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Atletico De Kolkata - one month long trainning programme will commence from 25th of August

22.08.2014: JAYDIP DASGUPTA : Atletico De Kolkata will going to play the inaugural match of the Indian Super League against Mumbai at Kolkata on 12th October. In a media meeting today at Tollygunj Club in Kolkata Atletico De Kolkata today introduced their Indian squad and announced their team officially.

The one month long trainning programme will commence from 25th of August at the Los Angeles de San Rafael training ground in El Spinar, Segovia, Spain which is 1240 meters above the sea level. The international recruits will join the training session from the 1st week of September.

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The training session in India and Spain will going to conduct by the Chief coach of the Kolkata franchise Antonio Lopez Habas and his deputy Jose Ramirez Bareto.While interacting Lopez says that he believes that the team is quite balanced. Though he did not have a clear idea about the Indian footballers , but his prime task is to build up a competitive team in the ISL. He added that his role is to devolope the co ordination and understanding between the footballers who came with diverse background and experiences across the world.

Miguel Matrinez the Physical coach of Atletico De Kolkata feels that the efficiency of footballers should have to be increase during the trainning session. The footballers physical conditions will be scrutinized in order to achieve their maximum protential.

ATLETICO DE KOLKATA TEAM (Indian Footballers ) : Sanju Pradhan, Kingshuk Debnath, Lester Fernandez, Subasish Roy Chowdhury, Baljit Sahani, Climax Lawrence, N.Mohanraj, Arnab Mondal, Mohammed Rafi, Rakesh Mashi, Mohammed Rafique, Cavin Lobo, Biswajit Saha, Denzil Franco.

ATLETICO DE KOLKATA TEAM (Internatioanal Footballers ) : ( till 21st August) : Borja Fernandez, Jofre Mateu Gonzalez, Jose Migual Gonzalez Rey, Arnal Liibert Condo Carbo,Edima Edel Bete, Jukub Poday, Sylvain Monsoreau Basilio Sancho, Ofentse Nato , Fikru Teferra.

Head Coach; Antonio Lopez Habas

Assistant Coach : Jose Ramirez Bareto

Physical Coach: Miguel Martinez

Marquee Player : Luis Gracia

Team Manager; Rajat Ghose Dastidar


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ISL will be called "Hero Indian Super League"

The Indian Super League which is being promoted by IMG Reliance and Star India will be called as the "Hero Indian Super League". The renowned two – wheeler manufacturer Hero Motors Corporation Ltd today signed an agreement as tittle sponcer for the proposed Indian Super League which is expected to kick off at September. The agreement will last for three years.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Hero Motors, Mr Pawan Munjal, while briefing with the media, added “Football is not just the world's most popular game, it has today become a phenomenon sweeping across continents..

"I witnessed this while moving from one Brazilian city to another to watch the games at the recent World Cup. Like every other part of the world, India is also in the grip of this magic, called football as millions of youngsters across the country are taking to the game with enthusiasm,"

It is finalized that eight clubs will going to participate in the inaugural Hero ISL are Atletico de Kolkata, Delhi Dynamos FC, NorthEast United FC, Kerala Blasters FC, and teams from Goa, Pune, Mumbai and Bangaluru - the names of which are yet to finalize.


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19.08.2014 : Indian Super League Grassroots Development Workshop AT KOLKATA, day - 2

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Hero Indian Super League's first phase of ambitious grassroots development program for its clubs' concluded here today with over 100 children participating in a grassroots festival at the Bidhannagar Municipal Sports Complex.

Former India captain I M Vijayan, Subrata Dutta, President, Indian Football Association & VP, AIFF were present as special guest on the occasion along with ISL's Team Mumbai players Subrata Pal and Syed Nabi.

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The three-day Grassroots Workshop was organised with the aim of educating and training the Hero ISL Clubs' appointed grassroots development officers in both theoretical as well as practical aspects of different age group training. In all 26 such grassroots development officers participated in the three-day workshop, conducted by Piet Hubers, UEFA Grassroots Expert from Netherland who was present here as a special invitee along with Scott O’Donell, Technical Director - Academies and Director Coach Education at AIFF.

One of the major objective of Hero Indian Super League is to spread grassroots football in India. As part of this endeavour, each of the ISL clubs are required to undertake grassroots program in their respective home city through in-school and maidan initiatives.

As part of the first year initiatives, each club would target reaching out to 1.25 Lakh children in their home city through such initiatives, culminating to one million reach in inaugural year. In coming years, the Hero ISL clubs will star age specific training programs in nurturing young footballing talents.


