Monday, 6 July 2015

VIDEO: The new Stade Rennais FC 2015/16 kits by Puma!

French Ligue 1 club Stade Rennais FC has released their new 2015-16 kits made by Puma. The new Stade Rennais 2015/16 Home Kit honours the heritage of the club, while the away shirt 2015/16 focuses on its Breton identity.


VIDEO - ISL: Interview of Karanjit Singh!

Watch goalkeeper Karanjit Singh speak about the excitement surrounding the Indian Super League, and playing alongside some of football's very best.


VIDEO - SoccerBible: Cristiano Ronaldo On Training & Athleticism!

In line with the launch of the Nike Free Trainer 3.0 V4, football star Cristiano Ronaldo talks about the importance of training, gym work and athleticism in this SoccerBible video.


Sunday, 5 July 2015

2015 Indian Super League - Transfers Overview No. 1!

The second edition of the Indian Super League would be played from October 3 to December 20, 2015 and it would see eight teams contesting and playing across eight Indian cities with the aim to become the ISL - Season 2 champions.

Below are the squad lists of player retained, news signed or released by the eight ISL franchises.

If there are any mistakes or additions, please do let me know. Thanks!


2015 Indian Super League - Transfers

ATLETICO DE KOLKATA
RETAINED: Michael Denzil Franco, José Miguel 'Josemi' González Rey, Arnab Kumar Mondal (East Bengal Club), Nallappan Mohanraj, Francisco de Borja Fernández (SD Eibar, SPAIN), Ofentse Nato (Atletico de Madrid, SPAIN), Baljit Singh Sahni (East Bengal Club)
NEW: Syed Rahim Nabi, Nadong Bhutia, Sushil Kumar Singh (all Mumbai City FC), Jewel Raja Shaikh, Clifford Miranda (both FC Goa/Dempo SC), Iain Edward Hume (Kerala Blasters FC), Valmiro 'Valdo' Lopes Rocha (Racing Santander, SPAIN), Juan Jesús Calatayud Sánchez (Videoton FC, HUNGARY), Sameehg Doutie (Supersport United, SOUTH AFRICA), Jaime Gavilán Martínez (Platanias FC, GREECE), José Luis Espinosa Arroyo (Atletico de Madrid 'B', SPAIN)
LEFT: Jofre Mateu González, Joaquim Abranches (both FC Goa), M. Mohammed Rafi (Kerala Blasters FC), Subhashis Roy Chowdhury (Delhi Dynamos FC), Kingshuk Debnath (Mumbai City FC), Luis Javier García Sanz
COACH: Antonio LOPEZ HABAS (SPAIN)

KERALA BLASTERS FC
RETAINED: Sandip Nandy, Nirmal Chettri, Ramandeep Singh Randhawa, Sandesh Jhingan, Gurwinder Singh (East Bengal Club), Saumik Dey (East Bengal Club), Mehtab Hossain (East Bengal Club), Ishfaq Ahmed
NEW: M. Mohammed Rafi (Atletico de Kolkata), Christopher Dagnall (Leyton Orient FC, ENGLAND)
LEFT: Iain Edward Hume (Atletico de Kolkata), Godwin Diogo Franco (Chennaiyin FC), C.S. Sabeeth (FC Goa), Cédric Hengbart (NorthEast United FC), David Benjamin James
COACH: Peter TAYLOR (ENGLAND/new)

CHENNAIYIN FC
RETAINED: Abhishek Das (East Bengal Club), Bernard Mendy (AEL Limassol, CYPRUS), L. Dhanachandra Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), Harmanjot Singh Khabra (East Bengal Club, on loan), Elano Blumer (FC Santos, BRAZIL - on loan), Bruno Augusto Pelissari de Lima (Atlético Paranaense, BRAZIL - on loan), Jeje Lalpekhlua (Mohun Bagan AC), Balwant Singh (Mohun Bagan AC), Jayesh Dilip Rane (Mumbai FC)
NEW: Mehrajuddin Wadoo (FC Pune City), Godwin Diogo Franco (Kerala Blasters FC), Apoula Edima Edel Bete (Hapoel Tel Aviv, ISRAEL), Fikru Teferra Lemessa (Bidvest Wits FC, SOUTH AFRICA)
LEFT: Denson Devadas (FC Goa), Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh (FC Pune City)
COACH: Marco MATTERAZZI (ITALY)

