FC Air India
, is an Indian
professional football club
founded in 1952, based in Mumbai
. They are sponsored by Air India
under the management of T.K. Singh
and have enjoyed some success in the Maharashtrian Football and the NFL India. They play in the I-League
and Mumbai Super Division. Former India International and AFC A license coach Santosh Kashyap
is head coach of the team
Recently, FC Air India has seen a much better outcome in their game play and they have bagged a good amount of trophies under their belt with two recent trophies - Sikkim Governor's Gold Cup and Nadkarni Cup. They used to play in NFL 2nd Division
but got promoted to Premier Division
and have maintained their position there till now.
Founded in 1952, Air India Football Club is one of the oldest institutional sides in the country. Though never considered as frontrunners in the I-League, the Mumbai based club has often proved to be a thorn in the flesh for many top sides.
In the inaugural I-League
season, Air India caused the biggest upset when their 3-1 win over Mohun Bagan in Goa and threw the mighty Kolkata club out of the competition in the qualifying rounds. In the later years, Air India managed to maintain their giant killing image by regularly defeating stronger teams in the I-League and other competitions.
Generally a low budget side, Air India’s best finish in the National Football League (now I-League) came in the 1997-1998 season when they were placed sixth in the table and their... Read More