ISL Team – Atletico de Kolkata

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(Last Updated On: September 8, 2014)

The Indian Super League or ISL is to kick off soon and we are here with all the major information you need to know the ISL Team – Atletico de Kolkata. This is the team profile of Atletico de Kolkata and it will be updated regularly, so keep visiting this page often.

ISL Team – Atletico de Kolkata

ISL Team – Atletico de Kolkata

Brief Information of Atletico de Kolkata

Full Name: Atletico de Kolkata

Founded on: 7th May 2014

Home Ground: Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, West Bengal

Capacity: 120, 000

Head Coach: Antonio Lopez Habas

Affiliation: Indian Super League

Official Website: atleticokolkata.com

Introduction to Atletico de Kolkata

This is the Kolkata franchise of the Indian Super League or ISL. The inaugural season of the ISL is to begin in October 2014. The franchise was established on 7th May 2014 and it was the first of its kind in India. The Atletico de Kolkata is partially owned by the Spanish La Liga football side Atletico Madrid.

The Indian partners of the Atletico de Kolkata are Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd. in which the former Indian Cricket legend Sourav Ganguly, Harshavardhan Neotia (Businessman), Sanjiv Goenka (Businessman) and Utsav Parekh are partners. Former Valencia and Bolivia manager Antonio Lopez Habas will be the first head coach of the team. Atletico de Kolkata will play all its home games at Kolkata’s Salt Lake City Stadium, which can accommodate around 120, 000 fans and which is considered to be one of the biggest soccer stadiums of the world.

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How Atletico de Kolkata was found?

Early in 2014 when it was announced that the national football federation of India, AIFF along with IMG-Reliance is going to accept the bids for the football franchise in India for the Indian Super League which will be in lines with the Indian Premier League the major cricket T20 league in the world, the partners of Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt. Ltd decided to bid for the Kolkata team along with the Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid. The Kolkata franchise was bought for 18 crore and thus it became the most expensive franchise of the ISL.

Team Details of Atletico de Kolkata

Head Coach: Antonio Lopez Habas

Assistant Coach: Jose Ramirez Barreto

Goalkeepers: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Basilio Sancho Agudo and Apoula Edel

Defender: Denzil Franco, Arnab Mondal, Biswajit Saha, Rakesh Masih, Nallappan Mohanraj, Kingshuk Debnath, Josemi and Sylvain Monsoreau

Midfielder: Mohammad Rafique, Borja Fernandez, Lester Fernandez, Sanju Pradhan, Ofentse Nato, Climax Lawrence, Jakub Podany and Jofre Mateu

Forward: Cavin Lobo, Luis Garcia, Baljit Sahni, Mohammed Rafi, Arnal Llibert and Fikru Teferra

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