Founded: 27th August 2019
Owners: Vijay Madduri, Varun Tripuraneni and Rana Daggubati
Stadium: G.M.C Balayogi Atletic Stadium, Gachibowli
Hyderabad FC started their journey in 2019 when it replaced the ailing Pune City FC in the Indian Super League. Their inaugural campaign was very poor as they didn’t have enough time to arrange for proper infrastructure.
But they came back with all guns blazing in the following season as they managed to churn out a string of impressive performances in their second season only. But it didn’t happen overnight as they had to start it from the scratch. They brought in some energetic youth talents, set up a proper footballing programme headed by a football director, various brand associations and their successful collaboration with Borussia Dortmund has established their path for the rebuilding process.
They are currently one of the most exciting clubs in the ISL and given their current run of form they might make it to the playoffs this season.
Hyderabad FC: Results in Indian Super League
Hyderabad FC didn’t cope with the difficulties of ISL and hence managed to grab the 10th position in their maiden season. But they came back with a bang and even had been on a 12 match unbeaten run in the last season. However, they narrowly missed out on a playoff spot as they finished in 5th place last time around.
Hyderabad FC: Top Scorers in ISL
Marcelinho finished Hyderabad’s maiden season in the league as the top scorer for the club with 7 goals in 17 matches. Aridane lit up the ISL with his goal-scoring antics as he found the net 10 times in 18 matches last season.
Hyderabad FC: ISL 2021-22 Fixtures
|November 23, 2021||Tuesday||HFC vs Chennaiyin FC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|November 27, 2021||Saturday||Mumbai City FC vs HFC||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||9:30 PM IST|
|December 2, 2021||Thursday||Jamshedpur FC vs HFC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 8, 2021||Wednesday||HFC vs Bengaluru FC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 13, 2021||Monday||HFC vs NorthEast United FC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 18, 2021||Saturday||FC Goa vs HFC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||9:30 PM IST|
|December 23, 2021||Thursday||HFC vs SC East Bengal||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|December 28, 2021||Tuesday||HFC vs Odisha FC||Athletic Stadium, Bambolim||7:30 PM IST|
|January 5, 2022||Wednesday||ATK Mohun Bagan vs HFC||PJN Stadium, Fatorda||7:30 PM IST|
|January 9, 2022||Sunday||Kerala Blasters vs HFC||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 13, 2022||Thursday||Chennaiyin FC vs HFC||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 17, 2022||Monday||HFC vs Jamshedpur FC||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 24, 2022||Monday||SC East Bengal vs HFC||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 27, 2022||Thursday||Odisha FC vs HFC||Tilak Maidan Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|January 31, 2022||Monday||NorthEast United vs HFC||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 8, 2022||Tuesday||HFC vs ATK Mohun Bagan||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 14, 2022||Monday||HFC vs FC Goa||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 19, 2022||Saturday||HFC vs Kerala Blasters||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|February 24, 2022||Thursday||HFC vs Mumbai City||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
|March 1, 2022||Tuesday||Bengaluru FC vs HFC||Bambolim Athletic Stadium||7:30 PM IST|
Hyderabad FC: Squad for ISL 2021-22
Goalkeepers: Gurmeet Singh, Lalbiakhlua Jongte, Laxmikant Kattimani
Defenders: Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Amritpal Singh, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Nim Dorjee, Pritam Singh
Midfielders: Abdul Anjukandan, Aniket Jadhav, Sahil Tavora, Edu Garcia, Halicharan Narzary, Hitesh Sharma, Seityasen Singh, Joao Victor, Mark Zothanpuia, Nikhil Poojary, Souvik Chakrabarti, Yasir Mohammad
Forwards: Aaren D’Silva, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Javier Siverio, Joel Chianese, Rohit Danu
The arrival of Bartholomew Ogbeche has boosted Hyderabad’s chances as the 37-year-old has already found the net 9 times in 10 matches. Also, the addition of Juanan and Edu Garcia has been massive as it has helped the club in stabilising their performance since the start of the season.
The evolution of Akash Mishra since he joined the club in 2020 is beyond imagination as the 20-year-old has cemented his place on the left side of the defence. The departure of Liston Colaco hasn’t had much effect on the club’s performance so far.
HFC: Interesting ISL stats
Hyderabad FC managed just 2 wins in the 2019-20 season which is a joint record in ISL for the fewest wins. They have also drawn 11 matches which is also a joint record in the Indian Super League. Their winless run of 14 matches in the 2019-20 season is also a joint record in the league.
Hyderabad FC are yet to stamp their authority in the league but their closest rival is their southern counterpart Bengaluru FC with whom they have been indulged in the Southern derby in the ISL.
Hyderabad FC vs Bengaluru FC Head to Head
Road Ahead for HFC
Hyderabad FC showed their might when they brought in Alberto Roca as a coach but the Spaniard had to leave the club as FC Barcelona came calling for him in the midst of a season. They handed the mantle to Manolo Marquez who has handed the responsibility very well guiding the team through the substantial challenges they faced throughout.
Co-owner Varun Tripuraneni has been very active when it comes to rebuilding the club and sorting out the mammoth barriers on their way. They have managed to tap into the vast potential Indian football has and are creating a revenue stream for the future. As of now, they have been in and around Hyderabad but they are looking at a bigger picture and have roped in Borussia Dortmund in a bid to bridge the gap.
They have also used data mining when it comes to choosing players for Hyderabad FC and it definitely has provided them with an edge as Indian clubs haven’t really invested their resources in this field. They do have an exciting lineup of players, a perfect mixture of youth blended with experience.
So the club has all the potential to be one of the future powerhouses and it seems they are heading that way only.