Chennaiyin FC is co-owned by the film Star Abhishek Bachchan and the Indian Captain MS Dhoni, the South Indian Franchise was a part of the ISL auction and bid as well as overtaken by the Sun Group. The team is managed by the Italian World Cup winner, Marco Materazzi who has headbutted by Zidane in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The Team has big Marquee players since the start of the ISL season making Chennaiyin FC the toughest team to face.
The teams big players included former Liverpool Left-back John Arne Riise who is a former AS Roma player as well, The Brazil Living legend and their World Cup Campaigner midfielder, Elano Blumer was the part of this south Indian franchise. Elano has served big European Clubs like Shakhtar Donetsk, Manchester City, and Galatasaray
Elano was the Top Scorer of the opening ISL Season with 8 Goals in 11 appearances the second season didn’t turn out to be that hit for Elano scoring only 4 Goals in 15 appearances. The Brazillian won’t be available for Chennaiyin FC this season as he is already tied with Serie A side Santos in a short term contract.
Former Manchester United and Arsenal Defender the French international Mikael Silvestre and ex-Lazio and Former Milan Centre back Italian international Alessandro Nesta was the part of the Chennaiyin side in 2014-15 however due to health issues Nesta was not able to continue. Former Liverpool Left-back John Arne Riise joined Chennaiyin FC from Delhi Dynamos in the 2015-16 season.
Chennaiyin FC will play their Home games at 40,000 Capacity stadium the Marina Arena also known as the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The Stadium hosted a Test series way back in the 1950’s and now is used for a purpose of Functions and Concert shows. It appears to be a home ground for Chennaiyin FC every season.
Chennaiyin FC Team Squad
Pawan Kumar, Karanjit Singh.
John Arne Riise, Bernard Mendy, Eli Sabia, Eder Fernandes, Dhanachandra Singh, Abhishek Das, Nallappan Mohanraj, Mehrajuddin Wadoo.
Siam Hanghal,Thoi Singh, Dhanpal Ganesh, Harmanjot Khabra, Raphael Augusto, Hans Mulder, Manuele Blasi.
Jayesh Rane, Baljit Sahni, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Uttam Rai, Mauizio Peluso, Davide Succi.
Chennaiyin FC Jersey and Logo
The name of the team Chennaiyin FC means Chennai’s Football Team. It has a traditional logo which has significance meaning in the Tamil Culture. Chennaiyin FC’s logo is the Dhristi Bommai, a symbol of chasing negativity and absorbing positivity. The team’s Home Jersey is of catchy Dark Blue Color and the Away jersey is of pure white color. Chennaiyin FC has signed a New Kit deal with Puma for the 2016 Season.
ISL 2016 Fixtures: Chennaiyin FC
Chennaiyin FC begins the ISL 2016 Season away from home in the home turf of Atletico de Kolkata. They will have their next couple of games in their home on 6th October against Delhi Dynamos and 13th October against FC Goa. The beginning look Rock solid for Chennaiyin FC.