Aizawl F.C.

Aizawl Football Club is an Indian football club from Aizawl, Mizoram. Formed in 1984, Aizawl FC earned the entry in India's top-tier league, I-League in 2015–16.,[1] after winning 2015 I-League 2nd Division. Aizawl FC became the first football club from the Northeast to win the I-League title.[2]

Aizawl F.C.
Full nameAizawl Football Club
FoundedFebruary 14, 1984 (1984-02-14)
GroundRajiv Gandhi Stadium,
Aizawl
Capacity20,000
OwnersRobert Romawia Royte
Team ManagerHmingthana Zadeng
Head CoachStanley Rozario
LeagueI-League
2018–19I-League, 7th
WebsiteClub website

History

Aizawl FC was founded in 1984 in Aizawl, the capital of the Indian state of Mizoram and have since participated in various amateur tournaments.

In January 2012 they were officially certified by the All India Football Federation to participate in the I-League 2nd Division, the second tier of football in India. This move would begin a new chapter for Aizawl Football Club as they would officially become professional.[3]

In September 2012 they participated in 2012 Indian Federation Cup Qualifiers. Finally, the team qualified for I League 2nd Division after its second attempt. In 2015, they won 2015 I-League 2nd Division and as a result they'll participate in India's top-tier football tournament I-League in 2015–16 I-League, the first team from Mizoram to do so.[1]

On 20 December 2016, Khalid Jamil was announced as the head coach of the first team for 2016-17 I-League.[4] On 30 April 2017, Aizawl won the 2016–17 I-League and became the first team from North-East India to win the league.

Fan

. The core of fans of Aizawl consists of the Ultra Aizawl. They were also the first who brought the Ultra movement in India's stages. Large banners, flags and double holder characterize the Fans, as well as a "pre-Inger" with megaphones. The Rajiv Gandhi Stadium has seen an average attendance of 20,000.

Stadiums

Rivalry

Northeast India Derby

Opponent Played Wins Draws Losses Win %
Aizawl 10 2 3 5 020.00
Shillong Lajong 11 5 1 5 045.45
NEROCA 7 4 2 1 057.14
Total 28 11 6 11 039.29

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2011—2015 Rin Rin Sports NorthEast Consultancy Services (NECS)
2015—present Vamos

Players

As of 30 November 2019[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK H. Lalremruata Arema
2 DF Aleksandar Kapisoda
3 DF Lalbiakzuala
4 DF Sr. Lallawmawma
5 DF Richard Kasagga
6 DF Lal Chungnunga
7 MF Rochhar Zela
8 MF Paul Ramfangzauva
9 MF Pavel Smolyachenko
11 MF Isak Vanlalruatfela
12 MF Jesse Laldinpuia
13 MF Sang Dingliana
14 DF Joe Zoherliana
15 MF Techi Tatra
16 MF Ayush Dev Chhetri
No. Position Player
17 FW Jonathan Lalrawngbawla
19 FW David Lalhlansanga
20 MF Alfred Jaryan (captain)
21 MF K.lal Hmangaihkima
22 GK Vanlal Hriatpuia
23 MF Lalrin Fela
24 DF Chawnghlut Lalrosanga
25 DF Melroy Laldinsanga
27 DF Lalhriatrenga
28 DF Lal Biakzuala
29 MF F.lal Remsanga
39 DF Lalramhmunmawia
44 GK Lalawmpuia
49 FW William Lalnunfela
55 DF Lalhriatrenga
DF Kingsley Obumneme
FW Robert

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
No. Position Player

Current technical staff

As of Sep 2019
Position Name
Head coach Stanley Rozario[6]
Technical Director Fábio Magrão

Team records

Overview

Season Division Teams Position Attendance/G Federation Cup/Super Cup Durand Cup AFC Champions League AFC Cup
2012 IL 2nd 23 7 Qualifier DNP DNP DNP
2013 IL 2nd 26 Group stage DNP DNP DNP DNP
2014 IL2nd 11 Group stage DNP DNP DNP DNP
2015 IL 2nd 8 1 DNP DNP DNP DNP
2015–16 IL 9 8 Runners-up DNP DNP DNP
2016–17 IL 10 1 6,943 Semi-final Semi-final DNP DNP
2017–18 IL 10 5 4,256 Quarter-finals DNP Play-off Round Group stage
2018–19 IL 11 7 2,881 DNP DNP DNP
2019–20 IL 11 DNP DNP DNP
Key
  • Attendance/G = Average league attendance

Overall records

updated on 9 June 2018

Season Domestic Asia Top scorer
Division P W D L GF GA P W D L GF GA Player Goal
2012 2 20 6 3 11 30 42 Not qualified Michael Lalremruata 11
2013 2 8 4 1 3 15 13 Not qualified Justice Morgan 6
2014 2 4 1 2 1 7 4 Not qualified Lalnuntluanga 2
2015 2 14 11 1 2 45 20 Not qualified Alfred Jaryan 9
2015–16 1 21 6 6 9 22 31 Not qualified Joël Sunday 8
2016–17 1 22 13 5 4 29 18 Not qualified Kamo Stephane Bayi 7
2017–18 1 20 7 6 7 28 24 7 1 1 5 6 19 Andrei Ionescu 12

Asian record

As of match played 14 August 2018
Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
AFC Champions League 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2
AFC Cup 7 1 1 4 5 16 −11
Total 7 1 1 5 6 19 –13

Head Coach's Record

updated on 14 May 2017

NameNationalityFromToPWDLGFGAWin%
Hmingthana Zadeng  India 1 July 2014 20 August 2015 14 11 1 2 45 20 078.57
Manuel Retamero Fraile  Spain 17 August 2015 7 February 2016 6 1 1 4 6 6 016.67
Jahar Das  India 7 February 2016 8 November 2016 15 5 5 5 22 31 033.33
Khalid Jamil  India 20 December 2016 1 August 2017 22 13 5 4 29 18 059.09
Paulo Menezes  Portugal 2 August 2017 12 February 2018 14 4 5 5 13 14 028.57
Santosh Kashyap  India 13 February 2018 21 June 2018 5 2 1 2 9 7 040.00
Gift Raikhan  India 22 June 2018 7 January 2019 11 2 3 6 12 18 018.18
Stanley Rozario  India 9 January 2019 Present 9 4 3 2 16 10 044.44

Honours

league

Winners(1): 2016–17
Winners(1): 2015

Cup

Runners-up(1):2015–16

Asia

Play-off round (1): 2018
Group stage (1): 2018

Continental record

Season Competition Round Club Score
2018 AFC Champions League Preliminary Round 2 Zob Ahan 1–3

References

  1. "Aizawl FC become Mizoram's inaugural representatives in the I-League". 7 May 2015.
  2. "Shillong Lajong v Aizawl Match Report, 30/04/2017, I-League - Goal.com". www.goal.com.
  3. "5 city teams in the 2nd Division". Calcutta Telegraph. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  4. "I-League 2017: Khalid Jamil joins Aizawl FC as head coach for the upcoming season". Goal.com. Goal India. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  5. "Team". Aizawl Football Club (Facebook). Retrieved 17 September 2019.
  6. "Aizawl FC appoint Stanley Rozario as Head Coach".
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