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. In 1934, Mohammedan was the first Indian club to win the CFL and they continued their run until the 1938 season. Mohammedan SC became the first Indian club to win the Durand Cup in 1940. After Independence, it became the first Indian club to win on foreign soil by lifting Aga Khan Gold Cup in 1960. Mohammedan qualified for the I League in 2020 after becoming champions of the qualifiers.