Friday, August 21, 2015

[Nostalgia] Arumainayagam - Mohun Bagan Ratna

Indian football legend Namma Bengaluru's Arumainayagam will be conferred Mohun Bagan Ratna tomorrow at a gala ceremony in Kolkata. 

The 60s star popularly known as ‘Baby Taxi’ is his playing days was part of the Indian Football team that won the Asian Games Gold Medal in 1962. 

The humble man from Ulsoor, Arumainayagam, played for eight continuous seasons for the National Club of India. 

Here's Football in Bangalore wishing Arumainayagam for Mohun Bagan Ratna! 

Enjoy few pics from the legend's playing days... 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

[Results] BDFA U-16 Boys Football Tournament

A record number of 48 schools are participating in the BDFA organized U-16 boys tournament played at the Bangalore Football Stadium. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Final
  • Boys Sports School, ASC Vs Boys Sports School, ASC  

Monday, August 31, 2015 - Semi Finals
  • Boys Sports School, ASC 2 (Premchand Singh-15', N Suresh Singh-18') Vs St. John’s HighS chool, Mandya 0  
  • Stadium Soccer Academy 0 Vs Ozone Football Academy 3 (Imran Khan–14', 25'+1', Manjunath–50'+1')
Sunday, August 30, 2015
  • Boys Sports School, ASC 3 Vs St. Josephs Indian High School, Mallya Road 0   
Friday, August 28, 2015
  • Greenwoods International School, Sarjapur 0 Vs St. Joseph’s Indian High School, Mallya Road 2 
Thursday, August 28, 2015
  • Sindhi High School, Kumarakrupa 1 Vs Stadium Soccer Academy, Yelahanka 4 
  • Ozone Football Academy, Shanthinagar 2 Vs Roots Football Academy 0 
  • St. Josph's Indian High School, Mallya Road 2 Vs Nagarjuna Vidyaniketan, Yelahanka 0
    (Postponed match on 23-8-2015 0 IInd Round match) 
  • Global School, Whitefield 0 Vs St. John's School, Mandya 2 
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
  • Head Start 0 Vs Boy’s Sports School, ASC 3 
  • Global High School, Whitefield 3 vs Patel Public School, Subbannpalya 0
  • ST. John’s School, Mandya 0(7) Vs Govt. Sports School, Vidyanagar  0(6) 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 
  • St. Aloysius High School, Cox Town Vs Sindhi High School, Kumarakrupa
    (St. Aloysius disqualified for the fielding overaged players and not submitting age proof identity) 
  • DPS (East), Slulekunte –0(1) Vs Stadium Soccer School, Yelahanka  0(3) via tie-breaker 
  • Ozone Football Acdademy, Shanthinagar 2 Vs Model Public School, Mathakala Halli 0 
  • Freedom Projects, Lingarajapuram 1(4) Vs Roots Football Academy 1(5) via tie-breaker 
Monday, August 24, 2015

  • B M English School, Hennur 0 Vs Global School, Whitefield 2 
  • Patel Pubic School, Subbaiahnapalya 0 (3) Vs 515 ABWS School, Ulsoor 0 (0) 
  • St.John's Boys High School, Mandya 2 Vs St. Clarence School, Frazer Town 0 
  • Govt. Sports School, Vidyanagara 4 Vs Chaitanya Techno School, Nagawara 0
Sunday, August 23, 2015
  • St. Joseph’s High School, Mallya Rd Vs Nagarjuna Vidya Kendra, Yelahanka
    (Match postponed - St.Joseph’s couldn't produce players age proof) 
  • Greenwood International, Sarjapur 7 Vs RLJ School, Mitakala Halli Kolar 0 
  • Head Start Education Academy, Sarjapura 1(5) Vs Bishop Cotton Boys School 1(4)  
  • Boys Sports School, ASC 2 Vs Presidency Public School, Kasturinagar 0 
Saturday, August 22, 2015
  • National Public School, Banashankari 0 Vs Ozone Football Academy, Shanthi Nagar 5
  • Delhi Public School (South), 0 Kanakapura Rd. Vs Model Public School, MatakalaHalli
  • MEC Public School, New Town, Yelahanka 0 Vs The Freedom Project, Lingarajapuram
  • Yenkey Sishugriha School, ThalghattaPura 1(3) Vs Roots Football Academy 1(4)  
Friday, August 21, 2015
  • St. Aloysius HS, Cox Town (W/O) Vs Army Public School, Kamaraja Rd.
  • Al-Basheer Intl. School, Jigni 1 Vs Sindhi HS, Kumarakrupa 2
  • BGS IRS, Nithyananda Nagara 0 Vs Delhi Public School (East) 4 
  • Presidency Church, Lal Bahadur Sastri Nagar 0 Vs Stadium Soccer, Yelahanka 6

