East Bengal held by Sporting Goa

Posted on 18/01/15 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal were held to an 1-1 draw by Sporting Clube de Goa n their Hero I League opening match played today at J. L. Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa.



Ranti Martins gave red & golds the lead in the 7th minute of play but Sporting Goa equalized  through Kalu Ogba in the 79th minute.


East Bengal scored in the 7th minute when Ranti Martins fastened on to a through pass by Cavin Lobo and slot the ball home after hoodwinking the Sporting custodian Ravi Kumar. East Bengal dominated the exchanges in the first half and went into the lemon break by holding on to the lead. Ogba Kalu Nnanna restored parity for Sporting in the 79th minute when he found the net of a Rowlin Borges assist.


Milan Susak and Sukhwinder Singh (East Bengal) and Jovel Martins (Sporting Goa) were booked in the match.


Anthony Wolfe of Sporting Clube de Goa was adjudged Man of the Match.


KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Deepak Modal, Arnab Mondal, Milan Susak, Saumik Dey, Leo Bertos, Mehtab Hossain, Cavin Lobo (Baljit Singh Sahni), Abinash Ruidas (Mohammed Rafique), Joaquim Abranches (Sukhwinder Singh), Ranti Martins

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East Bengal leave for Goa

Posted on 15/01/15 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal football team will leave for Goa tomorrow morning for their opening match of Hero I League to be played on Sunday 18th January at J L Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa.



 
The Kick Off time of the match is: 19.00 hrs which will be telecasted LIVE on Ten Action.
 
 



Kingfisher East Bengal Squad for Sporting Clube de Goa match:
 
Goal Keepers: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Luis Barreto
 
Defenders: Abhishek Das, Deepak Mondal, Arnab Mondal, Milan Susak, Raju Gaikwad, Saumik Dey
 
Midfielders: Shylo Malswamtluanga, Leo Bertos, Mehtab Hossain, Sukhwinder Singh, Subodh Kumar, Cavin Lobo, Mohamed Rafique, Abinash Ruidas
 
Forwards: Baljit Singh Sahni, Joaquim Abranches, Ranti Martins
 
Coach: Armando Colaco;  Asst. Coach: Sujit Chakraborty; Technical Manager: Alvito D'Counha       Physio: Rajesh Basak

INJURY STATUS OF PLAYERS:
 
Gurwinder Singh, Harmanjyot Singh Khabra, Lalrindika Ralte & Dudu Omagbemi are injured.

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East Bengal out of Fed Cup

Posted on 06/01/15 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Three goals in the space of 25 second-half minutes turned a cliffhanger Hero Federation Cup Group A encounter on its head as last year’s finalists Sporting Clube de Goa reined in Kingfisher East Bengal’s one-goal lead in the first half to win 4-3 and enter the semifinals at the expense of East Bengal in a rip-roaring tie here at the Nehru Stadium on Tuesday.


Hattrick hero Victorino Fernandes scored either side of first-half strikes from East Bengal’s Ranty Martins (penalty), Dudu Omagbemi, and Shylo Malsawmtulunga to comeback from 3-1 to win 4-3 after the local outfit had taken a first-minute lead courtesy Victorino. Anthony Wolfe had reduced the arrears in first-half stoppage time when the score read 3-1.


 


The game started at a frenetic pace with both sides scoring within the first ten minutes. Sporting took the lead before East Bengal could settle down with Victorino curling home a fine far-post finish latching onto a pass from Ogba Kalu.


Jolted by the early setback, East Bengal rushed for the equaliser and their efforts didn’t take time to materialise albeit a penalty.


Sporting’s Nigerian stopper-back Kofi Dankwae pulled Mohammed Rafique down inside the area to give away a cheap penalty. Another Nigerian Ranti stepped up and made goalkeeper Ravi Kumar go the wrong way tucking it low and into the back of the net.


Drama peaked again on the half-hour mark when Dudu gave the red and golds the lead for the first time in the match. Sporting paid the price for not clearing Shylo’s corner early with Dudu poking home from the melee at the keeper’s near post.


