Image property of the MFF Tuv Buganuud (Central Deer) has secured its first promotion to the Mongolian Premier League in 2022 through its play-off series victory over Khoromkhon FC. Tuv Buganuud, the 1st League's runner-up, and Khoromkhon FC, the Premier League's 9th-place finisher, wrapped up its two-match series yesterday, 19 October. Two days earlier, the Deer started the series off strong, taking a 1-nil lead into the second-half of Match 1 thanks to a 27th-minute strike
Image property of the MFF Following a year of dormancy because of the COVID-19 pandemic, on 13 October the second season of the Mongolian Second Division concluded following the final matches of its playoff round with Ilch FC being crowned champions. Following matchday 9, the top four clubs entered a playoff round to face each other one more time. Ilch FC and Erchim 2 were joined by Selenge FC and Bavarians, a club founded by fans of German club FC Bayern Munchen. The final m
Image property of the MFF Yesterday concluded the 2021 Mongolian First League season. After a back and forth battle for first with Central Deer FC, Khovd Club ultimately sat atop the table at the end of the final matchday. (Full table below) Khovd will now play in the Premier League for the first time in club history in 2022. Central Deer will take on MPL 9th-place finisher Khoromkhon FC for the right to be also be in the MPL next season. The first leg of the two-match serie
Image property of the Hisense Premier League As the main stage of the 2021 Mongolian Premier League season drew to a close, Athletic 220 FC players lifted their second championship trophy in as many years and qualified for their second AFC Cup in a row. While the rest of the team celebrated, however, Athletic 220's perennial Golden Boot candidate Nyam-Osor Naranbold did not repeat his personal feat for a second straight time. Instead a completely unknown name sat perched just
In July 2021 the USL League Two's season concluded and with it ended Mongolian-American Bilegtuvshin Battogtokh's first taste of professional football...for now. As earlier reported by MFC, Battogtokh had joined Ocean City Nor'easters for the 2021 two-month summer season while his college team, the Ohio Christian Trailblazers, had its offseason break. While mainly part of the club's under-23 side, the versatile defender/forward practiced 2-3 times per week in preparation for
Image property of the Mongolian Football Federation Today concluded matchday 18 of the 2021 Highsense Premier League season with Athletic 220 FC being crowned champions for the second straight season. It was a tight race between places two and six with only six points dividing these positions. The bottom of the table was a bit predictable with last year's MPL relegation candidate Ulaanbaataryi Mazaalaynuud finishing last with only three points and a whopping -37 goal differen
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