29th July will and always be an iconic day for McDowell Mohun Bagan and its countless supporters.
Decades ago, it was on this eventful day that an Indian football team changed the course of history by defeating a British club - East Yorkshire Regiment - to lift the IFA Shield.
1911 will always be known as the year of the 'Egaro' - the eleven barefooted victors who led McDowell Mohun Bagan right into the record books of Indian football.
As a mark of tribute, 29th July is celebrated as MB Day every year where the heroic eleven of 1911, as well as the other great icons of McDowell Mohun Bagan, are felicitated and the city of Kolkata revels in the euphoria with pomp and glory. The football greats are bestowed upon with the MB Ratna - a mark of respect which recognizes and lauds their indispensable contribution to the club over the years.
Below is the list of the Mohun Bagan Ratna recipients.
Monmohan Mukherjee, Rajen Sengupta,
Kanu Roy, Habul Sarkar, Abhilash Ghosh,
Bijoydas Bhaduri (All posthumous)
Mohun Bagan Day is celebrated on 29th July every year from 2001 onwards to commemorate the great victory in 1911 when Mohun Bagan beat East Yorkshire Regiment to win the first ever IFA Shield. "Mohun Bagan is not a football team. It is an oppressed country, rolling in the dust, which has just started to rise its head" - said Achintya Kumar Sengupta in "Kallol Jug" magazine after the historic victory of 1911 IFA Shield. On this day, "Mohun Bagan Ratna" is conferred upon the former greats of the club who have made McDowell Mohun Bagan proud by their performance.
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Kolkata , 01-Jul, 2008 : M.A. Sattar, ex-Olympian and captain of the Mohun Bagan team in 1956, has been selected for the prestigious Mohun Bagan Ratna this year. He will be honoured on the 29th of July - Mohun Bagan Day - this year. Born in Bangalore, in the year 1925, he graduated ...