- Rabindra Jayanti Celebrated
- East Bengal thrash Yangon United
- Rabindra Jayanti Celebrations
- East Bengal v Yangon United
- East Bengal lose to Shillong Lajong
- East Bengal win against CC & FC
- East Bengal make merry against USFC
- Pre-Centenary Star Night Celebration
- East Bengal play 2-2 draw with Dempo
- EAST BENGAL CREATE HISTORY IN AFC CUP
- East Bengal face Sai Gon in AFC Cup
- East Bengal held by Selangor
- East Bengal face Selangor in Malaysia
- Subho Poila Baisakh
- East Bengal held by Sporting Goa
- Welcome Members and Fans
- Trevor Morgan Interview
- East Bengal edge past Tampines Rovers
- East Bengal face Tampines at Home
Posted on 23/07/12 by Kingfisher East Bengal
Ilyas Pasha - the unforgettable Red & gold hero who played for the Club will be honoured on the Foundation Day of East Bengal Club on 1st August. We share an article on Pasha published on DNA (Bangalore).......
I never complained, and I gave 100% per cent in whatever I did: Ilyas Pasha
By Dev S Sukumar | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA
At Salt Lake Stadium, the gallery would be packed. The public’s reactions change with every match, but you should remain unaffected by whatever they say.
Earlier I was always in the first eleven. Then I was benched, and came on as substitute. Towards the end, I saw that my position being taken by another player, so I decided to leave. Even though Mohammedan Sporting approached me, I didn’t want to play with a rival of East Bengal.
There was an Iranian player called Majid at Mohammedan Sporting in 1989. That season, when he came for practice, he’d come in an Ambassador whose windows had screens because they didn’t want people to see him. There would be traffic jams if people knew he was in the car. People were crazy about him. He was brilliant, but by the time I got to see him, he’d developed a lot of bad habits. He’d drink a lot and was irregular at practice. But even then, he was so good. He’d play a bit, and he’d tell the goalkeeper he’d take a penalty, and exactly where he would shoot. Tanmoy Bose was the goalkeeper. And Majid would score exactly as he said he would! Think how he was in his prime!
You should consider your family’s situation. You have to be prepared to lose your job here, and have no expectation of regaining it. You should be prepared that things might not go well there.
I never complained, and I gave 100% in whatever I did. Maybe that’s why people still remember me. I’ve heard there is someone in Calcutta who, to this day, wears a jersey with my name, and stands in the gallery during East Bengal matches. What more can I ask?