Mumbai City FC, also known as The Islanders, is an Indian professional Football club that plays in the Indian Super League under the license provided in the shade of All India Football Federation.
Mumbai City FC was founded five years ago on 30th August, 2014 after the All India Football Federation, the main body behind the association football in India and IMG-Reliance announced the ownership bids of the eight selected teams upon the inaugural season of the Indian Super League.
During the initial years of ISL, Mumbai City competed with FC Pune City in what the fans called the “Maharashtrian Derby”. They were the only two clubs which had emerged from a single state due to which an elite rivalry was seen between the two teams.
But, the FC Pune City doesn’t participate in the ISL anymore which makes the Mumbai City FC the only club representing the Maharashtra State.
Mumbai City FC played its first match on 12th October, 2014 against the ATK which resulted in a 3-0 loss. On 18th October 2014, the team registered its first win by defeating FC Pune City in Mumbai by 5-0.
The Club is currently owned by the Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and the chartered accountant Bimal Parekh.
Jorge Paulo Costa Almeida is the current Manager of the team who is a Portuguese retired Footballer. The net worth of the club is around 5.05 million Euros.
The Mumbai Football Arena, located in Andheri Sports complex, serves as the club’s home ground. The stadium has the capacity to hold 7,960 spectators. On 3rd of September, the Indian national Football team played a FIFA International friendly match there.
|Jorge Costa||Head Coach||50|
|Anthony Fernandes||Assistant Coach||47|
|Marco Leite||Assistant Coach||42|
|Pedro Correia||Goalkeeping Coach||44|
|Watson Fernandes||Director of Football|
Mumbai City FC has bagged an ISL title yet.