FC GOA
RETAINED: Laxmikant Kattimani (Dempo SC), Debabrata Roy (Dempo SC), Grégory Arnolin (Atlético Clube de Portugal, PORTUGAL), Bruno Filipe Tavares Pinheiro (Hapoel Haifa FC, ISRAEL), Narayan Das (Dempo SC), Pronoy Haldar (Dempo SC), Bikramjit Singh, Romeo Fernandes (Dempo SC), Mandar Rao Dessai (Dempo SC)
NEW: Joaquim Abranches (Atletico de Kolkata/East Bengal Club), Jofre Mateu González (Atletico de Kolkata), C.S. Sabeeth (Kerala Blasters FC), Denson Devadas (Chennaiyin FC), Raju Eknath Gaikwad (Mumbai City FC/East Bengal Club), Lucimar 'Lucio' Ferreira da Silva (MARQUEE/SE Palmeiras, BRAZIL), Reinaldo da Cruz Oliveira (EC Internacional, BRAZIL), Elinton Sanchotene Andrade (Duque de Caxias FC, BRAZIL), Victor Simões de Oliveira (free)
LEFT: Jewel Raja Shaikh, Clifford Miranda (both Atletico de Kolkata), Rowilson Rodrigues, Gabriel Fernandes (both Mumbai City FC), Holicharan Narzary (Northeast United FC), Robert Emmanuel Pirès, André Clarindo dos Santos
COACH: ZICO (BRAZIL)

DELHI DYNAMOS FC
RETAINED: Anwar Ali, Robert Lalthalmuana (East Bengal Club), Shylo Malswam Tulunga (East Bengal Club), Gustavo dos Santos Marmentini (Atlético Paranaense, BRAZIL), Francis Fernandes, Souvik Chakraborty (Mohun Bagan AC)
NEW: Subhashis Roy Chowdhury (Atletico de Kolkata), Seiminlen Doungel (Northeast United FC/Shillong Lajong FC)
LEFT: Alessandro Del Piero
COACH: Roberto CARLOS (BRAZIL/new)

FC PUNE CITY
RETAINED: Arindam Bhattacharya, Pritam Kotal (Mohun Bagan AC), Dharmaraj Ravanan, Israil Gurung, Lenny Rodrigues, Manish Maithani
NEW: Gouramangi Moirangthem Singh (Chennaiyin FC)
LEFT: Mehrajuddin Wadoo (Chennaiyin FC), Lester Mark Fernandez (FC Goa), David Sergio Trezeguet
COACH: David PLATT (ENGLAND/new)

MUMBAI CITY FC
RETAINED: Subrata Pal, Lalrindika Ralte (East Bengal Club), Subhash Singam Singh, Nicolas Sébastien Anelka (MARQUEE)
NEW: Rowilson Rodrigues, Gabriel Fernandes (both FC Goa/Dempo SC), Kingshuk Debnath (Atletico de Kolkata/Mohun Bagan AC)
LEFT: Syed Rahim Nabi, Nadong Bhutia, Sushil Kumar Singh (all Atletico de Kolkata), Raju Eknath Gaikwad (FC Goa), Karl Fredrik 'Freddie' Ljungberg, Johan Letzelter, Tiago Manuel Fernandes Ribeiro, Manuel Manfred Friedrich, Diego Fernando Nadaya, Ilias Pollalis, André Matos Dias Pereira
COACH: Nicolas Sébastien ANELKA (FRANCE/new)

NORTHEAST UNITED FC
RETAINED: Rehenesh T.P. (Shillong Lajong FC), Miguel Ângelo Moita Garcia, Aiborlang Khongjee (Shillong Lajong FC), Robin Gurung (Shillong Lajong FC), Boithang Haokip (Shillong Lajong FC), Kondwani Mtonga (ZESCO United FC, ZAMBIA), Alen Deory (Shillong Lajong FC)
NEW: Sanju Pradhan (Atletico de Kolkata), Holicharan Narzary (FC Goa/Dempo SC), Simão Pedro Fonseca Sabrosa (MARQUEE/free), Anthony Randolph 'Tony' Warner (Accrington Stanley FC, ENGLAND), Cédric Hengbart (Kerala Blasters FC/AC Ajaccio)
LEFT: Seiminlen Doungel (Delhi Dynamos FC), Joan Capdevila i Méndez (Lierse SK, BELGIUM)
COACH: César Alejandro Farías Acosta (VENEZUELA/new)

Atletico Madrid announce Atlético de Kolkata have signed Valdo!

In something which doesn't often happen in international football, Spanish La Liga side Atlético de Madrid announced for its sister club Atlético de Kolkata the signing of Spanish-born Cape Verdean footballer Valmiro 'Valdo' Lopes Rocha of Cape Verde, but the transfer hasn't been confirmed by the Indian Super League champions ATK.

34 year old Villablino-born Valmiro Lopes Rocha, better known as Valdo, started-off his youth career with CF Pozuelo de Alarcón in Madrid. His talent was seen by Real Madrid, who signed him for their 'B' team in 2001 and he was a regular for their 'B' team but only played one match for the first team. He moved to CA Osasuna first on loan and then spend four successful years at the La Liga club before playing for Espanyol Barcelona, Málaga CF and UD Levante in Spain.

Valdo thereafter left Spain for the first-time to join Mexican side CF Atlante, but returned after six month on loan to UD Levante before joining Greek Superleague side Asteras Tripolis FC but again after six months he returned to Spain to join Racing Santander. Now he is set to move to India.

Atletico de Kolkata open their ISL - Season 2 campaign on the opening day, October 3 at Chennaiyin FC.