Indian Football - Mohun Bagan all-time Indian XI

One of the oldest clubs in Indian football, Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan have a vast history that stretches back to more than 100 years. The Mariners have won all the major trophies in Indian football multiple times. Several top players have donned the famous Green and Maroon jersey over the years and have played with distinction.

Here's the all-time XI of Mohun Bagan

  • Prodyut Burman Mohun Bagan

    GK - Prodyut Burman

    Prodyut Barman, along Peter Thangaraj, was one of the best goalkeepers in Indian football during the golden era of the 1960s. Burman had joined Mohun Bagan in 1964 and went to play for the club till 1968. He was an integral member of India’s 1962 Asian Games campaign where they won the gold medal. Except for the final, Burman had appeared in all the matches in that competition for India.

  • Goshto Paul Mohun BaganGoal

    RB - Goshta Pal

    Known as the ‘Chinese Wall’, Goshta Pal was one of the pioneers of Indian football. Pal had joined Mohun Bagan in 1913, just two years after the club’s historic IFA Shield win in 1911 and played there until his retirement in 1936.

    He has also won the Padma Shri award.

  • Jarnail Singh, Mohun Bagan

    CB - Jarnail Singh

    The man from Punjab is considered to be one of the greatest defenders in Indian football. Jarnail joined Mohun Bagan in 1958 and played for nine seasons. He was the captain of the club from 1965 to 1967 and was also named the skipper of the Asian all-star team in 1966.

  • Subrata Bhattacharya United Sports ClubAnselm Noronha/Goal

    CB - Subrata Bhattacharya

    Subrata Bhattacharya’s contribution to Mohun Bagan club is second to none. The Bagan legend has won 78 trophies in total as a player and coach. He had joined the club in 1974 and donned the Green and Maroon jersey until his retirement in 1990.

  • Sailen Manna

    LB - Sailen Manna

    Another one of all-time great defenders of Indian football, Sailen Manna was associated with Mohun Bagan as a player for 18 years and later as a coach and a club official. Manna was bestowed with the ‘Footballer of the Millennium’ award in 2000 by the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

  • Prasun Banerjee, Mohun BaganKaustav Bera

    CM - Prasun Banerjee

    Brother of Indian football legend P.K Banerjee, Prasun Banerjee played for Mohun Bagan throughout his illustrious career. Banerjee was a vital cog in Bagan’s central midfield during the 1970s and early parts of 1980s.

    He is currently serving as a Member of Parliament from Howrah constituency.

  • Mariappa KempaiahMariappa Kempaiah

    CM - Mariappa Kempaiah

    Mariappa Kempaiah was known to be a work horse in midfield who plied his trade with Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan during the 1960s. Kempaiah was an integral member of Mohun Bagan’s golden era as well the gold medal winning Indian football team at the 1962 Asian Games.

  • Xavier Pius

    RW - Xavier Pius

    The Kerala-born player had joined the Green and Maroons during the late 1970s. Pius had captured the minds of Mohun Bagan fans for his aesthetically pleasing style of football and is considered to be one of the finest players to have played for the club.

  • Chuni GoswamiGetty Images

    AM - Subimal ‘Chuni’ Goswami

    One of the greatest footballers India have produced, Chuni Goswami played for Mohun Bagan throughout his career. Goswami joined the club at the age of eight and remained at the club until his retirement.

  • P Kannan Arumainayagam Asoke Chatterjee Amal Chakraborty Mohun Bagan

    LW - Isaiah Arumainayagam

    A key member of Mohun Bagan’s golden era of the 1960s, Isaiah Arumainayagam is one of the finest players to have ever played for Mohun Bagan. The Karnataka-born player was a member of Indian team which won the gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games. He had joined Mohun Bagan in 1961 and donned the Green and Maroon jersey until 1968.

  • Ashok Chatterjee Mohun BaganMohun Bagan

    ST - Ashok Chatterjee

    A prolific goalscorer, Ashok Chatterjee played for Mohun Bagan from 1961-68 and then again in 1972. He scored 85 goals in total. Chatterjee was an integral member of Mohun Bagan's 'golden era' of the 1960s. He was also part of the gold medal winning Indian team at the 1962 Asian Games.
  • Amal Dutta

    Coach - Amal Dutta

    Amal Dutta is considered to be one of the greatest coaches in Indian football, A tactically astute coach, Dutta managed Mohun Bagan for the first time in 1969 when he started a revolution. Before that year, Indian clubs used to play in the traditional 3-2-5 formation but Dutta was the first coach in Indian football to have deployed his team in a 3-2-3-2 formation.

    He was also in charge of Mohun Bagan in the famous Kolkata derby of 1997 Federation Cup semifinal when he had introduced the ‘diamond formation’ in Indian football.

  • Mohun Bagan all-time XI

    Formation - 4-2-3-1

    And here goes the formation...