Anglian Propels FC Vestsjælland to the Top
In just 4 short years after agreeing to invest in and support an unknown Danish 2nd Division (3rd tier) club – FC Vestsjælland (FCV) – the Anglian team has reaped the rewards of its hard work. Almost immediately after joining, Anglian helped propel FCV from the 2nd Division to the Danish 1st Division. Subsequently the small town of Slagelse in Denmark found itself home to many Anglian-supplied players from national teams across the world such as Bright Dike (Nigeria), Netan Sansara (UK), Eugeneson Lyngdoh (India) and Rohit Chand (Nepal) to other professionals from Japan, India, Italy, UK and US.
In fact Netan Sansara played a very important role in FCV’s promotion to the Danish Superliga during the 2012-13 season, and as a result was awarded the prestigious Sports Achievement of the Year award presented by Asian World at the 2013 British Indian Awards.
In 2014, Anglian achieved another first for Indian football by facilitating extended trials for two Indian national team players – goal-keeper Subrata Paul and defender Gouramangi Singh Moirangthem. The trials resulted in Subrata Paul making history as the first-ever Indian footballer in recent history to get a contract with a top-division European club when he signed with the club in Jan 2014.
In May 2015, following Anglian’s advise and plan, FCV reached the Final of the Danish Cup. Although FCV, with a budget a third of the size of its opponent and frequent UEFA Champions League club F.C. Copenhagen, played a match for the ages, they were unable to keep up with their opponents and lost 3-2 in overtime.
While everyone at the club was disappointed at FCV not being able to win the 2014-15 Danish Cup, they all appreciated Anglian’s assistance over the past 4 years it was involved in bringing a relatively unknown 2nd Division club to the heights of Danish football.