There was more joy for East Bengal five minutes later. Ranty’s diagonal through ball from near the centre line found an unmarked Dudu on the left hand corner of the box. The former Sporting striker then squared the ball for Shylo who tapped it in with ease.


Just when the eight-time Fed Cup champions looked to be going into the break with a two goal cushion, Sporting reminded them the game was far from over.


Rowlin Borges lobbed the East Bengal defense to find Wolfe in the clear. The Trinidad & Tobago striker ran some yards to meet the cross, dinking keeper Subhashish with a timely header that nestled into the back post.


At halftime the score read 3-2 in favour of the red & golds.


There was no lapse in intensity after the break as Sporting pounced on East Bengal’s tired rearguard launching a series of attacks. Not that East Bengal did not have their share of chances with Ranty and Dudu coming agonisingly close to increasing the margin.


Victorino forced a good save from Subhashish Roy Chowdhury and Cajetan Fernandes missed by a yard before Sporting went on a scoring spree.


Substitute Velito Cruz’s corner was first met by Kofi whose header was saved by an alert Subhashish but only as far as Victorino who tapped in the rebound to equalise.


Sporting took the lead for the second and final time when Victorino took down a Mauvin Borges measured through ball to place it perfectly into the back of the net and break into a wild jig.


East Bengal still had time to equalise and even stage a late comeback but nothing of that sort happened as Sporting took off their star man Victorino and replaced him with defender Chandrashekhar Chinta to see off the memorable win.


KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Subhasis Roy Chowdhury, Abhishek Das, Arnab Mondal, Milan Susak, Harmanjot Singh Khabra, S.Malsawmtluanga (Baljit Sahni), Mehtab Hossein, Cavin Lobo, Mohammed Rafique (Joaquim Abranches), Dudu Omagbemi, Ranti Martins.

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East Bengal held by Mumbai FC

Posted on 03/01/15 by Kingfisher East Bengal

Photo: AIFF Media


Kingfisher East Bengal and Mumbai FC made little difference to the points table as they played out a turgid 0-0 draw in a crucial Hero Federation Cup Group A faceoff here at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Friday.


Both sides moved to four points but stayed where they were in the pecking order leaving their chances hanging in the balance with a must-win situation in the last round of matches to keep their hopes of a semifinal ticket alive.


Of the chances both teams got to break the deadlock, Mumbai would rue not bagging full points owing to the better opportunities to score the elusive goal. East Bengal goalkeeper Subhashish Roy Chowdhury was in fine form pulling off a double save from Mohammed Rafi and Josimar da Silva in the first half, and deflecting another Josimar attempt from close on to the bar.


Coach Armando Colaco made two changes to his team that rode a last -gasp Dudu Omagbemi winner to victory against Sporting the other day.



Left-back Harmanjyot Singh Khabra was grafted in after a layoff in place of Raju Gaikwad and Joachim Abranches was rewarded a start for his good showing the previous game, Lalrindika Ralte making way for the former India International.

 

The red and golds struggled to make an impact throughout the first period. The closest they came was when Mumbai FC’s Nigerian stopper-back Chika Wali almost put through his own net trying to clear a Dudu Omagbemi strike. The ball alarmingly went out for a corner from which Kunal Sawant claimed with ease.


At the other end, Subhashish had much more to do and the Atletico de Kolkata keeper did well to save twice from his Indian Super League colleague Mohammed Rafi and Josimar da Silva on the rebound after Rahul Bheke set Rafi up inside the area.


Looking to turn the tide in their favour, Colaco unleashed the experienced Shylo Malsawmtulunga in place of an ineffective Cavin Lobo at half time, and post the hour mark took off Joachim Abranches to draft in ISL Final hero Md. Rafique.


But nothing seemed to be bearing fruit as half chances went begging for Shylo as he first nipped in a dipping cross that almost caught Kunal off the hook and then crossed to the back post when he had time to pull the trigger.


