Indian Super League – Mumbai city FC
Mumbai City Football Club is an Indian Super League football franchise in Mumbai, 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 Ranbir Kapoor and by Mumbai based chartered accountant Bimal Parekh
Mumbai City FC announced the signing of former Sweden and Arsenal mid-fielder Freddie Ljungberg as its marquee player for the inaugural season of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL).
Ljungberg, a former Swedish captain and a midfielder, has been a critical part of football clubs such as Arsenal, West Ham United and Halmstads BK. Ljungberg was part of Arsenal’s feared lineup in the early part of this millennium. For several seasons, he played a major role in the club including being a member of the unbeaten 49 game run for the team.
After joining the Mumbai City FC team, Ljungberg said, “Mumbai City FC presents a thrilling opportunity to play in India and I’m glad to be part of the team in the very first Indian Super League season. I look forward to contributing to the team’s success.”
About Mumbai city FC
|Full name||Mumbai City Football Club|
|Ground||DY Patil Stadium|
|Owners||Ranbir Kapoor ,Bimal Parekh|
|League||Indian Super League|
Mumbai city FC’s Stadium
The Dr. D. Y. Patil Stadium (Marathi: डॉ. डी. वाय. पाटील स्टेडीयम) is a cricket stadium at D. Y. Patil campus, Nerul, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The stadium has all the facilities of an international cricket stadium, and has been designed by Hafeez Contractor, one of India’s premier architects. The stadium was officially inaugurated on 4 March 2008, and was the home ground for IPL team Mumbai side Mumbai Indians . It hosted 3 IPL matches for the Mumbai Indians and has also hosted the 2008 Indian Premier League Final.
The capacity of 55,000 makes it the second-largest cricket ground in India after the Eden Gardens and, to make sure each spectator has a comfortable and clear viewing experience, the entire ground has bucket seats and cantilever roofs that eliminate the need for columns.