Ali Faizel
Mr. Ali Faizel (founder of V-united)

How we started?

In August 2001, the successful organization of a soccer tournament in India made Ali Faizal (Founder of V United) long even more for a club in Hong Kong. As a child growing up in the Indian town of Kayalpatnam in Tamil Nadu, it had been a source of wonder to Faizal that soccer brought such intense rivalry between the major teams and their supporters rather than unity.

Couldn't soccer be more a source of unity than division? Drawing inspiration from Manchester United and Newcastle United, the name V-United was chosen for the team that Habib Rahman and Ali Faizal started in July 2002, with the pronunciation of the letter, V, signifying “we” – a united people!