About Mysore Football

Football in Mysore has been a roller-coaster ride. In the previous years Mysore had the pride of contributing players who had gone on to represent the country and the state. The game was very popular and was played at the Doddakere Maidan grounds.

Players like Late Varadarajan (Olympian), Shankar Singh, Papanna, Rajanna, P.Narashima, Shanmugham, Nizar Ahmed Sherrif, Sabir Pasha, Nagabushan, have donned Indian colours and made everyone proud with their feats. Carlton Chapman, the former Indian player, and who has represented East Bengal, and a former coach at the Tata Football Academy has his roots in Mysore. N.S.Manju of Mysore district (from Nanjangud) has done us everyone proud by representing the Senior Indian team.

Teams like Ideal Jawa, Southern Railway Institute, K.R. Mills FC have produced talented players from time to time. Now teams like Ganesha FC, Royal FC, Durgambha FC, Police FC , Sports Union Nanjangud, Soniya FC and Govt. Text Book Press FC are the prominent teams in the league.

Presently, players like Sharath, L.Manjunath, M.S.Abhilash,have represented the State in the Santosh Trophy, Rakshith (Under-19) and kept the tradition alive. The Mysore District Football Association conducts the league matches every year and teams from the Mysore district take part in the ‘A’ Division, ‘B’ Division and ‘C’ Division leagues.

Football grounds:

1. Doddakere Maidan grounds.

2. Mysore University Football grounds.

3. St. Philomena’s College football grounds.

4. NIE grounds

5. Railway Workshop grounds

6. Chamundivihar stadium.

7. SJCE College grounds

Football Referees:

R. Ram Singh-  National level Referee- A physical Education teacher in the St. Joseph’s Central School, Vijayanagar, Mysore. Ph: 9886226385

Gopal- National level referee.

Class I Referees:


Shakeel Ahmed Khan

B. Badrinath Singh

M. Balaji Singh

B.L. Govindaraj Singh

K.C. Manjunath

N. Mallikarjun

Mohan Rao Keserkar

Purushotham Rao Keserkar

G.R. SanjayFootball teams

 ‘A’ Division

Royal FC

Soniya FC

Govt. Text Book Press FC

Durgambha FC

Police FC

Ganesha FC

Sports Union FC, Nanjangud

Lucky XI FC

Pope FC

Ashoka FC

K.R. Mills FC

Panthers FC

 ‘B’ Division

Lion FC

Mysore Muslims FC

Citizen FC

Town SC, Bannur

Panther FC

Ganesha FC

Challenge Union FC

Easter FC

Soniya FC

Youngmen’s FC

Jaibarath FC

S.W.Railway (N) FC

Spirited Youth FC

C Division

Dynamic FC

Rovers FC

 Football tournaments

MDFA League-  ‘A’ Division, ‘B’ Division and ‘C’ Division.

Chief Justice Hombegowda Memorial Inter-collegiate football tournament

Referees Cup- Inter High School football tournament

SPT Inter-High School Football tournament

 Mysore University Inter-collegiate football tournament-City level and Zonal level.

 Mysore District Football Association

Mysore District Football Association

Hotel Chirag, Zoo Road, Indiranagar, Mysore-570 010.

Chief Patron: C. Srinivas Prasad, Ex-Union Minister

Chairman: K.G. Subramanya Swamy (Ph: 9845124444)

Hon. Gen. Secretary: L.Manjunath (9900378978)

Hon. Treasurer: G.R.Sanjay

Committee Members:

N.S. Ganesh

T. Puttaraju

G.R. Sanjay

K. Neelakanta

P. Anand

Governing Board Members

Rasheed Ahmed

Nisar Ahmed Sheriff


M.R. Ganesh Singh

Football Coaches

Babu Guru Raj- SAK Football Coach-9448855344

R. Gururaj- Southern Railway Football player-9880260510

Gopal- SAK Coach, Chamarajanagar-9945615695

Mrs. Ramani-Football Coach, Mysore.

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