Blatte United was founded in Sep 2005 by Omino Gardezi and Keke Medufia Kulego. Two Swedish expats living in New York City.
They connected with other likeminded expats and created BLATTE UNITED.
This group of friends came from different walks of life, their careers were in Advertising, Finance, Restaurants and Movies, however they all had one thing in common, an unyielding passion for the game.
Word eventually spread throughout New York about the club and its players. Soon, not only other well-known stars, but also former national team soccer players asked to join in.
We have enjoyed a lot of success on the pitch as well as some excellent times off it (including some great off the field adventures).
What makes our team unique is its rich mix of individuals, a truly diverse squad who plays football for the love of the game and in the spirit it should be played.
It is this common attitude and our collective backgrounds as sons and daughters of immigrant families that bind us together.
We are also proud of being perhaps the only football club to have the word 'Blatte' appear in its name!
We support an ideal of internationalism and friendship in football which can stand in opposition to the racism and violence which still persists in some areas of the game.
We see football as a common cause that can bring people together and promote peace and understanding.
BU FC Founder and Chairman O