India’s Bengaluru FC (BFC) on October 19 created history when they defeated defending champion Johor Darul Ta’zim 3-1 (Mal) in the semi-final of AFC Cup to reach the finals of the event.
Sunil Chhetri celebrates the win PTI
The Bengaluru FC team was led by India’s Sunil Chhetri who scored two of the three goals for the team.
The team is now set to play the final against Iraq’s Air Force Club on November 5, with the venue of the match to be decided via a draw later.
They are currently owned by Mumbai-based JSW-group which is owned by businessman Sajjan Jindal.
They have in last three years built a strong football community with their focus on grassroot football. They have also modeled themselves on the lines of European football club structure to build a stronger team.