The Hero ISL trophy travels from India to Spain to find a home away from home
18th September 2015
While our boys get ready for the battle ahead, ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata are leaving their mark on the global football arena. Ahead of the recently held La Liga match between Atletico de Madrid and Barcelona FC, our team, which has been undergoing gruelling training in Madrid for a month now, was felicitated at the famous Vicente Calderon, the home ground of Atletico de Madrid. And, to make the occasion even sweeter, the Hero ISL trophy, with the champions' name inscribed on it, was displayed too!
As if that wasn't enough, the trophy found its way to the coveted Atletico de Madrid trophy museum and has made itself at home among all the glittering silverware! Pretty neat, right?
Now comes the mystery. Will there be no trophy for this season's ISL winners? Will a new one be made? Well the answer is no. Because the real trophy is still here, in India. And, Madrid has an exact replica!
Incredible, or what! Such is the magical artistry of Kishorebabu who was entrusted with the responsibility of creating a replica of the Hero ISL trophy right from the scratch. In 8 days! He nailed it, and how! "We were extremely impressed with Kishorebabu's extremely skilful work. It was unbelievable how, in such a short span of time, he created the trophy! In fact, most of us couldn't tell between the real and the replica!", a highly placed ATK official was quoted as saying.
Kishorebabu's masterpiece has found a home away from home. And, what a home! ATK salutes his dedication and craft!