Football in India Current Affairs, GK & News
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, 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, ..
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.
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.
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 ..
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has recently launched the All India Football Federation (AIFF)’s Golden Baby Leagues handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahemadabad. The launch marked the renaming of the ‘AIFF Baby Leagues’ to ‘AIFF Golden Baby Leagues’, with emphasis being laid for ages under 6 to under 12 both ..