ISL 2014 - N.E.UNITED (MAY -JUNE)
10.06.2014: Official Press Release : Football fans across the North East were ecstatic when Guwahati was selected as one of the eight franchise cities of the proposed Indian Super League (ISL). The ISL is a football League promoted by IMG, Reliance and Star India which is all set to kick off from mid September to November 2014.
The ISL received an overwhelming response as numerous corporate houses of the country and top sporting institutions as well as a galaxy of top Bollywood stars bid to own a team from the proposed 9 cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kochi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Goa, Kolkata and Guwahati. In April this year, the winning bids were announced and the consortium comprising of Bollywood actor John Abraham and Shillong Lajong FC were awarded the Guwahati Franchise. Guwahati had found its place in the list of 8 cities for the 1st edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) in place of Chennai.
The team was unveiled in an event held in the city today and named “North East United Football Club". Speaking at the function, John Abraham said "I am a firm believer in the footballing talent that exists in the North East and proud to be associated with owning a football Club from the region. Our objective is to harness the talent and combine the footballing potential of the region into one team that we hope shall become an engine and platform that will power Indian football forward in the future."
The event was also attended by a host of actors and personalities from the Assamese film industry who were present to lend their support and encourage the team besides officials of the Assam Football and Guwahati Sports Association and other dignitaries. Also present at the function were Bolywood Producer Ronnie Lahiri who is a designated advisor and mentor of the Franchise and Sanjiv Narain co - promoter of the Franchise.
Larsing Sawyan, Managing Director of Lajong said "A United Team of the North East based out of the region's largest city has the potential to compete at the highest level in the country and with North East United, we hope to continue to fulfil the sporting aspirations of the people of the region and assist in propelling football in the country to higher levels".
India is a country of 1.2 billion people where over 50% of the population is below 25 years of age. Sports is therefore gaining traction in the country and is mostly followed by everyone in this age group. The aim of the Franchise is to take football to the next level in the North East in order improve the overall development of the sport in India and also provide new opportunities to talents across the region.
The league which will be organised by IMG-Reliance and Star India which has the support of the All India Football Federation, promises to bring international football stars who will be playing alongside the Indian Footballers and create a new era of football in the country.
ISL 2014 2014 - N.E.UNITED (JULY-AUGUST)
North East United FC appoint Ricki Herbert as Manager
19.08.2014: N.E United Press Release : Former New Zealand National Team Coach at helm for inaugural Indian Super League. North East United Football Club today announced former long-time New Zealand Men's National Team Coach Ricki Herbert as their Manager for the forthcoming Indian Super League. Ricki managed the Kiwi 'All Whites' for 8 years from 2005-2013. He also represented the New Zealand National team at World Cup 1982.
08.08.2014: SLFC OFFICIAL MEDIA RELEASE : Zambian International & African Cup of Nations 2012 Winner, Isaac Chansa has been signed by Lajong FC and will also be plying his trade for NorthEast United Football Club in the prestigious Indian Super League, due to start on October 12, 2014.
ISL 2014 2014 - N.E. UNITED (SEPT)
15.09.2014: N.E UNITED PRESS RELEASE : Sergio Contreras Pardo commonly known as "“Koke" is a 31 year old Spanish striker who has joined the 'youngest team' in the ISL - The NorthEast United FC. Koke started his football career in 2001 which makes him a big asset to the team as he brings with him a wealth of experience .He will be benefiting the NorthEast FC’s attack by bringing onboard 13 years of professional football experience.
Koke a native of Malaga in Spain started his career with Malaga. He soon went on to play for Marseille in France and then had a good run at Sporting Lisbon in Portugal .He then went on to play for the Greek super league team Aris for 5 years where he captained them for 2 years in that duration,this period clearly was some of the best years of his football career. Moreover, Koke’s efforts helped them to finish fourth in the 2006–07 Super League Greece season.
On his new journey with North East United FC Koke expresses "I am very eager to start training with my new teammates and am excited about this new journey. I look forward to a great season and to score some winning goals for my team."
NEUFC coach, Ricki Herbert is looking forward to this new addition to his team. He stated, "The arrival of Koke at North East United is one of excitement and anticipation. His experience and pedigree is much awaited and we all look forward to his appearances as a North East United player"
The North East United FC is excited to have this exemplary striker on board, and hopes that his presence will assist them in their fight to take home the ISL title.
Alexandros Tzorvas arrives in India to join the NorthEast United Football Club..
15.09.2014: N.E United Press Release : As the ISL starting line inches closer in sight, The North East United FC comes together one player at a time. On Saturday, the 13th of September 2014 the club received one of their key international players - Alexandros Tzorvas who landed in Mumbai on his onward journey to the team training camp.
12.09.2014: N.E UNITED PRESS RELEASE : North East United FC has brought on board yet another international player to add more European experience to the team, with the signing of James Keene, a 28 year old English Striker who is a product of the Portsmouth FC youth scheme in England.
03.09.2014: N.E UNITED PRESS RELEASE : North Eastt United Signs Three Big Names-Garcia, Mtonga and Tzvoras For The Indian Super LeagueNorthEast United Football Club has made yet another big announcement with the signings ofPortuguese Defender Miguel Garcia, Zambian Midfielder Kondwani Mtonga and GreekGoalkeeper Alexandros Tzvoras for the inaugural edition of the Hero Indian Super Leaguewhich will kick off on the 12th of October 2014.
