Delhi United are pleased to announce the signing of India U 17 Star, Mohammad Shahjahan. Shahjahan is thought of very highly in the Indian football hierarchy. Shahjahan has previously trained with the head coach of DUFC, Hugo Martins, when the former was serving as the assistant coach of the India U17 team.

“We are very happy to be able to count on his talent, humility, generosity, commitment and enthusiasm.” – Hugo Martins

Shahjahan has joined Delhi United on loan from Minerva Academy FC till the end of the season
Shahjahan plays as a number 10 and specializes in creating chances for his teammates to score. Despite his short frame, Shahjahan possesses great strength and uses his technique to hold off defenders and create chances for his teammates.

This signing is a coup for Delhi United, where he will soon be joined by Former Indian International Rakesh Masih.

Hugo Martins and Francisco Guimaraes

Feb 3rd, 2018. Delhi United Football Club has appointed Hugo Martins as their head coach ahead of the upcoming I League Second division. Hugo Martins will be joined by 20-year-old Francisco Guimaraes as his assistant.

Hugo Martins and Francisco Guimaraes

“Delhi United believes in giving the chances to the best in the business. We believe in Hugo and his coaching staff’s ability to bring the best out of the players at DUFC and propel the club to greater heights. – Dr. Sandeep Kumar, President, Delhi United Football Club ”

Hugo Martins will take over first-team training from the 26th.

“We are truly excited, with tremendous motivation and ambition to help grow Delhi United. We believe we can influence through our methodology and leadership a higher quality game and organization to always be closer to victory.” – Hugo Martins

Hugo Martins hails from the city of Lisbon, Portugal. Hugo Martins was the assistant to Luis Norton de Matos during the recently concluded U17 World Cup. Hugo Martins was the head coach at Portuguese 3rd division side S.U Dezembro. He has strong ties with Sporting Clube de Portugal for whom he has worked as a scout. Hugo was the head coach of S.U.1 Dezembro in the portuguese 3rd division.

Francisco Guimaraes is one of the youngest coaches in Portugal. He is considered a prodigy in his homeland and has appeared on prominent sports shows as a pundit. He counts Jose Mourinho, Marco Silva, Arigo Sacchi and Pep Guardiola as his references. He started coaching at the age of 15, when he was invited to be an assistant coach and match analyst of Sporting Clube de Linda-a-Velha.



DUFC is pleased to announce the opening of a training center for our academy in Dwarka Sector 22. Registrations for this center are now open for kids below the age of 14. Mail us @ or call us at 8800963891 for more details

New Coaching Academy

We’re proud to announce that we’re opening a new coaching Academy at Billabong High International School in Sector-34, Noida, Uttar Pradesh that will be operational from  Monday 4th December 2018 onwards.

This will be our 3rd Academy in Delhi NCR

Call us @ 8800963891 or drop a mail on for more details about this.

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Delhi United Football Club is proud to announce the hosting of an International Tournament-Indo Spanish Friendship Cup in Spain. In collaboration with Spanish Pro Football Academy, Delhi United Football Club is conducting this tournament from 4th to 11th June 2018 in Valencia, Spain. A Great opportunity for youth players (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 & U19) to compete on an international level and get scouted by Spanish teams.  For more details, download the event brochure Click Here to download the Team Entry form indo Spanish cup entry form and send us the filled form on this  id for further information on this call, us 08800963891, 09999850035, 09599968178 for full details of this event  Indo Spanish Friendship Cup brochure

DUFC's Vision



DUFC’s Vision

By nnis

The Delhi United Football Club (DUFC) management board launched its Strategic Goals and Vision in a function held in Delhi. The vision and Strategic Goals have been finalized following an in-depth discussion within the board after analyzing a different aspect of football in India and considering Delhi as a future potential market for football in India, said DUFC’s President Shaji Prabhakaran in an exclusive chat with nnis.




By Delhi United

Delhi United Football Club (DUFC), management board today launched its Strategic Goals and Vision in a function held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The Vision and Strategic Goals have been finalised following an in-depth-discussion within the board after analysing different aspects of football in India and considering Delhi as a future potential market for football in India. Though the league structure in India is still evolving irrespective of the current situation we as a club firmly believe that eventually, India will adopt a global structure by which every club in India can become a part of a league structure and dream to play in the Premier League of India.


