P K Banerjee to be honoured by Mohun Bagan

Kolkata: Legendary footballer P K Banerjee will receive the `Mohun Bagan Ratna` for services rendered to the Club as coach.

"He has played for different clubs. But the Ratna will be given to him for his capacity as club coach," a club official said.

Banerjee, who led India at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, had coached Mohun Bagan after his retirement in 1967, though his first coaching stint was with East Bengal.

In the 1977 season, he guided Mohun Bagan to a historic feat, winning the IFA Shield, Rovers Cup and Durand Cup to achieve the first-ever, triple-crown triumph in one season.

Banerjee also coached the Indian side for the qualifying matches of the 1972 Munich Olympics. He went on to coach the Indian Football Team till 1986.

The Olympian made his name as a talented right-winger from the Eastern Railways during his two-decade long career.

Banerjee will receive the Mohun Bagan Ratna at its annual day function on July 29th.