INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL NEWS - JULY : 2014

Mohun Bagan proposed the name of Shree Samar Banerjee (Badru) FOR Padma Shree Award.

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Mohun Bagan Athletic Club has proposed the name of Shree Samar Banerjee (Badru) to the Hon’ble President of India, Shree Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble Sports Minister of India Shree Sarbananda Sonowal and to the President of All India Football Federation Shree Praful Patel for conferring the Prestigious Padma Shree Award, for his excellence and contribution to the Game of Football.

Shree Samar Banerjee popularly known as Badru Banerjee has represented The National Football Team as Captain in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Australia and achieved 4th Position in the tournament, the highest position ever achieved by Indian National Team in World Olympics.

Shree Samar Banerjee had an illustrious career playing for Mohun Bagan Athletic Club joining the Green-Maroon in 1952. He first won his major title donning the Green-Maroon Jersey in the year 1953 by winning the coveted Durand Cup by beating Hyderabad Police 2-1 and scored one goal in the Final.

He continued to enjoy success in the coming years by winning the IFA League and IFA Shield in 1954, in 1955 the Team won Rovers Cup beating Mohammedan Sporting 2-0 and again in 1956 won the IFA Shield beating Aryan Club 4-0.