Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club
are an Indian football
club based at Kolkata
. East Bengal is the most successful Football club in India and one of the prestigious clubs in asia. They are the pearls of Indian Football.
East Bengal Club were established in 1920. The club was named so because the founders of the club hailed from the eastern region of Bengal.
East Bengal were the first Indian club to win the IFA Shield
for three consecutive years(1949-'51).
East Bengal club were regarded as "The Best Club of India" by the Football Association
East Bengal have a record of winning the Calcutta football league
for 6 years in a row between 1970 and 1975.
The club have a record of winning 23 trophies from Indian capital New Delhi
which includes sixteen Durand Cup
and seven DCM Trophy titles.
East Bengal also have a multi-collaborative tie-in with Leicester City FC
for an exchange program of junior footballers, in respect to coaching techniques, sports science and other developmental programs.
In 1970, East Bengal created history by defeating Pas Club
by a margin of 1-0 in the IFA Shield
final. It was the first victory of an Indian club over foreign team since the independence. East Bengal have a glorious past record against the foreign clubs. They are the only club in India to participate in Asian Club Championship/AFC Cup 10 times.
In 1998, the name of the club was changed from East Bengal Club to Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club... Read More