Kerala Blasters FC




Kerala Blasters Football Club is an Indian professional football club based in Kochi, Kerala. Kerala Blasters FC was established on 24 May 2014 and began their first professional season a few months later in October 2014. The team name comes from one of their owners, former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.

Inaugural season
The club played their first ever match on 13 October 2014 against NorthEast United at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium by losing 1–0. In the final of Indian Super League Kerala Blasters was defeated 1–0 by Atlético de Kolkata.

2015 season
Fortunes failed to change for the Kerala Blasters as the club ended their second season in last place, failing to qualify for the Indian Super League finals.

2016 season
After failing to qualify for the finals the previous season, the Kerala Blasters announced the signing of former Crystal Palace manager Steve Coppell as head coach.
In the final, the Kerala Blasters would play host to Atlético de Kolkata. The Blasters took the lead early through Mohammed Rafi before Kolkata equalized soon after. The match went into a penalty shootout, despite taking the lead early in the shootout, the Kerala Blasters lost 4–3 and thus were defeated in their second final in three seasons
A total of 16 teams will play in the tournament and the top four teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup as the AFC representatives.

2017 season
The Kerala Blasters team has signed former Manchester United assistance coach René Meulensteen as head coach and Thangboi Singto as their Assistant Coach and the director of Youth Football.

Coaching staff
Position                     Name
Head coach               David James
Assistant coach         Thangboi Singto

Kerala Blasters FC players for the 2017-18 season




GoalkeepersPaul Rachubka, Sandip Nandy, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Sujith M.SNaveen Kumar



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