Football in India: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Indian footballer P.K. Banerjee passes away

Legendary Indian footballer P.K. Banerjee recently passed away at the age of 83. He was a member of the 1962 Asian Games gold-medal winning India football team. The veteran football player scored 65 international goals in a total of 84 appearances for the national team. Banerjee represented India in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics and led ..

Ashok Chatterjee passes away

Ashok Chatterjee, who recently passed away at the age of 78, was a former India footballer. He was a part of the Indian football team, which won bronze-medal in the Merdeka Cup in 1965 and 1966. He made his international debut in the Merdeka Cup in 1965. Ashok Chatterjee has appeared in nearly 30 matches, ..

Mohun Bagan club conferred life membership to Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

The Mohun Bagan Athletic Club conferred life membership to Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee. In 1911, Mohun Bagan became the first Indian club to win the Indian Football Association (IFA) Shield beating the East Yorkshire Regiment of the British Army in the final.

India clinchs 2019 SAFF U-18 Championship title

In Football, India defeated Bangladesh by 2-1 in the final of SAFF Under-18 Championship 2019 to lift the title in Kathmandu on 30th September. This is India’s first SAFF U-18 trophy. Ninthoinganba Meetei from India was declared Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the championship. 

Gokulam Kerala wins 2019 Durand Cup tournament

In football, Gokulam Kerala FC won the 129th Durand Cup tournament by defeating heavyweights Mohun Bagan 2-1 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 25th August 2019. It was a close game throughout which saw both the teams go through testing moments. With this win, Gokulam Kerala became the first club from the state ..