Pune Fc

  • Pune FC sign Sporting captain Matthew Gonsalves Yesterday

    Pune: Pune Football Club Wednesday signed Sporting Clube de Goa captain Matthew Gonsalves for the upcoming I-League season. The highly-experienced Goan joins Pune FC after spending 10 years with Sporting and will be a valuable addition to Karim Bencherifa's squad. The defender thus becomes the sixth new player signed this season...
  • Pune FC appoint Karim Bencherifa as coach June 9, 2014

    Pune: Pune FC have appointed experienced Moroccan Karim Bencherifa as coach for a two-year term ahead of the 2014-15 season. A former I-League and Federation Cup winning coach, Bencherifa becomes Pune FC's fourth foreign coach since its inception in 2007. Pune FC Owner, Nandan Piramal said: "I would like to welcome Karim...
  • Dempo thrash Pune FC 3-0 to finish 4th in I-League April 28, 2014

    Pune: Dempo Sports Club thrashed 10-man Pune FC 3-0 in a final round I-League encounter on Monday to finish fourth in the league table after Bengaluru FC, East Bengal and Salgaocar. Double strike from Afghan defender Haroon Amiri (20th & 25th minute) put Dempo SC in the driver's seat before a...
  • Pune host Dempo in their last I-League clash April 27, 2014

    Pune: Pune FC will be eager to end their campaign on a high when they host Dempo SC in an I-League Round 26 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex on Monday. The season's final game will be crucial for seventh-placed Pune (29 points) as a win against sixth-placed Dempo (32)...
  • East Bengal beat Pune FC 1-2 in I-League April 20, 2014

    Missed chances and defensive errors cost Pune FC as they squandered a one-goal lead to go down 1-2 to East Bengal in an I-League Round 25 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex on Saturday. Winger Anthony D'Souza (39th minute) put Pune FC ahead in the first half before strikes from...
  • East Bengal down Pune FC 3-1, title hunt on track April 12, 2014

    Kolkata: East Bengal jumped to the second place, four points shy of leaders Bengaluru FC with a game in hand, after a 3-1 victory over Pune FC in their I-League fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday. Lalrindika Ralte produced a spectacular double (43rd and 70th minutes) after...
  • AFC Cup: Pune FC eager to keep qualification hopes alive April 7, 2014

    Nay Pyi Taw: Pune FC would look to keep their hopes of qualifying for AFC Cup knockout stage alive when they take on Myanmar side Nay Pyi Taw in a crucial Group H Round 5 encounter at the Paung Luang Stadium on Tuesday. Going into the game on the back of...
  • Odafa scores twice as Mohun Bagan beat Pune FC 3-1 December 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Odafa Okolie regained his silken touch with a brace to hand Mohun Bagan a spectacular 3-1 win against an inform Pune FC in a round 16 I-League fixture at the Barasat Stadium on Saturday. Starting as underdogs, Mohun Bagan looked a reformed side with Odafa striking in the 30th and...
  • I-League: Pune FC eyeing pole position against Mohun Bagan December 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Visiting Pune FC will be eyeing a lead before the I-League takes a seven week break when they face a struggling Mohun Bagan in a Round 16 fixture at Barasat Stadium on Saturday. Currently holding the third place with 24 points, the Pune outfit, who defeated United SC 2-1 in...
  • I-League: Pune FC down United SC, return to winning ways December 15, 2013

    Kalyani: A first-half twin strike from Mustapha Riga scripted Pune FC's 2-1 away win against United SC in a round 15 I-League fixture on Sunday. After leading 2-0 with Riga's 11th and 23rd minute goals, Pune FC conceded a goal two minutes after the break with United's Hasan Al Moustafa...
  • Pune FC unbeaten at home, down Bengaluru FC 1-0 November 6, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC bounced back to winning ways with a drama-filled 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC in an I-League Round-9 encounter at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi near here on Wednesday. Substitute winger James Meyer scored the only goal of the match in the 71st minute to hand...
  • Pune FC aim for a U-turn against Bengaluru FC November 5, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC look ahead to reverse their fortunes when they host new entrants Bengaluru FC in a crucial top of the table I-League Round 9 clash at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, here on Wednesday. The away game setback Pune FC experienced looms large. However, with coach Mike...
  • Pune FC go joint top of the table in I-League October 27, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC continued their unbeaten run in the I-League as they registered a 1-0 win over Rangdajied United FC in a Round-7 encounter at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mhalunge-Balewadi here on Sunday. Defender Calum Angus' (30th minute) calm finish at the half-hour mark handed Pune FC a third...
  • I-League: Pune FC to face Shillong Lajong September 28, 2013

