Mohun Bagan Day: India's national club features on NASDAQ billboards at the iconic Times Square, NY
Ohis day in 1911, 11 bare-footed players of Mohun Bagan AC beat East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1 to become the first Indian club to end the British dominance in the IFA shield. This triumph is considered have had a massive effect on Indians who would go on to snatch its independence from the British in a few years.
Iconic Indian football club Mohun Bagan went global on Wednesday as it became the country's first ever sports entity to feature on NASDAQ billboards in New York's Times Square.
This happened on Mohun Bagan Day, celebrated every year on July 29 to commemorate the team's historic IFA Shield triumph in 1911 when it defeated East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1 to become the first Indian club to end the British stranglehold on the tournament.
Founded in 1889, the 131-year-old city-based club has no dearth of supporters across the world but the American stock exchange paying it tribute by displaying its logo and colours on its billboard holds special significance.
"It is a matter of great pride for all Mohun Bagan fans and supporters. It shows the kind of stature the club enjoys. No Indian sports club has ever featured on something like this, so it is significant, very different," Mohun Bagan's top official Debashis Dutta told PTI.