Mumbai FC is an Indian football club based in Mumbai. Their home ground is the Don Bosco School ground in Borivali.
It is a recently launched club (2007), by the Essel Group and they have roped in big names, such as manager Henry Menezes and Indian international striker Abhishek Yadav. Having won promotion from I-League 2nd Division 2008 they now compete in the I-League in late 2008.
Mumbai FC, the concept, was born in the minds of a few sports-minded individuals, who felt the dire need for a community based football club to unleash the huge fountain of untapped talent in the city. The concept was shared and liked and the next step was putting together a pool of management talent that passionately believed in the same. Once this was achieved, the next logical step was setting up a team with a mixture of youth and experience and getting an experienced coach to guide the team’s fortunes.
These objectives were achieved in record time, and Mumbai FC was launched amidst great fanfare and pomp in the city on May 28, 2007. Current Indian international Abhishek Yadav leads a bunch of talented players that has amongst its ranks internationals like Khalid Jamil, Noel Wilson, Lolendro Singh, Kalyan Choubey and exciting youngsters like Dane Pereira and Bengkok under the tutelage and guidance of renowned coach David Booth.
In the words of Amit Goenka, Director Essel Group, “Mumbai FC was launched with the credo that “every Mumbaikar who feels he or she has the talent to play football, in the age group of 8 years to 40 years, will get a chance to participate in the development of football culture in Mumbai”.