A few Interesting facts about the Kolkata Derby in Siliguri...

Arijit Mukherjee  |  Mohun Bagan  |  2 Years Ago


  1. Last year MohunBagan played the second half of the derby in Siliguri without any coach in the dug-out, Sanjoy Sen was suspended and assistant coach ShankarLal Chakraborty was red-carded, Physical Trainer garcia was at the helm of affairs throughout the half!!
  2. This is the third time the Kolkata Derby will be held at Siliguri. First time was an Airlines Cup match in 1988 which ended in a 1-1 draw. Last year the match ended in favor of East Bengal 2-1.
  3. The only man to score a barce in the derby in Siliguri is Korean Do Dong Hyun which happened last year, since then he has moved on to Malaysia.
  4. This is Haitian Magician Sony Norde’s fourth Kolkata Derby, interestingly, MohunBagan has never lost a derby with Sony in the playing squad. In the previous three derbies MohunBagan has won one 1-0 and the other two have ended in 1-1 draws. Though he has still not scored in a derby.
  5. The two first choice U-22 player namely Subashish Bose(MohunBagan) and Nikhil Poojari(East Bengal) will be making their debut in the high-pressure environment of the derby.
  6. Among all the players playing in this derby the strike-rate of East Bengal’s Robin Singh is the best, he has scored five goals in six derbies. Quite a commendable effort indeed.
  7. Five of the seven foreigners in either side are set to make their debut in the Kolkata Derby. Al the three foreigners from East Bengal namely, Bukaniya, Plaza and Wedson are all set to debut while for MohunBagan Scot Duffy and Brazilian Edu will face the music of the derby for the first time.
  8. Mohunbagan till date has played 10 matches at the Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri. 
  9. Outside Kolkata the derby has been played 59 times with East Bengal having won 23 times where as the Mariners have been victorious 16 times. 20 of the matches have ended in a stalemate.
  10. The biggest margin of victory for East Bengal has been recorded at Siliguri when they beat Wari 9-0 in a IFA Shield match in 2003.


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