To be the CHAMPION club of Asia by 2030


  • DUFC to start a village football project by July 2017 to connect with Village population and empower village community through football
  • DUFC to enter into a strategic partnership with one of the best European Clubs by January 2018
  • DUFC to establish an Elite football academy for the age group of Under 16 by August 2018
  • DUFC to launch women’s football team and establish girls’ grassroots centre by August 2018
  • DUFC to engage 25000 youth in various DUFC training programme by the end of 2019
  • To make the club financially sustainable by March 2020 – one of the priority goals
  • DUFC to develop its own training facility by the end of 2020
  • DUFC plans to engage 500000 fans by the end of 2021


  • To be the champion club of India by 2024

Delhi United Football Club is proud to announce the adoption of Ghamroj Village in Haryana since July 2017 to engage the village community into football. The youth of the village are being trained by DUFC. Very soon the club will start the construction of a natural football pitch and changing room to improve the basic football playing facility in the village.

DUFC is fortunate to secure the services of Mr Harjinder Singh, the Ex-India Captain and the Ex-Coach of the Chandigarh Football Academy who produced 36 youth players for India in last one decade including the captain Amarjit Singh and 3 other players of the current India U17 team.

Delhi United FC is glad to announce the appointment of Dr Gautam Pal as a DUFC Grassroots Ambassador, considering his work in the social sector and the effort he is putting into promoting football in his own way.

Delhi United appointed Mr Jeyadev Parthasarathy, the alumni of XLRI Jamshedpur and a successful business professional with over 20 years of varied experience as an entrepreneur, different startup ventures and active in executive search industry as an Advisor to the DUFC Board. His expertise in the area of marketing, business development, sponsorship, and strategy would be of great value to the club. It is the second time he is associating with a professional club when ShillongLajong turned professional Jeyadev was the club’s Marketing and Strategic Advisor.

Jeyadev commented on his appointment as below.

Quote “I always wanted to be a part of the Delhi club and Delhi United is the best club to associate with it since I believe in the philosophy and vision of the club management and I would put my business experience to support the club in achieving its goals.”

The Chairman of the DUFC board Mr Krishn Anand is elated to be part of the Delhi United and he clearly specifies how we want to create opportunities for youth to be part of football. Quote, “I decided to invest in a football club with an objective to create better opportunities for youth. I see that youth in India is increasingly becoming passionate about football and through Delhi United we can do our bit to develop football by focusing on youth. Though we are still not sure about the league structure, however, we are determined to work hard in the sector of youth development and connect with the community through our innovative strategies and plan. Football in India is at an interesting crossroads and we all stakeholders have to come together to meet the aspirations of our youngsters and work hard to present a better platform for football in India.”

Delhi United FC wishes the India U17 National Team all the best for its debut participation in the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 starting from 6th October 2017. DUFC also wishes FIFA and AIFF all the very best with the organisation of the U17 World Cup in India.

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Shaji Prabhakaran


Delhi United FC qualified for the DSA Delhi Super League 2017-18 season after securing second place in the overall Senior Division League 2017 table. DUFC had a bad start, after two consecutive defeats against Indian Air Force and Garwal Heroes in the first two matches DUFC registered six consecutive victories to qualify for the DSA Super League. The top eight teams qualified for the super league which will start from the first week of October 2017.

The final team standings.

Team Played W D L GF GA Pts
Indian Air Force 8 7 0 1 30 7 21
Delhi United 8 6 0 2 17 6 18
Hindustan 8 5 2 1 24 8 17
Shastri FC 8 5 2 1 14 3 17
Garwal Heroes 8 5 1 2 24 5 16
Friends United 8 5 1 2 18 7 16
Indian National 8 4 3 1 19 6 15
National United SC 8 4 3 1 11 7 15
Ahbab FC 8 4 2 2 16 6 14
Youngmen SC 8 4 1 3 10 7 13
Sudeva Moonlight 8 4 1 3 12 13 13
Tarun Sangha 8 4 0 4 17 14 12
City FC 8 2 0 6 8 13 6
Delhi FC 8 2 0 6 11 22 6
Indian Air Force (Palam) 8 2 0 6 9 31 6
Simla Youngs 8 1 0 7 6 40 3
Goodwill 8 0 0 8 3 28 0
Uttarakhand FC 8 0 0 8 4 34 0

DUFC today appointed Jeyadev Parthasarathy as an Advisor to the DUFC Board. Jeyadev is an Entrepreneur, Mentor and active in the Executive Search Industry for over 20 years.  The alumni of XLRI Jamshedpur is a diehard football fan who in his younger days played in the Delhi League for 5 years. His passion for football and high interest to contribute to the growth of Delhi football resulted in him to associate with Delhi United.

The management graduate was earlier linked with Shillong Lajong as its Marketing and Strategic Advisor when the Meghalaya club turned professional. His diverse experience from an advisor to startup ventures to raising equity capital along with his football business background would add tremendous value to the DUFC. The DUFC board is looking forward to working with him.

DUFC has adopted Ghamroj Village in Haryana for its outreach programme and started a football training programme involving village youth. Further, DUFC will develop a football pitch, dressing room, etc. facilities at the village and make this village a model football village in India.