Thursday, August 20, 2015
  • S Cadambi Vidya Kendra A 0 Vs Boys Sports School, ASC 2 
  • S Cadambi Vidya Kendra B 0 Vs Global School, Whitefield 3 
  • National Public School, HSR Layout 0 Vs St. Joseph’s HS, Mandya 4 
  • Matha Ambruthamaya Vidyalaya, Ullal 0 Vs Government Sports School, Vidyanagar, Yelahanka 6

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
  • Nagarjuna Vidyaniketean, Yelahanka 2(3) Vs Jyothy Vidyala Kendra 2(2), Kanakapura Rd. - tiebreaker
  • Greenwoods International, Sarjapur Road 4 (Abraham–8', Archishman–14', Sharavan-19', Pavan–28') Vs HMT HS, Jalahalli 0 
  • Headstart Education Academy, Sarjapura 8 (Aditya Rao–2', Akshath–5', 13', 27th, Ojas Kamath–9', 11', 28', 32') Vs Geetanjali Olympiad School, Marthahalli 0 
  • 515 ABWS School HS, Ulsoor Vs Parikrma, Jayanagar (515 ABWS got walkover, Parikrma did not turne up till 5 pm)   
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
  • Mitra Academy, Arekere 0 Vs Ozone Football Academy, Shantinagar 4 
  • Modern Public School, Mathakondapalli 0 Vs St. Josephs HS, Museum Rd. 1  
  • The Freedom Projects, Lingarajapuram 5 () Vs Jnana Sweekar PS 0 
  • Roots Academy 6 Vs Deva Matha Central School 0 
Monday, August 17, 2015
  • St. Aloysius, Cox Town 1(7) Vs St, Meera HS, Ulsoor 1(6) - tiebreaker 
  • Sindhi HS, Kumarkrupa 2 Vs East West, Basavangudi, 0  
  • DPS East 6 Vs National Center of Excellence, Kaggasdaspura 0
  • Stadium Soccer School 9 Vs Mount Everest 0   


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

[Pic Gallery] Areas pride and Independence Day Cup

The football-crazy Garden City pockets fought for pride in the Independence Day Cup held at the ground adjacent to the Bangalore East Railway station, Frazer Town. 

Commonly known as the Black tournament (Black as in not a registered tournament), this was the 59th edition. Independence Day Cup is a 7-a-side version, which is played bare feet with regular football rules including off-side. 

This tournament is extremely popular among the football-loving crowd - with full house attendance in a small stadium that may bring any I-League game into shame. 

Players - many from I-League and Super Division clubs turn up for teams from respective residential areas. The 59th year of the tournament saw 64 teams with Ambedkar Nehrupuram Football Club, Cox Town winning the prestigious cup.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bengaluru FC beat India U-19 in similar margin

Bengaluru FC Media  

Goals from Len Doungel, Kim Song Yong, Sunil Chhetri, Alwyn George and CK Vineeth saw Bengaluru FC produce a dominant second half display to overcome a 1-0 deficit and register a 5-2 win over the India under-19 team in the second pre-season friendly between the two sides at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Wednesday. The Blues had beaten the under-19s with an identical scoreline at the same venue on Saturday.

The U19 side took the lead in the 37th minute and against the run of play with a deflected shot from Vinit Rai finding the net. Bengaluru’s best chance of the half came when Chhetri’s header from a Beikhokhei Beingaichho cross was tipped away by U19 ’keeper Sukhdev Patil.

Ashley Westwood rung in three changes at half time, sending on Doungel, Kim and George to add to the Blues’ attack. It didn’t take long for the substitutes to have their say with Doungel slotting home five minutes from the hour mark. A volleyed effort from Kim saw the North Korean grab his first goal for the club, giving Westwood’s men the lead just a minute later. A calm run and finish from Chhetri saw him grab his second in as many pre-season games in the 66th minute.

The under-19s reduced the deficit with Lalhlimpuia, who collected a cross from the left and found the net from close to make it 3-2. Despite the Indian Colts’ best efforts to equalize, Alwyn George rose high to head home a parry by Patil to restore the Blues’ two goal advantage. CK Vineeth then became the Blues’ fourth substitute to score on the day when he collected a pass from George to slot home and make it 5-2 to the Blues.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Bengaluru win in friendly against India under-19

BengaluruFC Media 

Goals from Sunil Chhetri, Alwyn George, NS Manju, an on-trial Ericson Lyngdoh and Robin Singh saw Bengaluru FC register a 5-2 win over the India under-19 team in a pre-season friendly played at the Bangalore Football Stadium, on Saturday.  

The game, that had a sizeable crowd for a friendly and national coach Stephen Constantine in audience, saw goals from Daniel Lalhimpuia and a free-kick from Bidyananda give the under-19s a 2-1 lead at half time before a dominant second half show from the Blues.