About Mohun Bagan
The amalgamation of the most successful ISL side Atletico de Kolkata and most iconic Indian club Mohun Bagan has created a strong force - ATK Mohun Bagan. While both clubs have been rather successful in their own individual right, the coming together of the clubs has a historic significance.
While ATK was founded more or less for the purposes of the Indian Super League, the Mariners have been around since 1889, thereby earning themselves the distinction of being one of the oldest clubs in the country. ATK have managed to claim the title on three occasions while Mohun Bagan have managed a total of 253 trophies in the 131 years that they have been in existence.
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The 2020-21 season will be ATK Mohun Bagan’s first season in the Indian Super League. Most of those who were part of the title winning season for ATK have been retained in the squad including head coach Antonio Lopez Habas. The Spaniard was retained at the helm ahead of Mohun Bagan’s title winning coach Kibu Vicuna, who was named as the head coach of Kerala Blasters.
While the 2019-20 season witnessed ATK secure the ISL championship title, Mohun Bagan claimed the I-League title by a country mile as they finished the season in first place, 13 points ahead of second-placed East Bengal. The season was called-off with a handful of games to play courtesy of the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a club, ATK Mohun Bagan do not have any trophies as a club, but individually their trophy cabinets are filled with silverware. Mohun Bagan have a total of 253 trophies. Combining this tally with ATK’s three ISL titles, it is safe to say that the club has 256 titles in their trophy case.
It remains to be seen what happens in the upcoming season of the Indian Super League.
The only significant loss one can think of is the fact that there will be no football this season in the Salt Lake stadium owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Some of the biggest names have played for Mohun Bagan in their rich history. ATK also has a few big names such as Borja Fernandez and Roy Krishna who have played for the club.
In the context of the upcoming season, the likes of Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri, Roy Krishna, Edu Garcia, and Carl McHugh will be key for the side’s chances as they look to secure the title in their first season.