‘Mohun Bagan Day’ is celebrated on 29th July every year to commemorate the team’s famous IFA Shield triumph in 1911. Mohun Bagan defeated East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1 to become the first Indian club to end the British stranglehold on the tournament.
The 1911 triumph is seen as a huge moment in India’s freedom struggle at the time. It gave hope to the Indian people that the British could be defeated. The win was for all the Indians and not just for the 11 barefooted Indian footballers who bravely played against their British opponent.
On this day in 1911, Mohun Bagan became the 1st Indian side to win the IFA Shield by beating the East Yorkshire Regiment in front of 80K Indians and inspired the nation in its fight against the British. We pay tribute to the club's iconic legacy.#ATKMohunBagan#IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/yVYwpbkXLT— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) July 29, 2020
Mohun Bagan, one of the most iconic Indian clubs was founded in 1889. The 131-year-old club got one of the best gifts when it got featured on NASDAQ billboards in New York’s Times Square. The club becomes the country’s first-ever sports entity to feature on NASDAQ billboards.
Mohun Bagan’s top official Debashis Dutta told PTI: “It is a matter of great pride for all Mohun Bagan fans and supporters. It shows the kind of stature the club enjoys. No Indian sports club has ever featured on something like this, so it is significant, very different.”
The pictures from NASDAQ is a testimony to the fact that Mohun Bagan belongs to a different league. Huge day for all the Mariners!!— Mohun Bagan (@Mohun_Bagan) July 28, 2020
Happy Mohun Bagan Day Mariners !!#JoyMohunBagan #MohunBaganDay2020 pic.twitter.com/vA5z8ia92T
Mohun Bagan has merged with 3 times ISL winner ATK from this year. They will play in ISL from the next season with a new name ‘ATK Mohun Bagan FC’.
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