Owners: Kolkata Games and Sports Pvt Ltd
Stadium: Mohun Bagan Ground, Salt Lake Stadium
The most successful side of the Indian Super League, the Kolkata franchise boasts of as many as three ISL titles in the past seven seasons. Although the merger of Mohun Bagan and ATK to rechristen as ATK Mohun Bagan has induced a fresh start for the franchise in the Indian top tier league, the team remains one of the most celebrated and followed sides in Indian football.
The historic merger in 2020 saw some protests from both sides of supporters who were against the move, but that hasn’t had any effect on Mohun Bagan. The legacy of Mohun Bagan has remained intact while the energetic stature of ATK has added newness to it.
ATK Mohun Bagan: Results in Indian Super League
The franchise started their journey on a memorable note as they notched two titles in the first three seasons. But their form took a dip when they finished 9th and 6th respectively in the following two seasons.
They came back with utmost confidence as they lifted the title in the 2019-20 season. They came close in the last season but a late goal from Mumbai City FC’s Bipin Singh saw the title cruising away from them.
ATK Mohun Bagan: Top Scorers in ISL
Since the arrival of Roy Krishna, no other foreign strikers seem to have an impact for a particular club on what he has done for the Kolkata outfit. The Fiji international single-handedly guided them to the ISL title back in the 2019-20 season in his maiden season in the Indian top tier. He joined the club from Wellington Phoenix in 2019.
ATK Mohun Bagan: ISL 2021-22 Fixtures
|November 19, 2021||Friday||ATKMB vs Kerala Blasters||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||7:30 PM IST|
|November 27, 2021||Saturday||SC East Bengal vs ATKMB||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|December 1, 2021||Wednesday||ATKMB vs Mumbai City FC||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||7:30 PM IST|
|December 6, 2021||Monday||Jamshedpur FC vs ATKMB||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 11, 2021||Saturday||ATKMB vs Chennaiyin FC||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||7:30 PM IST|
|December 16, 2021||Thursday||Bengaluru FC vs ATKMB||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 21, 2021||Tuesday||NorthEast United FC vs ATKMB||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||7:30 PM IST|
|December 29, 2021||Wednesday||ATKMB vs FC Goa||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||7:30 PM IST|
|January 5, 2022||Wednesday||ATKMB vs Hyderabad FC||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||7:30 PM IST|
|January 8, 2022||Saturday||ATKMB vs Odisha FC||PJN Stadium, Fartorda||7:30 PM IST|
|January 15, 2022||Saturday||ATKMB vs Bengaluru FC||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 20, 2022||Thursday||Kerala Blasters vs ATKMB||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 29, 2022||Saturday||ATKMB vs SC East Bengal||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 3, 2022||Thursday||Mumbai City FC vs ATKMB||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 8, 2022||Tuesday||Hyderabad FC vs ATKMB||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 13, 2022||Sunday||Odisha FC vs ATKMB||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 16, 2022||Wednesday||ATKMB vs Jamshedpur FC||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 21, 2022||Monday||Chennaiyin FC vs ATKMB||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 25, 2022||Friday||FC Goa vs ATKMB||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|March 4, 2022||Friday||ATKMB vs NorthEast United FC||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
ATK Mohun Bagan: Squad for ISL 2021-22
Amrinder Singh, Avilash Paul, Arsh Anwer Shaikh
Ashutosh Mehta, Tiri, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Prabir Das, Gursimrat Singh Gill, Ravi Rana, Ricky Shabong, Sandesh Jhingan, Sumit Rathi, Subhasish Bose
Deepak Tangri, Carl McHugh, Bidyananda Ningthoujam, Abhishek Suryavanshi, Joni Kauko, Lenny Rodrigues, Engson Ningombam, Sekh Sahil, Soosai Michaeladimai
Roy Krishna, David Williams, Hugo Boumous, Liston Colaco, Manvir Singh, Kiyan Giri
The Mariners was one of the busiest franchises in the last summer transfer window as they roped in a number of players with the likes of Liston Colaco from Hyderabad FC and Hugo Boumous from Mumbai City FC for a whopping transfer fee. Amrinder Singh also replaced Arindam Bhattacharya in the goal who opted to join their archrivals SC East Bengal on a free transfer in the summer.
They became stronger when Sandesh Jhingan rejoined them in the January transfer period after spending a brief period at HNK Sibenik. Finland international Joni Kauko who was seen donning his country colours in the European Championship also joined the ranks of the Indian Super League franchise.
ATK Mohun Bagan: Interesting ISL stats
ATKMB gaffer Juan Ferrando hasn’t lost a match against Hyderabad FC. He has won one and drawn three matches so far to be one of the most envious sides against Hyderabad FC in the league so far.
Liston Colaco currently tops the chart amongst the Indian players in scoring goals. The Indian international has scored 5 goals and assisted 1 in the proceedings. ATKMB’s biggest win came against Hyderabad FC on 25 October 2019 when they thrashed the Southern giants 5-0.
ATK Mohun Bagan: Rivalries
Regardless of the tournament, they are competing in, the intense rivalry of ATKMB and another Kolkata giants SC East Bengal gave remained intact for decades. The two clubs have been meeting at least two times in a season while they also might meet in the Calcutta Football League. In the total 373 games, SC East Bengal have grabbed 129 wins while the Mariners have managed 122 victories so far.
ATKMB vs SC East Bengal Head to Head
Road Ahead for ATKMB
The departure of Antonio Lopez Habas, who guided the franchise to two Indian Super League titles, hogged all the limelight.
However, the club wasted no time in bringing in former FC Goa manager Juan Ferrando who has taken the helm at the club. He has guided them to two wins and a draw in the last three matches. But the Mariners have failed to provide the spark as Ferrando always demands perfection in everyone’s games.
Amidst the supporter’s revolt regarding the merger of the two clubs, ATKMB’s foremost aim will be to seal a playoff berth for the consecutive third time. They haven’t been able to replicate their previous season’s form and it will be a matter of concern for a team like the Mariners. They are currently in the fifth position and with their current form, they have a difficult task to cut out it seems.
With the likes of Roy Krishna and Liston Colaco in their ranks, they have the perfect mixture of youth and experience and it could help them to generate more positive results in near future.