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.

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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For Delhi United FC
Shaji Prabhakaran