Indian Super League – FC Pune city
FC Pune City is an Indian Super League football franchise based in Pune, Maharashtra that will begin play in October 2014 during the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. The team will be owned and operated by Bollywood actor Salman Khan, Wadhawan Group and Italian football club ACF Fiorentina.
On 13 April 2014, it was announced that Salman Khan and the Wadhawan Group had won the bidding for the Pune franchise. Salman Khan is an Indian actor, producer, and television presenter. Italian club ACF Fiorentina owns a 15% stake in the franchise.
Rajesh Wadhawan Group-owned FC Pune City of the Hero Indian Super League has attracted another high-profile player – Kostas Katsouranis from Greece. The former Benfica midfielder very recently led the Greek football team in their campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. With this move Kostas also becomes the first player who has participated in this year’s FIFA World Cup to feature in the ISL.
Head Coach Franco Colomba has added the talented midfielder to his squad before the start of the inaugural ISL season on 12th October, to further strengthen the team’s lineup.
“Our team needed a strong playmaker who could play box-to-box. It was one position which we wanted to fill and now with the inclusion of Kostas in the team, we are surely a more balanced unit”, said Colomba.
About FC Pune city
|Full name||Football Club of Pune City|
|Ground||Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex|
|Owners||Salman Khan ,Wadhawan Group ,ACF Fiorentina|
|League||Indian Super League|
FC Pune city’s Stadium
Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune is an Indian sports complex, which includes Balewadi Stadium. The complex is situated in Balewadi, Pune, about 14–15 km from Pune downtown and 4–5 km from Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park, Hinjewadi, Pune. This complex was the venue for the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games.