Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikary (Bengali: নগেন্দ্র প্রসাদ সর্বাধিকারী; 1869–1940) is known as the Father of Indian Football for his role in introducing football as a teenager in the year 1877 at Hare School, Calcutta. It was he who mobilized his classmates and started playing the game at the Hare School compound.
Who is the first Indian footballer?
Mohammed Salim (footballer)
|Date of birth||1904|
|Place of birth||Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India|
|Date of death||5 November 1980 (aged 75–76)|
|Place of death||Calcutta, West Bengal, India|
When did football come to India?
Football in India
|Governing body||All India Football Federation (AIFF) (formed in 1937, joined FIFA in 1948)|
|Nickname(s)||The Blue Tigers|
Who is called Father of football?
The Boys’ Club, founded by Nagendra Prasad around this time, was the first Indian initiative at football organization. Later he formed a string of sporting clubs in Calcutta in the 1880s, one of the first being the Wellington.
|Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari|
Who is the No 1 goalkeeper in India?
FM 2020 Indian Best Goalkeepers (GK) Players Review, Profiles
|1||Gurpreet Singh SandhuGK||9|
Why is India banned football?
However, India themselves withdrew from the World Cup finals before the tournament was to begin. The All India Football Federation gave various reasons for the team’s withdrawal, including travel costs, lack of practice time, and valuing the Olympics above the World Cup.
What is the rank of India in FIFA?
India national football team
|Current||105 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||94 (February 1996)|
|Lowest||173 (March 2015)|
Which state is best in football in India?
It can be considered as the football hub of India and houses many clubs like ATK Mohun Bagan, SC East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting Club among others.
Is Indian football growing?
“India as a country has great potential and I think it will have the biggest growth in football in future. I can tell it from my experience of visiting India so time back,” Hierro, who is one of the brand ambassadors of the Spanish top league, La Liga, said during a media interaction.