Miguel Garcia is a Youth Academy Product of Sporting Clube De Portugal which is a PremierClub in Portugal, and made his debut appearance in the 2003-04 Season for the Senior Team.The Portuguese sensation has also played in The UEFA Cup and appeared in the Finals forSporting Lisbon in 2005 with a final appearance in 2011 for Sporting Club de Braga.The 31 year old Stopper Back has also played for Italian Football Club Reginna during the2007-2008 season. After his one year stint with the Italian club he inked a new deal with thePortuguese Club, Sporting Clube Olhanense in 2009 for six months.
ISL 2014 - NORTH EAST UNITED FC (OCT)
ISL 2014 - NORTH EAST UNITED FC (NOV - DEC)
ISL 2014 - NORTH EAST UNITED FC(TEAM) NORTH EAST UNITED
1 Greece GK Alexandros Tzorvas 2 India DF Aiborlang Khongjee 3 Czech Republic DF Tomáš Josl 4 Zambia MF Kondwani Mtonga 5 Senegal DF Massamba Sambou 6 Zambia MF Isaac Chansa 7 South Korea MF Do Dong-hyun 8 Colombia FW Luis Yanes 9 England FW James Keene 10 Spain FW Koke 11 Spain DF Joan Capdevila ?? Tand Tobago FW Cornell Glen 13 India GK Rehnesh TP 14 New Zealand MF Leo Bertos 15 Portugal DF Miguel Garcia (footballer) (Captain) 16 India DF Robin Gurung 17 India MF Zodingliana Ralte 18 India DF Jibon Singh 19 Brazil MF Guilherme Felipe de Castro 20 India MF Milan Singh 21 India FW Redeem Tlang 22 India MF Boithang Haokip 23 India FW Seminlen Doungel 24 India MF Alen Deory 25 India FW Durga Boro 26 India MF David Ngaihte 27 India GK Kunzang Bhutia 30 India DF Pritam Kumar Singh Manager New Zealand Ricki Herbert Coach India Thangboi Singto Performance Coach England Lee Taylor
ISL 2014 - NORTH EAST UNITED FC (FOREIGNERS)
1.Massamba Lo Sambou AGE : 27 NATIONALITY: Senegal POSITION: CB EXP TEAMS: AS Monaco, Le Havre, Nantes, Atromitos, Troyes, Chateauroux PLAYED- 107 SCORED – 9 ISL TEAM – North East United ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 2.Tomáš Josl AGE : 29 NATIONALITY: Czech POSITION: CB EXP TEAMS: Kromeriz, Tatran Presov, Ruch Chorzów, Vysocina Jihlava LAYED- 101 SCORED - 4 ISL TEAM – North East United FC ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 3. Guilherme Felipe de Castro AGE : 22 NATIONALITY: Brazilian POSITION: DM EXP TEAMS: CA Paranaense Youth Team Played - ?? scored - ?? ISL TEAM – North East United FC ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 4.Luis Alfredo Yánes Padilla AGE : 31 NATIONALITY: Colombia POSITION: ST EXP TEAMS: Santa Fe, Lille, La Equidad, Cucuta, Junior, Bucaramanga Played - 234 scored - 64 ISL TEAM – North East United FC ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 5. Do Dong-Hyun AGE : 20 NATIONALITY: Korean POSITION: ST EXP TEAMS: Brisbane Roar, FC Gifu Played - 8 scored - 0 ISL TEAM – North East United FC
ISL 2014 - NORTH EAST UNITED FC (FIX/RESULTS)13/10 : N.E United FC ( 1-0 ) Kerala Blasters FC - GUWAHATI
N.E.U : Koke 45' :: MATCH REPORT
16.10.14 : 16:30 :: North East United FC ( V/S ) Atletico de Kolkata
19.10.14 :: 19:00 :: North East United FC ( V/S ) FC Goa
24.10.14 :: 19:00 :: Mumbai City FC ( V/S ) North East United FC
29.10.14 :: 19:00 :: Delhi Dynamos FC ( V/S ) North East United FC
03.11.14 :: 19:00 :: FC Pune City ( V/S ) North East United FC
08.11.14 :: 19:00 :: Chennaiyin FC ( V/S ) North East United FC
15.11.14 :: 19:00 :: North East United FC ( V/S ) FC Pune City
18.11.14 :: 19:00 :: Atletico de Kolkata ( V/S ) North East United FC
24.11.14 :: 19:00 :: North East United FC ( V/S ) Delhi Dynamos FC
27.11.14 :: 19:00 :: North East United FC ( V/S ) Chennaiyin FC
01.12.14 :: 19:00 :: FC Goa ( V/S ) North East United FC
04.12.14 :: 19:00 :: Kerala BlastersFC ( V/S ) North East United FC
10.12.14 :: 19:00 :: North East United FC ( V/S ) Mumbai City FC
ISL 2014 - NORTH EAST UNITED FC (STATS)
SCORER Koke - 1
ISL 2014 - NORTH EAST UNITED FC (PIC)