KLASA FC, or simply KLASA, is a professional football club based in Keinou, Bishnupur, in the Indian state of Manipur. It is current champion in Manipur State League and nominated for I-League 2nd Division.[1][2]

KLASA FC
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Full nameKeinou Library and Sports Association Football Club
Founded1972; 50 years ago (1972)
GroundJawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Imphal
Capacity30,000
OwnerKLASA Pvt Ltd
ManagerY Norton Singh
LeagueManipur State League
I-League 2nd Division

HistoryEdit

BeginningEdit

The Keinou Library and Sports Association, known as KLASA FC at the present days, was registered in 1972. The purpose of KLASA was to look for the development in the field of library and sports in Keinou and adjoining areas. One of the pioneer personalities of KLASA was Chanambam Prakash Singh, who was player of Indian Air Force. Whenever he was on leave, started conducting trainings at Keinou Kangjeibung, which is now popularly known as KLASA FC home ground. A full team was formed and after rigorous training, KLASA emerged as district champion in the consecutive years of 1976, 1977 and 1978. KLASA also claimed victories among the champions of various districts that participated and thus, the club popularity was increasing year by year.

Manipur State LeagueEdit

KLASA started playing in the top tier league of Manipur football from 2014, after winning several local cups. They got relegated from State League in 2015–16 season, returning the next year. After several quiet years, in 2021–22 KLASA created history by emerging as the 14th Manipur State League champion, quenching the thirst of fifty years long await for this major state level trophy.

I-League 2nd DivisionEdit

After winning the Manipur State League in 2022, KLASA qualified for the I-League 2nd Division.[3]

HonoursEdit

Domestic leagueEdit

Domestic cupsEdit

  • Shirui Lily Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 2022[6]
  • K. Shantibala (AJSA) Football Tournament
    • Winners (3): 1997–98, 2003–04, 2009–10[7]
  • Jiri Cup
    • Winners (2): 2015–16,[8] 2017–18[9]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KLASA FC Keinou fetes Huidrom Sunita". www.thesangaiexpress.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  2. ^ "63rd CC MeetKLASA FC confirm semi-final berth, Serto Worneilen stars as CFA win 7-goal thriller". www.thesangaiexpress.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  3. ^ "KLASA FC Keinou emerge champion of MSL". Archived from the original on 16 June 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  4. ^ "The Away End: Manipur-State-League-2021-Final-KLASA-FC-vs-SSU". www.google.com. Archived from the original on 31 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Final Match of 14th Manipur State League 2021 at Artificial Turf Ground, Khuman Lampak, Imphal :: 3rd February 2022 ~ Pictures from Manipur". www.e-pao.net. Archived from the original on 4 February 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Shillong Lajong FC emerge champs of 29th Shirui Lily Cup". www.thesangaiexpress.com. Archived from the original on 9 May 2022. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Klasa script win in AJSA Cup : 18th jan09 ~ E-Pao! Headlines". e-pao.net. Archived from the original on 30 May 2022. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  8. ^ "KLASA lifts Jiri Cup : 10th feb15 ~ E-Pao! Headlines". e-pao.net. Archived from the original on 16 June 2022. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  9. ^ "12th Jiri Cup KLASA blank RAU 3-0 to reach final : 14th feb18 ~ E-Pao! Headlines". e-pao.net. Archived from the original on 30 May 2022. Retrieved 30 May 2022.

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