Founded in 1891, Mohammedan Sporting Club is one of the oldest and most popular football clubs in India, with a support base all over the country. The club was founded as "Jubilee Club" in 1887 under the leadership of Nawab Aminul Islam. Then this name was changed into "Crescent Club". Crescent club's name again changed into "Hamidia Club". Finally this "Hamidia Club" came to be known as "Mohamedan Sporting Club" in 1891.