Mohun Bagan Ratna Awarded to Syed Nayeemuddin [ Current Affairs - Sports ]
The Mohun Bagan FC has conferred club’s highest award Mohun Bagan Ratna (jewel) on legendary Indian Footballer Syed Nayeemuddin. He became 16th recipient of the prestigious award that is bestowed upon person for making seminal contribution to the success of the club.
Who is Syed Nayeemuddin?
- Syed Nayeemuddin is former football player and Indian football team coach.
- Syed Nayeemuddin had captained the Indian national football team that had won the bronze medal at the 1970 Asian Games.
- Syed Nayeemuddin was appointed coach of India football team in 1997.
- He won the South Asian Football Federation Cup by beating the Maldives 5–1 and reached the semi-finals of the Nehru Cup for the first time.
- Syed Nayeemuddin is the only sports-person to win both the Arjuna and Dronacharya Awards for football.
About Mohun Bagan Ratna
- The Mohun Bagan Ratna is the highest award of Mohun Bagan FC.
- Mohun Bagan AC is the National Sports Club of India.
- Mohun Bagan AC is one of the oldest football clubs in Asia, having been established on 15 August 1889.
- The Mohun Bagan Ratna is awarded annually to great football players.
- The award is presented annually on 29 July i.e. on Mohun Bagan Day to the winners. Karuna Sankar Bhattacharya was posthumously honoured with this award in 2015.
- Published on: August 2, 2016