Coaches' Corner:  
Equipment Partner Scouting Partner
Bhaichung Bhutia , Managing Director

A legend in himself, Bhaichung is undoubtedly the greatest Indian footballer of our generation and one of the few known internationally. His achievements and contribution to Indian football are unparalleled. An idol for thousands of youngsters across the country, his association with BBFS is what makes our football academies stand apart from all others. His personal guidance and leadership is what makes the difference.

To name a few of his legendary achievements:

  • He is the proud recipient of the Padma Shri and the Arjuna Award.

  • He has led the country to seven international titles.

  • He is the first Indian to play professional football in England.

  • He is the most capped footballer of india with over 100 appearances.

  • He is the youngest player to score a goal for India at the age of 18.

  • He has played with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Kaka and Thiery Henry.

Kishore Taid , Co-founder

An alumnus of IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad, former investment banker with the Swiss giant UBS, Kishore stepped out from the comfortable corporate cocoon, into the dynamic arena of sports. Following his childhood passion for football, Kishore co-founded BBFS.

Anurag Khilnani , Co-founder

Anurag Khilnani, also an ex-IITian, earlier working with Morgan Stanley, is the third founder member of BBFS. With his quiet confidence and flair for sports, Anurag has contributed greatly to the actualization and growth of BBFS. A natural sportsperson, Anurag is an ardent Arsenal fan.

Ankit Arora , COO

Ankit joined BBFS in early 2012 to fulfill his passion and achieve his long term ambition to develop the sport in India. As the COO, Ankit drives the complete operations for BBFS and Indian Football Foundation (BBFS sister foundation) and is responsible for BBFS expansion across India. Ankit also looks in developing external relationships through strategic tie-ups with corporates, international & Indian football clubs & academies, the AIFF and other government bodies. Prior to pursuing his passion full time, Ankit worked as a business analyst covering various corporate and professional services. Apart from strategic planning and execution, Ankit brings a creative edge to the team with his interest in photography and brand management.
Ankit holds a B. Tech. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College.