Manjappada

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Manjappada
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Established2014
TypeSupporters' group
ClubKerala Blasters
LocationKochi, Kerala
StadiumJawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi)
ColorsYellow
Websitehttp://manjappada.club/

The Manjappada is a supporters group of Kerala Blasters FC of the Indian Super League which organises promotional activities for the club during Indian Super League and football in general in India.[1] [2]The group started originally as a Facebook page by Subin Mathews before expanding through WhatsApp groups and other forums. It is one of the largest fan clubs in the country, with over 130,000 members.[3]They won the Fan Club of the year at the 2017 Indian Sports Honours .[4]

Activities[edit]

Apart from Kerala, the club has a strong presence in the GCC, where there are a large number of Malayali expatriates. The club members volunteer to place tifos in place inside the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Kochi) for every match. The club organises sale of tickets, flash mobs and a number of other pre-event activities.[5]

The club has received the "Fan Club of the Year" award at the India Sports Honours awards.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.espnfc.com/club/kerala-blasters-fc/17997/video/3021306/keralas-very-own-manjappada
  2. https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/2017/nov/23/going-into-the-third-dimension-1708536.amp
  3. "ISL 2016: Kerala Blasters' passionate Manjappada Fan Club the winners before the final". Firstpost. 2016-12-18. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  4. "ISL 2017: Kerala Blasters' Manjappada beat West Block Blues to clinch Fan Club of the Year award at Indian Sports Honours". 2017-11-11. Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  5. "Indian Super League: From launching a music video to cleaning the stadium - Manjapadda fans ready for the ISL 2016 | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
  6. http://english.manoramaonline.com/in-depth/indian-super-league-isl-4/isl-news/2017/11/15/manjappada-wins-fan-club-of-the-year.html
  7. "Kerala Blasters fan group Manjappada win 'Fan Club of the Year' award at Indian Sports Honours | Goal.com". Retrieved 2017-11-17.

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