GUWAHATI, May 7 � The Kolkata franchise of the much-anticipated Indian Super League was launched today at Kolkata.
Named Atl�tico de Kolkata, it is the first franchise to be launched from among the eight city franchisees of the Indian Super League. Miguel Angel Gil Marin, owner of Atl�tico de Madrid, launched the team brand along with the four other co-owners � former Team India captain Indian Sourav Ganguly, city�s luminaries Sanjiv Goenka, chairman of RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Harshavardhan Neotia, chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group and chairman of SMIFS Capital Markets Ltd Utsav Parekh with representatives from IMG-Reliance.
Miguel Angel Gil Marin, owner of Atl�tico de Madrid commented, �Atl�tico is very excited at the prospect of creating connection with one of the largest demography for football globally. Our joint ownership of the club is testimony to our commitment to the Kolkata franchise of Indian Super League. Through this franchise, the club will work to improve the game in India and help design a series of sports centric growth models. We will utilize our athletic and management expertise in promoting sports and developing Atl�tico de Kolkata,� stated a press release.