Bharat Football Club (Bharat FC)

Bharat Football Club or Bharat FC was founded by Kalyani Group in 2014. This professional club is based in Pune, Maharashtra and will participate in the I-League 2015 season as a direct entry team.

Current Team Squad

Player Name Role Country
Arindam Bhattacharya Goalkeeper India
Harshad Meher Goalkeeper India
Shahinlal Meloly Goalkeeper India
Nallappan Mohanraj Defender India
Mehrajuddin Wadoo (on loan from FC Pune City) Defender India
Naorem James Singh Defender India
Sabas Saleel Defender India
Bikramjeet Singh Defender India
Gouramangi Singh (Captain) Defender India
Dharmaraj Ravanan (on loan from FC Pune City) Defender India
Syed Rahim Nabi Defender India
Bobby Hassell Defender England
Tomba Singh Midfielder India
Dipendu Dowry Midfielder India
Adil Khan Midfielder India
Lester Fernandez Midfielder India
Simranjit Singh Midfielder India
Steven Dias Midfielder India
Gunashekar Vignesh Midfielder India
Jayashelan Prasad Midfielder India
Romuald Boco Midfielder Benin
Rajinder Kumar Striker India
Surojit Bose Striker India
Manjit Singh Striker India
Subhash Singh Striker India
Kris Bright Striker New Zealand

FC Pune City CEO: ‘Nature of foreign players in ISL will change’ – Sportstarlive


Sportstarlive
FC Pune City CEO: 'Nature of foreign players in ISL will change'
Sportstarlive
For example, when we were playing at Balewadi, at a different time of the year there was a Bharat FC or a DSK playing there. We needed to split the maintenance cost between us. So we would come together and appoint an agency which maintains the …

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All of 19, ‘coach’ Argade takes ground-breaking pat – Times of India

All of 19, 'coach' Argade takes ground-breaking pat
Times of India
PUNE: What would you say if you are asked to describe the day-to-day life of a 19-year-old in the city? The first few things that would spring to mind would be college, parties, movies and the like. But none of these apply to Ameya Argade who at that

Eliminating extras, and the funniest sledge – ESPNcricinfo.com


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Eliminating extras, and the funniest sledge
ESPNcricinfo.com
Martin Guptill, Ronchi's own NZ team–mate, has played 100+ matches in both ODIs and FC–and has a higher ODI score[237*] than highest FC score[227]. Faf du Plessis has also played 100+ matches in both formats, and has higher ODI HS[185] than …

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Pune FC and Bharat FC closing down is the beginning of the end of I-League – Firstpost


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Pune FC and Bharat FC closing down is the beginning of the end of I-League
Firstpost
I-League club Pune FC are ready to shut down their first team operations. Bharat FC, which made their I-League debut last year, have not signed a single player and according to a Goal.com report, a lot of their staff have submitted resignations and
I-League clubs Pune, Bharat FC planning to disband first teamThe Indian Express
Report: I-League clubs Pune FC and Bharat FC likely to shut down operationsSportskeeda
I-League: Pune FC likely to disband first team, Bharat FC's future uncertainZee News
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High hopes for Bharat FC – The Hindu


The Hindu
High hopes for Bharat FC
The Hindu
The Kalyani-group promoted new I-League football team Bharat FC hopes to spur interest for the game in Pune city through grass root initiatives for the under-privileged children and in government and public schools, trigger a movement through …

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bengaluru round-up – The Hindu


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bengaluru round-up
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Red letter day:Karnataka cricketer Shreyas Gopal with Udanta Singh, who was named the 'Players' Player of the Season' as well as the 'Fans' Player of the Season' at the annual Bengaluru FC Awards Night held on Thursday. … The scores: Sir Syed

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I-League: Praful Patel – Bharat FC have done a great disservice to Indian football – Goal.com


Goal.com
I-League: Praful Patel – Bharat FC have done a great disservice to Indian football
Goal.com
Bharat FC has done great disservice to Indian football. They represent the Kalyani Group – they should not come as a casual visitor to football. Pune FC is a different thing. But it is disservice to football and I am saying it. I gave them the chance

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Celtic Soccer Academy To Conduct Trials In Indore To Unearth Footballing Talent In Madhya Pradesh – India PRwire (press release)

Celtic Soccer Academy To Conduct Trials In Indore To Unearth Footballing Talent In Madhya Pradesh
India PRwire (press release)
The Academy is looking to identify 72 young footballers for the three squads in the first year, and the best three among these will also be sent to Celtic F.C. in Glasgow, Scotland for a one month player exchange programme. Madhya Bharat Sports Club

Faulty system to blame for Raja’s early ouster – The Asian Age


The Asian Age
Faulty system to blame for Raja's early ouster
The Asian Age
Bharat FC of Pune finished last in the 8th Hero I-league in 2015 and promptly closed down their football team. Dempo, who finished second last, were relegated. Last year another newcomer, DSK Shivajians, finished last but survived because of the rule

Celtic FC’s Soccer Academy sign a six-year deal with Madhya Bharat SC – The Drum


The Drum
Celtic FC's Soccer Academy sign a six-year deal with Madhya Bharat SC
The Drum
According to an official statement from both the organisations, this partnership follows previous successful relationships in India with both The Mahindra Group and two-time national league champions, Salgaocar FC. Madhya Bharat SC have an existing …