Today Mohun Bagan Athletic Club at their club tent on the Kolkata Maidan announced their squad for the 2010/11 season. And the big surprise announcement was that Stanley Rozario would be their new chief coach for the upcoming season, while in the absence of some of the senior players the clubs new captain would be Ishfaq Ahmed.
Stanley comes back to Kolkata from Shillong Lajong FC, whom he couldn't keep in the I-League, while he was earlier the coach of archrivals East Bengal Club.
The Green-and-Maroon have decided to only sign two India players for now, as the international players will be busy with Team India engagements until January 2011. The two players signed are Surkumar Singh and Rakesh Masih, while others like Deepak Kumar Mondal, N.S. Manju and James Lukram Singh have not been signed for the moment.
The club has signed five players from city rivals Chirag United SC, while also signing Mahindra United striker Subair Muritala Ali, who along with Jose Ramirez Barreto and Chidi Edeh could create a deadly combination upfront. With only three foreigners allowed seasoned Brazilian midfielder Marcos Alexandro de Carvalho Pereira has been released, while the club is looking to sign an Asian foreigner for the teams defence.
A number of talented youngsters have been picked-up from smaller Kolkata sides, while also taking in some in house talents from the Mohun Bagan Under-19 team besides Satish Kumar Jr from HAL and Jagtar Singh from the Tata Football Academy.
Mohun Bagan AC
Sangram Mukherjee, Shilton Pal, Pralay Datta, Sudipta Banerjee (Railway FC)
Irungbam Surkumar Singh, Habibur Rehman Mondal, Sheikh Azim, Sangram Mandi, Karan Atwal, Kingshuk Debnath (Chirag United SC), Rahul Kumar (Pune FC), Biswajit Saha, R. Dhanarajan (Chirag United SC), Parminder Singh (Mohun Bagan under-19), Nagimuddin Mollick (Tollygunge Agragami), Suman Datta (Peerless SC, Calcutta)
Ishfaq Ahmed [Captain], Rakesh Masih, Snehashis Chakroborty, Manish Mathani, Souvik Chakraborty, Dipendu Dowary (Mohun Bagan under-19), Jayanta Sen (Chirag United SC), Sheikh Jewel Raja (Dempo SC), Gouranga Datta (Chirag United SC), Satish Kumar Jr. (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SC), Santosh Oraon (Railway FC, Calcutta), Surabuddin Mollick (Mohammedan AC, Calcutta)
Jose Ramirez Barreto, Chidi Edeh, Subair Muritala Ali (Mahindra United), Ashim Biswas (Chirag United SC), Jagtar Singh (Tata Football Academy), Jacken Sebastian (Malabar United FC)
Stanley Rozario (Chief Coach), Hemanta Dora (Goalkeeping Coach)
Chiradeep Chattopadhyay, Mashangva Genius Zenith, Subhojit Majumdar, Rino Anto, Nanjangud Shivananju Manju, Deepak Kumar Mondal, Joseph Anandavasan, Nallappan Mohanraj, James Lukram Singh, Tomba Singh, Micky Fernandes, Subho Kumar, Kalia Perumal Kulothungan, Marcos Alexandro de Carvalho Pereira, Santha Kumar, Lalramluaha, Kartick Kisku, Branco Vincent Cardozo, Ryuji Sueoka, Suraj Mondal