The chance of the half befell Mumbai FC. With thirteen minutes left on the clock, Climax Lawrence’s corner from the right was headed goalwards by Josimar which an alert Subhashish pushed on to the crossbar.


At the death, Mehtab Hossain tested Kunal from 25 yards but the keeper was up to the task, diving low to thwart the danger.


KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL:  Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Abhishek Das, Arnab Mondal, Milan Susak, Harmanjyot Singh Khabra, Leo Bertos, Mehtab Hossain, Cavin Lobo (Shylo Malswamtluanga), Joaquim Anranches (Md. Rafique), Ranti Martins (Baljit Singh Sahni), Dudu Omagbemi

  

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East Bengal lose in U-19 I League

Posted on 02/01/15 by Kingfisher East Bengal


East Bengal U-19 lost to arch rivals Mohun Bagan U-19 by a solitary goal in the U-19 I League match played today at Mohun Bagan ground.



Lironthun Lotha scored the goal in the 90th minute of play.

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East Bengal pips Royal Wahingdoh

Posted on 31/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

Photo: AIFF Media


Kingfisher East Bengal left it late, a little too late but in the nick of time to deny 10-man Royal Wahingdoh a morale-boosting draw in a tightly fought Group A Hero Federation Cup match here at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda today.


Nigerian Dudu Omagbemi headed in from substitute Joachim Abranches’ cross after Leo Bertos took a short corner in the 96th minute of the match in which Wahingdoh played with ten men for 81 minutes including added time.


Lalmangaihsanga was red carded for a rude tackle on Abhishek Das in the 15th minute. India International Mehtab Hossain and Wahingdoh talisman Jackichand Singh came close to breaking the deadlock in the first and third minute of second half injury time.


Jackichand was guilty of not dribbling a few more yards from a one on one situation with goalkeeper Subhashish Roy Chowdhury while Mehtab’s scooped effort from the edge of the box ballooned off the bar.


The last-gasp win gives East Bengal their first points while Wahingdoh sit on three after two matches.


Both East Bengal and Royal Wahingdoh made one change each from the last match. Abhishek Das replaced Deepak Mondal at left back while for Wahingdoh Samananda Singh filled Malsawmtluanga’s shoes.


Royal Wahingdoh made their intentions clear early on that they were not here to sit back and defend with both Jackichand and Bekay Bawar coming close in the 3rd and 4th minute respectively.


While the Manipuri who was the hero in the Shillong side’s first game worked Subhashish with a powerful shot which the keeper held onto, Bawar’s effort fizzed across goal in the next minute.


Santosh Kashyap’s wards looked the likelier of the two outfits to take the lead early on when Milan Susak was guilty of illegitimately bringing down Bekay Bawar in the air. The resultant freekick was on the edge of the box but Bawar’s take came off the wall.


Their joy though hit rough weather soon after. Lalmangaihsanga was given marching orders for a poor challenge on Abhishek with the East Bengal left-back taking some time to get back on his feet.


Down to ten men the newly-promoted team dropped deeper and were now looking to break on the counter.


Lalrindika Ralte and Dudu came to the forefront after the former set the Nigerian up with two good crosses only to see one saved and the other flagged offside. Dika found Ranti for the third time but the goal was not to come as the striker scuffed a glorious chance wide.


After the break, it was Dudu again spurning Mehtab’s through ball before he nodded into the net but the ball touched an offside Ranti’s leg en route.


For Wahingdoh, Bawar shot over and Jackichand jinked his way into the box only to under-hit his take. Joachim replaced an ineffective Cavin Lobo in the 70th minute as East Bengal pressed for the elusive.


The change eventually worked as Joachim played a decisive role in setting up the winner.


KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Subhashis Roy Chowdhury, AbhishekDas, Arnab Mondal, Milan Susak, Raju Gaikwad, Leo Bertos, Mehtab Hossein, Cavin Lobo (Joaquim Abranches), Lalrindika Ralte (Baljit Singh Sahni), Dudu Omagbemi, Ranti Martins

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Dempo down lacklustre East Bengal

Posted on 29/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

A scrappy performance from the Kolkata League Champions Kingfisher East Bengal facilitated Goan powerhouse Dempo Club to notch their first victory over them at home in the Federation Cup.


