Indian Super League - NorthEast United FC

NorthEast United Football Club is an Indian Super League football franchise in Guwahati, Assam 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 John Abraham and I-League club, Shillong Lajong.

On 13 April 2014, it was announced that Bollywood actor John Abraham and Shillong Lajong Football Club had won the bidding for the Guwahati franchise.

The crest of Northeast United is featured with 8 stars at the top representing each state of North-east India. The crest is designed with red, black and white applications, with the club name written in bold letters between the main crest and the stars.

North-East United Football Club has signed up Joan Capdevila as their Marquee Player for the Indian Super League later this year. Capdevila is a Spanish defender who played for his country in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and was a member of the 2008 Euro-winning national team. North-East United FC is co-owned by Bollywood star John Abraham.

Thirty-six-year-old Capdevila, a left back, has played over 400 games with 36 goals in the Spanish La Liga for big Guns like Espanyol, Atletico Madrid, Deportivo and Villarreal. He had a stint with Benfica as well. Last season, Capdevila played for Espanyol.

Abraham said: “We at North-East United FC are very excited that Joan Capdevila is a marquee player for our team. We are confident that his achievements in the game and his presence in our team will motivate our younger Indian players and his inputs would help us build a strong team for our future.”

About NorthEast United FC

Indian Super League - NorthEast United FC

Full name NorthEast United Football Club
Founded 2014
Ground Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
Capacity 35,000
Owners John Abraham ,Shillong Lajong
Manager Ricki Herbert
League Indian Super League
2014 Inaugural season

NorthEast United FC’s Stadium

Indian Super League - NorthEast United FC
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium (also known as Sarusajai Stadium) is a football stadium in Guwahati, India. It is currently used mostly for football matches and athletics. The stadium holds 35,000 spectators. In 2007, it hosted the National Games of India. It is named after former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

An international friendly between India and Malaysia was played at this stadium on 13 November 2011.