Pune FC

Pune FC

Pune Football Club also known as Pune FC is an Indian Football Club from Pune in Maharastra, India. The club, established in 2007, currently plays in the 2nd Division of the Indian Football League.

The Club

Pune FC is one of the new generation of Indian Football clubs which are being promoted by different corporate groups. The Ashok Piramal Group, which has diverse business interests, established Pune FC in August 2007. The club was named after the city of its origin in keeping with the tradition of many international football clubs which are highly successful in drawing the crowds. Stewart Hall has returned as the Head Coach of Pune FC.

The Logo

The Logo of the club is a shield with a Ghorpad (Monitor Lizard) engulfing a football. During the Battle of Sinhagad, Chhatrapati Shivaji's general, Tanaji Malusare, used Yeshwanti (Shivaji's pet ghorpad) to scale the steep walls of Sinhagad Fort. Similarly, the ghorpad on the logo is meant to serve as an inspiration to the club, to overcome all obstacles and be successful in India and Asia. The colours used in the logo are red and gold. The red symbolises aggression, danger and passion and the gold symbolises success and victory.

Stadium

Pune FC uses Bharati Vidyapeeth Educational Complex Ground as its venue in I-League matches. The club uses the Bombay Engineering Group (BEG) Ground, Khadki for practice purposes.

Leagues

Pune FC is currently playing in the second tier of the Indian Football League system, the 2nd Division I-League. It also plays in the Pune Super Division Football League.

2008 -09 Squad

As of 1 June 2008

Sponsors

Promoters: Ashok Piramal Group
Kit Partner: Nike
Fitness Partner: Solaris

Manager history

Team managers of Pune FC and their statistics in all tournaments

Name Nat From To Record
P W D L F A W%
Stewart Hall Sep 07 Feb 08 2 1 0 1 0 0 50.00%
Bernard McNally Feb 08 May 08 14 6 0 8 24 14 42.86%
Stewart Hall Jul 08 Current 1 0 0 1 0 2 -

Top Goalscorers

List of Pune FC's highest ever goalscorers (in the I-League):

Goal Scored Games Played Player Name
5 10 Emeka Ogbonna Hyginus
3 10 Jeje
3 9 Th. Bungo Singh
2 9 Lal Rozama
1 10 K. Rahul
1 4 Abhishek Yadav
1 2 L. Raman Singh

  • This does not include penalty shootouts

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