    Shillong: Pune FC will face Shillong Lajong FC in a round 2 encounter of the I-League 2013-14 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday. In more ways than one, the game is expected to be an high-voltage event. Passionate fans, a victory over fancied Dempo and playing at home for the...
  • Durand Cup: ONGC in semis; Navy, Bhawanipur draw 0-0 September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Former I-League team ONGC moved into the semi-finals of the Durand Cup football with a 2-1 win over Pune FC while Indian Navy were held to a 0-0 by Bhawanipur FC here on Friday and will have to wait to know their fate. Two victories on the trot helped...
  • Army Red beat Pune FC in Durand Cup September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Army Red defeated a second string side of I-League club Pune FC 2-0 on the opening match of the quarter-final league stage of the 126th Durand Cup Football Tournament here on Monday. TV Vipin and C Lallidianmawaya scored in the 37th and 87th minutes of the Group IV match...
  • Costa to lead Pune FC in Durand Cup September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Experienced defender Caitano Costa will lead Pune Football Club at the 126th edition of the Durand Cup here. The third oldest football competition in the world continues to remain Pune FC's priority season opener as it was the first national level meet the team played after coming into existence...
  • Pune FC granted exemption in I-League August 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Only Pune FC were granted exemption to play in the I-League by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday while the cases of the 12 I-League clubs will be taken up by club licensing committee's first instance body when it meets August 27. United Sikkim were the only...
  • Pune FC sign up Portsmouth academy defender Calum Angus August 7, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC have signed former Portsmouth FC academy defender Calum Angus for the upcoming 2013-14 I-League season, the club announced on Wednesday. The Englishman, a 6-foot tall 27-year-old central defender, joined the I-League runners-up side after spending four years at Swedish side Gothenburg Athletics and Sports Association, popularly known as...
  • Pune FC sign up striker Ral Fabiani August 5, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC have signed Equatorial Guinea international and former Villareal CF 'B' striker Ral Ivn Fabiani Bosio for the 2013-14 season, the football club announced Tuesday. Twenty-nine-year-old Ral is thus the fifth signing of the club in this window and joins playmaker Douhou Pierre as the second player in the...
  • Pune FC sign Anthony D'Souza from Salgaocar FC July 15, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC on Monday signed left winger Anthony D'Souza from Salgaocar to bolster their lineup for the upcoming season. Known for his skill and knack for goals, Siolim-based Anthony joined Pune FC having spent last season at Salgaocar FC where he lit up the 2012 Federation Cup, scoring in each...
  • Mike Snoei stresses on young talent to build Pune FC July 6, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC's newly appointed head coach Mike Snoei Saturday stressed on promotion and development of youth at the club in the coming years. "Our main objective is to develop youngsters at the club. In this season, you will see good young players getting a fair chance in the first team....
  • Pune FC extend Arata contract to 2015 July 4, 2013

    Pune: Pune Football Club and midfielder Arata Izumi have agreed upon extending their association for another year. As a result the Japanese-born Indian national will stay with I-League runners-up Pune FC until the end of the 2014-15 season. Pune FC Head Operation, Chirag Tanna said: "We are glad to have...
  • Pune FC sign Goan winger Jovel Martins June 21, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC added winger Jovel Martins to their line-up, making him the second new signing of the 2013-14 season. The 22-year-old left-footer from Curtorim, South Goa, adds alongside forward Prakash Thorat to Pune FC's process of building a young squad. Chirag Tanna, Pune FC Head Operations, said: "Pune FC welcomes...
  • Pune finish 2nd in I-League after win over Arrows May 11, 2013

    Pune: Strikers James Moga and Boima Karpeh struck a goal each as Pune FC posted a comfortable 2-0 win over Pailan Arrows to clinch the second position and their best-ever finish in the I-League, here Sunday. Moga scored in the 39th minute while Karpeh found the net in the 65t minute...
  • Pune FC appoints Dutch coach Mike Snoei for next season May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: I-League team Pune FC has appointed Dutchman Mike Snoei as their head coach for next season. The Rotterdam native will be on his first stint in India and becomes the third foreign coach signed by the club since its inception in 2007. On this new appointment, Pune FC Director,...
  • Coach Derrick Pereira to leave Pune FC April 30, 2013

    Pune: Pune FC coach Derrick Pereira will be leaving the team at the end of this season, ending a four-year long association with the I-League club. Pereira will return to his home state Goa in order to stay with his family. "Derrick has been excellent ambassador during his stay at Pune...
  • Pune FC beat Mohun Bagan to move to 2nd place April 24, 2013

    Kolkata: Pune FC climbed past East Bengal to occupy the second position in the table after posting a comfortable 3-1 victory over Mohun Bagan in their return-leg I-League fixture at the Kalyani Stadium on Wednesday. It was Mohun Bagan's second straight loss as the side looked disjointed while ace forward Odafa...
  • ONGC aim to finish I-League on a high April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ambedkar Stadium stays ONGC's fortress and coach Santosh Kashyap, the bandmaster. From whipping boys to giants at home, ONGC have undergone a transformation with Kashyap waving his magic wand since taking up the reins last December. Under Kashyap, ONGC have lost only twice, against Mohun Bagan (away) and...
  • Pune FC end ONGC's unbeaten home run in I-League April 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Pune FC ended ONGC's fairytale run at home by edging past the latter courtesy a James Moga first half goal in the 24th round I-League clash at the Ambedkar Stadium here Sunday. This is ONGC's first loss in their own den since Santosh Kashyap took over the reins last...