K-Electric F.C.

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K-Electric Football Club, commonly referred to as K-Electric F.C., or simply known as KE, was a Pakistani football club located in Karachi, Sindh, that played in the Pakistan Premier League. The club's home stadium is Peoples Football Stadium and was affiliated with K-Electric. K-Electric, along with Karachi Port Trust and Karachi United was among the major football clubs from Karachi.

K–Electric F.C.
K- الیکٹرک F.C.
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Full nameK-Electric Football Club
Nickname(s)The Electricians
Founded1913; 109 years ago (1913), as Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Football Club
Dissolved2020
GroundPeople's Football Stadium
Capacity40,000[1]
ChairmanZabe Khan[2]
Head coachHassan Baloch[3]
LeaguePakistan Premier League
2018–19Pakistan Premier League, 6th of 16
Current season

Founded in 1913, K-Electric won promotion in 2005 from the Pakistan Football Federation League when they finished runners-up to Pakistan Railways. The club won their first league title in 2014–15 season, previously finishing as runners-up in the past two seasons, becoming the first club from Pakistan to have qualified for AFC Cup.

The club colors, reflected in their crest and kit, are back and yellow.

In August 2015, K-Electric F.C. made Pakistan football history by becoming the first Pakistan football club to progress into the AFC Cup Play-Offs after overcoming the champions of Bhutan and Mongolia. They drew 3–3 with Druk United before beating Khoromkhon 1–0. However, in the play-offs, they lost 2–0 to Al-Hidd.

In October that same year, K-Electric F.C. competed in the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup. Their striker Muhammad Rasool scored 4 goals in 3 games.

K-Electric also organised various youth initiatives such as the K-Electric Lyari U16 Football League.

In 2020, K-Electric decided to disband their team.[4][5]

RivalryEdit

The club had a long-standing rivalry with Rawalpindi-based Khan Research Laboratories. The rivalry started when K-Electric and Khan Research Laboratories faced off in two back-to-back Pakistan National Challenge Cup finals, in 2011 and 2012, with Khan Research Laboratories winning both the finals 1–0 and 3–1 on penalties with game drawn 0–0 after extra time respectively.[6][7] Although it was K-Electric, that ended the reign of Khan Research Laboratories as domestic champions when they won the league in 2014-15 season.[8]

HonoursEdit

WinnersEdit

2014–15

Runner upEdit

2012–13, 2013–14
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Continental historyEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2016 AFC Cup Qualifying PlayOff round   Druk United 3–3
  Khoromkhon 1–0
PlayOff stage   Al-Hidd 0-2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Peoples Football Stadium – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Hopes rekindled". The News International (newspaper). 9 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  3. ^ "Baloch FC surprise K-Electric with draw". The News International (newspaper). 4 January 2019. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Huge blow as K-Electric all set to disband football team". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 4 October 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  5. ^ "Footballers stage protest against K-Electric disbanding team". The News International (newspaper). 25 November 2020. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  6. ^ Safi, Alam Zeb (27 April 2011). "KRL clinch NBP National Challenge Cup 2011". footballpakistan. The News. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ Safi, Alam Zeb (24 March 2012). "KRL lift KPT National Challenge Cup". footballpakistan. The News. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  8. ^ Raheel, Natasha (21 January 2015). "After four long years, K-Electric lift PPFL trophy [Express Tribune]". footballpakistan. Express Tribune. Retrieved 3 December 2018.