In the earlier clash between the two sides in the Federation Cup at Margao in 1994 the Red and Golds had emerged victorious by a margin of 3-0. In today’s Group A match Dempo won 1-0 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa.



Romeo Fernandes nodded in the winner in the 40th minute off a lob from Tolgay Ozbey. Romeo made a most of a delightful lofted through ball from Tolgay Ozbey five minutes to halftime to nod home effortlessly with no one marking him. It could have been 2-0 for the blue shirts had Tolgay not spurned a golden opportunity with goalkeeper Subhashish Roy Chowdhury out of his box.


East Bengal’s defense looked porous to say the least with new pairing Arnab Mondal and Australian Milan Susak not gelling at all at the heart of the defense.


Photo: AIFF Media

 

Had it not been for fine saves from new signing under the bar Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, the red and gold brigade could have been in arrears by the 16th minute.


The Kolkata giants’ keeper saved brilliantly from Mandar Rao Desai and Romeo in the span of 11 first-half minutes to keep his former club at bay, although in between a Romeo goal was ruled offside.


Dempo for their part looked the better of the two teams with the likes of Tolgay, Romeo and Mandar having a lot of joy on the left flank where Raju Gaikwad was exposed too easily.


Just when East Bengal saw a glimmer of hope courtesy Dudu Omagbemi’s attempt on the spin from the top of the box, Dempo got their noses ahead.


Tolgay pick pocketed a diving Susak with ease in the middle of the pitch to sprint some 20 yards to the edge of the box, then sending in a pinpoint cross for Romeo to head home.


East Bengal’s ineptitude was encapsulated right at the end of first half when Raju failed to keep a Lobo slide-rule pass in play on the byline.


East Bengal, as expected threw in the kitchen sink after the restart.


Dempo sat back soaking in the pressure. Coach Armando Colaco ringed in the changes in search of the equaliser – Cavin Lobo making way for Shylo Malsawmthuanga, Mohammed Rafique replacing Mehtab Hossain and Baljit Sahni in for Deepak Mondal – but it was just not their day.


Ranti Martins and Leo Bertos came close to scoring but the best chance of the half fell to Tolgay who should have scored after Subhashish did a Manuel Neuer by sweeping at the feet of Romeo from a one on one situation thus freeing Tolgay. But the former East Bengal marksman inexplicably shot wide with the goal at his mercy.


With this win Dempo now have 3 points while East Bengal are yet to open their account. Deepak Mondal, S.Malsawmtluanga and Cavin Lobo (East Bengal) along with Rowilson Rodrigues and Lenny Rodrigues (Dempo) were booked.


KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Subhashis Roy Chowdhury, Deepak Mondal (Baljit Sahni), Arnab Mondal, Milan Susak, Raju Gaikwad, Leo Bertos, Mehtab Hossein (Mohammed Rafique), Cavin Lobo (S. Malsawmtluanga), Lalrindika Ralte, Dudu Omagbemi, Ranti Martins

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East Bengal win in U-19 I League

Posted on 28/12/14 by ebfc

East Bengal U-19 defeated Mohammedan Sporting U-19 by 1-0 margin in an U-19 I-League match played in Sonarpur on Sunday.


Soumen Majumdar scored the all important goal.

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Bhaichung felicitated by East Bengal

Posted on 18/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

Indian Football Icon and East Bengal legend Bhaichung Bhutia was felicitated today by East Bengal Club for being recently inducted in AFC Hall of Fame.



The Club felicitated him with a memento which was presented to him by Club President Dr. Pranab Dasgupta on behalf of the Club.


Bhaichung said it was his long cherished wish that he would bid adieu to soccer in an East Bengal jersey. That bit is likely come true soon as Bhutia, who spent his best years with the club, is planning to play a few matches donning the red and gold jersey in the second phase of this season’s I-League.

