techno Aryan Football Club
Nickname(s) Aryan, Aryans Club
Founded 1884
Ground Salt Lake Stadium
Ground Capacity 68,000
Owner India Techno India Group
Chairman India Satyam Roy Chowdhury
Manager India Rajdeep Nandy
League Calcutta Premier Division
Website Club website

Techno Aryan Football Club is a Kolkata football club founded in 1884 as Aryan Sports Club.[1] It started playing football some years later, making it one of Asia’s oldest football clubs.

History[edit]

Before the advent of East Bengal and Mohammedan Sporting, it was Aryan and Mohun Bagan who enjoyed an elite status among Indian football clubs. While Aryan didn’t enjoy the same degree of success as Mohun Bagan, they did perform well in patches. One of Aryan’s greatest moments came in 1940. That year, they won IFA Shield, one of India’s premier tournaments. They became only the 3rd Indian run club to win the prestigious title. Moreover, they crushed Mohun Bagan 4–1 in the final. Sir Dukhiram Majumdar (1875 - 16.06.1929) was father figure of the club during those days. It was he who started Aryan’s famous policy of bringing up unknown yet talented footballers.

Aryan enjoyed another spell of success in mid-1950s, reaching the final of Shield in 1955 and 1956 with an ageing Sahu Mewalal in their ranks. As the years progressed they gradually lost their status as a top club, instead Aryan became the breeding ground of some of the most famous players in Kolkata maidan. Players like Pradip Kumar Banerjee, Prasun Banerjee, Goutam Sarkar and Sudhir Karmakar started out in Aryan, before moving on to the bigger clubs. Other than another IFA Shield win in 1983 (title shared with East Bengal), Aryan didn’t achieve a lot of success in modern era.[2]

On the morning of 5 August 1971, the Naxalite intellectual and poet Saroj Dutta was killed by the police in the grounds of the Aryan club on the Calcutta maidan.[3]

Sponsors[edit]

The Club is being sponsored by the Techno India Group for last three years.[4][5]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for CFL Premier Division A 2016.[6] 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 Jesus Christ
2 India DF Omeer Hossain
3 India DF Mohan Sarkar
4 India DF Pitambar Das
6 India MF Ankit Mukherjee
7 India MF Sourav Dasgupta
8 India MF Raju Koley
9 India MF Firoj Ali
10 India MF Chattu Mondal
11 India FW Souvik Santra
12 India MF Anubrata Maity
13 India DF Manash Sarkar
14 India DF Sukdeb Murmu
15 Nigeria DF Emmanuel Chigozie
16 India MF Hiralal Chettri
No. Position Player
17 India DF Rajib Ghorui
18 India DF Suraj Bahadur Gurung
19 India MF Sabir Ali
20 India MF Prasenjit Chakraborty
21 India MF Goutam Thakur
22 India DF Bapan Mondal
23 Nigeria MF Bolanle Kazeem Amobi
24 Nigeria FW Obasi Moses Louis
25 India MF Asit Hazra
26 India DF Subhankar Nag
27 India DF Paban Das
30 India FW Godson
31 India GK Jhantu Mondal
32 India GK Rana Chakrabarty
33 India DF Sourav Chakravarty

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