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

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 …

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


Firstpost
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
Pune FC likely to shut first team operations, Bharat FC's future up in the airGoal.com
I-League: Pune FC likely to disband first team, Bharat FC's future uncertainZee News
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Unlike other I-League clubs, Bharat FC to limit involvement with ISL – Hindustan Times


Hindustan Times
Unlike other I-League clubs, Bharat FC to limit involvement with ISL
Hindustan Times
“This time we want to restrict the inflow and outflow of players from the ISL to two or three. Going to a different coach for three months means the whole philosophy and playing style changes. Then there is fatigue and injury post-ISL to deal with

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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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Chettri back to where he belongs – Sportstarlive


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Chettri back to where he belongs
Sportstarlive
Over the last few years, he has turned out for the BDFA 'C' division football club Konkan FC. “Football is my first love. That was the sport I first began playing as a child," he says. "So I still play whenever I have the time. I play mostly as a

Minerva Punjab Colts thrash J&K Banks in U-18 I-League – Punjab News Express

Minerva Punjab Colts thrash J&K Banks in U-18 I-League
Punjab News Express
n the 43rd minute Anirudh Thapa who also plays in Minerva Punjab FC Senior I-League side combined beautifully winger Ajaruddin Shaha to score the second for Minerva. Just before the half time whistle in the 48th minute, Minerva Custodian, Bharat Thapa …

Bengaluru – Goal.com


Goal.com
Bengaluru
Goal.com
Bengaluru FC defeated Bharat FC 2-0 and made it a perfect double for the season, at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune. A goal in either half by Eugeneson Lyngdoh (30') and CK Vineeth (56') were enough to give the visitors full points.

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MUMBAI ROUND-UP – The Hindu

MUMBAI ROUND-UP
The Hindu
III: Mumbai FC Yellow 3 (Abhishek Bhadwani, Anantha Bharat, Aman Manghi) bt BPCL 1 (Sudarshan Gadyal). Div. II: Tarun Sporting Club 2 (Pravin Solanki, Ajinkya Umalare) bt Mumbai United Athletic Club 0. Shastri Nagar FC 4 (Daryl Varghese 2, Joh …

Future of Pune clubs looking bleak as Bharat FC release players – Sportskeeda


Sportskeeda
Future of Pune clubs looking bleak as Bharat FC release players
Sportskeeda
According to Goal, Bharat FC have terminated the contracts of Ashutosh Mehta and Justin Stephen along with two other players ahead of their second season in the I-League. Bharat FC finished rock bottom on the I-League table in their maiden campaign but …
Bharat FC release Mehta and StephenGoal.com

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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