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East Bengal U-19 clinch win

Posted on 14/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

Kingfisher East Bengal U-19, runners-up of the U-19 I-League 2013-14 defeated Mohammedan SC U-19 by 2-0 margin in their opening match of U-19 I League played today at East Bengal ground.



Budhwa Bara and Soumen Majumdar scored a goal each  in the 41st and the 67th minute of the game respectively.


Kingfisher East Bengal U-19 will play their next match against Mcdowell’s Mohun Bagan U-19 at the same venue on 19th December.

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ZICO VISITS EAST BENGAL CLUB

Posted on 09/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Brazilian football legend Zico visited the club today during his visit to Kolkata. 



Arthur Antunes Coimbra, fondly known as Zico, was the architect of the Selecao during the late 1970s and the early 80s, where he represented the National Team in the FIFA World Cup in 1978, 1982, and 1986.

 

He is considered as one of the best players in football history not to have been on a part of the World Cup winning squad. In 2004. He was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players, and was also inducted in the FIFA Hall of Fame.


 


Zico visited the football team dressing room and met the players. He also visited the other infrastructural facilities at the club such as the Gymnasium, Jacuzzi, Ground.

 


He was later felicitated by East Bengal Club. A memento and a Kingfisher East Bengal jersey was presented to him on behalf of the club.

 


Zico said, "I am delighted to visit one of the greatest football clubs in India. Incidentally, I started my career at a Brazilian club whose jersey colour is the same red & gold as East Bengal. I wish East Bengal all the success and wish them to achieve many laurels."

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PRACTICE SESSION STARTS AFTER THE BREAK

Posted on 01/12/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


After the Calcutta Football League win there was a month long break in training sessions of the Kingfisher East Bengal team.


Many of the Kingfisher East Bengal players are currently taking part in Indian Super League, but preparations have begun in full earnest after the break with the players who are not taking part in ISL.



One man on the sideline stays more focused than anyone else – Head Coach Mr. Armando Colaco. He takes note and the next moment, he screams - Man on, run, attack and so on... 



Besides fitness training and physical conditioning the team is playing regularly practice matches with the club’s U-17 & U-19 team.



The team also played practice matches with District XI’s comprising of players from other clubs of Premier Division which they won and also played a match with Premier side Mohammedan SC’s full team which they lost.



The practice sessions will continue and the team is also waiting for the players playing in ISL to join the team after the Indian Super League ends to start preparation for the Federation Cup.

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KEB PLAYERS PERFORMANCE IN ISL

Posted on 30/11/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


An in depth look into the performance of KEB players currently playing in the ISL with statistics ( updated till ISL matches played upto 24th November )


Compiled by: Gautam Ray, Media Officer, Kingfisher East Bengal


Performances Analysis of Kingfisher East Bengal players who have made their debut in Indian Super League.

 

 


DEFENDERS

 
Arnab Mondal
(Atletico de Kolkata) - He has played in all the 10 matches for his team and has distinguished himself with a number of outstanding performances. He remains to be one of the main props of Athletico de Kolkata's defence. So far he has been booked twice.


Raju Gaikwad
(Mumbai FC) - He has made only two appearances for his team. His performance has not been too good. He was however made to play in the unfamiliar right back position.

 

Deepak Mondal (Mumbai FC) - He has played in 7 matches for his franchisee. He started of a little slowly as initiall he was tried out at left wing back position. After returning to his favourite right wing back/central defender role he has put in a consistent performance and did not miss any of the last five games of his team.

 

Gurwinder Singh (Kerala Blasters) - He has made five appearances for his franchise. After a somewhat hesitant start he has settled down in his role and have impressed in the last two outings vs Delhi Dynamos and the then table toppers Athletico de Kolkata. He has been booked once.

 

Saumik Dey (Kerala Blasters) - He has played in 7 matches for his team. He too has been performing consistently in the last four matches. He has also been booked once.

 

Robert Lalthalmuana (Delhi Dynamos) - He has so far made three appearances for his team but is yet to play full match. He has been benched due to an injury.

