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Mohun Bagan & The Art Of Passing The Ball

By Nilesh Bhattacharya | Sep 19, 2022

Eleven Heroes, 10 Of Them Barefoot, Beat The British In India For the First Time In 1911. Can The Club Keep The Flame Burning?

When Abhilash Ghosh fell ill in 1954 and was admitted to Calcutta Medical College Hospital, fans from near and far thronged the gates. Ghosh was a hero and for a good reason. He was one of the barefoot football players who had got Mohun Bagan the 1911 IFA Shield, playing against the British East York Regiment. They were the first to beat the British in India.

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