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KBFC is a Kochi (Kerala) based Indian professional Football Club. It competes in the Indian Super League which is known as the high tier of Indian Football. It was established during the Indian Super League’s inaugural season in the month of May of the year 2014.
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About the KBFC team:
|Nicknames||Manjappada (Yellow Army); The Tuskers|
|Founded on||May 24, 2014|
|Owners||Blasters Sports Venture Pvt Ltd|
|Ground||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, Kerala|
|Head Coach||Kibu Vicuna|
|Capacity||80 thousand (limited to 39 thousand by FIFA in 2017)|
Some information related to the team:
KBFC is Asia’s one of the most supported club. Home games are played by it at Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Almost 40 thousand football lovers visit every match of the club and it has the record of the highest attendance in the league.
The inaugural match of KBFC was played on October 13, 2014. In this match they had lost to North-East United by 1-0 score. They were runners up of Indian Super League 2 times, once in 2014 when they lost to ATK by 1-0 score & then in 2016 when they lost to ATK itself by 4-3 score.
Kerala Blasters Football Club Players:
Name of the various players and the nation to which they belong (current squad, as of October 28, 2020) are provided in the table that has been given below-
|ESP||Sergio Cidoncha (Captain)|
|IND||Prabhsukhan Singh Gill|
|IND||Rahul Kannoly Praveen|
|IND||Jessel Carneiro (Third Captain)|
|IND||Sahal Abdul Samad|
|ESP||Vicente Gomez Costa|
Name of the various players and the nation to which they belong (out on loan, as of October 28, 2020) are provided in the table that has been given below-
|IND||Lovepreet Singh (to Sudeva Delhi FC till July 31, 2023)|
|IND||Naorem Mahesh Singh (to Sudeva Delhi FC till June 30, 2023)|
A rivalry with Chennaiyin FC, a fellow southern club have been developed by KBFC. In 2014 final, the 2 clubs played against each other. The meetings that are held between these 2 teams is called as Southern Derby.
Also, KBFC has a rivalry with Bengal which began in Santosh Trophy. This rivalry has also started in the finals of the year 2014.
The Bengaluru FC, a Karnataka-based club is also a rival of KBFC. This rivalry was started in the year 2017.
The current technical staff of KBFC as of October 16, 2020 are as follows-
- Manager or Head Coach- Kibu Vicuna
- Goal Keeping Coach- Yusuf Ansari
- Assistant Coach- Ishfaq Ahmed
- Assistant Coach- Tomasz Tchorz
- Physiotherapists- Santhosh Chacko, Pratik Kamble, Askar PV
- U15 Coach- Vacant
- U13 Coach- Vacant
- Tactical and Analytical Coach- David Ochoa
- Scouting Head- Ishfaq Ahmed
- Goalkeeping Academy Coach and Goalkeeping Consultant- John Burridge
- Physical Preparation Coach- Paulius Ragauskas
- Reserves and U18 Coach- Renjith TA
The members of the management of KBFC are-
- Director of Football- Mohammed Rafik
- ‘Technical Director (Youth)- Mario Marinica
- Chairman or Director of Operations- Nikhil Bharadwaj
- Chief Revenue Officer- Joby Joseph
- Sporting Director- Karolis Skinkys
KBFC Records & Statistics:
The details of the records of KBFC (as of November 20, 2020) has been given in the table, which is provided below-
|Season||League (P)||League (W)||League (D)||League (L)||League (GF)||League (GA)||Pts||Position||Finals||Super Cup||Player(Top Scorer)||Goals|
|2014||14||5||4||5||9||11||19||Fourth||Runners-up||Did not exist||Iain Hume||5|
|2015||14||3||4||7||22||27||13||Eighth||DNQ||Did not exist||Antonio German, Chris Dagnall||6|
|2016||14||6||4||4||12||14||22||Second||Runners-up||Did not exist||C.K. Vineeth||5|
|2017-18||18||6||7||5||20||22||25||Sixth||DNQ||Round of 16||Iain Hume||5|
|2018-19||18||2||9||7||18||28||15||Ninth||DNQ||Qualification Round||Slavisa Stojanovic, Matej Poplatnik||4|
|2019-20||18||4||7||7||29||32||19||Seventh||DNQ||Tournament Suspended||Bartholomew Ogbeche||15|
The managerial history of KBFC is-
|ENG||David James||2014-15; 2017-18||Player-manager (2014-15)|
|Spain||Kibu Vicuna||2020-||Current Manager|
The records of the team as of November 20, 2020 is as follows-
The records of most goals-
|1||Raphael Messi Bouli||8|
|5||Chris Dagnall; Antonio German; Mohammed Rafik||6; 6; 6|
The records of most appearances-
|3||Sahal Abdul Samad||39|
KBFC Contact Details:
The following details can be used in order to contact to the authorities of KBFC–
- Email ID- firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Stadium Link Road, Kaloor, Kochi, Kerala 682017.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
From how many years KBFC has been associated with ISL?
Who was the 1st Manager of KBFC?
What are the regional honours that KBFC has received?
What are the national honours that KBFC has received?
Runners-up of ISL twice (once in 2014 & then in 2016)
Runners-up of Elite League (Under 18) in the year 2017-18.