FC Pune City (PNC) is an Indian professional football club based in the city of Pune, Maharashtra, which plays in the Indian Super League. The club was formed in 2014 with a philosophy to provide stimulus to the growth and development of football in the state of Maharashtra and to participate in the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. The team is owned by Rajesh Wadhawan Group and its promoters Mr. Kapil Wadhawan and Mr. Dheeraj Wadhawan. The co-owners are Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and Italian football club ACF Fiorentina.
The philosophy behind the inception of the club was to promote and develop the game of football in the city of Pune right from the grassroots levels onwards. FC Pune City aims to be the club which players passionately aspire to be a part of and a club to whom fans pledge their loyalties.
Passion, Honor and Glory are the 3 pillars of the club, whose motto is ‘Live to Win’.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s winning philosophy and warfare tactics heavily inspire the club’s vision to have a strong defense but also be lethal in attack.
In 2016, FC Pune City became the only professional football club in India to have teams which participated at all levels of professional football; Senior Team (ISL), U-18 Team (I-League U-18), U- 16 Team, U-14 Team and the Women’s Team.