Kolkata: All set to conquer the imagination of fans for the second season as well the champions of the inaugural edition of Indian Super League, Atlético de Kolkata, have set their foot in the football capital of India, Kolkata, and post the team’s month long pre-season at Los Angeles de San Rafael ground in El Espinar, Segovia, Spain.
The training module was designed to get the footballers in right physical shape for the demanding second season of Indian Super League commencing on 3rd October. The team which aims to retain the trophy today met with the members of the media to discuss the plans on the days ahead and how the team has shaped up for their first encounter and the entire season. Head Coach – Antonio Lopez Habas, Marquee Player – Hélder Postiga, and co-owners of the team were present on the occasion.
The City of Joy is all set to be enthralled and enchanted again by Brazilian legend, also known as “The Black Pearl”, Pele, after 38 years. The three time World Cup winner for Brazil will be present at Atlético de Kolkata’s first home match in the second season of ISL on October, 13th, Tuesday against the runner’s up of last year Kerala Blasters FC. The team will organize a press conference with the legend on 12th of October.
The team received phenomenal response from the fans once the registration process was announced. Atlético de Kolkata, have already enrolled almost 4000 fans for the first year and they will be offered non-transferable season tickets along with official jersey, flag, wrist bands and access to a special fan zone created at the Salt Lake Stadium, a part of the stand which will be earmarked only for the red and white brigade.
Atlético de Kolkata is the winner of the first edition of Indian Super League. The franchise’s dedication and commitment towards a sustainable growth of football is on top of its agenda. Atlético de Kolkata leverages on the over 100-year experience of Atlético de Madrid’s sporting model of academies which enables them recognize and empower talent from the very grassroots. The franchise has Atlético de Madrid, Prince of Kolkata, Ex-captain, Indian cricket team, Mr. Sourav Ganguly; notable industrialists and luminaries Mr. Sanjiv Goenka, Chairman, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group; Mr. Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group and Mr. Utsav Parekh, Chairman, SMIFS Capital Markets Ltd as its co-owners.