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17.08.2014 : Indian Super League Grassroots Development Workshop AT KOLKATA

The Hero Indian Super League Grassroots Development Workshop commenced here today at Kolkata with 26 ISL Club development officers participating in the three-day event. The Workshop is aimed at training these club's development officers on grassroots program. Each Hero ISL club has a mandate of running grassroots program in their city/region.

Scott O'Donnell, Technical Director-Academies and Director Coach Education at AIFF and Piet Hubers, UEFA Grassroots Expert conducted theoretical as well as practical sessions on first day of the three-day workshop.

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Piet Hubers, UEFA grassroots expert interacts with the participating kids during the Hero Indian Super League Club's Grassroots Program Workshop at Bidhannagar Municipal Sports Complex, Kolkata.The three-day workshop is been attended by ISL club's Development Officers.

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Hero Indian Super League Clubs' appointed grassroots Development Officers along with kids on the first day of three-day grassroots development workshop at Bidhannagar Municipal Sports Complex, Kolkata.

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Indian Super League 2014. Atletico De Kolkata starts it's journey today. In a ceremonial functional at the Secretariat of West Bengal Government, in the presence of the Chief Minister Miss Mamata Banerjee and a host of dignitaries Atletico De Kolkata unveiled it's official logo and team jersey. The Kolkata Franchise for the Indian Super League todaydeclared the name of the Marquee player and the name of the coaching team. The programme was attended by Mr Ignacio Aguillo, Director of Corporate Development along with the owners of the Kolkata franchise, Mr Saurav Ganguly, Mr Harsvardhan Neotia, Mr Sanjib Goenka and Mr Utsav Parekh.

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Atletico De kolkata Marquee Player - Luis Garcia
Chief Coach - Antonio Lopez Habas
Asst Coach : Brigel Angel
Asst Coach 2 : Jose Barreto.


Indian Super League 2014. Luis Javier Garcia Sanz, known as Luis Garcia , is a Spanish retired footballer who played mainly as a left winger. Although naturally left-footed, he has ability to kick with both feet and has a good aerial game, despite a small frame.
Born: June 24, 1978 (age 36), Badalona, Spain
Height: 1.77 m
Weight: 65 kg
Current team: Club Universidad Nacional
Position: Midfielder, Forward
INTERNATIONAL : Played 20 Matches for Spain and scored 4 Goals.

International goals
12 November 2005 :: Vicente Calderon,Spain Slovakia 1–0 : 5–1 : 2006 W.C qualification
12 November 2005 :: Vicente Calderon,Spain Slovakia 2–0 : 5–1 : 2006 W.C qualification
12 November 2005 :: Vicente Calderon,Spain Slovakia 4–1 : 5–1 : 2006 W.C qualification
02 September 2006 :: Nuevo Vivero, Spain Liechtenstein 4–0 : 4–0 : Euro 2008 qualifying

CAREER - Luis Garcia
Years - Team Apps - (Goals)
1997/2002 - Barcelona B 78 - (27)
1999/2000 - Valladolid (loan) 6 - (0)
2000 - Toledo (loan) 17 - (4)
2000/2001 - Tenerife (loan) 40 - (16)
2001/2002 - Valladolid (loan) 25 - (7)
2002/2003 - Atletico Madrid 30 - (9)
2003/2004 - Barcelona 25 - (4)
2004/2007 - Liverpool 77 - (18)
2007/2009 - Atletico Madrid 48 - (2)
2009/2010 - Racing de Santander 15 - (0)
2010/2011 - Panathinaikos 14 - (1)
2011/2012 - Puebla 32 - (12)
2012/2013 - Pumas UNAM 33 - (4)

Indian Super League 2014.Antonio Lopez Habas known as Antonio Lopez. The 57 years old coach have so many experience as coach in the Spanish and International Football.
COACHING CARRER - Antonio Lopez Habas

BIDVest Wits FC - 2012/13 Manager - 16 (Matches)
Mamelodi Sundowns FC - 2010/11 Manager - 21
Mamelodi Sundowns FC - 2009/10 Asst coach - 0
Celta de Vigo - 2007/08 Manager - 9
Valencia CF - 2004/05 Manager - 14
FGranada CF - 2001/03 Manager - 0
Club Sportivo Bolívar - 2000/01 Manager - 0
Real Sporting de Gijon - 1998/00 Manager - 0
Bolivia 1996 (-) - 1996/98 Manager - 0
UE Lleida - 1995/96 Manager - 0
Club Sportivo Bolívar - 1994/95 Manager - 0
Real Aranjuez - 1992/94 Manager - 0
Bolivia - 1992/93 Asst coach - 0
Las Rozas CF - 1991/92 Manager - 0
Atletico de Madrid B - 1990/91 Manager - 0

07.07.2014 : UPDATE : 13.15 PM : Atletico De kolkata officialy launched just now and starts his Journey in 1st Indian Super League 2014. Match may be held from September 19 to November 30. In the Tournament the 8the eight franchises team will habe to one marquee player and one Marquee Coach alongwith seven international players and 14 domestic players. If a franchise fails to tecruit any players or coach on their own, the IMG-Reliance will supply players to that team..

