Celebrity influence on Indian Football



  • We are in the 4th season of ISL and I can say about KBFC is that even without any celebrity influence, the people of kerala have taken precedence over support by love of the game and malayalee sentiments rather than sachin, nagarjuna, nivin pauly. 
    Now nobody discusses about them. 

    Bfc is connecting with people by bringing in kannadiga pride such as rahul dravid. After joining ISL they have increased turnout. Being a successful club in short time, they don't need any celebrity.

    How has jacqueline fernandez contributed to delhi dynamos this year. What has jacqueline fernandez achieved in her career in order to be associated with promotion of a football team which is  bottom of the table and that too in a cricket crazy place. Really poor choice. SRK has Delhi connection and he should be made owner for Delhi dynamos if they want to bring in crowds.
  • atuljgatuljg Trivandrum3983 Points
    SRK has said he'll be associated only with Kolkatta. 
  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13655 Points
    Well Jacqueline has accomplished nothing... so have Delhi Dynamos... a match made in heaven.
  • Deb_BanDeb_Ban 9916 Points
    Kerala needed the prop of Sachin Tendulkar. Their name also echoes the 'Master Blaster' tag in case the fans miss the point.
  • kartik91kartik91 Delhi1139 Points
    As a DD fan , i am disappointed by the way the management has handled the club. No marketing has been done. We saw crowds in u 17 wc in delhi , it’s ok to lose . delhi has been piss poor in the final third, that can be worked out but no planning and organisation at the management level makes this look a lot bleak.
  • DXDX 4074 Points
    Delhi, ATK have huge pressures to sustain. These guys will run away with the first offer that comes.
  • kartik91kartik91 Delhi1139 Points
    I don’t see the pressure in Delhi . No one in delhi will be in a hurry to get the results . What is important is for the people to know and feel engaged with a football team from delhi. Start with the schools, school tournaments, college tournaments, fan clinics, sponsorships for deserving players, hoardings  atleast around South Delhi where JLN is and the difference will be there for all to see! 
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29350 Points

    He is often spotted playing football with friends, is a frequent visitor to Indian Super League matches and Ranbir Kapoor also co-owns Mumbai City FC team that is a permanent participant in the ISL matches. Ranbir has now expressed interest in a film that tells the inspirational story of any Indian athlete.

    If he had to do a film on a sportsperson, who would it be and why? “It’s a tough question! We’ve a lot of athletes in the country and every story is worth listening to (and) will inspire others. I would personally love to do a sports-centric film sometime on any athlete who has made the nation proud,” Ranbir said.

    The actor is one of the 18 Bollywood celebrities from the All-Star Football Club (ASFC), including Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and Dino Morea, who will play a friendly match to support Magic Bus Foundation’s goal to help 2,000 underprivileged children. Magic Bus Foundation has associated with crowd-funding platform ImpactGuru.com in an initiative backed by GS Worldwide Entertainment to create awareness and raise funds for underprivileged children in 77 districts across 22 Indian states. The campaign, #GivingGoals, aims to raise Rs 60 lakh towards these programmes.

    Ranbir is an ardent football fan. “Everything about football excites us (ASFC members)! Playing induces adrenaline, explains the basics of teamwork and its importance. As a viewer too, it is the most involving game for audiences. Every minute, every second of it has something exciting for both the players and audiences,” Ranbir said.

    The film industry keeps playing friendly sports matches off and on for noble causes. “Sports in India is picking up and growing exponentially as a culture. We’re lucky to be a part of this process and it makes us proud whenever we can contribute to this positive trend,” added the actor, who is training hard to beat his seasoned opponents, who he believes have an “athletic edge” over his team.

    There’s an opportunity for fans of AFSC stars to join the celebrities in raising funds. Jayant Rastogi, CEO, Magic Bus India Foundation, is overwhelmed by the support pouring in from some of the well-known celebrities of Indian cinema. “We have been fighting against poverty by ensuring children and young adults have a holistic education. Through this association, we hope to continue developing the skills today’s children require for a secure, stable and bright career,” he said.

    Celebrity support in coming together to mobilise their fans from around the world to raise funds for a cause is heartening, said ImpactGuru.com’s CEO and Co-founder Piyush Jain.

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