NEROCA Football Club is an Indian professional football club based in Imphal, Manipur, that competes in the I-League. The club made its I-League 2nd Division debut in the 2015–16 season. The club won the 2016–17 I-League 2nd Division and secured promotion to the I-League. NEROCA is the only club from Northeast India to reach the final of the coveted Durand Cup.


North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association (NEROCA), Sangakpham Bazar, Imphal, Manipur was established in 1965 with the hope of improving quality in the field of cultural activities and sports.

It was registered under the Manipur State Co-operative Society Registration Act bearing Registration No. 1016 of 1972. NEROCA is a registered Football Club of Imphal East District Football Association and affiliated to All Manipur Football Association (AMFA), Mapal Kangjeibung, Imphal.

NEROCA has participated in the Manipur State League (MSL) since its inception and finished in second place in the 2nd MSL, 2007. In the 9th MSL, 2014, NEROCA won the Championship Trophy. With the aim of participating in the I-League (2nd Division), 2015–16 and as per the norms of All India Football Federation (AIFF), the nomenclature of NEROCA was changed to NEROCA Football Club and managed by a Private Limited Company, NEROCA Football Club Pvt. Ltd.

Team Records

SeasonDiv.Tms.Pos.Average attendanceFederation Cup/Super CupDurand CupAFC CLAFC Cup
2019–20I-League 110913,202-DNPDNPDNP
2018–19I-League110619,139 -DNPDNPDNP
2016–17I-League 2nd12018,438DNPRunners-up DNPDNP
2015–16I-League 2nd 1001-DNPDNPDNPDNP

Current technical staff

Head Coach Gift Raikhan
Assistant Coach Tomba Singh
Assistant Coach And Youth Head CoachLeishangthem Raman Singh
Team Manager Laishram Rajiv Singh
Club Physio Kshterimayum Karan Singh
Office Secretary Rojit Meitei
Media manager Tikendrajit Thokchom
General Co-ordinatorL. Sidananda
Kit Manager Lairellakpam Shobha Singh


Assistant Coach Tomba Singh
Assistant Coach And Youth Head CoachLeishangthem Raman Singh
Kit Manager Lairellakpam Shobha Singh