07.07.2014 : UPDATE : 12.50 PM : Host of the dignitories of the programme including the ex-footballers are present here.

07.07.2014 : UPDATE : 12.30 PM : The ceremonial launch of Atletico De Kolkata the Indian Super league team from Kolkata is about to declare the official launch of the Team.


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07.05.2014: Atletico de Madrid, one of the oldest football club in the world today announced the opening of their first ever international franchise at Kolkata. In a city hotel today the owner of the Spanish Club Mr Miguel Angel Gil unveiled the the name of their co owner as ATLETICO DE KOLKATA, which will going to participate in the proposed Indian Super League.

The launching programme was attend by a host of Atletico de Madrid officials which includes Emillo Gutierrez( Marketing and International relations), Carlos Aguilera ( Director of the grassroots and Head of the Academy)and Javier Martinez (Director, Business Development). In fact Kolkata franchise is among the eight franchise who declared it's name today.

The main target of Atletico de Madrid is to set up a Football Academy at Kolkata and to improve the quality of football in Kolkata and India. The Spanish Club is ready to build a proper and suitable infrastructure with it's technical support to nourish the young talents. Though, Atletico de Madrid is not a rich club, but the proper implemention of strategies in the Academies have lead them to be one of the renowned,professional and result oriented club in the world now.
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The Spanish officials are optimistic that their strategy and technical know how will help to develop the Indian youth as India possess a lot of young talents. Atletico de Madrid are planning to bring their top coaches and management staffs to India which will be a part of the development programme.

The Kolkata franchise ATLETICO DE KOLKATA is set to build up a company very shortly. While interacting with the media Mr Harsha Neotia the co owner of the franchise said the company will be named as 'Kolkata Games Private Limited' with it's Managerial and professional team. The matches of ATLETICO DE KOLKATA will be played at Yubabharati Kriangan, Kolkata and at Vidyasagar Kriangan, Barasat.

The selection of coaches are in progress and will be finalized shortly, though it needs the approval of the ISL. Speaking on the occasion Saurav Ganguly the co owner said that ATLETICO DE KOLKATA are in a target to search best talents. Kolkata has been a central of football in India, and the objective is to regain it's past glory. The Spanish La Liga team likely to play an exhibition match in Kolkata. The 1973-74 UEFA Champions League runners-up team won Spanish COPA DEL REY for Ten times : 1959-60, 1960-61, 1964-65, 1971-72, 1975-76, 1984-85, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 2012-13.

The team won La Liga for 9 times : 1939-40, 1940-41, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1965-66, 1969-70, 1972-73, 1976-77, 1995-96.

The proposed name of The Kolkata franchise is ATLETICO De KOLKATA. Team's coach's name not launched today. But the colour of jersey may be some similar to Atletico Madrid.

In spite the lost to Levante 0-2 on 5th may in last Match the team still in 1st place in La Liga 2013-14 table with 88 points.

The team founded in 1903 at Madrid. Name of their own Stadium is Vicente Calderon Stadium. The Full name is "Club Atletico de Madrid, S.A.D" and the nicknames are "Los Colchoneros (The Mattressers)", "Los Rojiblancos (The Red-and-Whites)", "Los Indios (The Indians)" etc.

Now the announcer is briefing about the success of Spanish La Liga team " ATLETICO MADRID".

The Kolkata franchise of the Indian Super league is going to unveil of the franchise in a press meet today at 3 pm at Hotel Sonar Bangla.

International partners and Spanish football giants, Atletico de Madrid, represented by Owner, Mr. Miguel Angel Marin alongwith Sports icon Mr. Sourav Ganguly & Partners and city’s luminaries Mr. Sanjiv Goenka (Chairman RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group), Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia (Chairman Ambuja Neotia Group), Mr. Utsav Parekh (Chairman Smifs Capital Markets Ltd) are present in the press meet.


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Indian Super League 2014 06.05.2014 : Kolkata franchise of Indian Super League ATLETICO DE MADRID personned visited Barasat Stadium today at noon. the 3 men representatives visited the Barasat Vidyasagar Krirangan and obsered it's match fecelities today. Barasat Stadium is experienced with so many I-League matches with it's new artificial turf.

