United S.C.

United Sports Club is an Indian football Club from Kolkata in West Bengal, India. The club currently plays in the I-League 2nd Division.

United Sports Club
Full nameUnited Sports Club
Founded1927 as Eveready Association
GroundKalyani Stadium
Capacity10,000
ChairmanSubrata Bhattacharya
CoachAnanta Kumar Ghosh
LeagueCalcutta Premier Division B
20191st, Promoted
WebsiteClub website

History

1927-2009

United SC was originally established in 1927 as Eveready Association. In 2006, it was renamed as United Sports Club to attract title sponsor and the football division owned by United Sport Football Team Private Ltd.[1] With the inflow of sponsorship, the club clinched promotion to the first division of the I-League in 2007.

2010 – present

For the 2010-11 I-League season United SC played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. On Indian Transfer deadline day United SC made the biggest headline news by signing India national football team striker Sunil Chhetri till the end of the season. In June 2011 after the I-League season ended old sponsors Chirag chose to cut ties with United SC and thus Chirag United SC became Prayag United Sports Club. Even though the team has lost a lot in terms of sponsorship money the club is still able to sign and retain their current players. On 3 August 2011 it was announced that United Sports Club had signed a sponsorship deal with Prayag Group and on 7 August 2011 United Sports Club officially changed their name to Prayag United S.C.[2]

The association, however was cancelled in the summer of the 2013, when the company found itself involved in the chit-fund scam. The name was again changed to United Sports Club.

Crest

The club crest is designed in the shape of a blue and white circle. The logo includes the words 'United Sports Club' in the blue strip of the crest. This is to show United Sports Club as the main name of the club. Inside the crest is a peacock on top of a football.

Colours

While the crest is Blue and White, the official colours of United SC are purple and yellow. While still sponsored and owned by Chirag Computers, United Sports Club's official colours were purple and white. The home kit for United SC includes a purple and yellow jersey with purple shorts and white socks while the away kit is all white with red socks.

Stadium

United Sports Club currently plays at the 10,000 seater Kalyani Stadium in Kalyani. Though the officials initially said that they would move to Siliguri but now they have decided to stay in Kalyani for the 2013–14 season and plan to continue there.[2]

Kit manufacturers and shirt sponsors

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2007–2011 None Chirag Computers
2011–2013 Prayag Group
2013–2014 None
2015- Vamos Krishi Bharati

Players

First-team squad

As of 27 July 2016

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

No. Position Player
GK Sangram Mukherjee
GK Arindam Ghosh
GK Monotosh Chakraborty
DF Snehangshu das
DF Akhil Rajbanshi
DF Barun Oraon
DF Sujay Oraon
DF Santu Singh
DF Prabhat Lakra
DF Samrat Chakraborty
DF Sanjoy Ghosh
DF Soumik Chakraborty
No. Position Player
MF Dinesh Bhagat
MF Jagannath Oraon
MF Amod Mahato
MF Babun Das
MF Tanmoy Mondal
FW Bivash Sarkar
FW Sk. Raju
FW Md. Rashid
FW Mousoof Naizan
FW Sabas Saleel
FW Dipankar Sarkar
FW Sandip Bhattacharya
FW Shankar Oraon
FW Budhiram Tudu
FW Suhair V.P.

Honours

Domestic

Winners (1): 2008 (as Chirag United)
Winners (1): 2010
Runners-up (1): 2011
Winners (2): 2013,2015 (as U-19 League)
Runners-up (2): 2005(as Eveready), 2012
  • Amta Sanhati Gold Cup
Winners(1):2015

Team records

1st or WWinners
2nd or RURunners-up
Promoted
Relegated
Top scorer in division
Results of league and cup competitions by season
Season Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Federation Cup Super Cup Asia Round reached Name Goals
League Top goalscorer
2008 IL2 5 4 1 0 9 4 13 1st
2008–09 IL 22 6 8 8 20 26 26 8th Group
2009–10 IL 26 8 8 10 33 39 32 8th Group Edmilson 9
2010–11 IL 26 5 14 7 31 36 29 8th Group Sunil Chhetri 7

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