 

Abhishek Das (Chennayin FC) - He has played two matches so far. After a fine performance in the first match he was injured in the second and have not reappeared since.


 


MIDFIELDERS

 

Lalrindika Ralte (Mumbai City FC) - He has played in all the 10 matches for his team and put up a creditable showing in a number of them. He continues to have a significant role in the composition of the team.

 

Mehtab Hossein (Kerala Blasters) - He featured in the first 4 matches of his team and has since been dropped. He was booked once.

 

S. Malsawmtluanga (Delhi Dynamos) - He has played 9 matches for his franchise and put up a good performance in all of them. He was rested only in the fixture vs FC Goa on 13th November.

 

Harmanjyot Singh Khabra (Chennayin FC) - After missing the opening fixture vs FC Goa on 15th October he consistently featured in the subsequent 9 matches and caught the pundits' eye with some outstanding performances. He provided one assist in the match vs Mumbai City FC which Chennaiyin won 5-1. He has been booked twice.


 


Cavin Lobo (Atletico de Kolkata) - He has represented his team in 4 matches so far.He scored 2 goals vs FC Goa on 23rd October and was declared Man of the Match. He was injured in the match vs Chennaiyin on 14th November and have since not featured in any match.

 

Leo Bertos (North East United) - He has made two appearances for his team both as substitutes. He has been benched thereafter,

 

Joaquim  Abranches (Pune City) - He made his debut for Pune FC in their last match vs FC Goa on 22nd November. Although coming in as a substitute he had a good match.


 


STRIKERS

 

Baljit Singh Sahni (Atletico de Kolkata) - He has featured in all the 10 matches of Atletico de Kolkata and had a good performance throughout. He has scored one goal so far vs Kerala Blasters on 26th October. He has been booked twice.

 

Dudu Omagbemi (Pune FC) - He has played 7 matches for his franchise. He has scored one goal vs Atletico de Kolkata and dished out a sterling performance which facilitated him to win the Man of the Match award. He has also provided one assist.

 

Ranti Martins (FC Goa) - He has played 6 matches for his team and have provided one assist so far.

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KEB Players in the ISL

Posted on 11/10/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 

Hero Indian Super League – a franchisee based football competition like the IPL in cricket has started in India. It uses a franchise system in which eight teams were created to participate in the league.



The selected cities/state are:

Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Pune, Kochi, Mumbai, and Guwahati.


Foreign star players were drafted beside the Indian players for the ISL. Indian players were also drafted from various I League clubs. Kingfisher East Bengal players will also be playing in the ISL and they will be there in each of the eight franchisees.

 

Atletico de Kolkata - Cavin Lobo, Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafique, Baljit Singh Sahni


Delhi Dynamos FC- Robert Lalthlamuana, Shylo Malswamtluanga


Kerala Blasters- Mehtab Hossain, Gurwinder Singh, Luis Barreto, Saumik Dey


Chennaiyin FC- Harmanjyot Singh Khabra, Abhijit Mondal, Abhishek Das, Sukhwinder Singh


FC Pune City- Joaquim Abranches, Dudu Omagbemi


Mumbai City FC- Lalrindika Ralte, Raju Gaikwad, Deepak Mondal


FC Goa- Ranti Martins Soleye


North East United  FC- Leo Bertos

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Facebook Milestone For East Bengal

Posted on 28/09/14 by Admin

We share an article published on I League Official Site: i-league.org



Facebook Milestone For East Bengal


I-LEAGUE Media Team


KOLKATA: I-League giants Kingfisher East Bengal have added yet another feather to their cap this year as they notched up as nearly as a whopping 13 lakh ‘likes’ on social media giant facebook.


This figure makes them the most followed Indian football Club in the facebook circuit as of now, in both the I-League as well as the newly-formed Indian Super League.



The Red-and-Golds recently took to photo sharing social media platform instagram [instagram.com/eastbengalfcas well, in order to continue the Club’s presence online, and build more ways to engage the fans via the internet and mobile.


