JCT Football Club
, founded in 1971, was an Indian
professional football club
based in Phagwara
. They were sponsored by Jagatjit Cotton and Textile Mills
under the leadership of Samir Thapar and have emerged as one of the most successful Indian football clubs in recent years. They played in the national I-League
and Punjab State Super League
JCT FC had long been synonymous with football in Punjab and northern India. Like the other two institutional teams from the state, Border Security Force SC and FC Punjab Police
, JCT have played a pivotal role in raising the standard of football in Punjab.
JCT have won many prestigious tournaments and brought laurels to the State of Punjab. They won the inaugural edition of the National Football League in 1996. The success of the outfit can be partly attributed to the fact that their owners, the Thapars, apart from being business moguls, are also keen followers of the game.<!--
As of wednesday 28th may 2008, JCT had made a partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers
Football Club in Wolverhampton
On June 20th 2011 JCT FC announced that they have disbanded from professional football due to lack of public interest in India.
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Jagatjit Cotton and Textile Mills
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