Monoranjan Bhattacharya #3 India National Team Match Worn Shirt against Argentina National Team for Nehru Cup played at India, January 14, 1984.
Museum Piece. Provenance: Argentina National Team player that swap after the match.
India 0-1 Argentina [at Eden Garden, Calcutta]
[Ricardo Gareca 79]
India: Atanu Bhattacharya; Krishnendu Roy, Manoranjan Bhattacharya, Pem Dorji, Tarun Dey;
Aloke Mukherjee, Parminder Singh, Prasanta Banerjee, Bidesh Bose; Biswajit Bhattacharya, Shabbir Ali.
Coach: Milovan Ciric.
Argentina: Nery Pumpido; Julián Camino, Héctor Cúper, Ruben Agüero, Oscar Garré;
Jorge Burruchaga, Ricardo Giusti, José Ponce, Ricardo Gareca; Jorge Domínguez, Jorge Rinaldi.
Coach: Carlos Bilardo.
Referee: Dan Petrescu (ROM).
Monoranjan Bhattacharya, nicknamed Mona, born at Kolkata, India is an Indian Football international player and a club level Coach and Manager.During his playing career he represented the "Big Two" of Kolkata football East Bengal Club and Mohun Bagan AC. He also represented India in various international tournaments from 1978 till 1989.He had an operation on his left leg in August 2016. Tollygunge Agragami have sacked him after an abysmal start to the 2018/19 Calcutta Premier Division ‘A’ campaign, which has seen them fail to win a league match this season. The Moore Avenue-based club have lost all four of its matches and are sitting on the bottom of the log without points from four matches and has also failed to score a single goal in the process. He will be replaced by former Air India coach Bimal Ghosh against Food Corporation of India on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Contents 1 Club career 2 International career 3 Coaching career 4 References Club career Monoranjan joined East Bengal Club in 1977 and created a club record for continuously representing the club in a period spanning 14 years.He was one of the most successful defenders of his time and was known for his strong and skillful game. He captained the club in 1981 season. At the end of 1990-91 season he left East Bengal Club to join their arch-rival Mohun Bagan AC. After spending a couple of seasons with Mohun Bagan, Monoranjan returned to East Bengal in 1993 for his last season as a player. International career Monoranjan was a regular for Indian national football team between 1978 and 1989 and represented India in various football tournaments within the period.Coaching career Monoranjan is a qualified AFC Coach. He was the coach of East Bengal Club from 1996 to 1998 and again for the period of 2000-2001.Under his coaching, the club won its first National Football League title in 2000-2001. Due to East Bengal's poor showing in the inaugural I-League 2007-08, their coach Subrata Bhattacharya resigned and Monoranjan became the coach of East Bengal for the third time.He guided the club hanging in the relegation zone to a sixth-place finish in the I-League. After the league ended, he decided not continue in the post citing prior family engagements. Tollygunge Agragami have sacked him on Friday, August 24, 2018 after an abysmal start to the 2018/19 Calcutta Premier Division ‘A’ campaign, which has seen them sitting on the bottom of the log without points from four matches and has also failed to score a single goal in the process. He will be replaced by Bimal Ghosh against Food Corporation of India on Sunday, August 26, 2018.
Shirt details: B. B. Hosiery 'Babu' Trademark. Made in Calcuta, India. India shield stitched on the shirt. Number stitched in cloth material. See pictures for more details!!