Hyderabad: In tryst with city’s rich football history, the newly formed Hyderabad Football Club unveiled its logo digitally and relived the glorious history of football in the city of pearls.
HFC, the newest entrant into Indian Super League, paid homage to the rich legacy of the city’s tryst with the sport. On September 21, Saturday, launched a campaign, titled ‘Reliving Hyderabad’s Football Legacy’ while revealing the club’s logo. The logo paid tribute to the city’s heritage with the minarets of Charminar and the texture of the Kohinoor diamond while the digital campaign seemed to have gotten the netizens talking, including finding retweets and reposts among celebrities.
Vijay Madduri and Varun Tripuneni, the co-owners of the Club, said it was necessary to relive the legacy ahead of the upcoming tournament. “Hyderabad has had an interesting legacy with the sport from way back from the 1910 when the city hosted the first all-India tournament, known as Majeed’s Tournament. From then on, that is from the 1920s to 1950s, Hyderabad dominated the football scene in India and internationally, including making it to the Olympics” said Varun.
Vijay added taking inspiration from the city’s history would be a big boost to HFC that will be a great boost for the sport in the region. “With HFC, we hope to elevate the sport to being much more organised and professional, so that we can give a boost to the legacy that is already present in the city’s history and roots.”
Organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the sixth season is scheduled to be held from October 2019 to March 2020.