Samar Banerjee is the new Mohun Bagan Ratna24-Jul, 2009
Mohun Bagan Athletic Club was established in the year 1889. It is the first-ever Indian Club to have won the IFA Shield defeating East Yorkshire Regiment by 2-1 on 29th July, 1911, to create history and make the whole world sit up and take notice of the Indian struggle for freedom against Britain. The Government of India released a postage stamp in 1989 to commemorate this famous victory and to honour the Club and it's Immortal Eleven for the fight for an oppressed country. This is the only postage stamp in India based on a Club. The Club was also declared as the â€œNational Soccer Club of Indiaâ€. 29th July is a red letter day in Indian History and a great day for the Club as well and is celebrated as Mohun Bagan Day each year.
To commemorate this great victory McDowell Mohun Bagan would organize three exhibition matches at the Club Grounds from 1 pm. The matches would be as follows:
1.Mohun Bagan U-13 Junior Team vs. Veterans Sports Club U-13 Junior Team
2.Between two teams comrpising ex-players of the Club
3.Calcutta Sports Journalists Club vs Artistesâ€™ Forum
This will be followed by a cultural function in the evening where the Mohun Bagan Ratna will be presented to Shri Samar (Badru) Banerjee, former footballer and ex-captain of the Club.
Gracious participation of fans and loyalists is requested, to make Mohun Bagan Day 2009 a grand success.
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