Shillong Lajong FC
was established in 1983 in Shillong
with the prime objective of improving the diminishing standard of football in the state, and to spot, train and nurture local talent. In the local Khasi language Lajong
translates to “our own”.
Historically, players from the North-East have had a strong presence in the Indian Football team. Some of the top Indian players and current Indian captain are a product of this region.
Headquartered in Shillong, a.k.a. “The Scotland of the East”, Lajong has access to the largest student population in the North-East and hence the football talent right from a young age. Lajong is under professional management and has a strong fan base across the North-East, which is being actively developed.
Shillong Lajong gained promotion to the I-League
for the 2009-10
season, and have appointed former Salgaocar SC
and Kingfisher East Bengal FC
coach Stanley Rozario
for their first season in India's top flight.
They played their first match in I-League
in 2009 and lost to JCT FC
1-5. In there first ever home match in the I-League
, they defeated FC Air India
3-0 in front of 30,000 people. In their second home match, they lost to Mohun Bagan AC
2-1, in front of a home crowd of 30,000.
In Round 21 the team defeated Mahindra United
after being down 0-1 in... Read More