The Kolkata franchise of the Indian Super league will unveil of the franchise and press briefing tomorrow at 3 pm at Hotel Sonar Bangla, with International partners and Spanish football giants, Atletico de Madrid, represented by Owner, Mr. Miguel Angel Marin alongwith Sports icon Mr. Sourav Ganguly & Partners and city’s luminaries Mr. Sanjiv Goenka (Chairman RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group), Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia (Chairman Ambuja Neotia Group), Mr. Utsav Parekh (Chairman Smifs Capital Markets Ltd).

03.05.2014: PRESS RELEASE ATLETICO MADRID : To launch the Kolkata franchise of Indian Super League on May 7 Kolkata, the Kolkata franchise of the much-anticipated Indian Super League will be one of the first to be launched on May 7, 2014. Key officials from the iconic Spanish Club, Atlético De Madrid (ATM), also one of the co-owners of the franchise, will be visiting India for its launch announcement. Mr. Miguel Angel Marin, Owner, Atletico de Madrid, Mr. Peter Kenyon, Advisor to ATM (EX- CEO, Chelsea and Ex – CEO, Manchester United), Mr. Emilio Gutierrez, Director of Marketing, ATM and Mr. Carlos Aguilera Martin - Director of Grassroots & Head of Atletico Academy will be on a whirlwind tour to India.

The Kolkata franchise is the only one to have the backing of a prominent international football club. ATM is on a high with its recent entry into the finals of the UEFA Champions League 2014. Apart from the announcement, their itinerary also includes meetings with eminent personalities from Bengal’s world of football like Mr. Pradip Kumar Banerjee, Mr. Chuni Goswami and Mr. Syed Nayeemuddin. A short city tour to soak in Kolkata’s heritage and culture is also scheduled with visits to the historic Victoria Memorial, Salt Lake Stadium and Mother’s House.

About Kolkata franchise of the India Super League: The Kolkata franchisee has four Kolkata based members which include Mr. Sourav Ganguly, Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group, and a "Padmashri" awardee; Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group and Mr. Utsav Parekh, Chairman, Smifs Capital Markets Ltd. and Honorary Counsel of the Czech Republic in Kolkata. The club is backed by Spanish football giants, Atlético de Madrid, the iconic 100 year old club based in Madrid which is currently at the top of the league in the European Championship and La Liga.

About Atlético de Madrid : Atletico located in Madrid, Spain's capital and largest city is a 100 year old Spanish club. Born on April 26, 1903, the club was created by a group of Basque students who decided to join together with one goal - to set the foundation of a new institution that would compete with the noblest and most impeccable sporting talent. Historically, Atlético Madrid has been one of the apex performing clubs in La Liga. The club has a total of 29 finishes within the top three positions of La Liga placing them third only to Real Madrid and Barcelona. Throughout history, the club has won 9 La Ligas, 10 Copa del Reys, 1 Intercontinental Cup, 2 UEFA Super Cup, 1 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and 1 Spanish Super Cup.

Atletico also runs a sports academy at the Ciudad Deportiva del Nuevo Cerro del Espino in Majadahonda. At present the construction of the teams new 1,400,000 m2 training complex, Europe’s largest is underway and will be completed by 2014. Atlético has a loyal and passionate supporter base with significant international appeal. The club has supporter branches in 20 countries with a total estimated fan base of 2,000,000 followers.



18.4.2014 : The Kolkata franchisee for the proposed Indian Super League which is scheduled between September to November 2014 are owned by the crickter Sourav Ganguly, along with the business elite Harshvardhan Neotia, Sanjeev Goenka, Utsav Parekh and Atletico Madrid. As a part of the global expansion plan this Spanish Club introduces it's first international franchisee to Indian Super League.

Atletico Madrid is one of the oldest football club in the world founded in the year 1903. The club is currently leading the La Liga table with 82 points from 33 matches. The aim of Atletico Madrid is to improve the level of Indian football right from the grass root level. Atletico Madrid will help in designing the youth development in India with a series of growth models.

In a press release the CEO of Atletico Madrid Miguel Ángel Gil, said "I am very excited to have won the Kolkata Franchise? of the ISL and being the First International Team to be directly owning a Club in India we along with our Indian Partners and IMG-Reliance aim to revolutionise football in the country".

The Club CEO has announced that the team is presently named ATHLETICO DE MADRID KOLKATA, but might change later on and will sport the official club colours that is the rojiblancos.