Triumphs and Disasters: The Story of Indian Football, 1889-2000

  title={Triumphs and Disasters: The Story of Indian Football, 1889-2000},
  author={Novy Kapadia},
  journal={Soccer \& Society},
  pages={17 - 40}
  • Novy Kapadia
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Education, History
  • Soccer & Society
Football was introduced to India by British regimental teams and missionaries during the period of colonial rule. As Calcutta was at the time the capital of the British government in India, the game became popular in this eastern metropolis and the first clubs in the country were formed there in the 1880s and two of them are still the most famous clubs in India: Mohammedan Sporting and Mohun Bagan. The exact date when Mohammedan Sporting was founded is unknown but it is believed to be around… 

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