Bengaluru United

 

Full NameBengaluru United

Founded2018

GroundBangalore Football Stadium, Karnataka

Team Owner(s)Gaurav Manchanda

Club History


  1. FC Bengaluru United was founded in 2018 and made their debut in the BDFA Super division 2018/19 - Finished 5th place 
  2. In 2019, FCBU appointed Richard Hood as the Head coach with former India International Gouramangi Singh joining him as the Assistant coach
  3. In the BDFA Super division 2019/20 season, FCBU finished 3rd 
  4. Following the 2019/20 Super division campaign, FCBU took part in the I-league 2nd division in 2020
  5. Placed in the same group as ARA FC, FC Goa(reserves), Mumbai City FC(Reserves), Kerala Blasters(Reserves) and FC Kerala. Record - P 8 - W 4 - D 2 - L 2
  6. Following the break due to Covid-19, FCBU participated in the I-league Qualifiers in Kolkata in September 2020. Failed to qualify for the I-League after 1 W - 1 D - 1L
  7. FCBU then took part in the 2020/21 BDFA Super Division in Bangalore
  8. Unbeaten for the first 10 games, FCBU took the league by storm, scoring an average of 3 goals a game. Record 10 W - 1 D - 1 L
  9. FCBU won their first trophy in club history securing the BDFA Super Division title 2020/21 and becoming the 18th winners of the George Hoover Rolling Cup 
  10. Highlight - A scintillating 3-2 win against former champions and title rivals Bengaluru FC(reserves) with Ronaldo Oliviera scoring in the 93rd minute of the game in front of a packed crowd at the Bangalore Football Stadium


Club Background

 

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  1. Founded in 2018
  2. FCBU is an energetic, young team driven by the passion and desire to be the best football team in the country. With Head Coach Richard Hood, known for his perfectionist style, at the helm, and former Indian player Gouramangi Singh as Assistant Coach, providing the perfect foil, the team has been moving from strength to strength
  3. Plays in the BDFA Super Division in Bangalore and currently in the I-league 2nd division
  4. Home matches at the Bangalore Football Stadium
  5. 2018/19 BDFA Super Division - 5th place
  6. 2019/20 BDFA Super Division - 3rd place
  7. 2020/21 BDFA Super Division - 1st place
  8. 2020 I-league 2nd division - Failed to qualify from the I-league qualifiers
  9. Academy teams U-17, U-14 and U-12
  10. Academy structure focused on developing players for the first team - Shreyas Ketkar and Aditya Mohan graduated from the United Academy and played in the 19/20 Super Division and 2020 I-league qualifiers

 

Club Achievements 

 

  1. Champions BDFA Super Division 2020/21
  2. 10 games unbeaten BDFA Super Division 2020/21
  3. Least number of goals conceded in the league - 7 goals in 12 games
  4. U17 team and U14 teams reached the semifinals of the 2021 KSFA Youth League at the Bangalore Football Stadium
  5. 17 year old Shreyas Ketkar graduated from the United Academy to play for the first team in 2020 I-league Qualifiers - and loaned out to Indian Arrows for 2021 I-league season


Current Squad list including positions and nationality of the players

 

Squad List for the Super Division Campaign 2020-21

 

  1. Ronaldo Oliveira - MID - India
  2. Monotosh Chakladar - DF - India
  3. Chaitan Komarpant - MID - India
  4. Malem Meitei - FWD - India
  5. Brandon Green - DF - India
  6. Arun Kumar - MID - India
  7. Kiran Saravanan - DF - India
  8. Hayden Fernandes - MID - India
  9. Vignesh Gunashekar - MID - India
  10. Ronald Shaikhom - DF - India
  11. Asraf Mondal - DF - India
  12. Sushil Meitei - MID - India
  13. Jaison Vaz - FWD - India
  14. Stendly Fernandes - MID - India
  15. Srijith R - GK - India
  16. Robert Primus - DEF - Trinidad & Tobago
  17. Kunzang Bhutia - GK - India
  18. Anup Raj - MID - India
  19. Mohammed Asfar - GK - India
  20. Robin Gurung - DF - India
  21. Zohmingliana Ralte - DF - India
  22. Asrar Rehbar - FWD - India
  23. Chelston Pinto - DF - India
  24. Naro Shrestha - FWD - India
  25. Daniel Carr - FWD - Trinidad & Tobago
  26. Joshua Nallapalli - DF - India
  27. Prabin Tigga - DF - India

 

*I-League Qualifiers Squad To be updated

 

Coaches Profile (Richard, Gouramangi, V P Sathiesh Kumar)

 

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  1. Head Coach - Richard Hood - Former head of player development AIFF (2018-19) - UEFA ‘A’ Licence Holder
  2. Assistant Coach - Gouramangi Singh - Former India International - AFC ‘A’ Licence holder
  3. Made over 70 appearances for India - part of the squad that qualified and played in the 2011 AFC Asia Cup after a gap of 27 years
  4. Goalkeeping Coach - V P Sathiesh Kumar - Former India International
  5. NFL champion (with East Bengal), I-League Champion (with Dempo)
  6. First venture into first team coaching for both Richard Hood and Gouramangi


Details regarding International tie up

 

  1. FC Bengaluru United and Sevilla FC are currently in a partnership agreement announced on 18 Jan 2021
  2. Objective of the partnership is to collaborate in technological innovation, development and implementation projects addressing the sports industry in the country
  3. Further plans include setting up football schools, coach exchange programmes and social responsibility initiatives.

 

Club Philosophy


The United Brand was created to help contribute towards the growth of football in Bangalore, by bringing about a unique game culture through our identity and a deep connection with the citizens of this city.We intend to have all the players under the United brand interact with the sport the same way players across the world do.For this we will pursue the benchmarks in how early they are introduced to football, how often they can engage meaningfully in the game, how much the game is a part of their lives and other aspects that deal with 'connect' and growing a love for the game.

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