All eyes will be on Indian Arrows – the developmental squad fielded by the All India Football Federation in the Hero I-League 2017-18 as they take on Chennai City FC in the opening round of campaign at the GMC Bambolim Stadium in Goa on Wednesday (November 29, 2017).Read More
CHENNAI CITY reveal their home, away and third kit for the upcoming I-League season.Read More
For the football crazy fans from this part of the region, there's good news coming your way as the City is all set to host the prestigious Hero I-League football at the Nehru Stadium here.Read More
I-League 2017 held its launch in an event in Delhi today and we bring you everything that unfolded at the event.Read More
The Chennai City Football Club is recognized and acknowledged as one of the oldest and most prestigious sports clubs in the city. The club was founded 67-years-ago, on April 8, 1946, by a team of five enthusiasts, Ms SV Kanagasabai, Mr E Vadivelu, Mr TR Govindarajan, Mr PV Chellappa and Mr K Ekambaram. Mr Govindarajan, the only surviving founder member of the club, sold the club to Rohit Ramesh, a young football fanatic in December 2013.
The club achieved much in a short span of time. For starters, it occupied position in the senior league only four-years after its emergence and continued to do so for 55-years until 2009-2010. Also noteworthy is the fact that it is the only private club that sustained that position for as long. The club was declared winner of the Bobbili Shield and winner of the Senior Division in 2008-2009. That apart, the team finished as Runners-Up on several occasions including twice in the Senior Division (Super League), once in the State League organized by TFA, at the Gymkhana Club Tournament to Southern Railway in 1956-1957 and at the Social Service Society Tournament to Wimco Sports Club in 1958-1959.
Apart from participating in over fifteen tournaments across the country, its many highlights include the opportunity of representing TFA in the Andhra Sports Festival in Vijayawada in 1953. Following that, in 1954 and 1959, the club had the privilege of participating in what is recognized as India’s oldest and most prestigious tournaments, Durand Cup in New Delhi. The club has had the good fortune of being invited by the Ceylon Football Association in 1960 to take part in its Invitation Tournament in Colombo. The club also participated in the Federation Cup Tournament of AIFF at Kozhikode in 2010.
Over the years, the club has churned out several renowned names in the football fraternity, some of whom include K Sankar who served as the Korea-Japan World Cup referee in 2002, and P Baskar, who served as a FIFA referee and is currently an AIFF instructor. KS Raju and R Amulraj have represented the country at international matches. Several other players have represented the country at Sub Junior Level Asian Championships. Many of its players have served as coaches and sports administrators in their own districts.
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