Shillong Lajong FC:
Shillong Lajong FC is an Indian-based football club from Shillong, Meghalaya. This professional club plays in Indian I-League and was formed in 1983. The headquarter is in Shillong. Lajong has a connection with the largest student group in the North-East India which means they have access to the greatest number of talented players in the country. Today, Lajong enjoys a huge fan base across North-East. The average attendance of Shlong was 11,308 for the 2013-14 season of I-league.
Shillong Lajong Squad and Coaching Staff for I League 2017-18:
|34||Phurba Tempa Lachenpa||04.02.1998||Sikkim||GOALKEEPER|
|1||Nidhinlal Moolaka Veedu||25.12.1990||Kerala||GOALKEEPER|
|21||Juho Oh||02.04.1992||South Korea||DEFENDER|
|28||Laurence Doe||03.09.1986||Equatorial Guinea||DEFENDER|
|12||Samuel James Lyngdoh Kynshi||11.03.2000||Meghalaya||MIDFIELDER|
|30||Sr. Kagaly Anal||06.12.1999||Manipur||MIDFIELDER|
|10||Abdoulaye Koffi||30.12.1991||Ivory Coast||FORWARD|
|18||Aiman Saleh Al Hagri||03.02.1993||Yemen||FORWARD|
|Bobby Nongbet||Meghalaya||Head Coach|
|Alison Kharsyntiew||Meghalaya||Assistant Coach|
|Birendra Thapa||Meghalaya||Team Manager|
|Lucky Kitbok Kharmalki||Meghalaya||Physio|
The main goal of the Shillong Lajong FC club was to improve the deteriorating standards of football in the state. The basic objective was to nurture and train players to lift up the declining situation of the game. The talent hunt was its aim because only the most capable players could improve the poor condition of this sports.
I League Fixtures 2018 check here.
Shillong Lajong FC is managed by three main persons who are:
- Andrew Suting
- Bikram Meitei
- Birendra Thapa
Andrew is the head of operations who of course has a tough job and one of the topmost positions in the league. Bikram is a physiotherapist who makes sure all team members are physically and medically fit to fight against the rivals. Birendra is the team manager who manages the entire team. But the position of head coach is vacant and three must be a search going on to get the most suitable and eligible person.
Given below are the names of players who are part of the team as of September 19, 2017. Important facts to know are that flags show the national team a defined by FIFA eligibility rules. Players may have multiple non-FIFA nationalities.
Shillong Lajong FC has red and white as their official colors. The home jersey is red and the away jersey is only white with no other color added to it. Color holds an important impact in any sports team as it becomes a sign of their recognition and a symbol of identity.
So far, Shillong LAjong FC has got three prominent achievements. They have won the I-League 2nd division which was held in 2011. They were also the winners in Shillong Premier League in 2014-2015. They were Runners-up in 2009-10 Federation Cup.
Stadiums for Shillong Lajong FC
The home stadium for the team is Nehru Stadium in Shillong which they use for all games. It has the capacity of about 30,000 viewers.
Kit manufacturer and sponsor
Adidas is the kit manufacturer for the team and official shirt sponsors are Aircel, Gionee, and Nokia.