East Bengal

Full Name: Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club
Nickname: The Red and Gold Brigade
Founded: 1920
Home Ground: Salt Lake Stadium
Manager/Coach: Trevor Morgan (England) 


ACHIEVEMENTS
I-League Runner-Up: 2010-11
National Football League Champions: 2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04
National Football League Runner-Up: 1997-98, 1998-99, 2005-06
Federation Cup Winners: 1978, 1980, 1985, 1996, 2007, 2009, 2010
Federation Cup Runner-Up: 1984, 1986, 1992, 1995, 1998
Indian Super Cup Winners: 1997, 2005-06
Indian Super Cup Runner-Up: 2003, 2008, 2009-10, 2010-11
IFA Shield Winners: 1961, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002
IFA Shield Runner-Up: 1969, 1977, 1998, 2003
Durand Cup Winners: 1951, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1978, 1982, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2004
LG ASEAN Cup Winners: 2003


HISTORY
East Bengal were founded in 1920 and were named as such due to the fact the founders hailed from the eastern region of Bengal.

In 1951 they were recognised as the best club in India by the English FA and have record that backs that up with an amazing 23 IFA Shield’s and 15 Durand Cups. Despite this the club has yet to win an I-League title after the new league was formed in 2007.

in 1998 the club changed its name from East Bengal FC to Kingfisher East Bengal FC after Kingfisher, one of the leading beer makers in India, bought a 50% stake in the club.