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Celebration of Mohun Bagan Day :: Late Balai Das Chatterjee : Mohun Bagan Ratna - 2013

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Today in the early afternoon Ex-Footballers of Mohun Bagan played between themselves. President XI and Secretary XI where Secretary XI won the match 2-0 where Prasanta Chakrabarty and Amar Ganguly scored. Today Mohun Bagan handed over the Jersey with Jersey No to the present squad.

...The Jersey No 9 holder Captain Odafa Okolie still absent in kolkata. Wahid got Jersey no 28, while Arghya Chakrabarty, a New comer from Rangdajied FC got the Jersey no of 19 which Nabi played last year, Tolgey's Jersey no 10 went to Kalsumi Yusa. Goal keeper Bubai Singha got Jersey no. 1 and Sandip Nandy got 42, Aiborlang Khongjee (2), Ravinder Singh (3), Anyichie Echezona (4), Rowilson Rodrigues (5), Kinshuk Debnath (6), Denson Devadas (7), Adil Khan (8), Anthony Pereira (14), C. S. Sabeeth (15), Ram Malik (17), Rajib Ghorui (21), Shilton Paul (22), Rana Gharami (23), Sankar Oraon (24), Pankaj Moula (30), Manish Bharghav (34), Deepak (35),

Mohun Bagan President Swapan Sadhan Bose felicitated Arjuna Awardee and MP Prasun Banerjee who played 9 years for Mohun Bagan. Mohun Bagan also felecitated their home player Subrata Bhattacharyya who earned 52 trophies for Mohun Bagan in his career. Late Karuna Sankar Bhattacharya Award for Best Footballer went to Denson Devadas.

Mohun Bagan operation Manager Mr. Prince Rufus, felicitated for being the AFC Match Commissioner. AIFF and IFA Vice President Subrata Dutta handed over the memento to Prince. Mohun Bagan Fan Mr. Amit Mody donated an Ambulance to the Club in memory of his mother.

..As per Mohun Bagan Excutive commttee announcement on 15th July Today mohun Bagan Ratna" award has given to late Balaidas Chatterjee (Posthumously) in a function of Mohun Bagan Day. Biswajit Chatterjee, Son of Late Balidas Chatterjee took the Award. Last year it went to late Jarnail Singh.

Balaidas Chatterjee, the renowned sportsman and ex-coach of the Indian football and boxing teams hailed from Dumurdaha in Hooghly and, having taken to sport very early in his life, caught the eye in athletics, football, hockey, boxing, cricket and basketball His birth centenary observed in the year 2000 at Kolkata.

Balai Das Chatterjee who played for Mohun Bagan from 1921 to 1930 joining from Aryan CLub where he played from 1914 to 1920. He played a key role in Mohun Bagan's entry to the IFA Shield Final in 1923 but lost to Calcutta 0-3 and in 1925 Mohun Bagan entered in Semi Final of Rovers Cup as tournament debut but lost to Durham's Light Infentory. He was Mohun Bagan's coach for 30 years, he travelled a lot, unearthing talent. Under his coaching Mohun Bagan first won IFA League in 1939 under captaince of Bimal Mukherjee and then again in 1943 and 1944.

He spotted Chuni Goswami in a South Calcutta park. Balai Das Chatterjee was the football coach of the Indian team in the 1948 Helsinki Olympics where the barefooted India team played well but lost to booted France by a margin of 1-2. Other than Football he was also India's famous boxing coach. Under his coacing India won Quatragular Series in 1953 and stood 2nd in Manila Asian Games Football in 1954.

In the early age of IFA league Calcutta Club was the most powerful team which won league and Shield in 1923. But they lost to Mohun Bagan in 1923 in return league where Umapati Kumar scored the oly goal and Mohun Bagan's poweful tackler Balaidas Chhatterjee became the hero as one of the Calcutta players was injured with him during a tackle.

Balaidas Chatterjee scored goal for Indians against Eruopeans match in 1924 where Indians won 3-0 and he also played for Indians in 1923 and 1935 also where Indian lost 0-2 and won 2-0. He was one of the essential team member in 1924 IFA combained team who went to play in Indonesia and Burma (Muanmar) football clubs.

Under his coaching Bengal won Santosh Trophy for 6 times with a hattric of 1949, 1950 and 1951 where the players were like Mewalal, Satta, Swaraj Ghosh, Paltu Roy, Sailen Manna, Runu Guhathakurata, Bomkesh Bose, Manish Sarkar, Venkatesh, Chandan singh, Ahmed Khan aqnd many more..

PAST WINNERS OF Mohun Bagan Ratna AWARDS
2001: Padma Shri Sailen Manna
2002: Dr. T.Ao
2003: Shibdas Bhaduri (Posthumous)
2004: Padma Shri Gostha Paul (Posthumous)
2005: Padma Shri Chuni Goswami
2006: Umapati Kumar (Posthumous)
2007: Dhiren Dey (Posthumous)
2008: M.A Sattar
2009: Samar (Badru) Banerjee
2010: Hiralal Mukherjee, Bhuti Sukul, Sudheer Chatterjee, Monmohan Mukherjee, Rajen Sengupta, Neelmadhav Bhattacharya, Kanu Roy, Habul Sarkar, Abhilash Ghosh, Bijoydas Bhaduri (All posthumous)
2011: Padma Shri P.K. Banerjee
2012: Jarnail Singh (Posthumous)

India U-19 Boys are preparing for AFC U-19 Qualifiers to be held in Qatar in October

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AIFF MEDIA RELEASE : All India Football Federation's Elite Academy comprising of the U-19 National Team boys blanked SESA Goa Football Academy 6-0 in a Training Match at the Chowgule College Ground. A glut of goals in the first half took the match beyond doubt as Udanta Singh (20th), Daniel Lalhlimpuia (22nd), Shaiborlang Karpan (29th), S.K. Faiz (30th), Germanpreet Singh (34th), and Uttam Rai (38th) found the back of the net in quick succession.

The Boys who are preparing for the AFC U-19 Qualifiers to be held in Qatar in October are presently training under Colm Joseph Toal in Goa. The Boys previously beat Margao XI and Sesa Goa XI.

ADDITION : Dehradun Boy Raja Rawat has been selected in the India U-19 Squad. Uttrakhand Referees Association and DFA secretary Virendra Rawat told us he was a footballer of their Academy since 2010.