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Wayne Rooney takes time off to meet the PIFA campers in Manchester

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PIFA Champions Tour to Manchester sprung a memorable surprise for the young campers when they were visited by England & Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney. The camps are organised by Premier India Football Academy (PIFA) since 2003 and is their 29th European camp. The camp is open to boys and girls 10-19 years of age.

The camp included training everyday by Gary Judge from Coaching Connexions, tours to Old Trafford Stadium and Anfield Stadium, watch an EPL match and play a match against a local side.

However, at this camp, the children were also treated to training at four English Premier League club academies - Manchester United FC Academy at Broughton coaching by Shane (U12 & Skills Specialist), Manchester City FC Academy at Platt Lane coaching by Collin Reade, Liverpool FC Academy at Kirby coaching by Ollie Morgan (Head of Sports Science, Stephen Torpey (9-11 yrs), Gary Lewis (12-14 yrs) and West Bromwich FC Academy at Halfords by David Lawrence (Ladies 1st team).

The children got front row seats to watch an English Premier League match at the Hawthorne Stadium between West Brom FC and Wigan FC, the latter winning 2-3. The campers played a 5 a side match against local club Nethertons FC, they won 21-11.

The participants had to undergo a skill test on the last day, the winner was Ritwik Dutta with 510 points just beating Rama Varma by 10 points. The best camper was Arjun Nair, he got a Liverpool captains armband and jersey signed by Steven Gerrard.

The highlight of the campers was meeting Wayne Rooney, who took time off from his busy schedule to spend an hour with the kids. The next two PIFA Champions Tour is to Barcelona on 15 May and 18 June.


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1.Shilton Paul -- 2.Arindam Bhattacharya
3.Nirmal Chettri - 4.Aiborlang Khongjee-5.Celestine Anychie Echezona - 6.Biswajit Saha - 7.Mehrajuddin Wadoo - 8.Rakesh Masih - 9.Syed Rahim Nabi - 18.Khelemba Meitei
10.Denson Devadas - 11.Manish Maithani - 12.Quinton Norman Jacobs - 14.Snehashish Chakraborty - 15.Manish Bhargav
13.Tolgay Ozbey - 16.Sabeeth Sathyan - 17.Odafa Onyeka Okolie

1. Karim Bencherifa - 2. Jonathan James Corner - 3. Hemanta Dora - 4. Sanjoy Ghosh - 5. Bijay Nayak

Sir Alex FargUson's success percentage is 59.75% in Manchester United Career

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Englad born Ron Atkinson was the coach of Manchester United before Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson or Sir Alex Ferguson's join in the Red Devils. Ron joined on 9th June 1981. But he was sacked from the post in 1986-87 season in 6th Nov 1986. And on that day i.e, 6 November 1986 another Scottish coach Sir Alex Ferguson joined Manchestr United as Coach. From then to till date Sir Alex is the most successful coach in the history of Man Utd as his success is 59.75%.

In his tenure Manchester United played 1498 matches so far, where his team won 895 matches, drew 337 matches, and lost 266 matches where the team scored 2,762 goals and coseded 1,359 Goals . His first win (1-0) Came at the home ground against Queens Park Rangers on 22 November 1986 before a defeat starting of his first Man Utd game on 8th November against Oxford United a 0-2 loss.

The percentage of success after Sir Alex Fergulon in Man. Utd recoded by Ernest Mangnall in the year 19th century. He was the 3rd Coach in the history of Man Utd. From 10 October 1903 to 9 September 1912. His Success percentage was 54.16% which he made 110 years ago.

The 3rd successful coach of Man Utd was Matt Busby. He was the coach of the team for 24 years, three years less from his native Sir Alex. He was also a Scottis Person joined Man Utd on 1 October 1945 and till 4 June 1969 his success percentage was 50.45%. He won for Man Utd 5 First Division titles, 2 FA Cups titles, 5 Charity Shields titles, 1 European Cup title.

Success of Sir Alex in Man Utd.


Premier League 		(13) : 1992/93, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1998/99, 

                               1999/2000, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2006/07, 			                                              2007/08,2008/09, 2010/11, 2012/13

FA Cup          	(5)  : 1989/90, 1993/94, 1995/96, 1998/99, 2003/04

League Cup 		(4)  : 1991/92, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2009/10

FA Community Shield	(10) : 1990 (shared), 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2003, 

                               2007, 2008, 2010, 2011

UEFA Champions League 	(2)  : 1998/99, 2007/08

UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 	(1)  : 1990/91

UEFA Super Cup 		(1)  : 1991

Intercontinental Cup 	(1)  : 1999

FIFA Club World Cup 	(1)  : 2008

Another coaching personality Ronnie McFall or Ronald Joseph "Ronnie" McFall. The Northern Ireland born former football player and current manager of Portadown is currently the longest serving manager in Irish football and amongst the most successful managers in the history of the Irish League. He starts career with Irish Premier League Team Portadown Fc from December 1986, just few days later from Sir Alex Fergusom. McFall has won 23 trophies with Portadown and is their most successful manager.

Guy Roux is a French former football player and manager started his coaching career in french club AJ Auxerre. He took Auxerre from regional league to Champions League in a 44-year reign which is still a World Record in Coaching Carer of a Single Club. Eric Cantona, Basile Boli and Djibril Cisse are among those to have emerged from Auxerre's famous youth academy.

Chhetri has been a class act: Denzil Franco (Churchill Brothers Defender)

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AIFF PRESS RELEASE: It's not always defenders get their fair share of due after a triumph. If you look back at Churchill Brothers' triumph in the I-League, you'll find Denzil Franco rising to the occasion whenever the situation has demanded. A day after the 'Red Machines' win their second I-League crown, Denzil, in a freewheeling interview to spoke on the triumph, secret behind the success, the Churchill family, Sunil Chhetri's impact and much more. EXCERPTS:

You have been part of Churchill Brothers for quite some time now. What has changed over the years?

It has been three fruitful years with Churchill Brothers for me. I joined in 2010 from Salgaocar. We have always been very consistent and this season we were the best. We are reaping the dividends of our hard work over the years. We have got bigger and better with time. It's a feeling which I can't describe.

What was the secret behind the success this season?

The unity amongst the boys! That has been our secret. We have strived for glory unselfishly. Mr. Alemao Churchill was a pillar of strength. It was like one big family and all of them aiming for the ultimate triumph.

How important was the role of Technical Director Subhash Bhowmick and the entire coaching staff?

Subhash Bhowmick has been a father-figure for all of us. Our Coach Mariano Dias and the entire support staff deserves credit too. It has been a team effort both on and off the field. When you have such a strong support-system, you are bound to succeed.

How important was the introduction of India Captain Sunil Chhetri in the mid-season?

Chhetri has been very influential. He scored when it mattered. His goals against Dempo and the equaliser against Mohun Bagan which gave us the title, tells the story. A player of his class is a bonus for any side and for us, he has been a boon, especially after we lost Bilal (Narajjaine) and Akram (Moghrabi).

Can you describe the team chemistry throughout the season.

Crackling! (Denzil paused for long, and added): I told you, Crackling!

What has been the secret of success for Goan Clubs in the I-League?

This triumph is a gift for the football buffs of Goa. It's one big party right now here. The support has been fantastic at home and as a young player you get motivated.