Shillong Lajong Football Club: The first football club from Northeast region to gain national recognition to battle in Group D of the Durand Cup 2023. One of the match of the club is schedule to play at SAI Stadium Kokrajhar on 13 August 2023.
About Shillong Lajong Football Club
Shillong Lajong Football Club (SLFC) is a professional football club from India based in Shillong, Meghalaya. Shillong Lajong was founded in 1983 with the main aim of improving football standards in the state and nurturing local talent. The word “Lajong” means “our own” in the local Khasi language.
The club is nicknamed “The Red Dragons.”
They currently play in the I-League, which is the second-highest football league of India. The club earned its spot in the I-League after being promoted from the 2022–23 I-League 2.
The SLFC is the first club from NorthEast region to gain national recognition in football. Initially known as the Lajong Sports Social and Cultural Club, they joined the I-League 2nd Division in 2009, which was the second-highest league back then. After just one season in that division, they were promoted to the I-League.
The club also has its youth men’s football section and academy teams, actively participating in regional tournaments, with the Northeat Games being one of the key events they take part in.
Shillong Lajong FC Durand Cup 2023 Participation
Shillong Lajong FC is set to participate in the 132nd edition of the Durand Cup 2023. The club is placed in Group D, alongside Downtown Heroes FC, Northeast United FC and FC Goa.
The Shillong Lajong FC Durand Cup 2023 match list includes the following fixtures:
- Shillong Lajong FC vs Northeast United FC on 4th August, Friday, at 6 pm, Guwahati’s IGAS.
- Shillong Lajong FC vs FC Goa on 12nd August, Saturday, at 2:30 pm, Guwahati’s IGAS.
- Shillong Lajong FC vs Downtown Heroes FC on 13rd August, Sunday, at 4:45pm, SAI Stadium Kokrajhar
Let’s watch and see if Shillong Lajong FC can win the Durand Cup 2023 trophy.
The Durand Cup 2023 tournament is scheduled to take place from 3 August to 3 September, with matches going to held in Kolkata in West Bengal, Guwahati and Kokrajhar in Assam.
Shillong Lajong FC Overview
|Club Name||Shillong Lajong Football Club (SLFC)|
|Nickname||The Red Dragons|
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Shillong Lajong FC Titles | Achievements
In the 2018-2019 season, the SLFC received the I-League Fair Play Award for their exemplary sportsmanship and commitment to fair play.
|Competition||No. of matches Won||Season|
|Shillong Premiere League||4||2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019|
|National Football League 3||1||2006-07|
|Meghalaya State League||1||2019|
|Shillong Second Division League||1||1989|
|Shillong Third Division League||1||1983|
|Meghalaya Invitation Cup||4||1990, 2010, 2011and 2016|
|Mizoran Independence Day Cup||1||2011|
|Shirui Lily Cup||1||2021|
|Youth League U-18 (Youth Section)||1||2017-18|
1. Is Shillong Lajong FC participating in Durand Cup 2023?
Yes Shillong Lajong FC is participating in Durand Cup 2023, placed in Group D, alongside Downtown Heroes FC, Northeast United FC and FC Goa.
2. When was the Shillong Lajong Football Club established?
The Shillong Lajong Football Club was established in the year 1983.