Bengaluru FC is an Indian professional football club based in the city of Bengaluru, Karnataka. Meanwhile, JSW Group founded the club in 2013. It is currently a member of the Indian Super League (ISL) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).


Bengaluru FC was founded in 2013 by a group of football enthusiasts from the city of Bengaluru. This includes the owners of the Indian Premier League team Royal Challengers Bangalore. The club joined the I-League, the top tier of Indian football at the time. Moreover, in the 2013-14 season, they won the league in its debut season. They became the first club from South India to win the I-League. They also won the Federation Cup in their debut season, completing the double.

In 2017, Bengaluru FC announced their move to the Indian Super League, joining the league in the 2017-18 season. In their debut season, they finished runners-up, losing to Chennaiyin FC in the final. However, in the 2018-19 season, they won the ISL, becoming the first club to win both the I-League and the ISL.


Bengaluru FC has won the I-League once (2013-14) and the Indian Super League once (2018-19). They have also won the Federation Cup twice (2014, 2015) and the Super Cup once (2018).


This club is one of the most financially stable clubs in Indian football, with a reported revenue of INR 43.97 crore (approximately $6 million) in the 2018-19 season. They are also one of the few Indian clubs to have a jersey sponsorship deal with a foreign company, having signed a deal with Puma in 2019.


Bengaluru FC’s biggest rivalry is with Chennaiyin FC, with the two teams facing off in the 2017-18 and 2019-20 ISL finals. The matches between Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC are known as the “South Indian Derby” and are highly anticipated by fans. Bengaluru FC also has a rivalry with the Kerala Blasters FC, with the two teams facing off in the “South Indian Derby” in the ISL.


Bengaluru FC has had a successful history since its inception, winning trophies in both the I-League and the ISL. The club has also established itself as one of the most financially stable clubs in Indian football, with a significant revenue stream. Their rivalry with Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters FC has added to the excitement of the Indian Super League, and fans can look forward to more exciting matches between these teams in the future.

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