The Club also has official profiles on video sharing platform YouTube, Flickr, besides their official website - eastbengalfootballclub.com.


East Bengal have already created history this year by pulling off a victory in their final game against Tollygunge Agrami in the 2014/15 edition of the Calcutta Football League; and thus lifting the coveted title for the 36th time, as well as five consecutive times, for the second time.


They were adjudged runners up in the I-League last season, as they collected a total of 43 points, four adrift of eventual Champions Bengaluru FC.

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East Bengal crowned CFL Champions

Posted on 16/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal became Champions of the Calcutta Football League - Premier Givison for the record 36 times when they defeated Tollygunge Agragami 2-1 in their final match at VYBK today.


With this triumph East Bengal topped the League table with 25 points from 10 matches and became the only Kolkata team to win the League five times in a row twice. Earlier the Club had won the League from 1970 to 1975 (Six times) consecutively.



East Bengal also share the record winning the League more than 30 times and join the select band of the following illustrious teams:


 
East Bengal - Calcutta Football League- 36 times
FC Ajax - - Dutch League- 33 times
Real Madrid - La Liga (Spain) - 32 times
Juventus - Serie A (Italian League) - 30 times


 
Of all the 36 triumphs this was East Bengal's sweetest as the job was done by a bunch of talented youngsters ie Avinash Ruidas ,Prohlad Roy, Kisan Bagh, Safar Sardar and Abhishek Das whose role were strategised and conceptualised by Head Coach Armando Colaco . Full credit should be given to Colaco for this standout performance.

 


 

As for the match East Bengal dominated the early exchanges and shot into the lead in the 26th minute when Prohlad Roy stabbed in an Avinash Ruidas cross. Tollygunge restored parity in the 33rd minute when Bello Rasaq nodded in a flag kick by Mohan Sarkar. But within three minutes Ranti Martins scored the winner taking advantage of a mix up in Tollygunge's defence.


East Bengal led 2-1 at the half time.


In the second session Tollygunge made a number of attacks but were mostly foiled by Abhra Mondal under the East Bengal bar.



Sukhwinder Singh who was later adjudged the man of the match had an outstanding game. 

 
KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Singh, Safar Sardar, R.Dhanarajan, Prohlad Roy (Kisan Bagh-73'), Subodh Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh, Avinash Ruidas (Saumik Dey-87'), Ranti Martins, Dudu Omagbemi

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East Bengal rout SAI East Zone

Posted on 13/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal scored at will and swamped SAI (EZ) 6-0 in their match of Calcutta Football League - Premier Division at VYBK today.


With this win East Bengal climbed to the top position of the table which they share with Tollugunge Agragami. Both teams have 22 points from 9 matches with the same goal difference of +18 but the Red and Golds have scored more goals. The showdown between the top two is scheduled to be held at 4pm on Tuesday ie 16th September,2014 at VYBK.


East Bengal dominated todays match from the start and started scoring on the 16th minute through Dudu Omagbemi who scored with a long grounder after being put through by Prohlad Roy. Ranti Martins doubled the score in the 27th minute when he tapped in a clinical R.Dhanarajan centre. Dudu scored a peach of a goal in the 39th minute when he bulged the net with a brilliant pile driver from a Ranti assist. Diwas Tamang scored an own goal in added time and East Bengal went into the breather with a comfortable 4-0 margin.



Leo Bertos got his name in the scoresheet when he scored with a hard drive of Subodh Kumar assist in the 77th minutes. Four minutes later Dudu completed his hatrick when he scored with an angular shot off a Subodh Kumar pass. This was Dudu's second hatrick in the League earlier one coming against Army XI.


With this goal Dudu also climbed to top top goal poacher's spot with 8 goals along with Koko Sakibo of Tollygunge.For East Bengal Dhanarajan and Subodh Kumar had a good match.East Bengal 6-0 win over SAI (EZ) is the highest margin in this year's League.
 

KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Singh, Safar Sardar (Wasim Akram Mallick-62'), R.Dhanarajan, Prohlad Roy (Manas Sarkar-78'), Subodh Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh, Abinash Ruidas, Ranti Martins (Leo Bertos-63'), Dudu Omagbemi.

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East Bengal trounce Police AC

Posted on 10/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


Kingfisher East Bengal maintained their winning ways and trounced Police AC 4-1 to register their 6th triumph out of 8 matches in Kolkata Premier League at VYBK today. With this win East Bengal climbed up to the second position in the table with 19 points.


Incidentally the match was earlier abandoned due to bad light in mid August with East Bengal leading 1-0 after 70 minutes at the East Bengal/Aryan ground.


Police AC started the game strongly and went ahead in the 2nd minute when Nilkanth Pariya capitalising on a miss pass of Abhishek Das beat the Red and Gold custodian with a stinging shot. East Bengal counter attacked but Police defence particularly their goalkeeper Jhantu Mandal held firm. East Bengal after missing a number of sitters set things right in a five minute blitzkrieg before the breather.



Ranti Martins of a Subodh Kumar assist scored the leveller with a brilliant shot in the 41st minute. Dudu Omagbemi nodded in the second goal off a Gurwinder Singh assist three minutes later. Dudu again scored with a fine tap in of a perfect cross from Prahlad Roy. East Bengal led 3-1 at half time.



The second half was dominated by East Bengal who completed the scoring with a pile driver from Prahlad Roy in added time.

 

KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Singh ,Safar Sardar, R.Dhanarajan, Prahlad Roy, Subodh Kumar (Anthony Soren -76'), Sukhwinder Singh (Kisan Bagh- 93'), Avinash Ruidas, Ranti Martins (Leo Bertos-69'), Dudu Omagbemi

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East Bengal beat Southern Samity

Posted on 07/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal

 


Video Courtsey: Indian Football Home


Kingfisher East Bengal edge past Southern Samity  by a solitary goal in their Calcutta Football League – Premier Division match played today afternoon at Vidyasagar Krirangan, Barasat.


Prahlad Roy scored the winner with a spectacular left footed swerving long ranger in the 42nd minute of play.


KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Singh, Safar Sardar, R Dhanarajan, Prahlad Roy (Antony Soren), Subodh Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh, Abinash Ruidas, Dudu Omagbemi, Ranti Martins

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Kingfisher East Bengal rout Army XI

Posted on 04/09/14 by Kingfisher East Bengal


After their Derby triumph last Sunday a new look East Bengal team maintained their winning sequence when they crushed Army XI 4-1in their sixth Kolkata League fixture at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata today.


With this win East Bengal now have 13 points from six matches and are putting pressure to climb to the top of the table. East Bengal fielded an young side as most of their players have left for ISL duty but this did not deter the Red and Golds to take control of the match from the kick off and dominate the proceedings thereafter.


Ranti Martins opened the scoring for East Bengal in the 28th minute when he converted a clinical pass from Saumik Dey. Earlier Dudu Omagbemi had spurned a sitter after being put through by Ranti Red and Golds led 1-0 at the half time.



Dudu made amends eleven minutes after the breather when he latched on to a long lob of Subodh Kumar and bulged the net with a thunderous drive. In the sixty ninth minute Dudu got his second after his first strike was partially blocked by the Army custodian Sharat Narayan, Dudu completed his hatrick in the 86th minute when he crashed home of an Anthony Soren pass.


In between Jain P scored a consolation goal for Army in the 71st minute. For East Bengal apart from their Nigerian strike duo, Subodh Kumar, Sukhwinder Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Safar Sardar and Saumik Dey had a good outing.


 
KINGFISHER EAST BENGAL: Abhra Mondal, Abhishek Das, Gurwinder Sing, Safar Sardar, Saumik Dey, Abinash Ruidas (Kisan Bag), Sukhwinder Singh ,Subodh Kumar (Anthony Soren), Deepak Tirkey (Prahlad Roy), Ranti Martins, Dudu Omagbemi

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