Pune F.C.

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Pune F.C
Full namePune Football Club
Founded2007
GroundBalewadi Sports Complex
Ground Capacity20,000
ChairmanChirag Tanna
ManagerDerrick Pereira
LeagueI-League
2011-12I-League, 5th

Pune F.C.[1] is an Indian football club at Pune in the state of Maharashtra.[2]

Pune is one of the teams which compete in the I-League.

History[change | change source]

The club was founded in 2007.[2] The team was created to integrate "the community through sport".[3] The team owners brought together a passion for sports[4] and improving the quality of life of the communities we serve.[5]

In the 2009-10 season, Pune was elevated to the first division of the Indian Football League.[6]

In 2011, Pune became the first Indian team to play an English Premier League team at home. Blackburn Rovers F.C. played at Pune on 7th October, 2011.[7]

League positions[change | change source]

Season League Position
2009-10 I-League 3rd
2010-11 I-League 5th
2011-12 I-League 5th

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. FC are an acronym. FC stands for "Footbal Club".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Soccerway.com, Pune FC; retrieved 2012-7-6.
  3. Ashok Piramal Group (Group), Entertainment & Sports; retrieved 2012-7-8.
  4. Group, Journey; retrieved 2012-7-8.
  5. Group, Social Initiatives; excerpt, "As a successful business conglomerate, our responsibility extends beyond making profits and maximizing shareholder-wealth. At the Ashok Piramal Group, we firmly believe that we need to work as wholesome entities for the good of the society and for improving the quality of life of the communities we serve"; retrieved 2012-7-8.
  6. Adnikari, Anand. "A break from the past," Business Today (India). March 7, 2010; retrieved 2012-7-8.
  7. Pune FC, "Pune FC set to be part of Bagan-Baretto history in season ending game," May 5, 2012; retrieved 2012-7-8.

Other websites[change | change source]

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