The franchise is owned by Vita Dani, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Its player-manager is Italian World Cup-winning defender Marco Materazzi, and its marquee player is former Brazilian international midfielder Elano Blumer. The team’s name Chennaiyin FC means Chennai’s football club in Tamil where the ‘yin’ suffix is similar to Apostrophe s in English. The team’s logo is the Dhrishti Bommai is a representation of chasing negativity and preserving positivity in the Tamil culture.